Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Women's league imperiled by Borislow suit
by Paul Kennedy, January 11th, 2012 10:04PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  jurisprudence, wps

MOST COMMENTED

[WPS]Women's Professional Soccer isn't done with Dan Borislow and his magicJack just yet. Borislow won a victory in a Palm Beach County Circuit Court on Monday as Judge Meenu Sasserruled WPS failed to follow the proper procedures to resolve disputes in kicking magicJack out of the league after a tumultuous 2011 campaign. The judge set a hearing for Wednesday to hear arguments that the league will suffer "irreparable harm" if Borislow is granted a temporary injunction to have MagicJack reinstated.

The league had said its owners would rather quit than put up with Borislow any longer.

The issue in the Palm Beach court isn't whether Borislow and magicJack should be kicked out of the league but what sort of dispute-resolution process should be employed to do that.

"We are extremely disappointed with the court's findings and will consider our legal options," WPS CEO Jennifer O'Sullivan said in a statement to media. "Mr. Borislow's abusive behavior and blatant disregard for League rules were a clear breach of contract and led to the Boards' dismissal of magicJack as a franchise. His statements and actions negatively impacted the league's business including efforts to attract expansion teams and sponsors, jeopardized player safety and threatened the very integrity of the League.

"WPS owners took several measures to rectify the situation before making the difficult decision to dismiss Mr. Borislow from the League. If the court rules to reinstate the franchise, my fear is that ownership will seriously consider folding the League, thus ending professional soccer for women in the United States."



1 comment
  1. Christopher Vreeland
    commented on: January 12, 2012 at 2:48 p.m.
    Having read the pleadings from both parties, it appears clear to me that Mr. Borislaw is, at best, delusional, and clearly does not the best interests of the women's game in the US at heart. At the end of the day, if he "wins" in court, he loses. He just wants to make sure he brings the house down around him. I do not wish him well.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: Giovinco aces two free kicks    
Sebastian Giovinco's hat trick in Toronto FC's 4-1 win over D.C United included two free-kick golazos, ...
NASL Rewind: Omar Bravo scores on debut    
Former Mexican World Cup striker Omar Bravo scored in his debut for the Carolina RailHawks in ...
MLS Talking Points: 'Hatred' seeps into New York derby    
The intensity of the Hudson River Derby took on a new level, rising with the midday ...
U.S. Abroad: More bad luck for Garza    
Greg Garza, who missed most of last season with a hip injury, suffered more bad back ...
MLS Talking Points: Sounders feel the heat    
The Seattle Sounders hit bottom Sunday in the oppressive Midwest heat when they fell to Sporting ...
Video Pick: Solo golazo by Andrey Arshavin    
The 35-year Russian star Andrey Arshavin, who played for Arsenal in 2009-2013, now plies his trade ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"We won the game. That's what you do in soccer games. We were on the road ...
What They're Saying: Patrick Vieira    
"The comment from Jesse during the week had a massive impact on the referees. And of ...
What They're Saying: Alejandro Bedoya    
"Just watched that performance by Seattle vs KC. Still remember them telling me my value & ...
MLS Moves: Former U-20 star Steffen joins Crew    
Zack Steffen, who starred for the USA at the 2015 Under-20 World Cup, signed with the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives