United States men’s and women’s national teams reveal new eye-catching away kit featuring zigzag patternJun 16, 2021
Both the United States men’s and women’s national teams have been creating a lot of buzz of late, with the men’s young core making waves in Europe, and recently having won the CONCACAF Nations League in an epic final over rival Mexico, and the women gearing up in preparation for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. On Wednesday, U.S. Soccer made more news, this time because of the release of its new, eye-catching away kit!
Stars in stripes 🤩— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) June 16, 2021
The new uniform is here!
👉 https://t.co/fdQUFC6482 pic.twitter.com/o9pPqTZa9J
The “Stars in Stripes” kit features a mazy pattern of red and blue that not only jumps out at you but also will surely have opponents feeling dizzy.
New kits, new stadium 🏟 Closing out the #SummerSeries pres. by @ATT 5G tonight!
🇺🇸 vs. 🇳🇬— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 16, 2021
🕘: 9 pm ET (kickoff at 9:08 pm ET)
📰: https://t.co/5JsDHSI0zF pic.twitter.com/QA3LiNETnn
More stars. More stripes. Less waste.
Inspired by a waving 🇺🇸 and made with at least 75% recycled polyester, this new away kit replicates the on-pitch energy of the iconic U.S. National Teams. pic.twitter.com/AWA7yyDpiT
— Nike Football (@nikefootball) June 16, 2021
The jersey is not the first aggressive jersey the U.S. have released, as you’ll remember the iconic denim “Stars and Stripes” look from the 1994 Men’s World Cup, as well as the “Where’s Waldo” look from 2012, and the “Firecracker pop” rendition from the 2014 Men’s World Cup.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that’s right: It appears this year’s #MLSAllStar jersey is a riff on *the* 1994 #USMNT World Cup Denim Kit. pic.twitter.com/oZDhXtXxbK
— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) June 26, 2017
🚨 #BracKITology Winners 🚨
2012 Home “Waldo” pic.twitter.com/01n8JxiMcT— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) April 23, 2020
Brooks’ header gives US a 2-1 win vs Ghana in #WorldCup thriller:http://t.co/ZbRfax9r06 (@jimvertuno) pic.twitter.com/YRvuLGOiSb (corrects)— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) June 17, 2014
Not everyone appears to be a fan of the vibrant new kit, though, with many comparing it to designs they have seen elsewhere.
Fruit by the Foot anyone?
Fruit by the Foot did it first and did it better pic.twitter. com/JvImjpvuIq— Stevie Two Dose (@SteveThreeP0) June 16, 2021
How about the resemblance to World War I cargo ship USS West Mahomet?
The USS West Mahomet did it first pic.twitter.com/dFlhh43up6— Patrick M. 🍊 (@PMehlek) June 16, 2021
Finally, it does look quite similar to Manchester United’s zebra-style third kit from last season …
“Can I copy your homework?”
“Ok but don’t make it obvious” pic.twitter.com/04JhHL2LIq— Bret Freeman (@B_FreeMan7) June 16, 2021
Well at minimum, the design has people talking!
USWNT AWAY JERSEY 2020 – 2021
USWNT AWAY JERSEY 2020 – 2021
||32.5 – 35.5||35.5 – 38||38 – 41||41 – 44.5||44.5 – 48.5|
|CHEST (cm)||83 – 90||90 – 97||97 – 104||104 – 114||114 – 124|
|WAIST (in.)||26 – 29||29 – 31.5||31.5 – 34.5||34.5 – 38.5||38.5 – 42.5|
|WAIST (cm)||67 – 74||74 – 81||81 – 88||88 – 98||98 – 108|
|HIPS (in.)||35.5 -38.5||38.5 – 41||41 – 44||44 – 47||47 – 50|
||91 – 98||98 – 105||105 – 112||112 – 120||120 – 128|
U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM AWAY JERSEY 2020 – 2021
Based on the same template, USA’s 2020 away football shirt is predominantly navy with a subtle graphic print on the front panel. This print, which was hand-drawn by the Swoosh designers, draws inspiration from recent camo camo design trends in fashion.
