Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Trial date for U.S. women’s national soccer team’s discrimination case delayed

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

The trial date for a gender discrimination case filed by the U.S. women's national soccer team has been pushed back to June 16.

U.S. prosecutors allege bribes in 2022 FIFA World Cup vote

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

Former Canadian keeper Karina LeBlanc separated from newborn after possible exposure to COVID-19

Sunday, April 5th, 2020
Karina LeBlanc

In an emotional video posted to Twitter, longtime Canadian women's soccer goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc says she was potentially exposed to the COVID-19 virus in hospital, shortly after giving birth to her newborn daughter.

Manchester City player breaks lockdown after having party involving two sex workers

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from English Premier League team Manchester City after appearing to break lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Canada Soccer’s John Herdman searches for silver lining amid COVID-19 cloud

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

John Herdman had planned to be coaching the Canadian men's soccer team against Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday in Langford, B.C. Instead he was in his Vancouver-area home, working on a weekend coaching webinar and other duties.

Euro 2020 postponed for 1 year because of COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Soccer's European Championship is being postponed one year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament was scheduled to begin in June, with games being played in 12 cities across 12 countries.

Cindy Parlow Cone becomes 1st female president of US Soccer as Cordeiro steps down

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
Hall of Fame Soccer

Carlos Cordeiro resigned as U.S. Soccer Federation president on Thursday night, three days after the organization filed legal papers in a gender discrimination claiming women players had less physical ability and responsibility than men.

U.S. women hide soccer federation logo against Japan in apparent protest

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
Japan US Soccer

The increasingly bitter dispute between American women's national soccer team and the U.S. Soccer Federation spilled onto the field Wednesday night when players wore their warm-up jerseys inside out in an apparent protest before their 3-1 victory over Japan.

‘It’s plain simple sexism’: U.S. women’s soccer continues battle for pay equity

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

The U.S. Soccer Federation says facing hostile crowds in Mexico and Central America makes playing for the U.S. men's team a different job than competing for the American women and claims the men have more responsibility.

Canada’s soccer women tie Brazil in empty stadium because of virus outbreak

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Janine Beckie scored in the 87th minute as Canada salvaged a 2-2 draw with Brazil at the Tournoi de France women's soccer tournament.