I'm sure the current player contract format is very complex, so I won't even pretend that I know all or any of the intricate details. However, I'd hope that the number of contracts given out during the WC and Olympics are a lot more than during off peak years. For instance, it would make sense to me if the USSF expanded the number of contracts given out between March 2014 and July 2015 to 35. However, the actual number of contracts given out will be left under the discretion of the coach. If he/she feels comfortable with only giving out 27 contracts, then great. However, they would still have the option of bringing on another 7 or 8 players and not worry about skirting around a rotational system. After the WC, the maximum number of contracts can be dropped to 28 in the lead up to the Olympics, until September 2016. Once we reach the off-peak seasons I'd say lower the number of contracts given out to USWNT members to 15. You still get to keep your core players (Solo, Morgan, etc.), say goodbye to retiring ones (Wambach, Rampone, etc.), and give the fringe players (RVH, A-Rod, HAO) an incentive to work their way back into a contract situation. If some of these fringe players feel shafted by the process and decide to move overseas during off-peak seasons, then it's their loss since a new crop of players will be ready to take their place in 2018.