The Great U.S. Women’s Soccer Labor Dispute of 2016

A few bits of history and perspective that pointed out some inconvenient facts … — For The Guardian, comments from the U.S. women’s national team’s lawyers along with facts, figures and questions about how this could all play out. (Will we have a league? Will we have a better national team? Will everyone get paid? Source: The US women’s soccer pay dispute: a tangled web with no easy answers | Football | The Guardian April 11, 2016 — For OZY, a flashback on a previous labor dispute that actually reached the point of calling in replacement players, albeit replacements who were … Continue reading The Great U.S. Women’s Soccer Labor Dispute of 2016

Parents demanding more from youth soccer experience

A two-fer here. For FourFourTwo, I explained that soccer parents’ complaints are no longer as easy to dismiss as they may have been when no one understood the game. Source: Parents rightfully demanding more from inconsistent youth soccer experience | FourFourTwo Then a related piece for Soccer Wire: Source: Dure: Are pro coaches really better than parents? | Soccer Wire June 16, 2016   Continue reading Parents demanding more from youth soccer experience