U-17 USWNT: 28 Players Called In For January 2020 Camp

On Friday, U.S. Soccer announced that the Under-17 United States Women’s National Team will be holding a camp in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, from January 5th to 15th, 2020.  Head coach Tracey Kevins has called in 28 players, 24 of whom attended the last U-17 USWNT camp, which was held in November 2019.

External Link:  U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Kicks Off 2020 With Training Camp In Florida (U.S. Soccer)

Of the four remaining players who did not attend the November 2019 camp, two are regular U-17 call-ups:  Defenders Baleigh Bruster and Andrea Kitahata.  The other two players are both attending their first U-17 USWNT camp:  Goalkeeper Azul Alvarez and quasi-professional midfielder Olivia Moultrie.

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NWSL Round-Up: Compensation Changes, Re-Entry Wire, 2019 End of Year Awards

Last week, the National Women’s Soccer League announced a number of changes to its salary and compensation rules, starting with the 2020 season. (NWSL press release) The most significant changes were the introduction of Allocation Money for star players’ salaries above the league’s default maximum salary, the introduction of multi-year contracts and transfer fees, and an increase in the nominal salary cap to $650,000.

On Monday, the results of the Re-Entry Wire were announced, with five players being claimed by new teams.

Previously, end-of-season individual awards for the NWSL, and the NWSL Championship was held, with the North Carolina Courage repeating as champions after handily defeating the Chicago Red Stars 4-nil. Continue reading “NWSL Round-Up: Compensation Changes, Re-Entry Wire, 2019 End of Year Awards”