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  • Iranian female soccer fan dies after setting herself on fire

    09/10/2019 6:30:20 AM PDT · by neverevergiveup · 24 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 9/10/2019 | FOX Sports
    An Iranian woman detained for dressing as a man to sneak into a soccer stadium to watch a match has died after setting herself on fire upon learning she could spend six months in prison, semi-official news outlets reported Tuesday. The self-immolation death of 29-year-old Sahar Khodayari has shocked Iranian officials and the public, becoming an immediate hashtag trend across social media in the Islamic Republic. It also comes as FIFA is working with Iranian authorities to overcome a ban on women entering stadiums for men’s games, a ban in place since the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. FIFA wants the...
  • Anti-fascist rebellion brewing in Pacific Northwest soccer stadiums

    09/09/2019 12:48:53 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 12 replies ^ | September 1, 2019 | Eli Rosenberg
    The seeds of dissent were visible almost immediately. Soccer officials had notified the Timbers Army, a fan organization for the team in Portland, Oregon, on the eve of this season that the anti-fascist symbol its members had been waving on a giant banner in the north end of the stadium would no longer be permitted at games. The fan group was not happy, releasing a lengthy critique of Major League Soccer's new rules, and working with team officials for months in meetings to change the rule. But what began as an internal dispute between the league, the Timbers front office,...
  • USMNT vs. Mexico: Where to Watch, Live Stream, TV Channel, Odds

    09/06/2019 10:37:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies ^ | 9/6/19 | Dan Cancian
    Two months on since they met in the Gold Cup final, the U.S. men's national team (USMNT) and Mexico revive their rivalry on Friday night. Jonathan dos Santos scored the only goal of the game as El Tri regained the trophy on U.S. soil. The two teams haven't played since and will in all likelihood look vastly different on Friday, with USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter and his counterpart Gerardo Martino set to refresh their rosters.
  • MLS teams navigate new ‘no political display’ policy

    08/10/2019 8:19:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    AP ^ | August 10, 2019
    Major League Soccer’s new policy that bans political displays at matches is stirring controversy in the Pacific Northwest, where supporters’ culture is often intertwined with politics and social issues. The Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers have banned signs and flags with the "Iron Front" symbol, which they say has become appropriated by some in the loosely structured antifa movement, at times in the context of violence.
  • Watch: Union Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya Tells Congress To ‘End Gun Violence’...

    08/05/2019 1:16:23 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 22 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 8/4/19 | CBS 3 Staff
    WASHINGTON (CBS) — Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya had a message for Congress on Sunday night. After scoring a goal against D.C. United, Bedoya celebrated with his teammates before running over to a field microphone to deliver a statement to Washington on national TV. “Hey Congress, do something now. End gun violence. Let’s go,” Bedoya said. Bedoya’s message comes as the United States is left reeling after the latest rash of mass shootings. Twenty people were killed and dozens were injured during a mass shooting at a shopping mall in El Paso on Saturday. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty...
  • U.S. Soccer says women’s team has been paid more than men’s team

    07/29/2019 11:04:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29 2019 | The Wall Street Journal
    The U.S. Soccer Federation released a letter from its president Monday saying that it has paid the women’s national team more than the men’s national team in recent years, a move that comes ahead of mediation in the women’s team’s pay-equity lawsuit against its employer. The pay analysis--which U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro said was conducted by U.S. Soccer staff and reviewed by an accounting firm--will add fuel to a complex debate over how the federation has compensated its championship women’s national team. The federation has faced increasing pressure from the public and Congress over the issue, especially since the...
  • The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2019

    07/22/2019 12:04:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 22, 2019 | Kurt Badenhausen
    The Dallas Cowboys kick off training camp this weekend as the defending NFC East champions. Last season ended with a playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams, which marked 23 straight years the Cowboys were shut out of the NFC Championship game. Only the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions have longer title-game droughts. But America’s Team remains the biggest must-see show in sports. Nine of the 50 highest-rated sports TV broadcasts in 2018 were regular season Cowboys games, helping goose ratings for CBS, NBC and Fox (the Patriots were the only other team with more than four games among the...
  • We All Wanted to Love the Women's Soccer Team

