Reasons I Hate US Soccer Federation: (An Analysis)
You may remember the complaint//lawsuit that our badass USWNT players filed to the United States Soccer Federation… Well we got a response…
Well, US Soccer responded… let’s dig in yeah? (Buckle up y’all this might get bumpy.)
Interestingly, US Soccer argues that the USMNT and USWNT “have separate budgets that take into account the different revenue that the teams generate.” (this is true that both are separate entities but what US Soccer is doing here is saying essentially alienating the USWNT from the Men’s Team…. And it is true that both have different revenues, BUT a federation should be a uniting force between the two teams not alienating one away from the other.) ALSO Remember that catchy slogan that US Soccer uses for their branding? What was it…. hmmmm. #OneNationOneTeam. How does this even remotely give evidence that US Soccer actually believes that ideal. Because they are fucking idiots.
In response to one of the most charged allegations (that a US Soccer official argued that “market realities” prevent equal pay for the USWNT), the Federation outright just denies the allegation.
Much of the US Soccer response focuses on the disparities in competition between the USMNT and USWNT. Also (and I’m not sure this is something that will play well), the federation notes the vast disparity in prize money between the FIFA WC and the FIFA WWC… the difference is FIFA is working on paying the women more, as well as other organizations (see Adidas) while the US Soccer Federation simply points out the inequality and cites it as a source, as to why the USWNT is payed less. Honestly WTF. This is coming from the “leader” of International Women’s Soccer… Also I love that this is the argument that they chose to explain. WC disparities as if the USMNT even know what a WC is. (Remember the time they lost to Trinidad and Tabago? What a joke of a team.)
In the allegation that the WNT plays on worse surfaces than the MNT, the US Soccer Federation gives the non-answer of the century basically saying, “there are different kinds of playing fields, we can’t control that.” (Check out the crazy stats on the right hand side…)
US Soccer says that the USWNT claim to making more revenue is “misleading” and “inaccurate”.
My personal favorite, saying that the USWNT has rejected “multiple offers” to decrease the pay inequality…. because the US Soccer Federation’s proposals were basically throwing the 3 time WWC Winners a few extra crumbs not what they actually deserve. (Because a little bit of more money//equality should shut them up and make women happy yeah? That they are lucky to even be playing soccer professionally.)
Some of my personal questions and remarks:
How does US Soccer explain the differences in marketing//sales? We are ONE MONTH from the Women’s World Cup and you can’t even buy any of the USWNT jerseys on their site. What is the point of releasing the jerseys and promoting them if you can’t even buy them. This would NEVER happen to the Men’s team… (because they won’t qualify.)
How do they ever expect the USWNT to compete financially if they don’t give them the same opportunities to make money? Is there ever a better time to sell a jersey unique to the USNWt than in a World Cup year and they aren’t even doing that. That isn’t equal or equitable.
TBH, a lot of the response is this… ^ (they just deny it, they give no explanation or evidence as to why it is false.)
BUT THE USWNT (spokesperson) HAS RESPONDED!
“We look forward to a trial NEXT YEAR, after the WWC.”
(their fight is NOT ove.r)
I would like to finish with my personal rebuttal.
What’s that @ US Soccer Federation? Solid question…. _that _is the 3 WORLD CUP TROPHIES THAT the USWNT has busted their asses over, inspired millions with, and aided the creation a new and exciting soccer culture and yet they are getting paid horrifically low and unfair wages. Please call back when the USMNT wins a WC. Just a reminder of the Men’s Teams performance in the 2018 Men’s World Cup held in Russia.
GET THE GIRLS PAID.
To help support the USWNT Players in their fight for equality, consider checking out the USWNT Players Association. They are selling these shirts. :)
This World Cup is gonna be different for Tobin. Obviously in that she’ll be there with a partner, but also that their time together seems to have given her the encouragement to be even more introspective. She’s grown as a person, and processed some big life changes alongside those she loves, and it’s cool to watch someone grow.
You know, last summer in Russia was probably the most fun I’ve ever had in my entire life. And might sound strange to say because of all the pressure involved in a World Cup, but honestly, I laughed every single day. With Gareth Southgate and his staff and his waistcoat, it was positive vibes only. We were extremely well prepared. Just look at our set pieces and penalties. We were drilled. But we also could express ourselves and be free. We were like a family, and the banter was just a 10 out of 10 with those lads. I’m talking funny, funny guys.
