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Could the New Women's Professional Soccer League Survive in America? How Adopting a Traditional Legal Structure May Save More than Just a Game


Marc Edelman


Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York; Fordham University School of Law

Elizabeth Masterson


Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Spring 2009

Seton Hall Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 19, p. 283

Abstract:     
This article analyzes whether a new women’s professional soccer league, operating under a more traditional legal structure, is more likely to succeed than its centrally planned predecessor. Part I of this article explains the history of women’s soccer, including the game’s transition from a recreational to a professional activity. Part II explains the different legal structures that are available to an American sports league. Part III explains why implementing a traditional legal structure maximizes the new women’s professional soccer league’s likelihood of success.

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Keywords: sports, law, sports law, antitrust, Sherman Act, Section One, soccer, women, women's soccer, single entity, Copperweld, league structure, FIFA, WUSA, women's sports, sports economics, Mia Hamm

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Date posted: June 11, 2009  

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Edelman, Marc and Masterson, Elizabeth, Could the New Women's Professional Soccer League Survive in America? How Adopting a Traditional Legal Structure May Save More than Just a Game (Spring 2009). Seton Hall Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 19, p. 283. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1415052

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Marc Edelman (Contact Author)
Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York ( email )
One Bernard Baruch Way
Box B9-220
New York, NY 10010
United States
Fordham University School of Law ( email )
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
United States
Elizabeth Masterson
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) ( email )
Rochester, NY 14623
United States
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