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December 23, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The world champions are on strike. Five months after winning the Women's World Cup and earning unprecedented acclaim across the country, the U.S. women's national soccer team is embroiled in an increasingly bitter contract dispute with U.S. Soccer. Matters came to a head Wednesday when co-captains Julie Foudy and Carla Overbeck, along with the rest of the 20 players on the team, told the federation they will not travel to Australia as planned on Jan. 2. The U.S.
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December 12, 2000 | By GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal court jury in Boston on Monday unanimously found in favor of Major League Soccer in a class-action lawsuit that had been filed against the league by eight of its players. The suit claimed that the league is an illegal monopoly designed to keep player salaries low and accused MLS of conspiring with U.S. Soccer to create or maintain the monopoly by blocking other Division One leagues from being formed.
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December 23, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The world champions are on strike. Five months after winning the Women's World Cup and earning unprecedented acclaim across the country, the U.S. women's national soccer team is embroiled in an increasingly bitter contract dispute with U.S. Soccer. Matters came to a head Wednesday when co-captains Julie Foudy and Carla Overbeck, along with the rest of the 20 players on the team, told the federation they will not travel to Australia as planned on Jan. 2. The U.S.
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March 15, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY
The impasse between the U.S. Soccer Federation and Paul Caligiuri ended Wednesday with the announcement that the midfielder from Santa Monica has signed a standard player's contract. At the same time, the federation announced at a news conference in New York that forward Eric Wynalda of Westlake Village also has signed. Caligiuri, 25, and Wynalda, 20, have been two of the most effective players in preparation for the U. S. national team's first World Cup in 40 years this summer in Italy.
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October 16, 1996 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than three weeks before its first World Cup '98 qualifying game, the United States men's national soccer team is, if not on strike, then certainly in turmoil. Tonight, the American team plays Peru in Lima in what was intended to be the last warmup game before its first France '98 qualifying game, against Guatemala at RFK Stadium in Washington on Nov. 3. But no starting player boarded the plane in Miami when the team left for Peru on Monday.
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February 3, 1997 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget the rock and the hard place, Lothar Osiander these days finds himself trapped between two far more immovable objects--a tank and a salary cap. The Los Angeles Galaxy coach, only two weeks away from the start of training camp and less than two months shy of Major League Soccer's second season, needs to strengthen the Western Conference champions, but can't.
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October 4, 1997 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary Sparks, the deposed principal owner of the Splash, met with his former players after Friday's practice and not only told his version of what transpired leading to the Continental Indoor Soccer League's seizure of the team but also made assurances he would do his best to see they were paid money due them. Until Friday's meeting, Splash players considered boycotting the first-round playoff series against Sacramento that begins Monday, citing it as the only leverage they had.
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December 12, 2000 | By GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal court jury in Boston on Monday unanimously found in favor of Major League Soccer in a class-action lawsuit that had been filed against the league by eight of its players. The suit claimed that the league is an illegal monopoly designed to keep player salaries low and accused MLS of conspiring with U.S. Soccer to create or maintain the monopoly by blocking other Division One leagues from being formed.
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October 4, 1997 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary Sparks, the deposed principal owner of the Splash, met with his former players after Friday's practice and not only told his version of what transpired leading to the Continental Indoor Soccer League's seizure of the team but also made assurances he would do his best to see they were paid money due them. Until Friday's meeting, Splash players considered boycotting the first-round playoff series against Sacramento that begins Monday, citing it as the only leverage they had.
SPORTS
February 3, 1997 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget the rock and the hard place, Lothar Osiander these days finds himself trapped between two far more immovable objects--a tank and a salary cap. The Los Angeles Galaxy coach, only two weeks away from the start of training camp and less than two months shy of Major League Soccer's second season, needs to strengthen the Western Conference champions, but can't.
SPORTS
October 16, 1996 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than three weeks before its first World Cup '98 qualifying game, the United States men's national soccer team is, if not on strike, then certainly in turmoil. Tonight, the American team plays Peru in Lima in what was intended to be the last warmup game before its first France '98 qualifying game, against Guatemala at RFK Stadium in Washington on Nov. 3. But no starting player boarded the plane in Miami when the team left for Peru on Monday.
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March 15, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY
The impasse between the U.S. Soccer Federation and Paul Caligiuri ended Wednesday with the announcement that the midfielder from Santa Monica has signed a standard player's contract. At the same time, the federation announced at a news conference in New York that forward Eric Wynalda of Westlake Village also has signed. Caligiuri, 25, and Wynalda, 20, have been two of the most effective players in preparation for the U. S. national team's first World Cup in 40 years this summer in Italy.
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