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Tyresö denied 2015 license; impact could be widespread

Tony Gustavsson could soon be without a club to coach. (Photo:

Tyresö FF has been denied a Damallsvenskan license for 2015 following public financial issues over the last few months.

Tyresö failed to submit a 2013 financial report, “which is a prerequisite for assessing the Company’s financial position,” according to the Swedish FA.

The decision can be appealed, but the outlook is ironically grim for the club that just qualified for the UEFA Champions League final next month in Lisbon.

If Tyresö fold, the impact would be widespread, with the likes of Marta, Caroline Seger and Veronica Boquete would be without a team. Americans Christen Press, Whitney Engen and Meghan Klingenberg were already headed Stateside to play in the NWSL.

Marta has been a part of two WPS teams that folded (LA Sol and FC Gold Pride) and was on the Western New York Flash when the league folded in early 2012. In WPS, the Brazilian star earned about $500,000, but at Tyresö she earns a little over $300,000 per year.

But this could most impact U.S. Soccer. Yes, you read that correctly. The disintegration of Tyresö would free up coach Tony Gustavsson, considered one of the top candidates to take over the vacant U.S. women’s national team coaching position. Gustavsson was Pia Sundhage’s assistant during the 2012 Olympic gold-medal run, and his name been brought up by U.S. star forward Alex Morgan, among others.


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