Category Archives: Social Issues

Atletas corporativos vs atletas activistas

Los deportes y los atletas tienen papeles muy importante en nuestra sociedad. A través de los deportes, muchos crean sus identidades, careras, futuros y pasiones. Así mismo, los atletas toman el papel como nuestra inspiración, admirándolos y usando sus trayectorias como ejemplos para obtener el éxito. Ellos llegan hacer nuestros ídolos y a través de su éxito,… Read More »

The Fight for Equal Pay, More Important Now than Ever Before

On March 30th, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo, filed a federal complaint by means of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accusing U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination. As a result of the collective bargaining agreement long ago negotiated between members of the U.S. women’s national team and U.S. Soccer, they… 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 »

Sunderland’s Chief Executive Margaret Byrne Sinks

In the modern era of professional sports, many teams have erred on the safe and responsible side when it comes to judging a player’s actions off the field. The NFL is a perfect example in which teams will promptly release a player following the emergence of illicit activities that ought to warrant concern. Thus, it… Read More »

Book Review: “Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America” by Joshua Nadel

To think of football as just as a game is to ignore not only its relationship to national identities, but also its instrumental role in forging these identities. In his book Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America, Joshua Nadel sheds valuable light on this role by examining the impact of football in Argentina, Honduras,… Read More »