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Palm Beach Post’s Hal Habib story on magicJack termination, Oct. 27
Palm Beach Post’s Hal Habib story on magicJack termination, Oct. 27

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BocaRaton-basedwomen'ssoccerteammagicJackterminatedbyleagueafteroneseason
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Updated:7:33p.m.Thursday,Oct.27,2011Posted:12:43p.m.Thursday,Oct.27,2011
ThepresenceofU.S.NationalTeamstarsAbbyWambachandHopeSolowasn'tenoughtokeeptheWomen'sProfessionalSoccerleaguefrompullingtheplugonBocaRaton-basedmagicJackonThursday,endingmonthsofbickeringbetweentheleagueandclubownerDanBorislow.Theleagueissuedatwo-sentencenewsreleasesayingitsboardofgovernorsvotedtoterminatethefranchise"aftercarefulconsideration."WPSdidn'trespondtorepeatedrequestsforelaborationonwhythesix-teamleagueeliminatedaclubwithsevenU.S.NationalTeamplayersorwhethertheywouldjoinotherclubs.Clearly,however,WPStiredofbickeringwithBorislow,aPalmBeachresidentwhoboughtintotheleaguethisyear,promptlybegancriticizingitsbusinesspracticesandboasted,"Ifwegoaway,theydon'thavealeague."WPSischallengingthatclaimafteraseasoninwhichitdockedtheclubapointinthestandings,sayingBorislow'sconductwasdetrimentaltotheleague,andbannedhimfromservinginacoachingroleonthebench.Later,theleaguethreatenedtofoldtheclub-whichmovedfromWashington,D.C.,toBocaRatonthisyear-andlabeledBorislow'sactions"unprofessional."Hefiledsuitagainsttheleague,retractingitafteritbecameapparenttheclubcouldfinishouta10-8-2season.Still,BorislowsaidThursdaythathewassurprised."Normally,yougothroughdueprocessbeforeyouannounceadeathsentence,"Borislowsaid."Itdoesn'tmakeanysensetheywouldannouncethisthismorning."ItwasdisappointingnewsforFloridaAtlanticUniversity,whichhostedmagicJackmatchesandstoodtoprofitfurthernextseasoniftheteam'sbiggermatchescouldhavebeenplayedintheschool'snew,30,000-seatfootballstadiumratherthanasoccercomplexthatrequiredtemporarybleacherstoapproach5,000capacity."It'ssad,"saidFAUwomen'ssoccercoachBrianDooley,whohandledmuchofthegamedaylogistics."Ienjoyedgettingout,watchingthatlevelofplayandseeingallthekidsinthestands.'Weweremovingforward,hopingtogetanearlystart,getthewordoutandstartsellingticketstotrytokeepthingsrolling."MagicJackincludedseveralotherkeyplayerswholedtheUnitedStatestosecondplaceinthissummer'sWomen'sWorldCup,includingU.S.captainChristieRamponeandmidfielderMeganRapinoe,whoassistedonWambach'shistoriclast-secondgoalagainstBrazil.Buoyedbythatsuccess,magicJackenjoyedastringofselloutsontheroadandatFAU.''Thatwasanincrediblething,toseeitswelltothepointitdid,"Dooleysaid.TheteamboastedtheWPSrookieoftheyear(ChristenPress)andhastwocurrentfinalistsforworldplayeroftheyear(WambachandSolo).SoloalsoisenjoyingmainstreamattentiononDancingwiththeStars.Astheseasonended,JenniferO'SullivanreplacedAnne-MarieEileraasasleagueCEO.Sincemuchofthefriction
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ClJ;lpearedtobebetweenBoJis.lowandEileraas,therehadbeenhopepeacewasforthcoming."ItiscertainlyasaddayformagicJackfansandfansoftheWPS,"Wambachtweeted."IwanttopersonallythankDanBorislowandthefansofSouthFloridafortheirsupportandIhopetogetanopportunitytocornebacktoSouthFloridatoplayinthefuture."ForSouthFloridafans,thenewsistoofamiliar.MagicJackjoinsdefunctmen'ssoccerfranchisesincludingtheoriginalFortLauderdaleStrikers,featuringWorldCupstarsGerdMullerandNeneCubillas,andtheMiamiFusion,coachedbyex-StrikerRayHudson.Bothclubsalsodisappeareddespiteobviouson-fieldtalent.MagicJack'sdemisecomesonlydaysbeforethecurrentversionoftheStrikersplaysfortheNorthAmericanSoccerLeaguechampionshiponSaturdayatLockhartStadiuminwhatmightbethefinalchancefanshavetoseelivesoccerfortheforeseeablefuture.Borislow,whoinventedthemagicJack,adeviceusedtoplacephonecallsovertheInternet,saidhewillcontinuetobeinvolvedinwomen'ssoccer.Hesaidheisworkingon"somethingIthinkwouldbealotbetterformeandalotbetterforsoccerandthecommunity."'Findthisarticleat:
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