"Initially I took a very defensive stance, but then after seeing the quotes and thinking about it, I think that she’s entitled to be able to say those sort of things. I think we became friends when we were in Portland, and I think there is maybe a mental block that the Germans have against us, because they have not beaten us in many years.
So maybe that is her way of trying to help out her teammates and ease them into the next game against us. I’m not sure, but I think it was more of a media move than what she really feels. I felt like we got along really well in Portland, so I obviously respect her very much, and I’m looking forward to playing them just to see how much that mental block has gone away."

— Alex Morgan on Angerer’s comments (x)

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this-is-soccer:

USWNT FIFA Lineup! Who wants this on their FIFA game? ;)

who the fuck gave ali krieger the lowest overall rating in this roster

this-is-soccer:

USWNT FIFA Lineup! Who wants this on their FIFA game? ;)

who the fuck gave ali krieger the lowest overall rating in this roster

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"You could argue that female athletes are held to a higher moral standard than men, and that this is especially true on the U.S. national team — which seems to function as a vessel for undue moralizing. Somebody think of the children, a chorus of voices quickly crows, citing the potentially harmful influence on all the little girls out there when their heroes misbehave. Men seem to get away with a good deal more without anybody fretting over the well-being of all the little boys out there."

Hope Solo states her case for being USA’s all-time best goalkeeper

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Chances are, if you’re a woman and you’ve had much contact with the leadership of FIFA, you have a story to tell about sexism and soccer’s world governing body.

U.S. forward Abby Wambach tells one from the time she and her now-wife, Sarah Huffman, were backstage in a VIP room in January 2013 before the World Player of the Year awards gala in Zurich, Switzerland. “[FIFA president] Sepp Blatter came into our little area, and he walked straight up to Sarah and thought she was [Brazilian star] Marta,” says Wambach.

“Marta!” Blatter said, hugging a bewildered Huffman, who doesn’t look much like Marta. “You are the best! The very best!”

“He had no idea who Marta was, and she’s won the award five times,” says Wambach. “For me, that’s just a slap in the face because it shows he doesn’t really care about the women’s game.”

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Former U.S. World Cup winner Julie Foudy tells a story about the time she was part of the globally televised draw for the men’s 1998 World Cup in Marseille, France. Blatter said something about her onstage in French. “I don’t speak French,” says Foudy, “but when I got off the stage two women who worked for FIFA were kind of angry.”

“Why are you angry?” Foudy asked them.

“We don’t like what he just said about you,” said one.

“What did he say?”

“That they brought you here because you looked good—and nothing about your football.”

"

With Women’s World Cup on horizon, sexism remains part of FIFA culture (via thrace-)

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livejustliketheuswnt09:

WHAT THE FUCK KAYLYN

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pittsburghpengwins:

Protip: If you try to turn the Ray Rice situation into a “OMG HOCKEYZ BETTERRR!!! ALL THE OTHER SPORTZ SUCK!” thing, you’re wrong. 

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Bombshell Hazing Lawsuit Hits Clemson Women’s Soccer Program

FRESHMAN PLAYER ALLEGEDLY SUFFERED PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE DURING ABDUCTION BY TEAMMATES

A lawsuit filed in Pickens County, S.C. alleges that hazing rituals performed by the Clemson University women’s soccer team caused “severe and permanent personal injuries including a traumatic brain injury” to a former player.
Haley Ellen Hunt, of Aiken, S.C., is suing her former coach – Eddie Radwanski – and several other Clemson coaches, former teammates and school administrators (including former Tigers’ athletics director Terry Don Phillips) as a result of injuries she suffered during an alleged hazing incident.
According to Hunt’s lawsuit – filed by attorney Robert E. Sumner of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Moore VanAllen firm – Coach Radwanski took over the Clemson program in 2011 and attempted to convince Hunt not to attend the school.
Undeterred, Hunt enrolled at Clemson anyway – at which point Radwanski is accused of helping orchestrate a hazing incident that led to her injury.
According to the lawsuit, on the evening of August 18, 2011 Hunt was abducted from her dorm room with two other freshmen soccer players and “forced into and held captive in the rear compartment of an automobile.”  For the next half hour, the players were allegedly driven around Pickens County – and occasionally forced to exit the vehicle and “perform humiliating and demeaning acts.”
Eventually they wound up at Riggs Field, the school’s soccer facility.  There, the players were spun around and disoriented – and then forced to run at full speed.
That’s when, according to the suit, Hunt “took off in a dead sprint running parallel to the field, but no one stopped her.”
Instead her teammates allegedly shouted at her, “commanding that she run faster.”
Hunt did run faster – right into a brick wall near the field.
“The momentum of Ms. Hunt’s collision with the brick wall threw her body backward, causing her to smash into a nearby table and fall to the ground,” the lawsuit states.  ”The players heard Ms. Hunt scream and observed her clench her bloody face.  One player described the sound of Ms. Hunt hitting the brick wall as ‘metal hitting metal.’  The impact with the brick wall caused Ms. Hunt to sustain serious injuries to her brain, head, face and hands.  Ms. Hunt was knocked unconscious and had to be physically assisted by other players.”
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veritasdico:

Bombshell Hazing Lawsuit Hits Clemson Women’s Soccer Program

FRESHMAN PLAYER ALLEGEDLY SUFFERED PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE DURING ABDUCTION BY TEAMMATES

A lawsuit filed in Pickens County, S.C. alleges that hazing rituals performed by the Clemson University women’s soccer team caused “severe and permanent personal injuries including a traumatic brain injury” to a former player.

Haley Ellen Hunt, of Aiken, S.C., is suing her former coach – Eddie Radwanski – and several other Clemson coaches, former teammates and school administrators (including former Tigers’ athletics director Terry Don Phillips) as a result of injuries she suffered during an alleged hazing incident.

According to Hunt’s lawsuit – filed by attorney Robert E. Sumner of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Moore VanAllen firm – Coach Radwanski took over the Clemson program in 2011 and attempted to convince Hunt not to attend the school.

Undeterred, Hunt enrolled at Clemson anyway – at which point Radwanski is accused of helping orchestrate a hazing incident that led to her injury.

According to the lawsuit, on the evening of August 18, 2011 Hunt was abducted from her dorm room with two other freshmen soccer players and “forced into and held captive in the rear compartment of an automobile.”  For the next half hour, the players were allegedly driven around Pickens County – and occasionally forced to exit the vehicle and “perform humiliating and demeaning acts.”

Eventually they wound up at Riggs Field, the school’s soccer facility.  There, the players were spun around and disoriented – and then forced to run at full speed.

That’s when, according to the suit, Hunt “took off in a dead sprint running parallel to the field, but no one stopped her.”

Instead her teammates allegedly shouted at her, “commanding that she run faster.”

Hunt did run faster – right into a brick wall near the field.

“The momentum of Ms. Hunt’s collision with the brick wall threw her body backward, causing her to smash into a nearby table and fall to the ground,” the lawsuit states.  ”The players heard Ms. Hunt scream and observed her clench her bloody face.  One player described the sound of Ms. Hunt hitting the brick wall as ‘metal hitting metal.’  The impact with the brick wall caused Ms. Hunt to sustain serious injuries to her brain, head, face and hands.  Ms. Hunt was knocked unconscious and had to be physically assisted by other players.”

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