Should Russia Still Be Allowed to Host the World Cup in 2018?

Should Russia Still Be Allowed to Host the World Cup in 2018?

In the wake of the violence in Marseille, many people are calling for FIFA to relocate the 2018 World Cup. Currently, the World Cup is scheduled to take place in Russia, but after several officials condoned fan violence at the European Football Championship. The brawls have lead to several arrests and quite a few hospitalizations. At the […]

Violent Riots in Mersailles As European Football Championship Begins

Violent Riots in Mersailles As European Football Championship Begins

As the 2016 European Football Championship moves forward in France, hooliganism has become a huge problem. On Saturday, violent clashes broke out in Marseille, injuring several innocent bystanders. So far, the fights have predominantly been between British supporters and a group of Russian thugs called “Ultras”. At least one English supporter is now in critical condition following the conflicts. The Russian Ultras are known […]

World Cup Champion Hope Solo Could Miss the Olympics Due to Domestic Violence Trial

World Cup Champion Hope Solo Could Miss the Olympics Due to Domestic Violence Trial

Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the US Women’s National Team (USWNT), was charged with assault and it could prevents her from playing in the Olympics. The USWNT is headed to Rio in August and, if Solo’s case moves forward, this could affect her ability to compete. In 2014, Solo was arrested after a domestic dispute and charged with two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence […]

FIFA Officials and Soccer Superstars Implicated in Panama Papers Leak

FIFA Officials and Soccer Superstars Implicated in Panama Papers Leak

According to The Irish Times and other sources, at least one FIFA official and several notable players are now embroiled in the Panama Papers scandal. On April 3, eleven million documents were leaked from the Panamaniam law firm Mossack Fonseca. The leak showed the company helping prominent individuals launder money. Among those implicated were 12 current or former heads of […]

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The Media Reacts to US Women’s EEOC Filing

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The Media Reacts to US Women’s EEOC Filing

This week, the US Women’s National Team decided to take on the gender pay gap by filing a wage discrimination complaint against US Soccer. Five players (Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe, and Becky Sauerbrunn) claim that they’re the victims of discrimination. The facts are damning:  Even though the Women’s World Cup final arguably had higher domestic […]