Category Archives: soccer

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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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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NWSL 2016 meta-preview

Year Four! That’s a nice milestone to celebrate in the midst of some uncertainty about women’s soccer. Consider this a handy preseason reference, linking out to the people who are really doing the team-by-team digging. Enjoy. The links ar...

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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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Washington Spirit report: Pretty good for preseason

Mild, sunny weather. A couple thousand fans nearly filling the stands and spreading out over the hillside. Crystal Dunn creating chance after chance. Washington Spirit fans had a lot to enjoy Saturday afternoon at the SoccerPlex. The result — a...

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A revelation on Jurgen Klinsmann

The U.S. men’s soccer coach is trying to impart some sort of style, a vague nation of playing “the right way” with skill and flair. He juggles his lineups, often putting players in unfamiliar positions. He emphasizes long-term gro...

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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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