The latest guest on New England Soccer Journal’s “The Goal” podcast was Northeastern University women’s head coach Ashley Phillips.
Phillips is entering her seventh season as the Huskies’ head coach. A native of Peabody, Mass., she attended Milton Academy and is a former Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year, who went on to star as a goalkeeper at Clemson University and then professionally for the Boston Breakers.
Phillips joined host Matt Langone on the podcast to discuss the recent landmark collective bargaining agreement, in which the United States Soccer Federation, the United States Women’s National Team Players Association and the United States National Soccer Team Players Association agreed to terms on a CBA that will achieve equal pay and set a new standard in international soccer. U.S. Soccer becomes the first Federation in the world to equalize FIFA World Cup prize money awarded to both the U.S. Men’s National Team and U.S. Women’s National Team. Along with equal pay for equal work, the new CBA improves non-economic terms, including player health and safety, data privacy and the need to balance responsibilities to both club and country. Phillips also discussed the upcoming 2022 college season and the prospects for her Huskies.
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