Gotta look at this from business perspective as well. Ellis can't cut all the "old" women bc those players are locked into $$ deals with Nike et al. If you think this doesn't play a factor then you don't understand corporate sponsorships and partnerships. Ellis is stuck trying to morph a team of mostly mediocre-skilled players (though fast and hard working) into a skill-based playing team. Not going to work unless a different type of player is developed and chosen, similar to the players we are now seeing light up the field for pick your country (england, france, netherlands, spain, colombia, canada, mexico...).