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NYRB still in talks regarding a women's team - de Bontin

New York Red Bulls general manager Jerome de Bontin has confirmed that the club is continuing talks in regards to the possibility of getting involved in women's soccer.

As the first season of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) heads towards playoffs, de Bontin has revealed that the Red Bulls have been speaking to New Jersey-based Sky Blue.

The NWSL is the third attempt to get women's soccer in North America to an acceptable standard following the failure of the Women's United Soccer Association and Women's Professional Soccer leagues and de Bontin insists that he sees a future for the game.

"We have been holding discussions, not negotiations," de Bontin told the New York Times.

"I am a proponent and supporter of women's soccer. I believe that women's soccer is not just a female version of the men's game, but that it has a true identity.

"It is an interesting game to watch. It flows well and the game has improved as players are more technical. It is cleaner than the men's game and is very entertaining to watch."

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Andrew Slevison
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