Welcome to Soccer’s Strangest Season

The World Cup will split seasons in two in much of the world, including the Premier League campaign that opens this weekend. What is revealed could be fascinating.

#arsenal-soccer-team, #english-premier-league, #german-bundesliga, #manchester-united-soccer-team, #ronaldo-cristiano, #soccer, #tottenham-hotspur-soccer-team, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team

The Day the Supreme Court Crashed the Title IX Party

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX was dampened as female athletes were saddened — and angered — by the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #basketball-college, #bayh-birch-evan, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #king-billie-jean, #rapinoe-megan, #soccer, #supreme-court-us, #tennis, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #womens-national-basketball-assn, #womens-rights

US Soccer’s Equal Pay and Bonus-Sharing Deal: How It Will Work

New contracts for the men’s and women’s national teams will usher in an era of equal pay at U.S. Soccer. Here’s how it will work.

#income-inequality, #parlow-cindy, #soccer, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #womens-world-cup-soccer

U.S. Soccer and Players Guarantee Equal Pay in New Contracts

Landmark labor agreements with members of the men’s and women’s national teams will include higher paychecks and shared World Cup prize money.

#soccer, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #womens-world-cup-soccer, #world-cup-2022-soccer

Hope Solo, Former U.S. Soccer Star, Charged With Impaired Driving

Ms. Solo had her two children in the vehicle when she was arrested in Winston-Salem, N.C., the police said. “The story is more sympathetic than the initial charges suggest,” her lawyer said.

#soccer, #solo-hope, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #womens-world-cup-soccer

The USWNT vs. U.S. Soccer: an Equal Pay Timeline

A six-year legal fight that saw victories on the field and losses in federal court ended with a multimillion-dollar settlement. Here’s how the sides got here.

#collective-bargaining, #cordeiro-carlos, #discrimination, #klausner-r-gary, #rapinoe-megan, #sauerbrunn-becky-1985, #soccer, #solo-hope, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

U.S. Women’s Players and U.S. Soccer Settle Equal Pay Lawsuit

Under the terms of the agreement, the athletes will receive $24 million and a pledge from the federation to equalize pay for the men’s and women’s national teams.

#collective-bargaining, #decisions-and-verdicts, #klausner-r-gary, #lloyd-carli-1982, #morgan-alex-1989, #organized-labor, #rapinoe-megan, #soccer, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

USWNT and US Soccer Settle Equal Pay Lawsuit

Under the terms of the agreement, the athletes will receive $24 million and a pledge from the federation to equalize pay for the men’s and women’s national teams.

#collective-bargaining, #decisions-and-verdicts, #klausner-r-gary, #lloyd-carli-1982, #morgan-alex-1989, #organized-labor, #rapinoe-megan, #soccer, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

U.S. Soccer Proposes Collective Talks on Equal Pay

Seeking a new way out of a costly legal battle, U.S. Soccer’s president asks the men’s and women’s teams to negotiate together on the biggest obstacle: World Cup bonuses.

#income, #international-federation-of-association-football-fifa, #parlow-cindy, #soccer, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #women-and-girls, #womens-world-cup-soccer

USWNT’s Catarina Macario Is Just Getting Started

Born in Brazil, developed in the United States and now a pro headed to an important pre-Olympic camp, the 21-year-old forward is proving she belongs alongside the world’s best players.

#andonovski-vlatko, #content-type-personal-profile, #macario-catarina, #olympique-lyonnais-soccer-team, #rapinoe-megan, #soccer, #stanford-university, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team

For Jrue Holiday, It’s a Good Game When His Wife Says So

The pressure is on as the Bucks head to the N.B.A. playoffs, but Holiday has somebody at home who understands competition: his wife, Lauren, who faced high expectations on the U.S. national soccer team.

