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Women’s pro soccer team owner Dan Borislow of MagicJack faces grievance from players’ union over e-mails, conduct

In July, the Women’s Professional Soccer Players Union filed a grievance with the league against magicJack owner Dan Borislow. It took issue with his conduct as an executive and acting coach and accused him of violations of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the league’s media policy and coaching requirements.

The grievance cited several e-mails sent to players that, according to the union, “demonstrate his practice of bullying and threatening playeres, and his creation of a hostile, oppressive, and intimidating work environment.”

The e-mails weren’t made public at the time. However, the Insider has obtained copies of the messages. This story draws excerpts from the e-mails and provides background on the bizarre situation involving a talent-stacked club that employs, among others, World Cup stars Abby Wambach and Hope Solo.

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Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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