Friday Roundup: Emma Bryne says Ireland WNT is falling behind

The Equalizer Staff March 17, 2017 112

Also in today’s roundup, Ari Romero is headed to Norway, Patrizia Panico makes coaching history, Orlando Pride goes to the dogs and Morgan Brian sidelined from practice with injury.

Ireland WNT is yet another team facing unfair compensation and training conditions. (Photo Copyright Patricia Giobetti for The Equalizer)

Ireland WNT is yet another team facing unfair compensation and training conditions. (Photo Copyright Patricia Giobetti for The Equalizer)

Women’s professional and international soccer teams are increasingly making headlines as more and more players come forward to speak out against unequal or unfair pay and compensation. The USWNT is still embroiled in their “Equal Play Equal Pay” fight, New Zealand captain Abby Erceg retired from international competition as a result of unfair compensation and poor training conditions for the team and the Nigerian Super Falcons staged a sit-in in response to lack of payment of reward money for winning the 2016 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Today Emma Bryne, captain of Ireland’s women’s national team, spoke out about the lack of compensation the players receive and the effects it’s having on the team’s progress. In an interview with FIFPro.org, Byrne said that the team receives no compensation whatsoever, despite spending as many as 40 days a year training and competing with the team. Because of this lack of payment, most of the players have full-time jobs outside of soccer, but many have to miss work for national team duty. Those that can’t miss work miss out on team events.

“We get no reimbursements, so players either have to take holiday pay, holiday leave, leave without pay [to fulfill national team duty],” Byrne said. “For players who have mortgages, bills and general expenses, it’s really difficult for them.”

Byrne also said that the team’s lack of compensation is causing the team to fall behind its neighbors, England and Scotland. Both of those teams have qualified for the 2017 UEFA Euros, while Ireland has yet to qualify for a major tournament.

“We’re falling even further behind the home nations which I think is a major problem,” Byrne said. “Sometimes we don’t have full squads for the games because people are working and they can’t commit.”

The Professional Footballers of Ireland, the Irish players union, is currently working with and advising Byrne and her teammates in regards to their playing conditions.

Ex-Houston Dash defender Ari Romero signs with Vårenga

Ari Romero has signed with Valerenga of the Norwegian Toppserien.(Photo Copyright Erica McCaulley for The Equalizer)

Ari Romero has signed with Valerenga of the Norwegian Toppserien.(Photo Copyright Erica McCaulley for The Equalizer)

Former-NWSL defender Arianna “Ari” Romero has reportedly signed with Vålerenga FC of Norway’s Toppserien league. The American-born Mexican defender will join former Portland Thorns goalkeeper Michelle Betos and former Boston Breakers midfielder Stephanie Verdoia, both of whom signed with the Norwegian club during the offseason.

Romero has been a part of three different NWSL clubs despite only playing in the league one season. A member of the Mexican women’s national team, she was originally allocated to the Seattle Reign in the 2014 NWSL Player Allocation before being selected by the Dash in their expansion draft. She made 19 starts in 21 matches for the club but was traded to the Washington Spirit during the offseason in exchange for Niki Cross. However, Romero never made an appearance for the Spirit and later signed with IBV in Iceland. The Reign picked up her rights in the 2016 Distribution Draft to no avail.

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Most recently, Romero played with Perth Glory of the Westfield W-League, helping the club advance to the league’s Grand Final for only the second time in club history. Glory dropped the match, 2-0, and Melbourne City repeated as league champs. 

Patrizia Panico makes history coaching Italy U-16 MNT

For the first time in Italian soccer history, a woman will be coaching a men’s national team. Patrizia Panico has been appointed head coach of Italy’s U-16 men’s team for two friendlies against Germany.

Panico is an Italian soccer legend in her own right, making 204 appearances and scoring 110 goals for the team. She has also been inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame. During her playing career, she played for Italian clubs including Lazio, Milan, Torino and Verona, and the forward played for Sky Blue FC in 2010 in Women’s Professional Soccer. American soccer fans may remember Panico best for breaking Boston Breakers Leslie Osbourne’s collarbone after tackling the midfielder from behind.

