Category Archives: Gold Cup

Does the USWNT Really Deserve to be Paid More?

Yes…       If only this entire debate, which has engulfed the image of the national team in recent years, was that simple. Unfortunately, this motion has received its fair share of backlash and resistance from several parties, including USSF, sparking an ongoing lawsuit seeking “equal pay” for the USWNT. Being the numbers guy… Read More »

Nicaraguan Soccer

When I tell people I am from Latin America I usually get the follow-up question of how good is your team in soccer(especially during the World Cup). As a Nicaraguan that conversation usually leads to an uncomfortable conversation. Unlike our rivals to the south, Costa Rica who have qualified for the World Cup four times,… Read More »

Invisible Men? Racism in Honduran Soccer

* This article is cross-posted with the blog ¿Opio del pueblo? During the Mexico-Trinidad/Tobago Gold Cup quarterfinal the other night, I was part of an engaging twitter discussion about racism in CONCACAF soccer that centered around these posts: It has struck me how much blatant racism you see around #GoldCup chat sites/twitter directed at Caribbean… Read More »

Parables

In October 2001, the national football teams of France and Algeria faced off in a long-awaited, and (at least in principle) “friendly” international game at the Stade de France in Paris. The event was trumpeted as an opportunity for reconciliation, a symbolic end to the conflict between the two countries, and an opportunity for a… Read More »

“You’ve Never Heard of Chicharito?”

That was the dismayed, slightly disbelieving, question posed by a fan of a Mexico team last night to the North Carolinian worker at the food stand getting him a beer and hot dog. We were at the Carolina Panthers stadium (actually named, of course, after a large financial institution, the Bank of America), and it… Read More »