Social Issues

USWNT and England reveal “protect the players” banner in message of support for NWSL victims

The United States women’s national team and England’s national team shared a moment before Friday’s friendly to show support for all the victims of the NWSL’s abuse scandal. An independent investigation from Sally Q. Yates and King & Spalding LLP revealed the top women’s soccer league in the U.S. had a systemic misconduct and abuse problems.

Sydney Leroux goes undercover to bully a girls’ youth soccer team in funny but powerful ad

Olympic gold medalist, World Cup winner and Angel City forward Sydney Leroux teamed up with DIRECTV for an entertaining social experiment video. 

It’s no secret that Leroux has had to deal with her fair share of haters in her career. Leroux is also no stranger to defending herself online and letting the internet trolls feel the heat. Now she’s sharing that trait with the younger generation of players in a new video with DIRECTV.

David Faitelson propone que México lleve la bandera LGBT+ en uno de sus jerseys

Luego de ver que Dinamarca ocultó sus escudos en el diseño de sus jerseys, como protesta a las miles de muertes causadas en la construcción de estadios para el Mundial de Catar, el analista de ESPN México, David Faitelson se inspiró y sugirió en su cuenta de Twitter que el Tri debería llevar la bandera de la comunidnad LGBT+ en una de sus playeras.

Denmark’s World Cup kit designs are a powerful anti-Qatar protest

Hummel, the designer for Denmark’s World Cup kits, released the Danish jerseys on Wednesday with a message to host nation Qatar. Hummel announced that the kits they designed are in memory of the thousands of migrant workers who died building Qatar’s World Cup infrastructure.

"While we support the Danish national team all the way, this shouldn't be confused with support for a tournament that has cost thousands of people their lives,” Hummel’s statement said.

Qatar is planning to conscript civilians for World Cup security this winter

DOHA — Qatar has called up hundreds of civilians, including diplomats summoned back from overseas, for mandatory military service operating security checkpoints at World Cup stadiums, according to a source and documents seen by Reuters.

The deployment of conscripts, some of whom would normally defer national service because their work is considered vital, highlights the logistical challenge faced by the tiny Gulf Arab state hosting one of the world's biggest sports tournaments.

'Baila Vini, Baila' — Players Defend Vinícius Jr. After Racist Comment About His Dancing Celebrations

We all know the feeling: After scoring a goal, our bodies are filled with joy. That's why we celebrated them — with a fist into the air, hugging teammates, sending kisses to our loved ones or, like Vinícius Jr., smiling and dancing next to the corner flag.

The Brazilian moves are beautiful, not only because they convey the player's happiness but because they also lighten up the life of thousands or millions of fans worldwide. 

USMNT CB Miles Robinson Arrested Over A $5 Shot

USMNT center back Miles Robinson was released on $150 bond after he was arrested on Saturday night. The reason for the Miles Robinson arrest has many questioning how this happened. 

Robinson, who has been out injured since May, was at PBR Atlanta, a self-proclaimed “Cowboy Bar” at The Battery Atlanta adjacent to Truist Park, home of the Atlanta MLB team. According to police reports, Robinson took a $5 shot off a tray, drank it and then refused to pay for it.

Alex Morgan Calls Out Boys Club In NWSL Ownership: ‘Pathetic’

Alex Morgan is once again calling out the nonsensical boys club that exists in the NWSL. Portland Thorns owner Merritt Paulson is once again being called out for failing to do the right thing.

Judge Gives Approval To USWNT’s $24 Million Payout From U.S. Soccer

A federal judge in California has preliminarily approved a $24 million settlement between the U.S. women's national soccer team (USWNT) and governing body U.S. Soccer in a years-long dispute over equal pay for female athletes.

U.S. Central District of California Judge Gary Klausner granted a motion to approve the landmark settlement filed by the players on Thursday and scheduled a hearing on Dec. 5 when he is expected to give final approval to the settlement.