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  • German soccer team to wear special jerseys after anti-Semitism

    03/17/2019 12:39:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/3/19 | Elad Benari
    The German soccer team Ingolstadt will wear jerseys with an anti-fascist message in response to anti-Semitic abuse targeting its Israeli captain, Almog Cohen, The Associated Press reported Saturday. On March 8, Cohen received a message via Twitter from an apparent Union Berlin fan calling the player a "Jewish brute" and demanding he be sent "to the chamber." The message was sent after Union's 2-0 home win, a game with eight yellow cards and two reds in which Cohen was sent off, noted AP. The club wrote on Twitter on Saturday that its main sponsor has agreed to let it carry...
  • US Women’s Soccer Team Sues For Equal Pay

    03/13/2019 9:05:02 AM PDT · by OddLane · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/13/19 | Matt Christiansen
    A breakdown of the U.S. women's soccer suit and explanation of why comparable worth is feminist myth.
  • USWNT Players File Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against U.S. Soccer

    03/08/2019 8:54:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    SI ^ | March 8, 2019 | Alaa Abdeldaiem
    The U.S. women's national team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation on Friday in a fight over pay equity and working conditions. According to court documents, all 28 members of the USWNT world championship team accused U.S. Soccer of years of "institutionalized gender discrimination," highlighting not just pay but also issues like medical treatment and transportation. "The USSF has utterly failed to promote gender equality," the team alleges in the lawsuit. "It has stubbornly refused to treat its female employees who are member of the WNT equally to its male employees who are members of...
  • WNT BEGINS 2019 SHEBELIEVES CUP VS. JAPAN

    02/27/2019 4:57:51 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    ussoccer.com ^ | Feb 25, 2019 | US Soccer
    The 2019 domestic schedule kicks on Feb. 27 outside of Philadelphia as the USA returns to home soil to take on Japan (7 p.m. ET; FS1) in the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, the fourth edition of the annual elite four-team women’s international tournament that will feature the USA, England, Japan and Brazil. The USA opened the year with a 3-1 loss to France in Le Havre and a 1-0 win vs. Spain in Alicante to kick off the 2019 campaign. U.S. head coach Jill Ellis named the 23-player SheBelieves Cup roster on February 12 and the USA trained for a week...
  • Investigators say plane carrying Emiliano Sala found and identified

    02/03/2019 8:49:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    espn ^ | Sean Nevin
    The wreckage of the plane that went missing while carrying Cardiff City's record signing, Emiliano Sala, and pilot David Ibbotson has been found on the seabed of the English Channel, the UK's Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB) has confirmed to ESPN. The Piper Malibu aircraft went missing on Jan. 21 after disappearing from air traffic control's radar while flying over the English Channel on the way to Cardiff, Wales. Sala had just completed a £15 million transfer to Cardiff City from French Ligue 1 side Nantes and had been due to train with his new teammates the next day.
  • Donald Trump: Soccer Getting More Popular in America

    02/03/2019 7:01:00 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Feb 2019 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump commented on the growing popularity of soccer in America, during his NFL Super Bowl Sunday interview. Trump was asked by CBS host Margaret Brennan whether he would let his son play football. “He actually plays a lot of soccer. He’s liking soccer,” Trump said. “And a lot of people, including me, thought soccer would probably never make it in this country, but it really is moving forward rapidly.”.... “I hate to say it because I love to watch football. I think the NFL is a great product, but I really think that as far as my son...
  • Emiliano Sala: Missing Cardiff City footballer search continues

    01/24/2019 6:05:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    bbc ^ | 01/24/2019
    Cardiff City's Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson were on the aircraft that disappeared from radar on Monday. Guernsey Police said no trace of the plane had yet been found. The force tweeted: "We are commencing a coastal search using the Channel Islands Air Search plane of Burhou, the Casquets, Alderney, the north coast of the Cherbourg Peninsula, north coast of Jersey and then back over Sark." A spokesman said a search of the island of Burhou had been carried out on foot, but no trace of the plane, Sala or Mr Ibbotson had been found. But...
  • 2019 Women’s World Cup Draw: a Primer