The news of Panico’s appointment comes just weeks after Chan Yuen-ting became the first woman to coach in the AFC Champions League when her club, Eastern, took on Guangzhou Evergrande.

The two friendlies coached by Panico will take place on March 22 and March 24 in Verona and Caldiero Terme.

Orlando Pride players foster rescue puppies

Few things go together like WoSo and dogs. The Washington Spirit have an unofficial mascot, Boyd, whose job is to keep geese and other wildlife off the fields of the Maryland SoccerPlex. After Christen Press missed her penalty kick in the Olympic quarterfinals, a #dogsforchristen campaign was launched on social media to console the USWNT forward. Sydney Leroux’s chihuahua Boss and Rose Lavelle’s bulldog Wilma even have their own social media accounts.

Now WoSo and dogs meet once again, thanks to the Orlando Pride and the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. According to the alliance’s social media accounts, two of the Pride’s players, Kristen Edmonds and Jasmyne Spencer, are fostering four puppies for the next few weeks.

In other NWSL news, Morgan Brian of the Houston Dash is reportedly sitting out of preseason practice because of a mild injury. The midfielder reportedly “tweaked” her MCL in the USWNT’s 3-0 loss to France in the final match of the SheBelieves Cup. Although she is said to be healthy enough to practice, head coach Randy Waldrum said Brian is being sidelined as a precautionary measure. Last year, Brian was hampered with a hamstring injury for the first half of the Dash’s season and missed the USWNT’s friendlies against Colombia in April as a result. 

  • John

    On the positive side of things, the Irish WNT has hired Colin Bell as their new manager, Hope he knows what he has gotten himself into!

    • Tom F

      who the heck are the All-Whites?

      • Steglitz49

        I think he means New Zealand. Their official nickname is the Silverferns.

        The All Blacks refers to male New Zealnder sportspersons, though the term traditionally is reserved for their male rugby NT. The women rugby team cannot call themselves All Black (I think).

        • Tom F

          then that would be the name of NZ wo rugby team. The women’s team is all ready named the ‘Ferns’

          • dw

            The White Ferns play cricket
            The Kiwi Ferns play rugby.
            The Football Ferns play soccer.

            Men:
            Black caps, All Blacks, All Whites respectively.

  • htm222

    I’m sure they could recruit more talented American trained players… Ireland MNT is notorious for getting citizenship for players with grandparents/great parents who are Irish born. Whether their federation is willing to invest in the women’s game is another story.

    • disqus_hj8dHnhlYK

      Great idea except the MexWNT has been trying that for the last 20 years and it hasn’t exactly panned out yet.

      • newsouth

        they have teresa noyola and renee cuellar. ashley sanchez isn’t making the uswnt.

        • Gary Diver

          I don’t want to get into a food fight, but Ashley Sanchez is only 18-years old and hasn’t even started her first year of college at UCLA. Let’s wait until 2019 to see if she makes the USWNT team. She’s got two years to develop at UCLA.

          • Steglitz49

            Your point is well taken. Even at the start of 2019, it may be hard for her to get into the WC/19 squad because of the position she plays — unless JE now will slash and burn to her heart’s content.

        • guest

          I’d rather give her or another young player at least a shot that continue to watch ineffective Morgan, Press, and Williams.

          • guest

            It must burn the Pressgang/newsouth to the core that Press has been a bust over the past 5 years they have been fawning over her. And she’s gay to boot! Poor newsouth

          • tobin heath

            Rick was the most irritating but at least he is quiet now. Newsouth and Reality are continuing the legacy.

          • guest

            I think Reality is the most irritating. Condescending, defensive, repetitive, overly verbose.

          • Terry Lash

            Morgan and Press have been the most disappointing. Williams may yet develop into a successful striker for the USWNT. Let’s see her in a few more games against quality opponents before coming to a judgment.Trying new players who might perform better as strikers than Morgan and Press seems appropriate at this point.

            But I think we also need to consider how much fault for the poor scoring rate is attributable to Ellis. For instance, in her favored 3 back formation she evidently expects the forwards to track back to strengthen the defense. Press has gotten compliments from Ellis apparently for her defensive work in the team’s defensive third. This is a terrible position from which to mount a quick counter strike. Don’t underestimate Ellis’s incompetence when judging the poor performance of our strikers.