The Nike Futura logo on the right chest of the USWNT 2020 away football shirt is white, while the inside of the neck, as well as the lateral stripes are red.
- Product color: Navy
- Material: 100% Polyester
- Ribbed crewneck
- Short sleeve
- Machine wash, tumble dry low
- Regular fit is wider at the body, with a straight silhouette
- Tagless collar for added comfort
- Sewn on embroidered team crest on left chest
- Embroidered Nike ® logo on right chest
U.S. WOMEN‘S NATIONAL TEAM HOME JERSEY 2020 – 2021
U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM HOME JERSEY 2020 – 2021
U.S. MEN‘S NATIONAL TEAM AWAY JERSEY 2020 – 2021
U. S. WOMEN‘S NATIONAL TEAM HOME JERSEY 2019
U.S. WOMEN‘S NATIONAL TEAM AWAY JERSEY 2019
Women’s and Kids’ Football Kits & Jerseys
US Soccer reveals 2021 away jerseys by Nike
Out with the old, in with the new. The United States men’s team may not be heading to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, but they are looking towards the future, and the new away kit is representative of that.
The United States women’s national team, on the other hand, will be at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, and they’ve also got
The US men’s team shared the new jersey with the world on their social media accounts with stars such as Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Sergiño Dest. This jersey will be used as an alternate jersey in the Gold Cup matches.
On the women’s team, stars like Kelley O’hara, Crystal Dunn, Rose Lavelle, and Tierna Davidson were featured wearing the new jersey on social media. The caption read, “Be bold. Break the mold.”
What’s the inspiration for the jersey?
Nike said the jersey is inspired by a waving flag and has been sustainably made, using 75% recycled polyester.
More stars. More stripes. Less waste.
Inspired by a waving 🇺🇸 and made with at least 75% recycled polyester, this new away kit replicates the on-pitch energy of the iconic U.S. National Teams. pic.twitter.com/AWA7yyDpiT— Nike Football (@nikefootball) June 16, 2021
Both the men and women’s team have been featured in the news and on social media lately as the women are currently playing in the summer series while preparing for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The men have a young, but promising team, which was demonstrated recently when they
Both the US men’s and women’s national teams have also worn a special jersey this month for pride month in an effort to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. US soccer is wearing a multi-colored jersey during the friendly matches happening throughout June as part of the You Can Play Project.
Women’s World Cup: Women, Sports, and the Power of a Uniform
As women have been breaking barriers in sports, they’ve often had to do it in poor conditions—on injury-provoking fields or with ill-fitting or outright sexist gear—all while getting paid far less than their male counterparts. A lot of work still needs to be done to close the gap on equal pay for female athletes, but sportswear, at least, has improved dramatically.
Athletes have also used their uniforms to make a statement—about fashion, sure, but also about power and equality. Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammed made history when she became the first U.S. Olympian to wear a hijab in competition; she knew how influential that image would be to girls around the world. Some messages are more subtle—like the three stars on the shorts and neck of the USWNT World Cup jerseys, which honor the team’s ’91, ’99, and ’15 World Cup wins. Mal Pugh, a forward for the team, sees it as a statement to their opponents: “Let ‘em know we have three, and we’re coming for four.”
Three stars on the team jerseys signify the USWNT’s three World Cup wins.Courtesy of Nike
So just how far have we come? Well, you can be thankful you don’t have to do your next workout in a maxiskirt.
