Monday, October 31, 2011

You Go Tell Ol' Rich Mr. Chocolate Man, He Ain't Shuttin' Me Down

Not even 4 months ago, the performance of the US Women's National Team in the World Cup was touted as a Real Breakthrough For Women's Soccer/Sports.

Last week, the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league terminated one if its teams, the Boca Raton-based magicJack, which includes several key US team players were on magicJack including Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, Christie Rampone, and Megan Rapinoe.

Not much information has been released as to why the team has been terminated, but back in July, ESPN reported that the WPS banned magicJack owner Dan Borislow from the sideline for the rest of the season, installing Wambach as player-coach, after current and former players filed a grievance against him that alleged bullying and threats.

Another account portrayed Borislow as a millionaire who treated the team as his personal plaything, rather than as a professional business venture.

Whatever the case, I hope these athletes get the chance to continue playing on another team.

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