February 04, 2016

U.S. Soccer Lawsuit Reveals Home Addresses of USWNT Players: When U.S. Soccer filed suit Wednesday against the player's union representing the U.S. women's national team, the court filing included the home addresses and personal email addresses of many of those players. "Itís very unsettling," said Megan Rapinoe. "To know that someone could show up at your door? Thatís extremely unsettling, and itís something that you canít get back."

posted by rcade to soccer at 07:48 PM - 6 comments

Given the stalker-ish tendencies of a certain subset of WoSo fans, I'd be checking real estate listings immediately if I were one of those players. I've seen the creepers first-hand and they are scary as fuck.

posted by goddam at 09:04 PM on February 04, 2016

Ugh. Seriously. I'm willing to bet they've already burned those email addresses, too.

posted by Etrigan at 10:32 PM on February 04, 2016

The money numbers revealed by the lawsuit are disheartening too--the 18 USWNT players get a whole $72,000 for an NWSL season, the remaining six $51k and the rest of the league $36k. At least the national team players also earn for those games with some bonus money for making the World Cup and Olympic squads and medalling in the tournaments.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:44 AM on February 05, 2016

This was a terrible mistake (presumably), but any celebrity who puts their name on a mortgage has a home address that's easy to find online. I doubt that Megan Rapinoe and the other players felt 100% secure that their address was unknown before this.

It's a shame women's pro soccer hasn't found a strong market yet for the game. I am looking forward to seeing Alex Morgan debut for the Orlando Pride this year.

posted by rcade at 10:57 AM on February 05, 2016

I've seen the creepers first-hand and they are scary as fuck.

I can't decide if I want to know more or not.

posted by yerfatma at 12:14 PM on February 05, 2016

I can't decide if I want to know more or not.

Well, now you're gonna know more. I'm sure there's worse than what I've seen. But as an example, I was leaving a Sky Blue game last season through the players lot (I'm with the SG and have field access post-game to take down banners and such). O'Hara was walking out at the same with a security escort. At first I thought it was a bit over the top, but then a random dude emerged from the shadows trying to get an autograph, which KO quickly turned down. Mind you, players stay after the game and sign stuff along the bleachers. But this dude decided to wait in a dark parking lot for her.

posted by goddam at 12:57 PM on February 05, 2016

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