Title IX: Gender Equality Still Needs Work

On June 23rd, 1972, the President signed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 into law. It states that “…No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the … Continue reading

Morgan Brian Passed the Concussion Tests, Should She Have Been Allowed to Return?

I know this is not going to make me popular, but … not every collision spells concussion. The collision between midfielder Morgan Brian and Germany’s Alexandra Popp has the concussion lines a-buzzin’. Taylor Twellman’s tweeting and Briana Scurry’s Facebooking. From … Continue reading

Women’s World Cup 1999 to 2015: Pure Joy Makes No Apologies

The last time we won a Women’s World Cup, it looked like this… “The enduring image of Brandi Chastain, triumphant on a sweltering July day in Pasadena, will endure, documenting a populist victory that helped propel women’s soccer into the … Continue reading

Could Kyah Simon’s ACL Tear Have Been Prevented?

Another one bites the dust. This time it’s Kyah Simon, 22-year-old Australian striker and Boston Breakers star, who tore her ACL just minutes after coming on for the Matildas in their friendly against the U.S. Women’s National Team on October 20. This … Continue reading

Good Job, Good Effort — Really?

Rewind to June 2012: The Boston Celtics win Game 5 of the NBA Finals over the Miami Heat and go up 3-2 in the series. The ever-present TV cameras catch the mood of the losing team as they head into … Continue reading

Washington Spirit’s Ali Krieger Inspires After ACL Repair

“Soccer or Basketball?” That’s all I need to ask the girl at the gym. She looks about 16 and she’s got a 4 inch vertical scar down the middle of her left knee. She’s newly post ACL surgery. That goes … Continue reading

What Kind of Kid is Soccer Making Them?

“What is best for youth soccer development?” I keep reading this question. It’s all over the news, the wires, the blogs? I get it. We’re trying to figure out what will build our soccer programs in this country. What will put winning … Continue reading

Helping Our Female Athletes Be Confident, not Cocky

Talk about being surrounded by beautiful women… John Daly is loving this. He would tell you so; the ladies would just nod and smile – and defer to their teammates. Here’s how I know. I got to enjoy the company … Continue reading

Penn State, USWNT coach Erica Walsh headlines “Celebration of Women’s Athletics” event at William & Mary

Erica Walsh, assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team and current head women’s soccer coach at Penn State, took time out of her packed schedule to address a gathering at the Third Annual Celebration of Women’s Athletics at her … Continue reading