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Teen Soccer Phenom, Women’s Pro League Settle Over Minimum Age

July 28, 2021, 6:02 PM

The National Women’s Soccer League has reached a settlement with the 15-year-old athletic prodigy who brought an antitrust challenge to its minimum playing age, after preliminary rulings cleared the way for her to sign a contract in June, according to a federal court filing Wednesday in Oregon.

The teen phenom, Olivia Moultrie, has agreed to drop her claims against the NWSL and its affiliates, while the league will stop opposing her bid to play professionally, the two sides said in a joint filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

Moultrie and the NWSL also pledged not ...