Okay, let’s just stop pretending like we’re recording anything that isn’t a serious topic ever again. But dammit, we need to talk about this stuff. First, Dave and Carol talk about the ACTUAL FRIGGIN’ WHITE SUPREMACISTS who showed up at the Sounders match a couple weeks ago. And then we take a close look at the USWNT’s lawsuit against US Soccer, and discuss why US Soccer is hiring lobbying firms to argue against their own players. Look. We’re mad. It’s just how it is.
First, here’s the blog post Dave wrote for MLS Aces: https://www.mlsaces.com/blog/2019/8/7/white-supremacists-at-a-sounders-match-and-why-the-league-and-the-team-front-office-is-responsible
Here’s a breakdown of the lawsuit by CBS Sports: https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/uswnt-equal-pay-lawsuit-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-womens-world-cup-champions-legal-fight/
This is a piece from Big Think looking at the numbers of the pay gap: https://bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/womens-soccer-pay?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1
And finally, an article from ESPN about the lobbyists US Soccer hired: https://www.espn.com/soccer/united-states/story/3915613/us-soccer-hires-lobbyists-in-equal-pay-dispute