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U.S. Soccer and the Women's National Team Players Association Finalize Material Terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement

New Collective Bargaining Agreement to Run Through 2016

CHICAGO (March 20, 2013) – U.S. Soccer announced today in conjunction with the Women’s National Team Players Association that the sides have agreed to the material terms of a new collective bargaining agreement through 2016.

With this part of the process completed, U.S. Women’s National Team players allocated to clubs in the National Women’s Soccer League will be joining their clubs as early today.

Below is a joint statement from U.S. Soccer and the Women’s National Team Players Association:

“We are pleased to have concluded this agreement in a timely manner. It took a little longer than we had hoped given the complexity of the issues involved but we are happy it is now behind us. This agreement will allow the players to focus on keeping the U.S. Women’s National Team at the top of the sport and ensure the NWSL is successful for its launch in April."