Mildred Didrikson earned the nickname Babe, after Babe Ruth, when she was growing up because she scored so many home runs in neighborhood baseball games. She was a gold medalist in javelin and hurdles at the 1932 Olympics, but the all-around athlete is best known for her career in golf. In 1938 she became the first woman to compete against men in the Los Angeles Open; no other woman would compete against men in this tournament for 60 years. She often played in a straight skirt that hit her midcalves and sometimes sewed the clothes herself—a far cry from Michelle Wie’s signature spandex skorts.Golfer Mildred Didrikson Zaharias takes a swing circa 1940.Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesMichelle Wie at the 2018 HSBC Women’s World Cup Championship.Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images
In 1943 the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League took the field in above-the-knee flare dresses and knee socks. Even their hats were one-size-fits-all. Thankfully, in the modern era the USA Softball Women’s National Team has had more appropriate attire to round the bases; they also have one of the most winning team records in all of sports and plan to build on that legacy when softball returns to the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo.Softball player Shirley Jamison slides into third base in 1943.Minnesota Historical Society/Getty ImagesUSA softball pitcher Jennie Finch in 2008Icon Sports Wire/Getty Images
Track and Field
As a child, Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph contracted polio and scarlet fever. “My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother,” she once said. At the 1960 Olympics in Rome—wearing high-rise shorts with an elasticized waist—she took home three gold medals. Flash-forward more than 20 years, and American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner turned heads with her one-legged jumpsuits (one pink and one green, and a two-legged jumpsuit made from sheer white stretch lace) at the 1988 Olympic trials. Joyner designed some of her own uniforms and had a mantra that served her well: “Dress good to look good. Look good to feel good. And feel good to run fast!” Run fast she did: Her records in the 100m and 200m remain unbroken.Olympian Wilma Rudolf winning gold in the 1960 OlympicsMark Kauffman/Getty ImagesFlorence Griffith Joyner at the 1988 Olympic Trials.Focus On Sport/Getty Images
When Bobbie Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966, she jumped into the race wearing a hoodie and her brother’s Bermuda shorts in order to blend in with the field. Katherine Switzer was the first woman with an official bib number (she signed up as K. V. Switzer; there was no box for gender to check) and wore baggy gray sweats at the start of the race. (She’d planned to wear a just-ironed burgundy top and matching shorts, but the weather was too cold and she had to pile on a layer.) She ditched her sweats partway through the course, but nothing could be done with her shoes. When a podiatrist examined her feet after the finish, they were so blistered he nearly fainted. She couldn’t get her shoes back on and hobbled off in her socks. It wasn’t until 1984 that the women’s marathon became an Olympic event, and Joan Benoit won a decisive victory in a basic singlet—and a custom pair of Nike shoes. The only blistering was her time: 2:24.52, which is still the American Olympic record. At 61 she won her age division at the 2019 Boston Marathon.Kathrine Switzer running the 1967 Boston MarathonBoston Globe/Getty ImagesJoan Benoit, the marathon winner at the 1984 OlympicsABC Photo Archives/Getty Images
In 2016 Ibtihaj Muhammad was the first U. S. Olympian to compete in a hijab. She took up sabre fencing because it allowed it her to play sports and respect her faith without any uniform modifications. She told the New York Times that she faced resistance from her coach and fellow teammates but was proud to show young girls that Muslim women could compete on the world stage: “To do that is changing the way Muslim women think about themselves and perceive themselves.” Her hijab was included when Mattel made a Barbie of Muhammad in tribute to the Olympian’s accomplishments.Ibtihaj Muhammad at the 2016 Rio OlympicsStanislav Krasilnikov/Getty ImagesThe Barbie made in honor of Ibtihaj MuhammadIlya S. Savenok/Getty Images
Billie Jean King knew she’d need to stand out against the flashy Bobby Riggs in their Battle of the Sexes match in 1973. So she asked legendary British tennis couturier Ted Tinling to design her dress; his creation was a shimmering silk-lined outfit, according to Smithsonian.com. But once King put it on, she said she could never wear it for competition—it was too scratchy. Tinling had a backup option, a wide-collar blue nylon dress, and the morning of the match sewed on rhinestones so she’d stand out in the lights. The dress felt “perfect” and is now in the Smithsonian National Museum. Similarly, Serena Williams had a custom-made black catsuit for the the 2018 French Open. The French Tennis Federation was not a fan, and banned outfits like Williams’—even though it had been designed to prevent blood clots, which had been life threatening when she gave birth to her daughter a year earlier. Undeterred, in 2019 Williams returned to the Roland-Garros in another one-of-a-kind outfit from Nike and designer Virgil Abloh: Her warmup cape appropriately featured the words champion, queen, mother, goddess. Amen.Billy Jean King after defeating Bobby Riggs in the “Battle of the Sexes”Focus On Sport/Getty ImagesSerena Williams at the 2019 French OpenJean Catuffe/Getty Images
Which 18 players will make the U.S. Olympic women’s soccer roster?
