Abby Wambach has written a deep, dark (and occasionally funny) confessional that will challenge your perceptions of female athletes. Or athletes in general.
Source: Wambach’s ‘Forward’ a refreshing, insightful read which smashes stereotypes | FourFourTwo
I voted on the top 25 and wrote a few biographical sketches. On this page: Carla Overbeck, Briana Scurry.
Source: FourFourTwo’s top 25 players in U.S. women’s national team history: 15-11 | FourFourTwo
A few bits of history and perspective that pointed out some inconvenient facts …
— For The Guardian, comments from the U.S. women’s national team’s lawyers along with facts, figures and questions about how this could all play out. (Will we have a league? Will we have a better national team? Will everyone get paid?
Source: The US women’s soccer pay dispute: a tangled web with no easy answers | Football | The Guardian
April 11, 2016
— For OZY, a flashback on a previous labor dispute that actually reached the point of calling in replacement players, albeit replacements who were also on board with what the striking players were doing.
Source: When Women Walked Out on Soccer
May 9, 2016
— For FourFourTwo, a piece on U.S. Soccer’s rebuttal to the team’s EEOC complaint. And the question: What do the women really want?
Source: USWNT vs. U.S. Soccer: What do the players really want?
June 2, 2016
A two-fer here. For FourFourTwo, I explained that soccer parents’ complaints are no longer as easy to dismiss as they may have been when no one understood the game.
Source: Parents rightfully demanding more from inconsistent youth soccer experience | FourFourTwo
Then a related piece for Soccer Wire:
Source: Dure: Are pro coaches really better than parents? | Soccer Wire
June 16, 2016