Marlowe Alter Detroit Free Press Published 7:30 PM EDT Sep 28, 2019 Detroit City FC announced Saturday night it is adding a women's soccer team for the 2020 season. The club will play in the United Women’s Soccer, beginning next spring, with home matches at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck. "Every year since our grassroots origins, we've strived to grow our organization in a sustainable manner with the goal of being a true club that represents our entire community," said Sean Mann, CEO of DCFC. "Adding a women's team to the DCFC family is the right thing to do for the sake of our club, our supporters, the broader Detroit community and for the continued growth of the sport of soccer in this region. “We appreciate being able to join several organizations in the UWS that we've already known for years and look forward to building out a staff and roster in the coming months that will bring Detroit a competitive side right out of the gate." More: DCFC men … [Read more...] about Detroit City FC adds women’s soccer team for 2020 season
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Sally Jenkins, Washington Post Published 12:48 pm CDT, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Picture the expressions of U.S. Soccer Federation officials every time Alex Morgan went lightly skipping down the pitch and scored another goal in the Americans’ opening match of the women’s World Cup. The falling faces, the slack mouths, the groans and the fingertips pressed to their creased foreheads, as their legal position became ever more indefensible. Just imagine how that record-setting 13-0 victory over Thailand will play at a jury trial. It’s going to be a lot of fun watching lawyers for the soccer federation try to justify why the U.S. Women’s National Team, with their air rifles for legs, are paid 38 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts and had to sue for fair wages. It’s going to be pure entertainment listening to federation president Carlos Cordeiro stammer out an explanation on the witness stand of why this team, which is nothing … [Read more...] about U.S. women’s soccer team is an American treasure. Pay them.
Sheffield will become one of just a handful of cities to have a specialist women's football ground with work expected to get underway on a £5 million stadium within months. Proposals to build the 3,900-capacity ground on the Olympic Legacy Park were approved by Sheffield Council in December, with work expected to get underway this spring. Sheffield United Women will become the only female club in the country to have a stadium not used by their male counterparts or academy teams and the facility will also be used by Sheffield Eagles.READ MORE: Everything you need to know about the Mi Amigo flypast over Sheffield's Endcliffe ParkOther women's football teams share grounds with their male counterparts or academy teams but the OLP site would be exclusively for Sheffield United Women rather than the club's academy teams.The team and Eagles currently play on a temporary ground on the site but the new stadium will see work carried out in stages and there will … [Read more...] about Work to get underway on £5 million stadium which will give Sheffield United Women and Sheffield Eagles a home
Updated 1:13 pm CST, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Actress Emma Watson, right, arrives with other women at the Elysee Palace for a meeting on gender equality ahead of the upcoming G7, Tuesday, Feb.19, 2019 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Actress Emma Watson, right, arrives with other women at the Elysee Palace for a meeting on gender equality ahead of the upcoming G7, Tuesday, Feb.19, 2019 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Photo: Francois Mori, AP Photo: Francois Mori, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Actress Emma Watson, right, arrives with other women at the Elysee Palace for a meeting on gender equality ahead of the upcoming G7, Tuesday, Feb.19, 2019 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Actress Emma Watson, right, arrives with other women at the Elysee Palace for a meeting on … [Read more...] about Nobel laureates, advocates to advise G-7 on women’s rights
Detroit News staff Published 3:52 PM EST Feb 3, 2019 Novi-based Michigan Jaguars FC announced it will field a team in the United Premier Soccer League this season. The Jaguars join Clawson-based Oakland County FC and Auburn Hills-based Carpathia FC in the UPSL, which is in the U.S. Soccer-sanctioned adult league that features more than 300 teams competing nationally. UPSL teams, which are eligible for the U.S. Open Cup, compete in what is considered the fifth tier of U.S. soccer. The season starts in May and runs through July. “We are excited to join the UPSL,” said Paul Tinnion, Michigan Jaguars executive director. “This league will provide a platform for talented local players to play quality soccer during the summer months, as well as an opportunity for our youth players to learn while watching the team play.” The club is in talks with Detroit Catholic Central High to play its home matches at the Novi school. A search for a head coach is … [Read more...] about Michigan Jaguars FC launches team in the United Premier Soccer League