Author Archives: Beau Dure

Quick question on women’s sports and the media

From Kate Fagan in ESPN magazine’s WNBA preview (p. 61) … The sports media machine runs on trade rumors, free agency, rivalries, internal disputes, locker room controversy, bad guys and good guys. And over the years, the WNBA has been &he...

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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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“Authentic” debate: Lalas vs. Deitsch

Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says. No it isn’t. Did anyone expect Alexi Lalas’ “Mutant Gene” podcast to be the epicenter of sports content phi...

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Spirit-Dash: Two teams worth watching, even in the wind

The expectations have changed. The Washington Spirit no longer just hope to scrape into the playoffs as they have in the past two seasons. And the Houston Dash expect to do more than just make it for the first time. … Continue reading →...

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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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2000 Australia Cup team: Where are they now?

Today at OZY, I’ve written about the replacement players who went to the Australia Cup in 2000 while the 1999 World Cup winners were on strike. Whatever happened to them? Most of them had pretty good careers. Unfortunately, the demise … ...

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Paging a legal expert to unravel USSF-U.S. women’s team suit

I guess today was the deadline for responses to summary judgment? We have a whole bunch of new stuff in PACER. When we last left this case, the players had basically admitted that a 2013 Memorandum of Understanding existed, but … Continue read...

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Lalas, Strong and opinions vs. journalism

Talking with one’s boothmate may not be the most ambitious planning for a podcast, but Alexi Lalas’ new “Mutant Gene” pod with fellow Fox commentator John Strong is a must-listen. They have a wide-ranging discussion on the cra...

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