On Sept. 2, the woman dubbed Blue Girl set herself on fire in front of an Iranian courthouse. She later died in a hospital from severe burns.
I wonder if the lackluster performance of the U.S. men in soccer has something to do with the perception of it as a sport for women and children.
If higher pay was of such importance to the team, why alienate half of the country by protesting the flag and picking Twitter fights with the president?
Last year, the men’s World Cup generated $6 billion, and gave about 7 percent to the teams. The 2019 Women’s World Cup made $131 million, and gave out more than 20 percent to the teams.
The U.S. women’s soccer team was the story America needed. But it’s 2019, so of course it’s all really about Donald Trump.
Liberal media writers are so crouched in their defensive feminist stances that they can’t seem to see U.S. women’s soccer players’ poor behavior for what it is.
The women’s World Cup is simply a slower, weaker version of the men’s game. Unlike other women’s sports, it does nothing to make itself unique.
One player sacrificed a once-in-a-lifetime privilege due to her personal convictions, while the other insists on using that same privilege to essentially declare, ‘You’re either with me or against me.’
According to a report in 2017 by the International Trade Union Confederation, at least 1,200 foreign workers had died in Qatar since it was awarded the World Cup in 2010.
Men seem to enjoy engaging in violent competition and are going to look for outlets to channel this impulse. If not with football, it will move somewhere else.
‘Unlike in the United States of America, France does not refer to its citizens based on their race, religion or origin,’ the French ambassador wrote.
Once latched on like a demonic baby, World Cup Derangement Syndrome draws forth life from its parasitic host, leaving nothing but a dry husk of the once-vibrant humanity behind.
If the ‘world’s game’ is really so desperate to add America to its billions of fans, it’s going to need to make some serious changes.
Soccer will never be American football, but it can find a place in your heart. Plus, information to make that dude who keeps whining about calling it soccer instead of football shut up.
The World Cup’s first round of games wraps up today. If you haven’t been paying attention, you’ve missed out on an exciting tournament.
The 2018 World Cup has the potential to offer as much intrigue off the field as on it. There will be plenty to watch, aside from international relations.
Several leaders from countries participating in the 2018 World Cup finally decided to punish Russia by … not sending government officials to the World Cup.
Soccer may be the next sport to deal with the fallout of brain trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy concerns already breathing at football’s heels.
I’m skeptical of the focus on (mostly European) developmental structures as the cure-all for America’s soccer woes, at least in the short term.
Three wins in four while playing the style of soccer that many American fans wish the senior team could. It’s enough to give hope to even the most cynical fans.
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