#basketball, #holiday-jrue, #holiday-lauren, #milwaukee-bucks, #national-basketball-assn, #new-orleans-pelicans-basketball, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #university-of-california-los-angeles

US Women’s Soccer Team Clears Hurdle to Continuing Equal Pay Fight

A judge approved a settlement between U.S. Soccer and its women’s team in their dispute over working conditions, allowing the players to resume their legal battle over compensation.

#klausner-r-gary, #soccer, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team

USWNT Settlement Clears Path to Appeal of Equal Pay Defeat

A judge approved a settlement between U.S. Soccer and its women’s team in their dispute over working conditions, allowing the players to resume their legal battle over compensation.

#klausner-r-gary, #soccer, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team

U.S. Men Fail to Qualify for Olympic Soccer Tournament

Goals by Honduras on either side of halftime dashed the Americans’ hopes of a trip to Tokyo.

#confederation-of-north-central-american-and-caribbean-association-football-concacaf, #kreis-jason, #soccer, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team

The Women’s Team Won a Title. Weeks Later, Owners Shut It Down.

A top women’s soccer team won its first league title last season. But as richer rivals pour money into the women’s game, Kopparbergs decided to fold rather than fight.

#kopparbergs-goteborg-soccer-team, #lavelle-rose, #manchester-city-soccer-team, #olympique-lyonnais-soccer-team, #paris-st-germain-fc-soccer-team, #soccer, #solo-hope, #uefa-champions-league-soccer, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team

USWNT and US Soccer Settle Workplace Claims

Both sides claimed victory with the agreement, which clears the way for the women’s team to appeal a court ruling that had rejected its equal pay claims.

#discrimination, #morgan-alex-1989, #rapinoe-megan, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #women-and-girls, #womens-world-cup-soccer

As M.L.S. Playoffs Open, Black Players Press for Progress

In protests and meetings, Black players have pushed M.L.S. for better representation. Now, as the playoffs open, and with the league’s help, they are focused on follow through.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #garber-don, #major-league-soccer, #soccer, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team

Arsène Wenger and the Gift of Time

The former Arsenal manager is still consumed by soccer, and how it is played and taught. It is just that now, he does not have anything to distract him from the big questions.

#arsenal-soccer-team, #bodo-glimt-soccer-team, #soccer, #united-states-mens-national-soccer-team, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #wenger-arsene

For USWNT Stars in Manchester, There Is Now Only Red and Blue

After Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis signed with Manchester City, Tobin Heath and Christen Press joined United. On Saturday, their crash course in a nascent women’s rivalry will go to the next level.

#heath-tobin-1988, #lavelle-rose, #manchester-city-soccer-team, #manchester-united-soccer-team, #press-christen, #soccer, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team

New Women’s Soccer Team, Founded by Women, Will Press Equal Pay Cause

Investors in the National Women’s Soccer League’s latest team include sports stars like Serena Williams, Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach and tech and finance entrepreneurs.

#hamm-mia, #national-womens-soccer-league-us, #soccer, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #wambach-abby, #williams-serena

U.S. Soccer Repeals National Anthem Policy

A rule created after Megan Rapinoe took a knee was rescinded as the federation, like the N.F.L. and FIFA, reconsidered its views on athletes who choose to peacefully protest.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #international-federation-of-association-football-fifa, #rapinoe-megan, #soccer, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team

N.W.S.L. Plans a One-Month Season: 25 Games in One City

The top American women’s soccer league will return to the field next month in Utah. But will all of its stars show up?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-womens-soccer-league-us, #soccer, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team

For USWNT and U.S. Soccer, Equal Pay Ruling Offers a Way Out

A federal judge’s rejection of the players’ equal pay claims cost the team their leverage, but it is in the federation’s interests to find a settlement both sides can embrace.

#discrimination, #rapinoe-megan, #soccer, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s Equal Pay Demands Are Dismissed by Judge

The players’ claims about unequal working conditions can continue, but the ruling was a serious blow to a yearslong campaign for equal pay by the women.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #soccer, #united-states-soccer-federation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team