    12/08/2018 2:23:17 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | Victor Mather
    The Women’s World Cup draw is Saturday in France, only a week after New Zealand thumped Fiji to claim the final place in the tournament. That means the United States, one of the tournament favorites; the host, France; and the rest of the 24-team field will find out their opponents for the group stage and the cities where those games will take place. Here’s a primer before the balls are pulled out of the pots.
  • Afghanistan’s “Little Messi” forced to abandon home after death threats

    12/06/2018 1:11:14 PM PST · by neverevergiveup · 17 replies
    barcablaugranes ^ | Dec 6, 2018, 3:26pm EST | Luis Mazariegos
    Murtaza Ahmadi went viral in 2016 after pictures of him emerged wearing a makeshift Lionel Messi shirt fashioned out of a plastic bag. The Afghan boy’s humble tribute to his Barcelona idol touched the hearts of many, including, it seems, Messi himself. Murtaza would receive a package from the player via UNICEF, which included a real signed shirt, and he later even met his hero in a friendly played in Qatar. But those moments of joy have been replaced by dark times. The seven-year-old has been forced to flee his home after receiving death threats. His family say his fame...
  • Copa Libertadores final to be played outside Argentina [Argentina Fan Violence]

    11/27/2018 1:34:12 PM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 27, 2018 | Pedro Servin
    Fearing more fan violence, organizers have decided that the postponed Copa Libertadores final between two Argentine rivals should be played in another country. The second leg of the final — the biggest game in South American club soccer — had to be called off on Saturday when visiting Boca Juniors' bus was attacked en route to River Plate's stadium and at least six players were injured. South American organizer CONMEBOL announced Tuesday that the game will now be played outside Argentina on Dec. 8 or 9, although a new venue has yet to be picked. The first leg finished 2-2.
  • FIFA Approves Women's World Cup Prize Money, Unions Not Satisfied

    10/26/2018 12:22:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    AP ^ | October 26, 2018 | Staff
    The FIFA Council has approved the prize money for the Women's World Cup, doubling it to $30 million next year. There will also be $11.5 million shared with the 24 teams for tournament preparations and $8.5 million will be split by clubs releasing players. Players unions, though, still want more gender equality.
  • ‘Golfcart Gail’ calls cops on black dad at his kid’s soccer game

    10/16/2018 11:33:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2018 | 1:29am | Tamar Lapin
    A white woman called the cops on a black father at his child’s soccer game — claiming he yelled at the referee, when he was actually just cheering on his son, according to local reports. Two other women who were at the teen match in Ponte Vedro, Fla., over the weekend took videos and posted about the incident on Facebook — uploading images of the field marshal who called the police, showing her sitting in a blue golfcart with a phone to her ear and nicknaming her “Golfcart Gail.” “A parent at my son’s soccer game had the police called...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape claim as 'fake news'

    10/01/2018 4:50:29 PM PDT · by neverevergiveup · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/30/2018
    Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed as "fake news" accusations by a US woman who alleges she was raped by the Portuguese footballer in 2009. In an Instagram video, Ronaldo said: "They want to promote [themselves] by [using] my name. It's normal." Ronaldo's lawyers say they will sue Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, which originally reported the allegations. The magazine wrote that Kathryn Mayorga had claimed Ronaldo, 33, raped her in a hotel room in Las Vegas. Ms Mayorga, 34, is reported to have filed a rape report with Las Vegas police shortly after the alleged incident. In 2010, she reportedly reached an...
  • Real Madrid's guest of honor is teen terrorist

    09/29/2018 12:13:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/9/18
    Real Madrid, a Spanish soccer club, on Friday hosted teen terrorist Ahed Tamimi. Tamimi served an eight-month prison sentence for attacking IDF soldiers, and has since said that her goal is to "eliminate Israel." Tamimi met with Emilio Butragueño, a former Real Madrid player. She also received a soccer shirt sporting her name and the number 9. Real Madrid welcomed Palestinian teenage activist Ahed Tamimi to the Santiago Bernabeu yesterday after spending eight months in prison for slapping an Israeli soldier in December 2017," the team tweeted Saturday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon tweeted, "The prestigious soccer club of Real...
  • Mother files federal lawsuit after son doesn’t make varsity team

