Major takeaway from latest update in new lawsuit: US Soccer does not want Cindy Parlow Cone to testify. They also will still argue the WNT players have "different" responsibilities than the MNT. Hard to say "different" does not equal "less" for legal arguments sake.

LOL the actual difference is that the women have MORE responsibility than the men... but that鈥檚 not USSF鈥檚 argument. 馃檮

USSF points out that "different" doesn't mean "less" when it comes to effort, skills, responsibility.

New docs filed in equal pay lawsuit. US Soccer doesn鈥檛 want the players to be able to call new US Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone as a witness.

U.S. Soccer just filed a motion to strike Cindy Parlow Cone from the witness list from players. (Yes, it's a Friday. Yes, I have been drinking.)

Update in Case US Soccer filed a Motion to Strike the players amended witness list. Why? It included Cindy Parlow Cone, who would testify about statements she made in March of this year. What statements? Saying US Soccer's filing included "offensive language"

Also could see some stars in the NWSL Challenge Cup. Starts June 27.

Tomorrow is my last day of women鈥檚 national team kits. So naturally, my Animal Crossing sneak peak.

If you need a pick-me-up during these dark times, here's Ian Darke calling "the Header Heard Round the World" from the -Brazil 2011 quarterfinal 馃嚭馃嚫

I already know who some of the players are who are opting of the tournament, and some who are opting in. All I'll say is we are in very unusual times and players have the right to make the decision that鈥檚 best for them. Those who will opt out have their reasons.

Happy Birthday to defender and 1991 champion Debbie Belkin Rademacher! 馃コ馃弳

Statement from : "Each WNT Player may choose for herself whether to participate in the NWSL 2020 Challenge Cup, and the USWNTPA and the USSF will provide support to each Player in whatever decision she makes."

This week's is all about the last line of defense 馃Г馃槫 Can you name the goalkeepers with 10 or more shutouts in their careers?

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