“These little wins, which to other people have little meaning, they’re huge for us."
-- U.S. midfielder Allie Long
on the release of the complete U.S. women's national
team schedule for the first five months of 2019, ahead of the World Cup in France. The longer lead-time in announcing the schedule is beneficial to U.S. Soccer in terms of promotions and the players
in terms of scheduling other commitments. The schedule's release is considered an example of the improved working relationship between the U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association and
federation. (New York Times