Category Archives: soccer

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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U.S. women’s soccer team: What we know, what we don’t

The U.S. women’s soccer CBA is, quite literally, a Big Deal. And yet we really know so little about it. We know which players will be allocated in the NWSL, with the only slight surprise being Jaelene Hinkle’s omission. We … Contin...

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Washington Spirit vs. Duke: Panic at the Plex?

The Washington Spirit returned to the Maryland SoccerPlex’s stadium field on Saturday without Crystal Dunn, Ali Krieger, Diana Matheson, Megan Oyster, Christine Nairn and Estefania Banini. We didn’t even see Boyd, the SoccerPlex dog. And ...

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Youth soccer survey: Happy with your area’s leagues?

Parents, coaches, technical directors, administrators, whoever … please let me know what you think. I’ll likely do a story on the results. Create your own user feedback survey...

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Is MLS liable for a player’s foul temper and concussion treatment?

A lawsuit filed by former D.C. United goalkeeper Charlie Horton raises a few interesting questions … and some that seem a little less interesting. (Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer.) Like many legal documents, this suit has a few aspects that...

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USA Hockey vs. U.S. Soccer: Quick comparison

With the U.S. women’s hockey team (and possibly the men’s team as well) on the verge of striking through the World Championships, this seems like a good time to compare USA Hockey to U.S. Soccer. Which … isn’t easy. You &helli...

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