Category Archives: Olympics

Understanding the Women’s Game – A Journey of Panels

This week I had the pleasure of listening to Gwendolyn Oxenham, author of Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer, as well as a panel of Women’s Soccer figures: Dan Levy, agent for many of the players of the USWNT, Anson Dorrance, coach of UNC’s women’s soccer team, Carla Overbeck,… Read More »

Things to Know about the 2016 Summer Olympics

  About two weeks ago Stephen Kirchner wrote a piece about the United States U23 Men failing to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now that the groups have been released for both the Men’s and Women’s tournaments, it is time to revisit some key storylines surrounding this tournament. Even though the Copa America Centenario… Read More »

Quand les Bons Gens Se Comportent Mal : L’Histoire d’Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach est « l’enfant chérie » et « la femme d’affiche » pour des athlètes féminins et le football américain de femme. Non seulement elle mène l’équipe les USA à la victoire à la Coupe du monde de femme, elle a aussi gagné la récompense pour le Joueur Mondial FIFA de l’Année en 2012 et a aidé le… Read More »

Club vs. Country

This summer the Brazilian national team will compete in two major tournaments: the 2016 Rio Olympics in August and the Copa America Centenario in June. Brazil’s star forward Neymar, however, may only compete in one.  Neymar’s club team, Barcelona, has publically stated that they will only release Neymar for one of the two tournaments this… Read More »

A Lapse in Judgment: Wambach Arrested for DUI in Wake of USWNT Lawsuit

In the wake of the U.S. Women’s National Team filing a lawsuit demanding equal pay from the U.S. Soccer Federation during the past week, the USWNT and the soccer world received shocking news about one of its former superstars Sunday morning. After being pulled over at 11:05 p.m. Saturday, former U.S. forward Abby Wambach, 35,… Read More »