There are 25 U.S. women’s national soccer team (USWNT) players in the mix for 18 Olympic roster sports. Who will make the cut for the Tokyo Olympics?
The answer to that will likely be clearer at the conclusion of the upcoming 2021 Summer Series. Over the next week, the USWNT will face off against Portugal (Thursday, June 10), Jamaica (Sunday, June 13), and Nigeria (Wednesday, June 16).
The USWNT Summer Series roster includes 23 players, though a total of 25 players (including Julie Ertz and Tobin Heath, who are both coming back from injury) are expected to be in the mix for the 18-player Olympic roster.
Ahead of this week’s games, On Her Turf caught up with Danielle Slaton, who was a member of the U.S. women’s national team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The upcoming Tokyo Olympics will mark Slaton’s second Games serving as an analyst for NBC.
USWNT Goalkeepers for the 2021 Summer Series (2/3 will likely make 2021 U.S. Olympic roster):
Jane Campbell, Adrianna Franch, Alyssa Naeher
On Her Turf: Let’s start with the goalkeepers. Two-time World Cup champion Alyssa Naeher has established herself as the top USWNT goalie in recent years. With only two goalies expected to be named to the Tokyo Olympic roster, what’s your sense of how Jane Campbell and Adrianna Franch stack up?
Danielle Slaton: You said it. Alyssa Naeher is the clear number one for the U.S. women’s national team. There’s no question there, in my mind. So it’s really going to be a tough battle between Jane Campbell (Houston Dash) and Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC).
Both have played incredibly well for their NWSL teams. And in the goalkeeping position, you have to do that. Because when you’re the number two goalie on the national team, you’re not going to get too many minutes in a national team jersey.
During the NWSL Challenge Cup last summer, Houston won and Jane Campbell had a fantastic tournament.
And then at the most recent Challenge Cup this spring, Portland won – and Franch had a huge role in their success.
I think the question is: is Adrianna Franch healthy?
If she’s healthy, I would probably give her the nod. Because she’s had a tremendous amount of success lately.
To me, this is a decision that [U.S. head coach] Vlatko Andonovski will make in training. Training carries a ton of weight, especially for goalkeepers.
We’ll see if either Campbell or Franch gets a start in the summer series games. I think who gets the start against which opponent could be an indicator of which way Vlatko may be leaning.ALSO FROM ON HER TURF: At 16, swimmer Claire Curzan is primed for Olympic Trials breakthrough
USWNT Defenders for the 2021 Summer Series (6/8 will likely make 2021 U.S. Olympic roster):
Alana Cook, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Kelley O’Hara Midge Purce, Becky Sauerbrunn, and Emily Sonnett
On Her Turf: Moving on to the defenders… who feels like a lock at this point?
Danielle Slaton: The reality is: you don’t change your backline that much. To me, the clear center backs are Abby Dahlkemper and captain Becky Sauerbrunn. There is no doubt in my mind that they are the two starting center backs.
So then the question is: who’s going to be the substitute for that position? I think it comes down to Alana Cook and Tierna Davidson.
Davidson has more experience, but we haven’t really had the opportunity to see Cook. She wasn’t able to play with the USWNT in April because her club team – Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) – didn’t release her. The great news for Cook is she’s gotten really good competition playing for PSG, and they’ve had a lot of recent success [including ending Lyon’s streak of 14 consecutive titles].
If Cook performs out of this world at these upcoming games, maybe she bumps Tierna Davidson and makes the Olympic roster. If not, Cook is certainly someone to consider for the future. I expect her to have a very successful women’s national team career.
When you look at the outside backs, you have Crystal Dunn on the left and Kelley O’Hara on the right. Those seem to be the two outside backs that Vlatko tends to lean towards. So the question becomes: is the substitute for that position Emily Sonnett or Midge Purce?
Sonnett has a lot of experience; she was on the 2019 World Cup roster. But Purce provides an attacking weapon out of the back.
