Monthly Archives: February 2016

Fan Anger over Harry Shipp Trade Boils Down to Lack of Trust

February 16, 2016
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When I was a youngster growing up in Michigan, I was a fan of the Detroit-area sports franchises, and there was no love lost towards Chicago-area teams among my friends. We watched the Chicago Cubs during the summer, but that was more a matter of convenience—and boredom—as the games were broadcast each afternoon on...

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Video: Fabian Johnson and Bobby Wood Score

February 14, 2016
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It hasn’t been the greatest year for Americans playing abroad, but three of the U.S.’s standard bearers in Europe – Fabian Johnson, Bobby Wood and Alejandro Bedoya – all ended up on the scoresheet this weekend in various forms. First, here is Fabian Johnson’s goal, giving Borussia Monchengladbach a 1-0 lead over Hamburg. Fantastic...

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Julie Johnston Interview Reveals Fallacies of Gender Norms

February 12, 2016
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Earlier this week, ESPN’s Graham Hays shared a wonderful interview with United States women’s national team defenders Julie Johnston and Meghan Klingenberg. In the piece, Hays told a touching story of a young boy who approached Johnston for an autograph in the San Diego airport shortly after the team’s World Cup win this summer....

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Alejandro Bedoya Scores; Jurgen Klinsmann Shares January Camp Thoughts

February 11, 2016
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Alejandro Bedoya continued his red-hot form of late, scoring in Nantes’ 4-3 extra-time win over Bordeaux in the Coupe de France on Wednesday. His game-winning goal came in dramatic fashion in the 118th minute. #CoupedeFrance #FCGBFCN Le @FCNantes a pris l'avantage dans ces prolongations. Le but décisif de #Bedoya ! pic.twitter.com/fpiDJFEzg4 — Eurosport (@EurosportFrance)...

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USWNT Olympic Qualifying Begins Tonight Under Cloud of Labor Dispute

February 10, 2016
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Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past week, you’re well aware of the ongoing labor dispute between the United States Soccer Federation and the Women’s National Team Players Association – the union that represents the USWNT. If not, it basically boils down to the federation suing the players in federal court...

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