    09/29/2018 2:54:13 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    ST. LOUIS, MO — The mother of a Ladue High School student took her case to the federal courthouse after her son, called John Doe in legal documents, did not make the varsity soccer team and was not allowed to play on the J.V. team. The woman’s attorney said the issue is age and sex discrimination. Friday morning Ladue school officials said if a junior does not make the varsity team, the boy cannot play again on the junior varsity team. The school said this is to allow lower grade students a chance to develop their skills so that they...
  • Asian Games: South Korea may seek change in controversial military exemption for athletes

    09/03/2018 11:42:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | September 3, 2018 | Reuters
    South Korea may seek to revise its military exemption programme for athletes amid calls for stricter rules after the country’s soccer and baseball teams earned the reward with gold medals at the Asian Games over the weekend. Military service is a highly contentious issue in South Korea, where all able-bodied men must complete about 21 months of service as part of efforts to maintain a deterrent against the North. Exemptions are offered to athletes who win titles at the Asian Games or medals of any colour at the Olympics, however, and Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min along with his teammates...
  • South Korea celebrate wildly as entire squad avoids national service after claiming Asian Games gold

    09/01/2018 11:44:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Buzz Sport ^ | September 1, 2018 | Ruairi Scott Byrne
    Tottenham fans are celebrating after their star forward Son Heung-min secured an exemption from military service by winning gold at the Asian Games - but we doubt their celebrations matched the joyous scenes among the South Korea players and staff. South Korea beat Japan 2-1 in an extra time thriller this Saturday meaning the entire team will not need to spend nearly two years in the military. After a goalless 90 minutes, three goals were scored in extra time. South Korea opened the scoring, before netting another goal. But Japan closed the gap with one of their own. South Korea...
  • WATCH: Trump 'Red Cards' the Media at White House FIFA Event

    08/28/2018 2:27:26 PM PDT · by PJBankard · 28 replies
    FoxNews Insider ^ | 8/28/2018 | Shepherd Smith Reporting
    President Donald Trump met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino and U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro at the White House on Tuesday to commemorate North America winning its bid for the 2026 World Cup. During their meeting, which was open to the press and broadcast on a delay on "Shepard Smith Reporting," Infantino and Cordeiro gave Trump a number of gifts to remember the occasion. Cordeiro and Infantino both gifted Trump commemorative soccer jerseys, but near the end of the photo op, Infantino reached off camera to get one last gift for Trump. He handed Trump a wallet-sized cardholder with yellow...
  • Women's football team bans followers from calling them 'ladies' saying it's OFFENSIVE

    08/02/2018 7:12:35 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2018 | ROD ARDEHALI
    A female football team has called time on followers referring to them as ladies, deeming it offensive and suggestive that women belong in the kitchen. For more than 30 years Hackney Women's Football Club has welcomed women who love playing the Beautiful Game. But senior members of the team have now warned people to stop calling them a 'ladies' side because it carries the connotation that they should 'be in the kitchen and not on the pitch.' Club player and Treasurer, Kristina Maddocks, ignited the debate when she said she told people off for referring to them as 'ladies.' She...
  • Barack Obama told me I was right to sack Julen Lopetegui - Spain FA chief

    07/31/2018 7:39:51 AM PDT · by neverevergiveup · 11 replies
    ESPNFC ^ | 7/31/2018 | Adriana Garcia
    Spanish football federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales said former United States President Barack Obama reassured him he had done the right thing by sacking Julen Lopetegui before the start of the World Cup. The RFEF dismissed Lopetegui when it discovered he had agreed to coach Real Madrid after the tournament despite being under contract with the national team. Obama and his family travelled to Spain on holiday earlier this month and spent a few days in Madrid, where he met Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and King Felipe VI, as well as Rubiales, at a reception.