January 30th, 2012

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borislow is the evil emperor

Women’s Professional Soccer suspends 2012 season amid legal dispute with ousted owner

SAN FRANCISCO — Women’s Professional Soccer won’t play the 2012 season amid a legal dispute with an ousted owner.

The league’s Board of Governors voted Monday to suspend the season with hopes of resuming in 2013, the WPS announced.

In October, it terminated its South Florida franchise after clashing with owner Dan Borislow all season. A Florida judge ruled earlier this month that the league failed to follow its own dispute procedures when it terminated the franchise, and another court hearing is set for Wednesday.

WPS CEO Jennifer O’Sullivan said owners chose to cancel the season over possibly working with Borislow in the league again.

“We have diverted so many resources into litigation,” she said. “This is something that needs to be resolved before we can move forward with play.”

Borislow purchased the former Washington Freedom before last season and moved the club to South Florida, renaming it for a telephone call device he invented. The magicJack franchise was repeatedly disciplined during the season for not meeting league standards. In August, after Borislow filed suit against the WPS, the league released a statement accusing him of violations ranging from “unprofessional and disparaging treatment of his players to failure to pay his bills.”

The league has played three seasons. It needed a waiver from the U.S. Soccer Federation to be sanctioned as a first-division league in 2012 with only five teams, below the required eight. In the deal with the governing body in December, WPS agreed to increase the number of teams to a minimum of six for 2013 and at least eight for 2014.

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ETA: Here's another article with more information:

WPS owners decide to "cancel 2012 season"
30 Jan, 2012
By Charles Boehm

The owners of Women’s Professional Soccer appear to have decided to “cancel the 2012 season,” according to a league-wide email citing ongoing legal proceedings with renegade owner Dan Borislow.

The decision was apparently voted on by WPS’ five owners on Monday morning, and the news was subsequently delivered to WPS players in the email, obtained by National Soccer Wire, which alluded to further information being relayed following Wednesday’s court hearing in Florida between Borislow and league representatives.

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Well fuck. This is terrible.
Dortmund

Celebration Post for all the Dortmund-Fans!!!

I know there are not many of us here, but today's news are just too exciting to ignore them...

Jürgen Klopp extended his Contract! He'll be with us till 2016!!


Obligatory Meisterschale for a Dortmund Post!

For those of you who are not familiar with him: he's the coach of Borussia Dortmund and won the Bundesliga last year after an amazing season which his team dominated (although some Bayern-Fans might want to argue with that) He is seen as one of the main reasons BvB is so successful right now. He was nominated at the Ballon d'Or as best coach last year.

Besides that he is also known for giving great (aka funny) interviews, for his enthusiastic celebrations and for hugging his players everytime they do something awesome (which is quite often).

Michael Zorc also extended his contract but I guess even less people know who that is so I'm gonna shut up now...

PS: First Post ever so please don't be mean... help is always welcome though ;)