The Women’s World Cup is happening in June this year in FRANCE, and Taylor and Brendon spoke in French at the beginning of the ME! video. I think Taylor is going to perform at the opening ceremony for the Women’s World Cup this year!! @taylorswift
next stop 🔜 Wisła,thank u for this season,gonna be less active,need to focus on my studying for my exams. I want to tell u im super grateful for this bond we created here,tho we don’t really know eacher other. Hope my final exams go well,i would be happy&grateful if u could keep your fingers crossed for me during 10-12 april. See u then and yeah i already miss this season and i already miss ski jumping. Im so happy I was cheering for these athletes,especially for Kamil,Antti and Ryoyu. See u in Wisła,hope y’all have fun,hope y’all are gonna be happy. Thank u once again for this season,cant wait what another one brings ❤️
So I found my drawing from kindergarten and decided to post it in case someone was wondering if I’m a true #skijumping fan. That’s truly a masterpiece, I am a gifted child with a blessing of Leonardo da Vinci himself
happiest of birthdays to one of my favourite jumpers ever,one of those people who always put smile on my face no matter what happens to me. Wishing him lots of health,laughter,happiness,podiums(!) and lots of great memories. I just hope that he will be happy and he will make all of his dreams come true as soon as possible. He really deserves all the best things that exist in this world. Wszystkiego najlepszego Antti!💙🌊
wow, it’s weird to see Horni in those colors, and for sure it’ll be strange to see him with the other team, but i wish him luck, and i hope that team germany will achieve some great things during next season, I’ll keep my fingers crossed
Yay you turned anon on! I wanted to send something before but couldn’t! For Eric and dele “is it bad that I really want to kiss you right now?”
Dele had never felt elation like it. Every single emotion he had felt over the last three hours had mixed together into a heady adrenaline rush and he was sure this was what taking drugs must feel like.
They’d done it. They’d won a fucking penalty shootout in a knockout game at the World Cup. And Eric had been the one to seal it for them. His best friend. Who was somewhere under the pile of bodies in front of him. Red shirts and shorts were being pulled every which way as the lads celebrated, smothering Eric and Jordan. “Where is he? Where’s Diet?!” he shouted, bending down slightly. He put his hands on Raz’s back and tried to push between him and Trent. He needed to get to Eric. Needed to find him, to hug him, to share this fucking amazing feeling with him.
He had thought his heart might jump out of his chest as he’d watched Eric walk up to the penalty spot. He shouldn’t have even been taking it but Vards had pulled up with a groin strain late on and Eric was his back up. Knowing that if he slotted it home then they‘d be going to the quarter finals was almost too much for Dele and he’d barely been able to watch. Time felt as if it had stopped when the ball bulged in the bottom left corner of the net and then there had been chaos around him as they’d all started running on to the pitch.
Finally a gap appeared and Dele stepped over Danny, leaning down and putting his hands on Eric’s shoulders. His shirt was sweaty, clinging to him and Dele’s hand was slick with perspiration as he moved his hand to cup Eric’s neck. As Eric clambered up to a standing position his blue eyes met his and the look of pure joy and exhaustion on his face made Dele’s stomach burn. Heat flared in his cheeks as an understanding shifted and he pulled Eric towards his, wrapping his arms around his neck.
He felt Eric’s arms close around him and he was surrounded by the smell of his minty shower gel mixed with the musk of his sweat. He could feel his team mates hands scrambling to celebrate but he held on for a moment longer. He shifted his head, bringing his lips up to Eric’s ear.
“Is it bad that I really want to kiss you right now?” his voice was breathy and he wasn’t even sure if Eric could hear him under all the noise. A small squeeze on his side made his stomach burn again as Eric acknowledged him. He pulled away, their eyes meeting again just before Welbz grabbed Eric by the neck pulling him from Dele’s grip and his whole body burned at the heat in Eric’s gaze.
Looks pretty questionable tbf. Sure it’s important to have experienced players who can lead but… if you’re bringing in players who haven’t played with the team at all this year, I think you need a miracle rather than a leader. Chemistry doesn’t come from thin air.