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 […]

Women’s National Team Files Wage-Discrimination Action Against U.S. Soccer Federation

Women’s National Team Files Wage-Discrimination Action Against U.S. Soccer Federation

There’s only so much good faith negotiating that one can endure. After three months of being stonewalled by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the United States women’s national team today filed a wage discrimination action with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accusing the USSF of grossly underpaying the women’s national team in comparison to the men’s team. […]

FIFA champion Brandi Chastain is Donating her Brain to Science

FIFA champion Brandi Chastain is Donating her Brain to Science

Former FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Brandi Chastain has announced that she will be donating her brain to science. Chastain’s goal is to help aid research into Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE has been the focus of several studies in recent years, but our understanding is still limited. As legislators explore new ways to limit student-athletes exposure to […]

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho endorse Portuguese presidential candidate Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho endorse Portuguese presidential candidate Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

Famed footballer Jose Mourinho has decided to weigh in on the Portugese presidential election. Earlier this week, the former Chelsea manager backed candidate Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. In a video endorsement, Mourinho stated: “It’s the first time I publicly state my support for a candidate, because I think Portugal needs to make the right choice, […]

Year-In-Review: 5 Sporting Moments That Went Beyond The Playing Field

Year-In-Review:  5 Sporting Moments That Went Beyond The Playing Field

Each year, there are a number of events where the worlds of sports and politics inevitably collide and the year 2015 was no exception.  Throughout the year there were a number of happenings where either athletes or a game itself became bigger than simply a one-time sporing event.  It was these moments we now choose […]