          • Steglitz49

            I would have kept your powder dry till after Lyon has played the Shewolves.

            Marseille just surprised us by beating PSG 2-0.

      • Gary Diver

        Question: The Mexican U17 and U20 teams have a large number of American born players and those teams perform well. But the senior Mexican team never performs well. Why?

        • Steglitz49

          Probably reflects the quality of the coaching.

          Another factor could be that playing for Mexico at U17 and U20 still allows you to switch to the senior USWNT but once you play even once for the MexWNT it is much harder to be eligible for the USWNT again.

          Of the Flores twins, one plays for Mexico and one for the US but they are still U20. Sofia Huerta, for example, did not carry on into the senior MexWNT ranks, an ill advised choice.

          If your Spanish is not so hot, maybe it matters less at U17 and U20 but at senior level the working language is probably Spanish.

          Jess Fishlock remarked on feeling isolated at Frankfurt because she did not know any German. The players loved her for her skill on the field but the language of the locker room and socially was German. Frankfurt’s coach at the time was the Englishman Colin Bell who has just become Ireland’s WNT coach and led them to 4th place in the Cyprus Cup.

        • disqus_hj8dHnhlYK

          My theory is that if woso doesn’t become a financially viable option for these great players after college then they quit. That deflates the player pool considerably when you don’t have the chance to develop players against players that have been playing at a higher level for 5+ years. This also why I think a lot of teams that 1) Don’t have great financial support from their federation and/or 2) Their players aren’t earning a livable wage at the club level have a younger average age in comparison to the US, Germany, France, etc. Another good example of this is the Korea DPR WNT. They have continually won or at least come in the top 3 of major world tournaments at the youth level for many, many years and yet their senior team has not done much at major world tournaments. Again, this is just my theory.

        • JL

          Success at the youth level doesn’t automatically translate to success at the senior level. North Korea has been a very strong team at the youth level for years, winning two U-17 WC and one U-20 WC, but have only managed to advance past the group stage one time in 6 appearances at WC and Olympics. Australia often fails to qualify for tournaments at the youth level, but outperforms most of their Asian rivals at senior tournaments.

    • Steglitz49

      Jack Charlton started the bringing on board players who had the slightest connection to Ireland. It used to be joked that under him, if your grandma had kept an irish Wolfhound, Big Jack could get you cleared to play for Ireland.

      Jack Charlton took the Irish men to #6 in the FIFA rankings. Maybe the Irish WNT’s new manager, Colin Bell, can do likewise with the ladies.

      • A_Dog_Without_A_Clutch
        • Steglitz49

          Jack Charlton’s achievement is still amazing. Granted Lars Lagerbäck with Iceland is also in a class of its own as is Norio Sasaki’s with the Golden Generation — and Chris Coleman with Wales and Tommy Svensson with Sweden.

      • guest

        When was that? It’s really easy to get Irish citizenship if your grandparents were born there. Perhaps those numbers are diminishing from 10+ years ago though.

        • Steglitz49

          Jack Charlton was Ireland’s manager (head coach) 1986-1996. They reached their #6 rank in the early 90s.

          Charlton won the World Cup in 1966 together with his brother Bobby. Bobby was knighted for his services to English football. Jack has not been but he was awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin, a rare honor for an Englishman.

          • guest

            Yeah in the 80s/90s you would have had tons of players with Irish born grandparents or even parents.

          • Steglitz49

            Lars Lagerbäck worked miracles with Iceland as did Coleman with Wales.

        • A_Dog_Without_A_Clutch

          You can JC and Ireland here:
          https://youtu.be/kphDelxlbuc

          and here:
          https://youtu.be/I5KKu1_TIRM

    • dw

      Not for zero pay they can’t

      • guest

        99.999999999999% of american players have zero chance at the WNT. if you want to play international soccer, you want to play.

        • guest

          And to be honest, if you have made it that far in WoSo that you are being looked at by any national team, you probably have financial backing behind you to make it a viable career for a few years. Any national team status also gives you more club play opportunities.

  • dw

    Note to the so-called WoSo media:

    Get out there and find out how women are compensated. Don’t wait for the Ercegs and Byrnes to come to you.

