A quick guide to the U.S. women’s soccer pay dispute

This World Cup is going to be quite competitive, today's 13-0 rout notwithstanding. The bad news is that the USA's chances of winning are less than 50-50, but the good news is that the reason is the growth of the game worldwide. No one who cares about women's soccer would want the game in England, … Continue reading A quick guide to the U.S. women’s soccer pay dispute

Women’s World Cup predictions (collated)

If you made predictions, feel free to share them. I'll try to compile as best I can. GROUP STAGE Key: Third-place teams that qualify marked with asterisk. The predictors ... BD: me538: from their rankingsAC: Avi Creditor, Sports IllustratedLL: Laken Litman, Sports Illustrated (you'll have to click to see the picks from Kellen Becoats, Luis … Continue reading Women’s World Cup predictions (collated)

U.S. Soccer: The game is not the same

Let's skip the intro and get right into it ... You may want to refer to the original, because this is a paragraph-by-paragraph response. Miki Turner has done some of the screenshots already, so expect to see his Tweets throughout ... (NOTE: When I say POINT here, I don't mean my point. This is what … Continue reading U.S. Soccer: The game is not the same

Any defense for USA’s World Cup roster?

At the Total Soccer Show, Daryl Grove and Taylor Rockwell seem worried. At The Guardian, Caitlin Murray seems slightly skeptical. At The Equalizer (paid content), Chelsey Bush laments the absence of Casey Short. At Soccer America, Paul Kennedy sees a couple of surprises. At Twitter ... no, I'm not going there. I'm probably less worried … Continue reading Any defense for USA’s World Cup roster?

Should men’s and women’s national teams start playing “B” games?

Two bits of news, ICYMI: CONCACAF will play along with the global effort to have a "Nations League," a promotion/relegation competition that basically replaces friendly games. The U.S. men played in Portugal with a bunch of young players, earning a 1-1 draw and stirring up a bit of optimism for the future. Take the second … Continue reading Should men’s and women’s national teams start playing “B” games?