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The Beauty In Watching Women Want

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano | Posted 07.02.2016 | Women
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

I'm in awe of the athleticism on display in the Women's World Cup. I watch the matches for the skill, the strategy, the stories. I watch them because, against all logical parts of my personal history, I somehow have come to understand why we call soccer the beautiful game. But the part I will remember is watching women want.

Landon Donovan Is Clearly Still Salty About Missing The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.01.2015 | Sports


U.S.A. Beats Germany 2-0 To Advance To Women's World Cup Final

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports

Bring on the final!

Live Updates From The USA-Germany Women's World Cup Match

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.30.2015 | Sports

All the tweets fit to print.

Abby Wambach Apologizes For Saying Refs Targeted Her Teammates

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 06.24.2015 | Sports

She walked back her previous comments.

A Women's World Cup Team Tackles Sexist Criticism In The Perfect Way

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.23.2015 | Sports

By pretending to admit that they suck at soccer.

U.S. Women's Soccer Wins, But You Have To Feel For Colombia's Goalkeeper

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 06.26.2015 | Sports

No one wanted to be Stefany Castaño on Monday.

Live Updates From The USA-Colombia Women's World Cup Match

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports

All the tweets fit to print.

USWNT'S Christie Rampone Is Now The Oldest Player To Appear In The Women's World Cup

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 06.17.2015 | Sports

As if we needed another reason to hail Christie Rampone, a veteran member and defender of the U.S. Women's National team, she goes and marks another m...

U.S.A. Women's Soccer Beat Nigeria 1-0. Here's What Happens Next.

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 06.16.2015 | Sports

The USWNT takes top spot in Group D.

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.

Looks Like Nike Has Been Sucked Into The FIFA Scandal

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2016 | Sports

(Adds details, responses, background) WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are examining payments made by Nike Inc under a...

All The Awful Things We've Learned About FIFA Since The Scandal Erupted

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 06.11.2015 | Sports

How much corruption has been revealed? A lot.

11 Reasons To Get Excited For The 2015 Women's U.S. World Cup Team

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.08.2015 | Sports

In case you weren't already pumped.

Russia, Qatar Might Lose World Cups

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.08.2015 | Sports

FIFA, the international soccer governing body, could strip Russia and Qatar of their World Cup hosting rights if evidence comes to light there was cor...

Reconstructing FIFA

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 06.04.2016 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The abdication of Sepp Blatter as President of FIFA offers to the world football community significant challenges and opportunities. Blatter has announced that he will remain in charge of FIFA until a successor is elected at least six months from now.

Corrupt Execs, Corporate Accountability and Human Rights: Untangling the Net Around Corporate Criminal Prosecutions

Katie Shay | Posted 06.04.2016 | Crime
Katie Shay

The potential that Nike may not face charges connected with the recent FIFA scandal would be all too consistent with the trend of corporations getting away with criminal activity, with hugely detrimental effects for the protection of human rights.

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner Promises 'Avalanche' Of Secrets

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.04.2015 | Sports

Sepp Blatter's former foot soldiers are turning against him.

Ex-FIFA Official Admits To Bribes Related To South Africa's 2010 World Cup

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.04.2015 | Sports

Bribery in FIFA has officially been confirmed.

FBI Is Looking Into Russia And Qatar's World Cup Bids

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2016 | Sports

The FBI isn't done digging into FIFA.

Lucy McCalmont

The 2 Numbers That Show How Excited The U.S. Is For The Women's World Cup | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 06.02.2015 | Sports

Once again, the World Cup could change women's soccer in the U.S.

Blatter's Pyrrhic Victory is FIFA's Defeat

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 06.01.2016 | Sports
Marco Vicenzino

The shameful indictments of 14 top organization officials for alleged activities under Blatter's watch has inflicted a devastating blow to FIFA's legitimacy and Blatter's continuously eroding credibility.

What's Next for FIFA is Right in Front of Us

Mary McVeigh | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Mary McVeigh

Like many of you, I have been reading about the indictments of FIFA officials with a heavy heart: how could something inherently unifying be abused so systematically? With widespread popularity, the potential of soccer to shape our global interactions and culture is enormous.

The Crimes and Corruption of International Sports

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.30.2016 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Perhaps FIFA is a more modern version of the mafia, bound by loyalty to its godfather, Sepp Blatter, and aided by its unchallenged control over the world's most favorite sport. The criminal laws of the United States may trim back the extortion, but the world sporting community will only be free of FIFA's absolutism when it creates a rival organization.

FIFA 16 Will Feature Women's National Teams For The First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports

Twelve women's national teams will now be available on the popular video game.