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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 also on board with what the striking players were doing.

Source: When Women Walked Out on Soccer

May 9, 2016

— For FourFourTwo, a piece on U.S. Soccer’s rebuttal to the team’s EEOC complaint. And the question: What do the women really want?

Source: USWNT vs. U.S. Soccer: What do the players really want?

June 2, 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