    07/16/2019 2:52:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | July 16, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    For the first time in my life, I did not root for an American team. Whatever the sport, I have always rooted American. But if those who called into my radio show were representative of my audience, many millions of Americans made the same sad choice. It takes a lot for people like me not to root for an American team. But Megan Rapinoe, the foul-mouthed star of the team, and her fellow players made it possible. The U.S. women's team disgraced itself. Either its members were cowed into submission by Rapinoe or they agreed (or, at least, never disagreed)...
  • USWNT’s Ashlyn Harris fires back at estranged teammate: ‘You are homophobic’

    07/16/2019 12:22:07 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 74 replies
    nypost ^ | July 15, 2019 | Mollie Walker
    Ashlyn Harris helped the USWNT defend its World Cup title. When it came to defending the character of her and her teammates, she was also up to task. When an interview with former U.S. teammate Jaelene Hinkle resurfaced on Twitter where she claimed the team “wasn’t a welcoming place for Christians,” Harris didn’t hold back. “Hinkle, our team is about inclusion. Your religion was never the problem. The problem is your intolerance and you are homophobic,” Harris, who is engaged to fellow USA World Cup champion Ali Krieger, tweeted. “You don’t belong in a sport that aims to unite and...
  • Algerian football fans spark violence in France for a second time in four days as they [tr]

    07/15/2019 6:33:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 15, 2019 | Peter Allen
    French police have arrested 282 people across the country overnight after unrest following the Algerian football team's qualification for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations. Riotous celebrations erupted in cities including Paris, Marseille and Lyon after Algeria beat Nigeria 2-1 in the semi-final at the Cairo International Stadium in Egypt. Tear gas and baton charges were used on the Champs Elysees in Paris, where thousands had gathered in the early hours of Monday morning. Fireworks and flares were let off, while traffic was brought to a standstill.
  • Radical Lesbian Star Rapinoe Drops F-bomb in front of Children, tweets 'Gays Better than Straight'

    07/14/2019 3:13:26 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 111 replies
    nteb ^ | 7/11/19 | Geoffrey Grider
    “New York City, you’re the motherf***ing best!” she said, classy as ever, as the crowd cheered for her and her vulgarity. Of course, Rapinoe couldn’t care less that kids were in the crowd. “Well, we certainly want to apologize for the language at the end there,” MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin said to the audience. Following their victory over the Netherlands, she shared a photo on Twitter of her and two other gay teammates with a caption. “We already discussed this,” she said in the tweet. “Science is science. Gays rule,” she said, as if heterosexuals could not win. It was...
  • Inslee Floats Megan Rapinoe as Potential Secretary of State

    07/13/2019 9:06:55 PM PDT · by llevrok · 83 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/13/2019 | Camerone Cawthorne
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D.Idiot) said Saturday his first act as president will be asking World Cup champion and Donald Trump antagonist Megan Rapinoe to be the Secretary of State. Inslee was speaking at the liberal Netroots Nation conference in Philadelphia when he touted Rapinoe as someone who could unite the United States and other countries around the world. "President Trump has done a lot of damage to our international reputation through his approach to foreign policy. A Daily Kos user, Mr. Rochester, would like to hear more from you about what you might do differently in your approach to...
  • USWNT’s Allie Long says key to NYC was stolen from LA hotel room

    07/12/2019 7:32:50 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 38 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 12, 2019 | Joe Tacopino
    Change your locks, NYC — someone stole the key to the city. US Women’s National Soccer Team star Allie Long had her Los Angeles hotel room broken into Thursday — and the key to the city she had just received from Mayor Bill de Blasio was missing, sources said. “After the @ESPYS show someone stole my wedding ring, cash and the key to my favorite city after just receiving it from my hotel room,” Long tweeted Thursday night. The ceremonial key — which Long received Wednesday after a ticker-tape parade in Manhattan to honor her team’s World Cup win —...
  • USWNT isn’t the feel-good story we’re told they are

