Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and Hope Solo—the five most recognizable names from the U.S. women’s national soccer team—have filed a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, requesting that U.S. Soccer be investigated over wage discrimination.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, one of the attackers who detonated a suicide bomb outside of the Stade de France during last night’s France-Germany friendly had a ticket to the match and attempted to enter the stadium, when stadium security discovered his bomb vest. From the report:
The domestic violence charges against soccer player Hope Solo will go forward after all. In January, a lower court dismissed the charges on procedural grounds, but a Washington state appeals court reversed that decision on Friday.
Niloufar Ardalan, the 30-year-old captain of the Iranian women’s soccer team who is widely considered to be the best player in the country, will not be competing in the Asian Football Federation Women’s Futsal Championship in Malaysia on Thursday because her husband refuses to give her permission.
On Friday, New York City dropped approximately two tons of confetti on the reigning Women’s World Cup champions, celebrating their record third World Cup win with the first-ever ticker-tape parade for a female sports team.
In New York City, Mayor de Blasio has cleared a parade for the US women’s soccer team who recently won the World Cup. Gather all the confetti you can find for Friday morning at 11 a.m. folks!
Or, How Carli Lloyd Became A National Fucking Hero.
It’s kickoff time for the big rematch between the United States Women’s National Team and Japan. In 2011, the U.S. lost to Japan when they blew two leads and missed three penalty kicks. It’s time for these ladies to avenge their loss! Here’s The Rock taking some time out of his sweaty workout with an encouraging…
Everywhere I go, people are talking trash about Sydney Leroux’s fake eyelashes. To be fair, I’ve been in Canada, where she’s particularly reviled. I get it, she turned her back on you, Canada. You’re hurt. But through the pain, I beg you, do not bring her eyelashes into this. Because let’s be real: those eyelashes are…
This here blog post is where you can find our previews on all 24 nations competing in the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
When the United States Women’s National Team takes the pitch, they’ll be tasked with navigating the largest and deepest World Cup field ever. Though the Olympic gold medal more or less belongs to the USWNT—remember this?—they have tended to come up short on the sport’s biggest stage. They’ve advanced to at least the…
If you have a dog, the one thing you know for sure about them is they pretty much think the entire world revolves around your love for them. Case in point: This dog who ran onto the field during a soccer game looking for some attention.
In this short film, feminist film director and fashion photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhury captured a group of girls (and an elephant!) playing soccer in the streets of Jodhpur. It's a jubilant, sweet clip and and if you think there's an underlying feminist message, yup.
The NFL's handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case has opened a belated discussion on how professional sports enable crap behavior in their athletes, and the private horror of domestic violence for its victims. But in the flurry of firings and bannings and panel appointings in the NFL, one professional sports…
This just might just be the most exciting thing to have happened to soccer since the men's headband.
Another college sports team is facing a disciplinary action for a hazing incident that left multiple freshman student athletes in the hospital and led two students to withdraw from the school.