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USSF ‘reluctantly’ turns to court over USWNT CBA

USSF ‘reluctantly’ turns to court over USWNT CBA

Jeff Kassouf February 3, 2016 604

U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday that it has “reluctantly filed a lawsuit in federal court” arguing the existence of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with its women’s national team. U.S. Soccer said in a statement

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Ellis seeks balance in preparation for Rio Olympics

Ellis seeks balance in preparation for Rio Olympics

Jeff Kassouf February 2, 2016 393

Roster management, particularly at the international level, is always about balance. That word is central to almost every decision on the micro and macro level. Is there balance within the team to adjust to

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Melbourne City’s triumph could spur more growth

Melbourne City’s triumph could spur more growth

Jeff Kassouf February 1, 2016 181

A near-perfect season is in the books for Melbourne City Women in their first campaign, and the standard set in Australia could also have implications across the world. Sunday’s 4-1 win over Sydney FC in

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NBC to stream all of CONCACAF Olympic qualifying

NBC to stream all of CONCACAF Olympic qualifying

Jeff Kassouf January 29, 2016 183

All 15 matches of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra, in addition to up to four matches airing on NBCSN. The eight-team tournament takes place

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Long way to Rio: Making sense of latest USWNT roster

Long way to Rio: Making sense of latest USWNT roster

Jeff Kassouf January 26, 2016 959

The United States women’s national team’s 2015 Olympic qualifying roster is out, and the injection of youth along with the omission of veteran midfielder Heather O’Reilly has U.S. fans buzzing. Jill Ellis’ 20-player roster

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O’Reilly left off USWNT Olympic qualifying roster

O’Reilly left off USWNT Olympic qualifying roster

Jeff Kassouf January 26, 2016 463

United States women’s national team coach Jill Ellis named her 20-player roster for Olympic qualifying next month, which does not include veteran midfielder Heather O’Reilly. O’Reilly, 31, has been a part of the past

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Leroux pregnant, will miss Olympics, NWSL season

Leroux pregnant, will miss Olympics, NWSL season

Jeff Kassouf January 25, 2016 373

Sydney Leroux is pregnant, she announced on Monday, and will miss this year’s Rio Olympics and the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League season. Leroux hasn’t played a competitive match since the 2015 World Cup

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New Zealand heads to Rio after opponent withdraws

New Zealand heads to Rio after opponent withdraws

Jeff Kassouf January 25, 2016 19

New Zealand qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics women’s soccer competition without even playing the entirety of qualifying. Papua New Guinea — the Football Ferns’ opponents for the berth to the Rio Games —

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17-year-old Mallory Pugh scores in USWNT debut

17-year-old Mallory Pugh scores in USWNT debut

Jeff Kassouf January 23, 2016 29

Mallory Pugh scored on Saturday in her debut for the senior U.S. women’s national team, who beat Ireland, 5-0 in San Diego. Pugh entered the match in the 58th minute and scored in the

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