Social Issues

USWNT Players Call On U.S. Government To Help Their Afghan Counterparts

Alex Morgan, Becky Sauerbrunn and five other prominent NWSL stars signed on to a letter sent to the U.S. State Department asking the American government expedite the evacuation of Afghan women’s national team players from the country where the Taliban recently took power.

Winners and Losers From The First Week Of Premier League Play

With the Premier League kicking off this past weekend, soccer is almost back in full form around the world. As some top clubs had unreal losses, others shocked us with a win. There were numerous winners and losers from the first week of action back in the Premier League. 

Hope Solo Blasts Rapinoe On A Podcast Claiming She’s “Seen Rapinoe Almost Bully Players Into Kneeling”

Former USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo has stirred the pot and then some with her latest take about her former teammate Megan Rapinoe. The Hope Solo Megan Rapinoe comments were made during Goal’s “All of US: The U.S. Women’s Soccer Show” podcast.

If you would like to listen to what Solo had to say I have provided the podcast and fast-forwarded to the question that leads to her comments. The audio begins with the host, Seth Vertelney, asking Solo about her thoughts on the USWNT’s activism and the growing opposition towards the team.

What I’ve Learned From All The Hate Mail Supposed Carli Lloyd Fans Sent Me

I’m pretty used to getting hate mail these days. When you discuss human rights in relation to soccer, people get pretty upset and are not afraid to send anonymous emails spewing hatred toward me, which ironically proves my point more often than not. 

I’ve never gotten as much hate mail as I have this week when I reported on Carli Lloyd refusing to join her teammates in kneeling to protest the ongoing racial inequalities in the U.S. and around the world. 

Some Absolute Moron At Juventus Just Lost Their Job Over Shockingly Racist Tweet

The person in charge of the Juventus women’s Twitter account needs to be fired ASAP after posting a racist tweet. The racist Juventus tweet in question is about as blatant as they come. The post was up for 26 minutes (26 minutes too long) and featured Italian player Cecilia Salvai mocking Asian people. Here is the racist Juventus tweet.

About as racist as possible.

Trump On USWNT: ‘Woke Means You Lose’

Donald Trump has a theory on why the USWNT failed to win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympics. His team sent a statement out criticizing the U.S. women for winning the bronze medal after beating Australia in a highly entertaining 4-3 third-place match on Thursday.

Trump, who has been banned from most social media platforms, suggested the USWNT would have won gold if they hadn’t been so damn woke.

Carli Lloyd Refuses To Take Knee With Teammates Before Match

Carli Lloyd, it seems, is done being a good teammate. 

Lloyd, likely playing in her final tournament for her national team, was the only U.S. women’s national team player who did not take a knee before kickoff of the bronze-medal match against Australia on Thursday in Kashima, Japan. 

Premier League Players Will Continue To Kneel Next Season In Their Fight Against Racism

Players from all 20 Premier League clubs will continue to take the knee ahead of games this season to highlight their opposition to racism, the league said on Tuesday.

The Premier League said it "wholeheartedly supported" the decision, adding that players and match officials will continue to wear a No Room For Racism badge on their shirts.

Players and staff have been taking a knee prior to kickoff since the league returned to action in June last year to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

NWSLPA’s #NoMoreSideHustles Campaign Reveals Extreme Lengths Players Go To Be Pro Athletes

Cleaning toilets, mopping floors, 10-hour days packing Amazon boxes, working at least two side jobs, living with parents. These are the lengths many NWSL players have gone through just to be “professional” athletes. The NWSLPA hopes to ensure a living wage for all NWSL players with its new No More Side Hustles campaign launched this week.