OTF’s Joe Maskivish takes a look at the atrocity Nike and the USSF released upon the world… Continue reading
The above image shows the United States Women’s National Soccer Team at a happier time, celebrating its 2015 World Cup Victory at the White House with various officials of United States Soccer Federation (“US Soccer”). By now you’ve heard about the lawsuit that US Soccer has filed against the United States Women’s National Soccer Team Players Association (“Union”). The lawsuit is rather simple, and contrary to number of tweets in support or the Union and/or against US Soccer, it is not an attack against the players themselves. Rather, the lawsuit boils down to a single, simple issue. Continue reading
Correspondent Alex Unzueta recaps the U.S. Women’s National Team’s uninspired, but effective win over the The Matildas from Down Unda.
The U.S. Women’s National Team opened up their World Cup play with a win against Australia on Monday evening. After a shaky start, the U.S. dialed in with some help from Megan Rapinoe, who scored twice and Chicago Red Star’s striker, Christen Press who added a goal as well. With a surprisingly tough 3-1 win, the U.S. sits first in their group.
The United States is a favorite to win the tournament. After falling short in a penalty shootout to Japan back in 2011, the only expectation this year is lifting the cup on July 5th…
Here is my third installment of “Monday Musings.” As always, it’s a mix of insight, analysis and fluff.
Part I – Fired Up Friday
First off, after some notable snipping on Twitter among Fire fans, it’s a relief to see everyone happy after the Fire got its third victory of the season on a cold and blustery Friday night. While not quite a sell out in terms actual attendance, the crowd was very loud, and truly into this match. It has been a long time since we’ve had this type of atmosphere at Toyota Park. Section 8 was very active and there was even stereo effect between Section 8 and Sector Latino during goal kicks. You all know the irksome chant. Someone did their best to translate it when Montreal’s Evan Bush was subjected to this “friendly greeting.”