Another advantage for Purce is that she is so versatile; she’s an attacker for her club team, Gotham FC. Purce would give Vlatko some flexibility, especially given that the Olympic roster is only 18 players.RELATED: Which women will make the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team?
USWNT Midfielders for the 2021 Summer Series (6/7 will likely make 2021 U.S. Olympic roster):
Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Catarina Macario, Kristie Mewis, Samantha Mewis, Andi Sullivan
+ Julie Ertz, who was ruled out of the summer series due to an MCL injury
On Her Turf: Moving on to the midfield. There are six players on the USWNT roster for the 2021 Summer Series but that doesn’t include Julie Ertz, who is out with an MCL injury. While is sounds like Ertz could return in time for the Olympics, how does her absence impact what the roster might look like?
Danielle Slaton: Yeah, that’s the biggest question. Julie Ertz has been rock solid for the U.S. women’s national team at the number six position (defensive center midfielder) – and maybe, a little bit, to the detriment of the team.
In the past, there hasn’t been a question about who was playing that position because Ertz owned it – so there’s not a lot of depth and experience behind her. So the fact that she is currently out has really forced Vlatko to ask some hard questions about who could replace her there.
I think that’s why Andi Sullivan was brought into this camp. In my mind, Sullivan is the like-for-like substitution for Ertz.
That’s the biggest thing I’ll be watching for in this next three games: how is Andi Sullivan performing?
I know Sullivan is talented, but is she ready to step up? How does she do in this moment?
And if she is not performing, what is Vlatko’s Plan B? Plan C? Plan D?
Maybe those options include bringing Sam Mewis back to be more of a defensive presence. We’ve also heard Vlatko mention that Emily Sonnett or Tierna Davidson could fill in for Ertz. Keep in mind that Ertz was a defender at the 2015 World Cup who made the transition to midfield, so perhaps he believes either of those players can make that adjustment as well. I wonder if it will be an option we’ll see during this summer series.
Thursday’s game against Portugal is the game I’m most eager to see because Portugal can move the ball. So that midfield presence is going to be very important.
On Her Turf: In terms of evaluating a player who is coming back from injury… including a player who is not at 100% on an 18-player Olympic roster is a lot riskier than adding them to a 23-player World Cup roster. What’s your sense of how those decisions are made?
Danielle Slaton: Yeah, when you carry 18 players on a roster, there’s not a lot of room for error. I think Vlatko is going to have to make some hard decisions in that regard because health is probably the number one factor of whether or not you’re going to be on this Olympic roster or not.
What gets tricky is: what does it mean to be healthy? 70%? 80%? 90%?
I think back to the Rio Olympics, when Megan Rapinoe was coming off of an ACL injury and she made that roster. And in the quarterfinal game against Sweden [where the U.S. was ultimately eliminated], she subbed in, but then was subbed out after less than 30 minutes. So was it the right call for her to be on that roster? Maybe yes, maybe no.
On Her Turf: As you mentioned earlier, Crystal Dunn has established herself at left back for the national team. But she plays midfield for the Portland Thorns. Could she be an option to fill in for Ertz?
Danielle Slaton: Yeah, Crystal Dunn can pretty much play any position except for goalkeeper. And honestly, she’s so athletic that if she had to play in goal, I might take it for a few minutes here or there.
So she can play in the midfield, she can play up front. She is very, very talented. That’s one of the things she brings to this team and one of the things that Vlatko probably likes about her: she brings a lot of versatility.
So sure, she could play that defensive center back position. But then the question becomes: if you move Crystal Dunn out of left back, the U.S. isn’t really that deep at left back. So who fills that role? Where does the waterfall stop?
Personally, I would solve the midfield problem with the midfielder rather than solving it with Crystal Dunn. But in a pinch, can she move there? Certainly.
On Her Turf: So in terms of filling out the other midfielders around that number six position…
Danielle Slaton: To me, there’s no question that Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, and Sam Mewis make the Olympic roster. And ultimately, I do think Julie Ertz is going to make the roster, too.
So that leaves two spots.
If there’s a question about whether Ertz can play consistently like she has in the past, you need to bring a player like Andi Sullivan.
