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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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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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USWNT vs. Mexico: Key moments and random thoughts

The USA advanced to the Women’s World Cup with a¬†lopsided victory over a Mexican team that left a couple of solid attackers on the bench and never threatened to come back from an early U.S. goal. Costa Rica advanced in … Continue readin...

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Choke! Why there’s no double standard for women’s soccer

Let’s rewrite history, shall we? 1. 1988 World Series: The Oakland A’s choked in Game 1, when Dennis Eckerley got out to an 0-2 count with two out in the ninth and a 4-3 lead but hung a slider that … Continue reading →...

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Women’s World Cup: Small step for Japan, giant leap for women’s soccer

The penalty shootout wasn’t great, particularly for U.S. fans. But this Women’s World Cup was a wonderful event that demanded attention from around the world and got it. Certainly Japan, which has suffered so much this year, won’t s...

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Women’s soccer boom, version 2.0

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen people ask aloud whether the Women’s World Cup will boost WPS. My rote response on Twitter: WPS has its own issues that no goal in Moenchengladbach can solve. Perhaps I should explain … Conti...

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Germany 6: Last legs

Yesterday, I had a pleasant but sweaty walk almost all the way up the 1.6-kilometer Hauptstrasse, a pedestrian strip in Heidelberg’s old city. I detoured through parts of the university and up, up, up into the castle. Photos are below, …...

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Germany 4: Stuck inside of Frankfurt with the Augsburg blues again

One of the reassuring aspects of going on a whirlwind tour is that any stereotypes you could form are quickly whittled away. Find yourself in an impossible situation with impossible people, and all you have to do is keep going … Continue readi...

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