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  1. U.S. Professional Women’s Soccer Struggles to Survive

    Grassroots participation in women’s soccer has boomed since the U.S. won the 1999 World Cup, but the women’s professional league is barely sustaining itself. Franchises have budgets of $1.5 million or less, players are paid as little as $6,000 per season and they sometimes live with host families because they can’t afford rent. Most take on voluntary outreach to build up a fan base, believing that their competitive edge lies in their ability to inspire young female fans.

    Source: NYT

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