    Here’s the #34 ranked team (probably going to go up), and their federation does not pay them AT ALL.

    I’m not surprised, but it’s still an absolute travashamockery.

    • Steglitz49

      To pay someone you need money. Money does not grow on trees.

      The USWNT is unusual in getting consistently large crowds to their matches which have high ticket prices. That is not true for the ROW.

      There is a limit to how much you can tax the men’s game to subsidize the ladies. It seems that most fans readily accept a 1% tax and many tolerate 3% but at 5% there is a limit. I can’t imagine that the irish soccer federation is rich.

      The ladies league in Ireland is sponsored by the German tyre manufacturer Continental, the same as sponsors the “Conti” cup for English WoSo.

      • dw

        I think FAI has money. Maybe not a lot of money, but enough to cover the day job wages of their players like Emma says Scotland does for their players. And really, in my world, that still equates to “no pay”. The Irish players are covering expenses such as lost wages which equates to “negative pay”.

        She also says their league isn’t pro, which means semi pro at best.

        • Steglitz49

          As you ken well, Ireland is one of the countries in Europe where women do not enjoy the same rights as in other countries. Thus, the FAI not paying their female players is par for the course.

          • dw

            I disbelieve. Ireland is in the EU and there are basic women’s rights in the EU. As I am not from Ireland, so I don’t ken much in this regard.

          • Steglitz49

            Abortion or, rather, the lack of right to abortion. Maybe the Polish abortion law is more restrictive but I would not bet on it. Availability of contraception too.

          • Terry Lash

            You have a good point. In the US Title IX has been critical to moving toward equality of funding in college sports. The popularity of WOSO in the US undoubtedly is linked to the pervasiveness and quality of women’s soccer in college.

            In addition, FIFA should do more to help women’s professional soccer. For instance, countries with men’s team should not be allowed to provide funds to help their required women’s national teams. FIFA should also provide advice and financial assistance, at least to a small degree, to help countries get started toward paying expenses of women’s national teams.

          • A_Dog_Without_A_Clutch

            All countries are required to devote 15% of their budget to their respective women’s program.

          • Terry Lash

            Thanks. How does Ireland spend its 15% on the women’s program?

          • A_Dog_Without_A_Clutch

            No clue. But remember, the FAI is in the same boat as the USSF and the FAA. Soccer is the third most popular sport behind GAA football & hurling. So you can imagine there isn’t a relatively big budget to begin with.

  • Bruce

    Man City Women vs. Reading match streaming live now on official FB page…

    May be buffering too much. We’ll see.

    https://www.facebook.com/mancity/videos/vb.208411345454/10158553963440455/?type=3&theater

    • Steglitz49

      Thank you. Much obliged. Well hunted.

    • Bruce

      FWIW, watching these FB streams using the embedded window on this page is, for me, much better than trying to watch on Facebook.

      The embedded stream doesn’t buffer nearly as much, and you don’t have the distractions of all the likes and comments floating on top of the video.

    • Bruce
      • Bruce

        Final Man City 1 : Reading 0.

        Reading totally outclassed for most of the match. Lucy Bronze soft volley on a set piece from outside the 18 + a goalkeeping error resulted in only goal.

        • kernel_thai

          So, Lloyd with Man City for about an hour and already 90 minute player?

          • Reality

            Ellis told Cushing what would happen if Lloyd didn’t get to play 90″ in every game.

          • Steglitz49

            The difference between Man City and Reading is illustrated by City being able to bring Kosse Asllani on as a substitute at about the 74 min mark.

        • Steglitz49

          You could argue that WoSo is more even than we give it credit for.

    • guest

      Lucy Bronze is the straw that stirs the drink. Oh, what do we have to do to get her in the NWSL? She’d probably only play for Portland but she’d be taking a big paycut.

      • guest123

        She was briefly Crystal Dunn’s UNC colleague, I believe. If one of our best NT players is bailing the dysfunctional NWSL for England, why would their players come here?

        • A_Dog_Without_A_Clutch

          Houston it is then?

          • guest

            Daly went to college in the US and had an American girlfriend until recently. There were bizarre rumors of Renard to Houston for a bit. Talk about glutton for punishment.

