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gopherguy13 wrote:

Slap Shot wrote:

From what I’ve read elsewhere it’s damn near impossible to age out women from the NT due to how they are paid/contracted and unfortunately it’s going to lead to years in which they’re not as talented as they should be if they could replace some of the older players.

Wait, are the women really “contracted” to the USWNT?? I mean I know they get paid obviously, but any sort of contract that is requiring them to be on the team would be news to me.

It certainly doesn’t work that way in men’s international football, as far as I know. Manager just picks the best team from the pool of players and goes with it. Is it not the same for women?

It’s quite complicated and I’m not up on the exact details. But the women’s NT is run quite differently than the men’s. On the one hand they have the argument they’ve been infinitely more successful, working against them is the difference in generated revenues.