Earlier this month, the Portland Thorns made some history. When Olivia Moultrie entered in the 83rd minute during a win over Racing Louisville, the 15-year-old became the youngest player in National Women’s soccer league history.
She was only in the field because she had prevailed in a court case against the NWSL challenging the league’s 18-year-old age minimum for players. A federal judge ruled that the NWSL broke federal anti-trust law and discriminated against Moultrie by not allowing her on the field. Days after winning the case, the phenom was on the field for the Thorns and made her Providence Park debut Sunday in a 0-0 draw.
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