          • guest

            Well, she could make an arrangement with them post-Champions League like Morgan. It could only help her game to defend against much more solid offenses than she does in the french league.

          • Steglitz49

            Alex’s arrangement is during the Champions League, not post. It may soon be post but at the time of signing her, Lyon’s hopes were, and are still, very much well alive.

          • A_Dog_Without_A_Clutch

            I was thinking about fellow Tar Heel Kelia Ohai.

          • Steglitz49

            Amber Brooks is another an ex-Tar Heel eking out an existence in Houston. At least Amber got to play for Bayern Munich’s ladies and help them win the DFB-Pokal for the first time.

          • A_Dog_Without_A_Clutch
      • Guester

        IDK, can’t Paulson shell out some of his daddy’s GS dirty money for the best fullback in the world?

        • anon

          Dunn could have been the best FB in the world imo

          • Guester

            I disagree. Our impotent offense looks better when she is in an attacking role. She’s not a CF but I don’t want her wasting her time on defensive responsibilities. That’s part of why I hate the 3 back.

          • anon

            I had to laugh over the past couple years about how when the highly lauded Morgan-Press forward pairing was fielded, Dunn managed to score the goals.

          • tarheelfan

            That’s just a testament to her versatility. She was fantastic under Sermanni and Dorrance as a defender. Then again, she also won awards as an offensive player under Dorrance.

        • tarheelfan

          lol. I’d be happy to see some bailout money go to bringing one of my favorite players stateside. A happier use of my taxes.

          • Steglitz49

            Man City at about $475 million by turnover is the 5th wealthiest soccer club in the world.

            Only Man Utd, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are richer. Of those, Real Madrid has never had a ladies side while Man Utd closed down their ladies team about 10 years ago.

            Lyon, who pays so much for Alex Morgan, is not among the 20 richest clubs, though PSG is (6th).

        • Steglitz49

          Jessica Samuelsson and Nilla Fischer might disagree with you, not to forget Wendie Renard.

        • Arcie Tillydee

          Fans of the parity concept should be glad he can’t. The Thorns have a very, very good FO, so the team is stacked anyway, but w/o the restriction of a very small salary cap, the league might well look like France (one overwhelming team, one kinda-sorta contender, the rest tomato cans).

      • Steglitz49

        Lucy won the FAWSL back to back with Liverpool before going to Man City. There is a form of salary cap in the FAWSL but rich clubs like Man City have the resources and economy to make it worth the young ladies while, like fine training camps in warm places and other fringe benefits.

    • Tom F

      for an stacked team, Man City didn’t look impressive at all. They tried really hard to get the ball to Lloyd, but she was usually one step away from connecting on the final touch. The English used to have the most balanced league in Europe, but they;ve gone way to the super stacked lineups in an attempt to take on those same kind of powerful clubs like Lyon & Wolfsburg. In this game, Lloyd, Paris & Stanway started while Ross, Duggan & Aslani sat or subbed. The former Birningham City standout, Melissa Lawley had an impressive debut than Lloyd. Shame though that the 2 subs couldn’t of played for Reading who had almost no firepower on top, but that what happens when all the starts are playing for just one team! Looks like Lloyd’s ;magic; name didn’t draw much of a crowd for this one

      • mockmook

        I’m not sure how they calculate “Views”, but 350K for the stream seems impressive.

        However, I’m skeptical of that number — for instance, if the video freezes (which apparently happened to some people) and then you re-start it, does that count as 2 “Views”?

  • Bruce

    Only 28 days to the first game of the season and the NWSL is now in day 7 of a de facto news blackout. The only content published last week was a rehash of preseason schedules that after three days *still* leads with the incorrect headline that the Red Stars game vs. UW would be the first preseason game (had been cancelled since Monday). Obviously, there is no one home in league marketing.

    Back channel tweets from Arnin Whisler stated that streaming / app would be ready by week one, but job postings show that key positions to develop that capability have not yet been filled. Whisler also “outed” Evan Silverman as the A+E exec in charge of NWSL media. He seems to be the only staff member.

