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NWSL announces plan to start season on June 27, will be first U.S. team sport to return to play

The National Women’s Soccer League announced on Wednesday its plan to start the 2020 season and become the first United States sports league to return to play.

The NWSL season, which never officially began due to the COVID-19 shutdown, will take the form of a 25-game tournament for the Challenge Cup, the NWSL’s yearly championship. All nine NWSL teams will play four games to determine seeding, then the top eight teams will advance to the quarterfinal knockout round.

The tournament will begin on June 27 and last for 30 days. The preliminary games and quarterfinals will be played at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah, and the semifinals and final will be played at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. No fans will be allowed at any games.

U.S. Soccer, which recently won a dismissal of the USWNT’s equal pay lawsuit, released a statement supporting the NWSL’s plan....
I'm neither happy nor angry. I hope it works out.
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Don't be so quick. Gaetz is gonna pass a law.

https://lawandcrime.com/george-floyd-de ... al-anthem/


He's a funny guy for a drunk.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:14 pm
Don't be so quick. Gaetz is gonna pass a law.

https://lawandcrime.com/george-floyd-de ... al-anthem/

He's a funny guy for a drunk.
... To that end, Gaetz promised, he would release a plan that would force U.S. Soccer players to stand for the national anthem.

“I certainly think that we have the right to compel that our national team stand for the national anthem,” he continued. “While our anthem is playing, while you serve on the team, I think there is an obligation to respect our country.”

Gaetz attempted to differentiate his position from the National Football League (NFL) players who are allowed to kneel.

“At least those are private people, working for a private company,” he said–while clarifying that he doesn’t like it when they kneel either. “[They] absolutely have the First Amendment right, to do whatever the heck they want to do, so long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else.”

The U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) is also a private organization.

The USSF is not generally funded by the U.S. government but rather, via sponsorships, ticket sales and other private contributions. Part of the 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States–which likely means that Congress will spend some money on the event. But this does not mean USSF players are federal employees.

Gaetz appears to be confused by the words “United States” and the national colors appearing on U.S. Soccer players’ uniforms.

Structured as a non-profit under federal law, the USSF has the ability to devise contractual restrictions on employee speech during their workdays. But the government is prohibited from forcing private employers to compel employees’ speech by the First Amendment.

In 1943, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette that the state cannot compel schoolchildren to stand for the pledge of allegiance.
What an idiot!
... Notably, since the Democratic Party currently controls the U.S. House of Representatives, the unconstitutional suggestion isn’t serious in the first place because the bill is almost certainly going nowhere.

“Which one of you jerks invented Gaetz just to troll lawyers?” quipped attorney Scott Greenfield.
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Florida's 1st congressional district

Sheesh, Billy, Repug district for 26 years, all listed statewide offices Repug since 1994, and only US Senate Dem in 1992. No wonder you virtually hangout in WNC.
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Wow - memories of my first forum. What a nasty place. It was mostly retired navy. Not the neo type. One guy said that he would shoot Obama if elected, another tried to raise funds to go to New York to take out Iran's Imadinnerjacket guy.

The navy chief would start threads with incendiary titles until all or nearly all threads on the front page were his. A bunch of us moved to the Gannett paper in Naples and he followed and ruined their forum, so one of the Naples regulars started a forum, fun but too small. A regular there, Ball, told me to try the Gannett forums in Asheville and Greenville. Asheville didn't have much activity, but the Greenville forum had a bunch of people. Some I still see and there are others that I think I see. Whack and supersales were there.

Partisan(#) was there with his sock, the illerate jknowgood. He now goes by jknowgood but he dropped the illeraticy act, now he's all right wing dumbass over at usmessageboard.

Memories

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Wow - memories of my first forum. What a nasty place....
I'm not sure what your point is but I was expressing sympathy, not being mean.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Wow - memories of my first forum. What a nasty place....
I'm not sure what your point is but I was expressing sympathy, not being mean.

No point.
You said, "No wonder you virtually hangout in WNC."

That brought back memories of "why" I came so far north.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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No point.
You said, "No wonder you virtually hangout in WNC."

That brought back memories of "why" I came so far north.
Ah, cool. Your description of your local fora fits with the voting pattern of your district.
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