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Morning Read: Jermaine Jones Is Back, Once Again

It's going to take something special to get Jermaine Jones out of the Starting XI for the United States, and that might be a good thing; a footballer goes into high fashion; USSF vs. USWNT heats up.
BY noah davis Posted
April 21, 2016
8:25 AM
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  • Jurgen Klinsmann would like video replay: "The last thing you want to see is that a game is decided by a referee mistake. Referees are trying their best, they're humans and mistakes happen, but we are at a time now where technology is just outstanding. Not only goal-line technology that finally was used in the last World Cup–it was overdue for 20 years. Now you're at a time when you can easily stop real quick, have the slow motion on the sidelines looking at it real quick: Was it inside the box, was it outside of the box? Was it a red card, was it not a red card? Is it a penalty or not? Just take those 10 seconds and decide that, and not leave it up then to the human decision that in that moment saw it maybe the wrong way. I think video technology is overdue ... and it has to be a part of the game in future time."

  • Robbie Rogers is launching a fashion line. Denim jackets, man: "We wanted this to come from a personal place. I miss London where you would put on a knit and a jacket and dress up a little. LA's so casual, I usually just throw on jeans and a t-shirt and at night I'll put on a suede jacket or a denim trucker."

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  • But Jermaine Jones is so strong:

  • An interesting comment

  • This is only going to get worse: "While the women in the filing say they have earned nearly 25 percent less than their male counterparts this year, the figures supplied by the USSF show that for the 25 top-earning U.S. national team players over the past four years, 14 of whom are women, the average compensation is $695,269 for the women over that span, compared with $710,775 for the men, a difference of 2.2 percent. In 2015, 14 of the 24 women's players earned more than $300,000 in salary plus benefits, and no one earned less than $249,000, according to federation numbers, adding that the top male player earned just more than $178,000 in salary in 2015. USSF chief financial officer Eric Gleason said the USSF numbers also show that for the past eight years, there has never been a year in which the player-compensation-team-revenue ratio was greater for the men than for the women."

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