    I’ll add roster rules, salary cap and marketing team to the below list of missing items less than one month before season kickoff.

    https://twitter.com/DamnItFirehose/status/841435865062633472

    • dw

      M…I…C

      • dw

        K…E…Y

        • dw

          MOUSE

          • Steglitz49

            Minnie?

          • guest

            You can call it mickey mouse, or you can call it donald duck. You can say it’s dysfunctional, or that USSF doesn’t respect it, or whatever, but it’s good entertainment value, and it’s the only league I watch, and my only hope is I can continue to follow it this year without a TV.

          • HOFCToDi

            The USSF is under no obligation whatsoever for the subsidy of the following leagues:

            MLS
            NASL
            USL
            NWSL

          • Steglitz49

            If FIFA chose to play hardball, the MLS and NWSL are needed. Therefore, it is in the USSF*s interest to ensure that they function.

          • Steglitz49

            Please direct your comments at “dw”.

    • guest

      “[J]ob postings show that key positions to develop that capability have not yet been filled”
      It could be outsourced to China, you know. Just be glad it wasn’t Russia, and the only compromised asset we have to worry about is Trump.

  • A_Dog_Without_A_Clutch

    O-MMMMM! O-MMMMM! O-MMMMM! O-MMMM! Olympique de Marseillle! Olympique de Marseille! Olympique de Marseille! Olympique de Marseille!

    https://dai.ly/x5f6q2g

    • Steglitz49

      Amazing! What joy!! Pure soccer.

  • dw

    Also, when someone speaks out like Erceg or Byrne, someone should ask their opinion of the USWNT wages battle. Solidarity for women fighting for more? Or disdain for the highest paid asking for more while others literally have nothing?

    • guest

      It’s part of why the USWNT annoys me. I think they should have an equivalently calculated pay structure based on team income. But that would also involve giving up guaranteed salaries and tenure, which the men do not have.

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    • Steglitz49

      Republic of Ireland qualified for this summer’s Euro U-17 Finals but Scotland must wait to see if they take the best runners-up berth.

      I guess at U17 it is the parents who pay.

  • A_Dog_Without_A_Clutch
    • Steglitz49

      Spurs at least has a ladies team which is more than Man Utd does.

  • A_Dog_Without_A_Clutch
    • Steglitz49

      Th draw is tomorrow.

  • HOFCToDi
    • Steglitz49
      • HOFCToDi

        Yet again, stick to what you know best, herring fishing.

    • Gary Diver

      A few surprises (for girls):

      1. Fast-pitch softball has as many participants as soccer.

      2. Track & field, volleyball, and basketball have more participants than soccer.

      3. Ice hockey has so few participants.

      • HOFCToDi

        So much for the myth of the growth of US soccer on the women’s side.

        • Steglitz49

          Maybe the market is already saturated?

          • HOFCToDi

            No one cares what a stupid Swede thinks.

      • Steglitz49

        Are they really surprises?

        As far as I know, there is no money in women’s (ice)hockey. There is earning potential in T&F, volley- and basketball.

        From my own experience, girls wanting to play hockey get the worst times on the ice, if they get any at all. The boys and men hog the best times. In some rinks women hockey is classed with figureskating.

      • I wonder how different the numbers would be if they added in club, though.

    • Hard to compare when they don’t list the same sports on the same line for boys and girls.

  • HOFCToDi

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQGAz7D6f2c
    A genuine athlete unlike the spoiled brats of WoSo.

  • HOFCToDi

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8G_iq2PQ8s
    A humble international superstar unlike the spoiled brats of WoSo.

    • Steglitz49

      You mean Simone Manuel, surely.

      • HOFCToDi

        Stick to what you know best, herring fishing.

        • Steglitz49

          Maybe you mean Maja Reichard, who is a student at the Royal Technical University (KTH) in Stockholm:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZxuta4f8UA

          • HOFCToDi

            No one gives a damn about Swedish trash.

          • Steglitz49

            Kindly withdraw your remark. It is dispicable and totally out of order.

          • HOFCToDi

            Sweden is the outhouse of Europe.

  • dw

    Does anyone know anything about the above mentioned “unfair training conditions” for Irish WNT? I don’t remember anything mentioned in the interview…