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ASN Morning Read: NWSL vs. the National Anthem

An NWSL owner makes a bold move regarding the national anthem, and it's not going to turn out well; the United States men's national team prepares for its next challenge, perhaps turning a corner.
BY Noah Davis Posted
September 08, 2016
4:25 AM
  • Rather than let Megan Rapinoe kneel for the national anthem, Washington Spirit owner Bill Lynch decided to play the Star Spangled Banner early. Reasoning is questionable:
  • Rapinoe, to her credit, was right again: "It was incredibly distasteful, 4 days before 1 of the worst tragedies in our country, to say I tried to hijack this event."

  • Do you believe these MLS franchise value numbers? (No.)

  • Good Hexagonal preview: "So here we are again, at a moment of momentum. It will be Klinsmann’s job to nurture it through the not-so-marquee October friendlies against Cuba and New Zealand, and the players’ responsibility to maintain the verve and confidence evident over the past week. (And again, while St. Vincent and Trinidad aren’t exactly world beaters, the U.S. was struggling last year just to pass the ball.) Good results against Mexico and Costa Rica and November would put the Americans firmly on the path to the 2018 World Cup. And there’s plenty falling into place."

  • Another good Hex look: Increased Competition Should Bode Well for Yanks

  • Jozy back.

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