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The May 12 filings from US Soccer and USWNT

Three more filings. Here we go … 1. REPLY by United States Women’s National Soccer Team Players Association to MOTION by Defendant United States Women’s National Soccer Team Players Association for summary judgment (In other words, ...

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Soccer Hall of Fame still having trouble setting the bar

Another year, another controversy over Soccer Hall of Fame omissions. In past years, the arguments were over Thomas Dooley (World Cup captain and arguably the USA’s best player in the mid-90s), Earnie Stewart (scored in 1994 World Cup and was &...

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A brief word on women’s soccer finances

Here’s the problem: The biggest challenge that these women face on the endorsement front is soccer’s lack of year-round exposure, as major tournaments like the World Cup and Olympics only happen every four years. Good to see sponsors step...

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Women’s soccer, pro/rel, UConn hoops and taking things for granted

If there’s war between the sexes, then there’ll be no people left — Joe Jackson. (Tori Amos did a terrific cover version.) I’ve spent too much time on Twitter this week grabbing the third rail. I’ve been in conversations...

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The real controversies of U.S. Soccer in 2016

Eric Wynalda was not the most controversial speaker I saw at the NSCAA Convention this week. That honor goes to AYSO’s Scott Snyder. #AYSO Player Development Specialist Scott Snyder presenting at the @NSCAA Convention! #BmoreNSCAA pic.twitter....

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U.S. women’s soccer: The fight for 18 in 2016

You would think the shrinking of the national team roster from the Women’s World Cup (23 players) to the Olympics (18) means some veterans get left home and less experienced players have trouble breaking through. But a rash of retirements has...

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Single-Digit Soccer: The elite-industrial complex crushes all

Why do we play youth sports? We’re here because you’re looking for the BEST of the BEST of the BEST, SIR! “Your boy Captain America here … to find the BEST of the BEST of the BEST, SIR! … with honors.” … Co...

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Single-Digit Soccer: The bond of a rec team

My U12 House league team finished its season on a chilly, windy Saturday morning, completing a four-team mini-tournament with a win on penalty kicks. After the game, the parents gave me a photo book. The joy of the season was … Continue readin...

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