Will the U.S. women’s back pay demands hurt future women’s soccer players?

I've been covering women's sports for about three decades now. Not as 100% of my job -- through most of my employment, I've had a lot of editing and online responsibilities as well as reporting -- but I've amassed a considerable amount of women's soccer stories (and a book) and a lot of women's coverage … Continue reading Will the U.S. women’s back pay demands hurt future women’s soccer players?

AGM wrap: U.S. Soccer board obstructs and women’s soccer moves forward … but this one guy …

The U.S. Soccer Annual General Meeting provided expected drama at some points, unexpected non-drama at others, and unexpected drama at others. I'll get to the bit about the guy who called out the women's national team for its sportsmanship. Going bit by bit ... The Powers That Be may once again find themselves at war … Continue reading AGM wrap: U.S. Soccer board obstructs and women’s soccer moves forward … but this one guy …

Harvard analysis shows deeply embedded misinformation on women’s soccer pay

It's not their faults. Harvard Business Publishing has made available -- for a fee -- a pair of articles designed to serve as a basis for classroom discussion. They're thoroughly researched by four people ("Professors Christine Exley and John Beshears and Research Associates Manuela Collis and Davis Heniford prepared this case") with roughly 100 citations. … Continue reading Harvard analysis shows deeply embedded misinformation on women’s soccer pay

Equal-pay play: No friendly gap, narrowed Cup bonuses

Now that the national team pay calculator is done (more or less), we can run some scenarios. Here's one: Assumed results: Women win World Cup with 9 points in group stage, take Olympic bronze with 7 points in group stage. Men reach World Cup quarterfinals (7 points in group) one year and take 3 points … Continue reading Equal-pay play: No friendly gap, narrowed Cup bonuses