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PostPosted: 10/01/21 12:53 pm    ::: NWSL cancels all weekend games due to turmoil Reply Reply with quote

https://www.cbssports.com/nwsl/news/nwsl-calls-off-weekend-games-after-week-of-turmoil-business-as-usual-isnt-our-concern-right-now/



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PostPosted: 10/01/21 1:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This whole thing is crazy. And honestly this whole League is crazy. One controversy/debacle/mess after another.



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PostPosted: 10/01/21 4:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Turmoil is the goddamn understatement of the century. When you get allegations of player abuse and exploitation from half your franchises in a twelve-month period, to the point where one has been moved and another might have to be, you have a problem. Women's soccer culture in this country is broken.

(I'm married to a member of Cloud 9, the Gotham FC supporters group. Gotham is one of those franchises. He's... uh... he's having a time of it.)



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PostPosted: 10/01/21 5:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The league is taking so many steps backwards. Thank goodness there's a player's union now.



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PostPosted: 10/01/21 7:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird, general counsel ousted over Paul Riley accusations

https://theathletic.com/news/nwsl-commissioner-lisa-baird-general-counsel-ousted-over-paul-riley-accusations/dEfW2Z64x8bJ

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It is not yet known who could take over in either role.



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PostPosted: 10/01/21 7:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This league really looks amateur and unprofessional. I have to wonder if any of those potential expansion teams waiting might back out now.



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PostPosted: 10/01/21 7:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
This league really looks amateur and unprofessional. I have to wonder if any of those potential expansion teams waiting might back out now.


I wonder if the league will survive



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PostPosted: 10/01/21 7:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
toad455 wrote:
This league really looks amateur and unprofessional. I have to wonder if any of those potential expansion teams waiting might back out now.


I wonder if the league will survive


FIFA's getting involved. There might be fines down the road. A real shame if they fold with their expansion surge now.



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PostPosted: 10/01/21 8:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
toad455 wrote:
This league really looks amateur and unprofessional. I have to wonder if any of those potential expansion teams waiting might back out now.


I wonder if the league will survive


At this point, it might be better if it didn't.

Talk about an absolute clusterfuck.
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PostPosted: 10/01/21 9:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm starting to wonder if burning it all down and downsizing to something in the vein of Athletes Unlimited might be the way to go. It's either that or chastity belts for coaches and front office personnel.



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PostPosted: 10/01/21 9:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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It's either that or chastity belts for coaches and front office personnel.


Or quit hiring men....



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PostPosted: 10/02/21 10:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Nothing like this would ever happen in basketball, right?


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PostPosted: 10/02/21 11:45 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I don't think the league folds. Maybe suspends pay for a year to reorganize? But with two expansion teams set for next season, it would be a real letdown if they fold.



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PostPosted: 10/02/21 9:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Queenie wrote:
It's either that or chastity belts for coaches and front office personnel.


Or quit hiring men....


Counterargument: Alyse LaHue.



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PostPosted: 10/03/21 6:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://theathletic.com/news/nwsl-hires-firm-for-series-of-investigations-names-executive-committee/F6kwGX1tQ5GZ?amp=1#click=https://t.co/XR84p00jnG



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PostPosted: 10/04/21 12:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Essentially the league's CBA will keep the league afloat.

https://defector.com/the-nwsl-was-working-as-intended/



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PostPosted: 10/04/21 4:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Bringing in someone who helped hire multiple offenders and someone who refused to prosecute Jeffrey Epstein does not exactly bode well for this new leadership.



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PostPosted: 10/04/21 4:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The players are essentially keeping the league afloat. Several players have tweeted that they don't want it to fold. With two expansion teams set for next year, it doesn't seem likely, but more so with some changes this off-season.



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PostPosted: 10/06/21 3:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://www.nwslsoccer.com/news/nwsl-announces-date-and-time-changes-of-postponed-matches



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https://www.nwslsoccer.com/news/nwsl-announces-date-and-time-changes-of-postponed-matches



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https://www.nwslsoccer.com/news/nwsl-announces-date-and-time-changes-of-postponed-matches



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