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The logic behind Christen Press pursuing her best course

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Amid the complications and misinformation surrounding the current, ongoing, seemingly interminable Christen Press drama, there is one angle which, through a simple thought experiment, helps explain much of what’s happened since the end of her 2017 NWSL season.

Consider what Press’s landscape could be like 13 months from now, if her current course continues. She could end up in Europe, at a place like Paris Saint-Germain, where she would be in a better playing environment than she would have with most NWSL teams. Yes, she’d be incredibly well compensated, but she could also be enjoying a productivity level similar to what we’re seeing from Marie-Antoinette Katoto or Marie Laure Delie – players who, when in form, can keep up a goal-per-game pace in the French league. …

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