Author Archives: Beau Dure

Goodbye, farewell, amen

This will be the final post at SportsMyriad. It’s not a bad thing. It’s just time to simplify a bit. The idea that I could keep up a busy freelance career while churning out books and being a one-man news … Continue reading →...

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How far would you travel for travel soccer?

Alternative youth soccer leagues are almost as popular these days as alternative facts. I’ve spent the last month doing interviews and compiling data for an upcoming story to see how we stand on the fine line between awesome and absurd. &hellip...

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Washington Spirit 0-1 FC Kansas City: History and repeating

Something new: Mallory Pugh became the first U.S. teenager in the NWSL and, as far as I know, the first U.S. teenager in a pro women’s soccer league. Something old: The Spirit couldn’t turn their chances into a goal, losing … Conti...

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Washington Spirit 0-1 Houston Dash: Random thoughts

Houston is not that bad. Yes, the Dash lost 5-1 to Seattle, which lost 3-0 to Boston. It’s an unpredictable league. If you want predictability, watch the Celtic men or Lyon’s women demolish their domestic leagues. Anyway … – K...

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2018 medal projections: 31 today

NBC’s Nick Zaccardi has taken care of something I had planned to do, rounding up this winter’s World Championship results into a medal projection. His numbers: 34 Germany 28 USA 27 Norway 26 Canada 22 France Compare this to the most &hel...

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Why the Washington Spirit should make a deal with Portland

Let’s get a few things out of the way first. The Washington Spirit have problems — some of their own making, some not. (Some of this was covered earlier in my Guardian piece on the club’s issues.) Last year’s national …...

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NWSL players now make more than AAA baseball players?

Apparently so, at least if we compare minimum salaries. But there’s considerable action underway to give minor-league baseball players a living wage. In their case, the money to boost their pay into the $30K-$40K range is certainly there....

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Collecting the dripping info of U.S. women’s soccer’s CBA

First, read my piece at The Guardian. If you haven’t been following the saga of the Great Equal Pay Standoff of 2016-17, that’ll help you catch up. You may notice there’s a lot we don’t know. It’s not as if … Cont...

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