Social Issues

The New San Diego Loyal Jersey Is A Wonderful Tribute To Mexican-American Culture

USL team San Diego Loyal unveiled its third jersey for the 2022 season. Made by Charly Fútbol, the design is striking and, at the same time, a wonderful homage to Mexican-American culture.

Warriors, Celtics And USMNT Urge Congress To Support Stricter Gun Laws

SAN FRANCISCO - Players and coaches for the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics as well as the U.S. men's soccer team on Sunday urged Congress to support stricter gun laws amid a surge in mass shootings in the United States.

A shooting in Philadelphia left at least three people dead and 11 others wounded, police said on Sunday in the latest case of gun violence in the United States following recent massacres in Texas, New York and Oklahoma in which dozens died.

Ukraine Players Gifted Flag By Frontline Soldiers Ahead Of Wales Playoff Showdown

CARDIFF - Ukraine coach Oleksandr Petrakov said his players would hang a flag in their dressing room given to them by soldiers on the frontline before their World Cup playoff against Wales on Sunday.

Ukraine Just One Win Away From World Cup After Emotional Victory Over Scotland

It's been 97 days since Russian forces stormed into Ukraine with a siege of Chernihiv, efforts to capture Kyiv, an assault on Kharkiv and the opening of a southern front. 

The Man Who Could Leave Ecuador With No World Cup Cries And Asks His Coach To Sub Him Out After A PK Call

It's not common to see a player crying and asking his coach to sub him out after committing a penalty kick. But that's how life is going for Byron Castillo, the man who could potentially result in Ecuador getting kicked out of the 2022 World Cup.

N.C. Courage Attendance Is Way Down — Everyone Knows Why Except The Owners

For years, N.C. Courage attendance numbers were some of the best in the NWSL. In 2022, no one wants to go see the Courage play, even when it’s the Challenge Cup final. 

The reasons are pretty obvious. Well, they’re obvious to everyone but the owners, it seems.

For the last few years (discounting the pandemic season of 2020), North Carolina has averaged more than 5,000 fans per game, always in the top half of the NWSL attendance rankings. It wasn’t hard to see why: The Courage won three NWSL Shields and two NWSL Championships from 2017-19. 

Amnesty International Demands FIFA Pay $440M In Reparations For Qatar World Cup

Amnesty International and a coalition of human rights organizations, unions and football fan groups are asking FIFA to produce $440 million in remediation to the hundreds of thousands of migrant workers who have suffered human rights abuses during preparations for the Qatar World Cup. 

New USSF Deal Brings USMNT, USWNT Players Together — Will Fans Follow Suit?

It finally happened.

After decades of battling, the U.S. Soccer Federation has agreed to pay its men’s and women’s players equally, a landmark deal and the first of its kind in the soccer world. 

USWNT, USMNT Strike Equal Pay Deal, Including Split Of World Cup Bonuses

U.S soccer men's and women's national team players will receive equal pay and prize money, including at World Cups, after they came together to agree on landmark collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with the U.S Soccer Federation on Wednesday.

U.S. Soccer becomes the first federation in the world to equalize FIFA World Cup prize money awarded to both women's and men's teams for participation in their respective World Cups.

Don’t Say ‘Who Cares’ — Blackpool Player Coming Out Is A Big Deal

I can already see the responses on our Facebook page.

“Who cares?”

“Stop pushing your woke culture.”

“If you want to be gay, why do we have to hear about it?”

Here’s why you should care.

Blackpool forward Jake Daniels announced he is gay on Monday, becoming the first active male professional British footballer to do so since 1990. The last to do so? Justin Fashanu, who committed suicide eight years later.