    07/12/2019 11:26:31 AM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 11, 2019 | Phil Mushnick
    Perhaps I’m a party-pooper by nature and nurture. When I was a kid I heard the music from the ice cream truck then excitedly asked my father for a quarter. “No,” he said, “they play that music when they’re out of ice cream.” Unless you never heard that one, it’s an old one. Otherwise, it’s mine. But the risk of being condemned as a killjoy makes me defensive. “Our” team won, didn’t it? That’s what counts! USA! USA! It’s a relentless insult: TV demands intelligent viewers ignore what they see to believe only what they’re told. Seconds after the US...
  • Everyone’s new soccer hero Megan Rapinoe is actually kind of awful

    07/11/2019 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 8,2019 | Brad Polumbo
    She’s chic, fiery, and really darn good at soccer. Is it any wonder that everybody loves Megan Rapinoe? The soccer star and U.S. women’s national team captain has become a celebrity after guiding her team to yet another Women’s World Cup win on Sunday. Amid endless fanfare, she has received a glowing feature in the Washington Post, modeled for Sports Illustrated, and become a viral sensation. One article in the Week even endorsed her for president. There’s just one problem: She’s actually kind of an awful person. Rapinoe has soccer skills for sure, but her entitled, flippant, and unpatriotic attitude...
  • Rapinoe is Embarrassing America

    07/10/2019 8:25:36 PM PDT · by JessicaMAGA · 59 replies ^ | 07/10/2019 | Gene Brown
    Americans should be rallying together because of her success with the team, instead she is helping to divide us even further. She uses profanity to express her hatred towards the country and her character really shows when she speaks about President Trump. Rapinoe turned down an invite from the administration before it even happened. Rapinoe believes that her and her teammates should receive the same pay as the men’s team. She does not mention anything about the fact that the men’s team brings in a lot more revenue for the organization than her team does. Rapinoe is much like AOC,...
  • The Left’s Latest Trump Slayer

    07/10/2019 12:32:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | July 10, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And so the left has created another victim, converting a genuine champion into a victim, with the willing participation of the victim. And now we got another Trump slayer on the come. Another person the Democrats hope can bring down Donald Trump after an endless parade of people who failed led by Comey and Mueller and you name it, now it’s Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. women’s soccer team who’s gonna bring down Donald Trump. Yes, sir! BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Then I find out here that they have this parade from the Canyon of Heroes in New York for...
  • 'Frankly, Megan, I don't give a damn': Not everyone is happy with the U.S. women's soccer team

    07/10/2019 9:15:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/10/2019 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    The ladies won, and let's salute them.  The TV ratings were great, and everyone's happy. How does this translate to more people watching women play soccer in the U.S.?  I hope it does, but women's pro soccer has not been good at selling tickets. Actually, not everyone is happy.  I am not happy, and lots of people I've heard from are not happy. First, the tournament showed that international women's soccer is a total mismatch.  In other words, there aren't enough good women's soccer teams in the world.  The U.S. is obviously "the queen" of soccer and will only get better because our young women have...
  • Megan Rapinoe rips Trump WH visit, says she'd accept invites from Pelosi, AOC

    07/09/2019 11:09:34 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 09 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    U.S. Women's Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe doubled down in her opposition to visit the Trump White House on Tuesday but expressed that she was open to accept invitations from anyone who "believes the same things we believe in" like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY. Rapinoe's feud with the president began last month when she declared she was "not going to the f---ing White House,” which prompted a response from Trump on Twitter. "I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!" Trump...
  • Rapinoe: I 'Held Up My End of the Bargain' With Trump

    07/09/2019 2:00:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 152 replies ^ | June 9, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    The U.S. women's national soccer team is back on home soil following its victorious World Cup run in France. The last time the team was in this position, in 2015, it couldn't wait to celebrate with President Obama. But, it's a different story this year. Megan Rapinoe, one of the most vocal and recognizable players on the team, has already told the press she's "not f***ing going" to Trump's White House. As one of the openly gay players on the team, she doesn't believe Trump represents LGBT citizens. It's one of the reasons she's also refused to recite the national...