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Soccer League Appeals Teen Phenom’s Win Over Minimum Age Rule

June 22, 2021, 5:18 PM

The National Women’s Soccer League has asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco to revoke an injunction directing the league to stop enforcing its minimum playing age against a 15-year-old athletic prodigy who challenged the policy on antitrust grounds.

The league sought review from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit late Monday, four days after a federal judge in Oregon issued a preliminary injunction in favor of Olivia Moultrie, who began competing at the collegiate level when she was 11 and started preparing to go pro at 13.

Judge Karin J. Immergut expanded a temporary restraining ...

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