Former North Carolina Courage goalkeeper Meghann Burke is now executive director  NWSL Players’ Association. Photograph: Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The NWSL Players’ Association (NWSLPA), a player-led and player developed group, has been at the vanguard of protecting its players since its inceptio(...)

Members of the Shamrock Rovers squad of the 1960s at a commemoration lunch in 2007. Their US adventure is chronicled in ‘Summer of ’67: Flower Power, Race Riots, Vietnam and the Greatest Soccer Final Played on American Soil’ by Ian Thomson. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When the Shamrock Rovers squad managed by Liam Tuohy touched down in Los Angeles that summer’s day, Maureen O’Hara was at the airport to greet them. S(...)