I was reading an article from the WUSA ( "WUSA Suspends Operations" http://soccer.loop48.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=999 ) and I am wondering if the founding players themselves wanted to take a financial risk on the league. Here is a paragraph that is concerning: [QUOTE The league was formed as a unique partnership between the owners and the players, with founding players taking an active role in league management and also an equity stake. Julie Foudy, captain of the San Diego Spirit and U.S. World Cup team and a member of the WUSA Board of Governors, commented, "We appreciate the wonderful commitment that the WUSA owners have made to the players. The impact of the WUSA on women's sports and millions of fans has been extraordinary." [/QUOTE] Did the players not have confidence in their own league? Did the founding players not want to take a financial risk? What kind of "golden parchute" did the "founding players" get by ending the league right now? Did any other WUSA player get any kind of severance pay like the founding players. In this article I get the feeling that they had enough money left to provide all the original US WNT players that committed to the league in the beginning a financial parachute out of the league by folding it now. It would be interesting to find out.