The very successful female national team of the United States is complaining of unfair treatment. The team which has won four trophies, three FIFA World Cups and an Olympic championship is accusing US Soccer the body governing American sports, of disparity in treatment.
This week, women in the team filed a complaint accusing the governing body of wage discrimination. The women complained of earning about two-fifth of what the male players earn in the United States national team. They complained that this continued despite winning another world championship last year.
The players complaining were some of the most prominent women athletes in sports worldwide. They claimed obvious disparity ranging bonus payments, appearance fees to per diems. The federal complaint was submitted to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The commission is the body responsible for enforcing civil rights laws against workplace discrimination in America. The commission has taken up the case of financial contrasts in gender payments in basketball tournament. Also, a female tennis athlete recently resigned after accusing the body in charge for making women “ride on the coattails of the men.” Continue reading →
The finals of the 2016 CONCACAF Womens was played on February 21rst with United States locking horns with Canada and goals from Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan was enough for the American team to claim a 2-0 triumph. This match was played at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
Lindsey Horan scored the opening goal of the match at the 53rd minute with a header and Tobin Heath secured the victory with the 2nd and last goal of the game.
Jill Ellis is the manager of the United States women’s squad and she guided the team to what was a very dominating campaign in the 2016 edition of the CONCACAF as they did not lose a single match starting from their group stages campaign which saw them being pitted in Group A along with Mexico, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.
United States finished at the top of this group with 9 points as they went undefeated and in the semifinals they faced off with Trinidad and Tobago in a match where the American squad comfortably won with a final scoreboard of 5-0.
Canada had to play against Costa Rica in the semifinals and the Canadian team surpassed their opponents with a final scoreboard of 3-1.
These semifinal victories from Canada and United States were enough for them to secure their ticket into the upcoming Olympics which is going to take place in Rio de Janeero in Brazil. Continue reading →
Durham Ladies endured more disappointment after suffering a 2-0 defeat against Doncaster Rovers Belles.
The disappointment largely stems from the fact that the team has managed only one goal in the last four matches. In fact, in the opening eight matches of the season, they have scored only 10 league goals. This poor run of form is threatening to keep them near the foot of theWomen’s Super League Two table. Manager Lee Sanders, though, remains confident that the players will be able to regain their confidence in the coming weeks.
Despite this poor run of form,Sanders has tried to look at the positives and one of them is the number of chances that the team has been creating. It is the efficiency of converting those chances that has taken a beating in the last five matches. After having scored nine goals from the first four matches, one would have thought thatSanders will have no trouble in getting his team near the top of the table. However, the form has nosedived since the last international break andSanders has admitted to a lot of inconsistencies with regard to form. A quickfire solution will be to use the transfer window to improve the squad andSanders cannot wait for the mid-season window. Continue reading →
The 2 time Olympic gold medalist who has made over 160 appearances for the United States national team, Hope Solo is considered to be one of the top goal-keepers in the world and one of the most important players in the American national side but not everything in the life of Hope Solo is going picture perfect as the 33 year old shot-stopper was suspended for 30 days due to a number of incidents which have been occurring recently involving the experienced goal-keeper.
The husband of Hope Solo is Jerramy Stevens and the player of the Seattle Seahawks was arrested after having been found driving under the influence and Hope Solo was in the car at that time but she wasn’t arrested but according to reports and statements from the police, Solo was reacting aggressively and doing unnecessary things in the passenger seat to the officials.
In June of 2014, Hope Solo was also charged with 2 ccounts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault after being believed that she hit her half-sister and nephew but the judge dismissed those charges due to a lack of cooperation from witnesses.
Nonetheless, even if those charges were dismissed it is clear that something is going on with Hope Solo and the head coach of the U.S Women’s National, Jill Ellis announced the suspension of the American goal-keeper with a statement that read: “During our current National Team camp, Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a negative impact on U.S. Soccer and her teammates. We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team.” Continue reading →
The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off on June 6 and extends until July 5th. The U.S. Women’s National Football Team has revealed all of their matches that they will be playing before the tournament initiates.
Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, New Zealand, Ireland, Mexico and Korea Republic are all of the teams that the American side will be facing off before kicking off their campaign at the upcoming international competition which is going to be held in Canada.
The U.S.Women’s National Football Team has not been enjoying the best of times as they lost against France on February 8 and only managed to secure a goal-less draw when facing off with Brazil earlier in December. Continue reading →
After quite a while, the American women football team has slipped down to no. 2 in the FIFA World rankings.
The American women had been at the top for the last 7 years, but, because of their recent defeats, they have lost that position and it’s Germany which is the no. 1 team in the world now.
Germany has recently beaten the likes of England and also, Sweden.
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