Category Archives: World Cup Qualifiers

Football et féminisme : injustice intolérable

Avant ce cours, je n’aurais pas dit avec certitude absolue que je suis féministe. « Féministe », c’est un terme chargé. Par ailleurs, j’étais toujours très consciente du privilège dont je bénéficiais dans ma vie. Cette conscience m’avait causé à toujours hésiter avant de répondre à la question, « t’es féministe ? » parce que je sentais que je n’étais… Read More »

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 »

El coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) y el fútbol

El síndrome respiratorio agudo grave (SARS, por sus siglas en inglés) es una enfermedad respiratoria viral causada por un coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Originalmente, un brote de SARS-CoV-2 surgió en la ciudad de Wuhan en China y actualmente está afectando a todo el mundo – existe una pandemia. Hasta hoy, el 22 de marzo del 2020, se… Read More »

Soccer’s Pre-emptive Public Holiday Curse

Soccer can sometimes feel like an alternate reality, an escape. On a hard-earned weekend, a manual laborer and his friends might be able to gather for a couple of hours and kick the ball around.  Sheltered children shuttled in minivans from their identical suburban houses to florescent-lit schools can find release on the pitch. A… Read More »

With the USMNT Out of the Running, Find Out Which World Cup Team You Should Root For

I’m a big fan of Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com. For anyone interested in in-depth statistical analysis of sports, politics, economics, and culture presented in engaging and interactive formats, I really suggest you visit the site. As fans of the beautiful game, I’m sure that the site’s club soccer predictions will be particularly interesting for readers of the… 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 »

Will the U.S. Ever Truly Master the ‘Art’ of Soccer?

In Soccer in Sun and Shadow, Eduardo Galeano proclaims the United States to be “the home of baseball” and sarcastically describes efforts by the American media to herald soccer as “the sport of the future” during the 1994 World Cup. Americans, however, do not necessarily appreciate soccer to a lesser extent than others. As of… Read More »