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Sport and Society for Arete - World Cup

Richard Crepeau | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It was a remarkable performance. Two goals in five minutes, four goals in sixteen minutes. Five overall in a 5-2 World Cup Victory in front of over 53,000 fans in Vancouver. According to NPR, early reports put the peak U.S. television audience at nearly 23 million viewers.

Last Night's Game Was The Most Watched Soccer Match In U.S. History

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports

For women or men.

This Photo Of Abby Wambach Kissing Her Wife Sarah Huffman After World Cup Win Is What Love Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices

 This is what love is.  Soccer star Abby Wambach shared a kiss with wife Sarah Huffman after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 and won the FIFA W...

10 Social Justice Reasons to Care About Women's Soccer

Daniel Kort | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports
Daniel Kort

On Sunday, the U.S. Women's National Team faced Japan in Vancouver for another shot at bringing the cup down the short 30-mile trek back to the States. They won in a dominating fashion by a score of five goals to two. Here are ten reasons to celebrate the success of the USWNT.

Americans All Over The Country Celebrate Women's World Cup Victory

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.05.2015 | Sports


FIFA's Blatter Unwittingly Pinpoints Soccer Governance's Prime Issues

James Dorsey | Posted 07.05.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter unwittingly put his finger on two fundamental issues that underlie a corruption scandal that has rocked world soccer governance, the worst crisis in the sport's history.

7 Problems The Women's World Cup Needs To Fix

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.03.2015 | Sports

It's remarkable what these women have endured.

FIFA's (Other) Big Problem

Juliana Barbassa | Posted 07.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Juliana Barbassa

FIFA's culture of discrimination goes far beyond the musings of a gaffe-prone, out-of-touch leader.

Sepp Blatter Believes He'll Get Into Heaven On A Technicality

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.01.2015 | Sports

That's not how God works, Sepp.

Landon Donovan Is Clearly Still Salty About Missing The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.01.2015 | Sports


What to Watch for in the FIFA Case, Part 5: Vague Laws and Prosecutorial Discretion

Kevin Sali | Posted 06.30.2015 | Crime
Kevin Sali

It's increasingly clear that prosecutors have essentially unbounded discretion in deciding whom to charge in a case like this, and extraordinarily broad legal weapons to use against their chosen targets -- a troubling combination for anyone concerned with the rule of law.

Women's World Cup Succeeds in Spite of FIFA

Jennifer Matt | Posted 06.30.2015 | Sports
Jennifer Matt

The Women's World Cup has been successful, yet FIFA's approach to managing the women's game leaves a lot of room for improvement. In most cases, the best approach for FIFA would be to simply run the Women's World Cup like they run the Men's World Cup.

Sepp Blatter: 'I Did Not Resign'

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.26.2015 | Sports

Oh man.

Advisory Council Rejects Labour Reform as Qatar Stiffens Its Back

James Dorsey | Posted 06.25.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Qatar's hardening stance threatens to roll back its successful effort since winning the right to host the World Cup four years to convince its critics that it was serious about reform of its notorious kafala or sponsorship system that puts employees at the mercy of their employers.

What to Watch for in the FIFA Case, Part 4: The Challenge of Preparing a Defense

Kevin Sali | Posted 06.23.2015 | Crime
Kevin Sali

My focus so far has been on the prosecution side of a FIFA-type case, and the issues relating to how the government secures the testimony it will use to build its case. There are equally controversial issues relating to the other side of such a case--the defendant's ability to present a defense.

The Importance of Girls Sports and Women's Parity in FIFA

Jennifer Matt | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports
Jennifer Matt

When there is parity in the leadership, we can be part of managing a more just global sport, which will be good for girls playing soccer, good for corporate sponsors and TV networks who count on us as consumers, and good for FIFA.

Banks Didn't Do Enough To Police FIFA, Global Agency Says

Reuters | MARK HOSENBALL AND BRETT WOLF | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports
Read More: Banks, Fifa, Sports News

The warning came in the wake of last month's indictment of nine current and former FIFA officials.

Why Should U.S. Taxpayers Fix World Cup Soccer?

Jeb Harrison | Posted 06.19.2015 | Sports
Jeb Harrison

The FBI and the US may be lauded for cleaning up the governing body of the world's most popular sport, but to the average US citizen it may seem to be a case of mismanaged national priorities.

How America Should Fix FIFA

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 06.18.2015 | Sports
Vishal Khetpal

As it serves justice, America now faces an obligation to construct a culturally competent organization -- one that fairly governs international soccer for the greater good. Or else these arrests will soon become meaningless, and FIFA will fall back into its old habits.

FIFA Chief Recruits Legal Firepower Amid Corruption Probe

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2015 | Sports

By David Ingram NEW YORK, June 17 (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has hired a high-powered U.S. lawyer to represent him as a co...

Legal Momentum Gives FIFA a Red Card: Stand With Us to Call for Gender Equality in FIFA

Legal Momentum | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Legal Momentum

High-ranking officials of FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, have been indicted for corruption. The illegal activities don't stop there, however. Rampant gender bias exists at every level of FIFA, from the top down.

Departure of AFC General Secretary: Business as Usual in a Swamp of Corruption Allegations

James Dorsey | Posted 06.17.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Transparency appears nowhere on the radar of Asian soccer governors as global soccer reels from the worst crisis in the sport's history. That was evident in a terse statement issued by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announcing the resignation of its suspended general secretary, Dato Alex Soosay.

Travis Waldron

Nobel Peace Center Breaks Ties With FIFA | Travis Waldron | Posted 06.16.2015 | Sports

The organization that promotes the Nobel Peace Prize will end its partnership with FIFA amid an ongoing corruption scandal.

What to Watch for in the FIFA Case, Part 3: The Special Problem of the 'Cooperating' Witness

Kevin Sali | Posted 06.15.2015 | Crime
Kevin Sali

The announcements that several defendants in the FIFA case have pled guilty and are cooperating with the government signaled that this case will showcase one of the most controversial aspects of the American justice system.

John Oliver Gives Jack Warner A Taste Of His Own Medicine

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.15.2015 | Sports

He fights music with fire.