Protesting the FIFA pay gap

Look! Up in the sky! It’s … a banner protesting unequal pay between the men’s and women’s World Cups! Yes, such a banner flew at the U.S. women’s ticker-tape parade on Friday. Hey FIFA look up at the #USWNTParade –...

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Huge night for McGregor, Lawler and UFC 3.0

The UFC couldn’t have picked a better night to unveil its new look. Let’s face it — the UFC of a few years ago was big but a little predictable. Georges St. Pierre would take people down at will or … Continue reading →...

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The U.S. women’s unlikeliest win …

No one saw this coming. Not at this World Cup. Not after France picked this U.S. team apart in February. Not while Jill Ellis stubbornly persisted with Lauren Holiday and Morgan Brian alone in center midfield with Carli Lloyd shoved … Continue...

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Young U.S. women’s soccer players aren’t really young

The For The Win podcast looking ahead to the Women’s World Cup final made an interesting point about Jill Ellis finally trusting a young player like Morgan Brian to play a key role. I listened to this the morning after … Continue reading...

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U.S. women make their own luck to reach World Cup final

You need a little luck in the World Cup. That’s what you heard from Germany … Germany’s men, anyway, after the World Cup final last year. Germany’s women, on the other hand, were not so lucky against the USA in … Contin...

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U.S. women in the World Cup semifinals: Decisions, decisions

Jill Ellis made three lineup changes for Friday’s quarterfinal win against China, two out of necessity. The result: Still just a 1-0 win against a team that had little attacking punch, but the team looked better and felt better. And … Co...

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On the Women’s World Cup and Hope Solo, in that order

What a World Cup we’ve seen so far! – Stunning upsets: Nigeria tying Sweden, Norway tying Germany (this isn’t 1995), and Colombia over France. –┬áMoments of brilliance:┬áColombian keeper Sandra Sepulveda, the sequence leading ...

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Hope Solo and the timing of bad news: Q-and-EG

Questions and educated guesses on the Hope Solo situation: Q. Why did ESPN air a piece on Hope Solo, with extensive comments from a family member with whom she fought, the day before the USA was due to play its … Continue reading →...

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