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Young U.S. women's soccer team to play Costa Rica in Olympic qualifying tournament

Young U.S. women's soccer team to play Costa Rica in Olympic qualifying tournament

The last thing the U.S. women's soccer team needed heading into this month's Olympic qualifying tournament in Texas was distraction. Yet, in the run-up to Wednesday's opening game, it seems as if the reigning World Cup champions have been dealing with everything but soccer.

Last week, the women were sued by their federation, with U.S. Soccer arguing that it has a contract with the players that runs through the end of the year. The players' union says there is no collective bargaining agreement, only a 3-year-old memorandum of understanding that can be terminated at any time, giving the players the right to strike.

Then there's the Zika outbreak in Brazil, where the Summer...

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