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Harvard Cancels Rest Of Men's Soccer Season Over Team's Sex Ratings

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home

Harvard University suspended its first-place men’s soccer team Thursday for the rest of the season after discovering that players’ crude sexual co...

Read The Powerful Letter Harvard Soccer Players Wrote To Their Sexist Classmates

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home

Last week The Harvard Crimson published an unsettling article, which revealed that the 2012 Harvard men’s soccer team had created a sexually explici...

The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Won't Win A Medal At The Rio Olympics

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 08.16.2016 | Home

Sweden eliminated the U.S. Women’s National Team from the 2016 Rio Olympics on Friday, winning 4-3 on penalty kicks after the match finished 1-1 thr...

U.S. Soccer Team Greeted With Homophobic Chants At Rio Olympics

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home

It wasn’t just cheers that greeted several Olympic women’s soccer tournament players at the opening matches in Rio de Janeiro last week, but also ...

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Cruises To Opening Victory At Rio Olympics

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home

The United States Women’s National Team sailed to a 2-0 victory over New Zealand in their opening match of the 2016 Rio Olympics, where the American...

As Olympics Begin, Senators Renew Call For Equal Pay For U.S. Women's Soccer Stars

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home

Two U.S. senators on Wednesday renewed their efforts to scrutinize why players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team earn less than their male co...

Pregnant Olympic Gold Medalist Schools Instagram Trolls About Her Body

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home

Attention, pregnancy trolls: Soccer star Sydney Leroux doesn’t have time for your cruel comments. On July 5, the U.S. women’s national team forwar...

Why Soccer Champion Alex Morgan Is Fighting For Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Will Tooke | Posted 07.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Gender Bias Is the Canary in Our Mine

Joanna L. Krotz | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Joanna L. Krotz

We keep hearing women are making progress, that gender equity is moving full steam head in the courts, in the workplace, in academia, in government, in corporate corridors. But what's the headline for this judge and his sentence?

Americans Want U.S. Soccer To Pay Women's Team Equally

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home

Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and the other stars of the U.S. Women's National Team have fans in their corner when it comes to their equal pay dispute with t...

Equal Pay for Equal Play, Too

Terry O'Neill | Posted 04.25.2016 | Home
Terry O'Neill

"Simply put, we're sick of being treated like second-class citizens. It wears on you after a while. And we are done with it." That's what co-captain of the U.S. women's national soccer team Carli Lloyd wrote about the wage discrimination suit she and four teammates filed against U.S. Soccer.

Obama Gives A Nudge To Women's Soccer Players Getting Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON -- It was just a brief mention. Easy to miss, really. "Equal pay for equal work should be a fundamental principle of our economy," Presiden...

A Golden Goal: How the US Women's Soccer team should influence our investments

Jay Lipman | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home
Jay Lipman

Five key players on the U.S.W.N.T. are filing a federal complaint charging U.S. Soccer with gender based wage discrimination. In the summer of 2015 th...

US Women's Soccer and Pay Equity: Is This the Moment?

Leanne Doherty | Posted 04.05.2016 | Home
Leanne Doherty

When I heard about the U.S. Women's soccer team's five major stars filing a federal discrimination complaint against US Soccer seeking equal pay, I was struck by the moment. The potential of it, that is.

To Trump's Pitchfork and Torch Crowd -- Welcome to the World Occupied by the Rest of Us

Cynthia Dill | Posted 04.05.2016 | Home
Cynthia Dill

Here's some unsolicited advice to the pitchfork and torch crowd. Grow up. Maybe you never deserved the jobs and social capital you lost in the first place. Maybe your pay now looks like what 99 percent of others' do in this country.

Paying Women's Soccer Players Fairly Doesn't Even Begin To Rectify The Discrimination Problem

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 04.01.2016 | Home

Every once in a while as a writer you really put your foot in your mouth. This week five of the players from the United States women's national soccer...

Women In Soccer Are Paid Even More Unfairly Than Women In General

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.01.2016 | Home

Yes, in the U.S. women make less money than men on average. For every dollar a man makes, a woman makes 79 cents, according to census data. But even i...

Why Soccer Should Pay Women's Players Equally, Regardless Of Revenue

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 04.01.2016 | Home

After five members of the United States Women’s National Team filed a complaint against U.S. Soccer over equal pay Thursday morning, an American spo...

USWNT Stars Lead The Way In Concussion Research For Female Athletes

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 03.31.2016 | Home

The stars are aligning for researchers trying to learn more about how head injuries affect a woman's brain. United States women's national team stars ...

The Fate Of The Most Famous Sports Bra In The World

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.19.2016 | Home

It's likely the most famous sports bra in the world. When soccer's Brandi Chastain scored the winning goal for Team U.S.A. during a shootout against C...

Meet The Woman Trying To Shatter The Glass Ceiling In Professional Soccer

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.27.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Moya Dodd remembers what it was like trying to afford playing on the Australian women's national soccer team. She paid her own airfare t...

There Are Signs That A U.S. Women's Soccer League Is Finally Working

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 01.21.2016 | Home

BALTIMORE -- Eight months ago, Cameron Payne whizzed around New York City on the night before he would become a millionaire, bouncing between the medi...

Women's Soccer Star Wants To Become The Role Model She Never Had

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 01.19.2016 | Home

BALTIMORE -- As a girl in Costa Rica, Raquel Rodriguez knew she wanted to be a professional soccer player. But in a country that had achieved little s...

Was 2015 the Tipping Point for Women in Sports?

Lisa Kaess | Posted 12.23.2016 | Home
Lisa Kaess

Abby Wambach's retirement from professional soccer, becoming the leading scorer in the sport globally, caps off an incredible run for female athletes. And it's taken decades of work to get here.

Remember That Time Donald Trump Almost Bought An NFL Team?

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.18.2015 | Home

It's easy to forget now, but before he was a Republican presidential candidate, business mogul Donald Trump was interested -- at least a little bit --...