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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Hope Solo Suspended For Six Months, Terminated From USWNT

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 25 / 16

The U.S. Soccer Federation yesterday suspended USWNT G Hope Solo for six months and terminated her contract, citing comments she made after the team lost to Sweden in the Olympics, as well as past incidents. A letter to Solo from USSF Secretary General & CEO Dan Flynn stated she would r...

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