USWNT Prepares For Mediation After U.S. Soccer Claims Women Are Paid More Than Men

On March 8, 28 players filed a complaint in the US District Court in Los Angeles asserting that US Soccer practices gender-based pay-discrimination in their national team programs. The players allege that US Soccer has violated the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For more on the details of the case, check out USWNT Fight For Equality In The US While Taking On The World In The World Cup. Players allege in their complaint that US Soccer is not provi

NHL Has A Unified Draft, But The Rules Don’t Treat Europeans The Same

The spotlight was as hot as the Texas sun during the NHL Draft. The first round of the draft, held in Dallas this year, showcased the strength of the international game. For the first time in 19 years, the top three picks were all born outside North America. The growth of European talent is immensely significant for the growth of the game; however, it is not widely known that European players are treated differently under the Collective Bargaining Agreement from their North A

U.S. Soccer Sued Over Denial Of Application To Bring Ecuadorian Game To U.S.

Recently, U.S. Soccer has been brought to court by the U.S. Women’s National team, and the North American Soccer League. In its complaint filed in New York, Relevent is accusing U.S. Soccer of violating its policies when the Federation did not approve an application to allow Relevent to host a regular-season game between two Ecuadorian league teams. Relevent Sports is a sport and entertainment company, in the business of promoting international soccer matches around the world

Why Duchene, Panarin And 12 Other Free Agents On The Columbus Blue Jackets Need To Make The Playoffs

The biggest names on the list of free agents include Sergei Bobrovsky, Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and Zachary Werenski. Out of these top players, all but one, Werenski, will be unrestricted free agents on July 1, 2019. As unrestricted free agents, these players are allowed to sign with any club. This gives them a lot of leverage in negotiating a new contract. A full list of the free agent players currently on the Blue Jackets is below. NamePositionStatusSergei BobrovskyGoal

NHL Global Series Returns To Help Grow Hockey In Europe

Thus far the NHL has played 29 regular season games overseas. These games generate substantial interest and excitement. The average attendance in these games is 13,339 per game and a total attendance of 386,818. In 2012 the NHL and NHLPA agreed to work together on international projects. Since 2012 the NHL has seen approximately 25 percent of their players come from Europe and Russia. The Global Series helps maintain and grow this percentage.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_

Mike Trout And Bryce Harper Pioneer New Ground For Players With Record-Breaking Contracts

Earlier in 2019, the Colorado Rockies gave superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado a $260 million deal, the San Diego Padres landed Manny Machado with a $300 million contract, and Bryce Harper signed a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. If you are a die-hard baseball fan, it is easy to lose perspective on just how massive these deals are. Trout’s $430 million deal alone is worth as much as or more than eight NHL franchises and all 23 Major League Soccer