What They're Saying

"Various material breaches of League Rules (including the League's Collective Bargaining Agreement), including physical confrontations with players and officials during a Team game resulting in a fine and multi-game suspension, interfering with the rights of Team players to contact the players' union with concerns, subjecting Team players to inappropriate hazing activities and engaging in behavior that put the health and safety of Team players at risk."

-- Excerpt from a letter from Pennsylvania Professional Soccer LLC to Coach Peter Nowak dated June 13, 2012 citing the reasons for the Philadelphia Union's firing of Nowak, who has sued the team in federal court asserting that the Union did not act in good faith when claiming to fire him for cause. He also seeks payment of severance money he says he has not received. (Philly.com)

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