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In women's pro soccer league, a few haves and many have-nots

In women's pro soccer league, a few haves and many have-nots

Christen Press feels badly for most of her Chicago Red Stars teammates. It bothers Press that the demands of both playing in the women's World Cup and of traveling to celebrate the U.S. triumph have drained her ability to help the team since returning to National Women's Soccer League play three weeks after the tournament ended. And she finds it discouraging that the league's financial caste system leaves the three U.S. World Cup players on the team flush but so many Red Stars scraping to make ends meet as the team heads for its first appearance in the 3-year-old league's playoffs. The situation is generally better for WNBA players, mainly because they can...

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