Stephanie Labbé Banned from Men’s Professional League

Stephanie Labbé, Canada’s starting goalkeeper is trying her luck playing on a men’s team. The 31-year-old from Alberta stepped away from her NWSL club the Washington Spirit midway through the 2017 season after struggling with mental health. After struggling to find a solution in the NWSL through trades, Labbé looked to stay closer to home… Read More »

Wage Inequality in Football

Introduction Wage Inequality in Society In 2017, for every dollar a man earned, a woman was paid 82 cents  (Farber, 2017). While this difference has seen significant improvements, from the 54 cents to every dollar prior to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the 18-cent deficit is not insignificant when looking at equal pay for… Read More »

La place du football féminin dans la presse française

Comme je l’ai déjà écrit, parmi tous les thèmes abordés ce semestre, celui du football féminin est l’un de ceux qui ont le plus éveillé ma curiosité. En concluant mon blog post précédent (réponse a Pourquoi “Under the Lights and in the Dark” est le titre parfait sur la place occupée par le football féminin… Read More »

Roma v. Shaktar Donetsk

When I first bought my ticket for the Roma v. Shakhtar game I didn’t think much of it. I was already going to Rome with a few friends and the one of us that knew anything about soccer, Jake, practically begged us to go so I thought, “Why not…I don’t like sports much but I… Read More »

El futuro de GLT y VARS

Con el mundial en Rusia acercándose cada día, aficionados, entrenadores y jugadores de todos los rincones del mundo están mirando las adiciones más nuevas y más controversiales al campo de fútbol: GLT y VARS. ¿Qué son, exactamente? GLT, o sistema de detección automática de goles, es más fácil entender. El sistema consiste en una serie… Read More »

“Welcome to Russia”: Gwendolyn Oxenham

In the chapter “Welcome to Russia” from Gwendolyn Oxenham’s book Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer, she reinforces soccer’s ability to lift a player and their family out of the depth of depravity, a narrative our class has explored throughout the semester. Omolyn Davis, a Jamaica and Dani Foxhoven’s… Read More »

Quote from Gwendolyn Oxenham’s Book

In the chapter “Welcome to Russia” from Gwendolyn Oxenham’s book Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer, she reinforces soccer’s ability to lift a player and their family out of the depth of depravity, a narrative our class has explored throughout the semester. Omolyn Davis, a Jamaica and Dani Foxhoven’s… Read More »

Hublot and the referee board.

Something’s up. So. Every so often in soccer, one of the teams will sub out a player. (It’s a pretty common occurrence, I’m sure you’ve seen it before.) The incoming player and an accompanying referee walk out to the middle of field. That referee has this, kind of pointless, job of holding up a display… Read More »

The dual lives of women’s soccer stars

It’s 2009, I am in 7th grade, at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill, NC. We have a student teacher in our social studies class, a UNC student finishing up her Education major. Her name is Heather O’Reilly, you may have heard of her? Of course we were all excited to have her as a… Read More »