So then it’s down to one spot between Kristie Mewis and Catarina Macario.
To me, I think Catarina Macario has a higher ceiling than Kristie Mewis, but right now, Kristie Mewis might be playing better football. Macario has been a little bit up and down; she has had some really great moments, but there have also been moments when she’s kind of disappeared.
On Her Turf: What have you thought of Kristie Mewis as she has reclaimed a spot on the national team over the last in the last eight-or-so months?
Danielle Slaton: It’s been really fun to see Kristie’s progress. It would be fun to see Kristie and Sam be on the Olympic roster together, so that kind of tugs at my heartstrings. But I think it’s going to come down to fit. Where are the gaps and does a player like Kristie Mewis fill those gaps better than Macario? Or vise versa?RELATED: For the first time in six years, there are two Mewis sisters on the USWNT
USWNT Forwards for the 2021 Summer Series (4/7 will likely make 2021 U.S. Olympic roster):
Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Christen Press, Megan Rapinoe, Sophia Smith, Lynn Williams
+ Tobin Heath, who isn’t on the official summer series roster, but is joining camp as a training player as she comes back from a knee injury
On Her Turf: Finally, moving up to the forwards. Right now, there are seven players in the mix for what is likely to be four spots. Who has surprised you in the last few months?
Danielle Slaton: I gotta say, six months ago at the start of January camp, I was like, ‘There’s no way that Carli Lloyd is making that Olympic roster.’
And shame on me for betting against Carli Lloyd. It’s like betting against Tom Brady or LeBron James. You just don’t do it.
Because Carli is a fighter and a competitor. She’s making a very strong case for not only making this roster, but potentially being the starting number nine (striker) on the Olympic roster.
On Her Turf: Going back to early January… At that point, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe all seemed questionable. Lloyd was coming back from an injury, Rapinoe opted out of both 2020 NWSL tournaments, and Morgan had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and was also still getting limited minutes as she came back from giving birth. But at this point, do you think there’s a chance that all three of those players make the Olympic roster for Tokyo?
Danielle Slaton: A few months ago, I was also thinking it’s either Morgan or Lloyd. There’s no way both of them make this team. But I think the extra year has given Alex Morgan the time she needed to come back from the birth of her daughter. I think she’s been playing particularly well recently, both for the U.S. team and also for the Orlando Pride.
So I think Lloyd and Morgan provide a lot of options, and they both make my roster. Yeah, other players can play striker. But you need somebody who’s going to put the ball in the back of the net. Period. No questions asked. And both of those players can do that.
Scoring a goal is the hardest thing to do in soccer. And yet, both Lloyd and Morgan consistently find a way to make it happen.
And then Megan Rapinoe – she’s been playing well, too. She is somebody who steps up in the big moments and I think she’s got a chip on her shoulder from Rio, where she wasn’t able to participate in the way that she would have liked.RELATED: Rapinoe on gender pay gap: there’s no level of status that will protect you
So I would have all three of them – Lloyd, Morgan, Rapinoe – on my roster. It’s not so much a question of whether they should be in, but it’s that I can’t cross them off.
I guess the question is: how durable are they? Yes they’ve got the experience, but at the Olympics, the games are back-to-back. And because there are only 12 teams in the tournament, you are always up against top opponents. So you’re playing top-level games right from the start. But I feel like all three of them could be on this roster. No question.
And then Christen Press has been fantastic. She’s consistently solid.
My biggest question: is Tobin Heath healthy? She provides something that no other woman on this roster provides: her flair, her creativity, and her soccer IQ.
In a recent interview, Vlatko said she’s on track to be back by the Olympics. He’s a guy who pretty much tells the truth, but I haven’t seen her play. So I don’t know if she’s truly as far along as what’s being said.
Sophia Smith is a very good player, but I think she’s a future player. I think she’s going to be the next generation of the U.S. women’s national team.
And then I know Lynn Williams is highly favored by Vlatko. She’s gotten a ton of minutes in 2021. I think the one thing that’s advantageous for her is that she provides a different look; she’s more direct, she’s more vertical. And she’s obviously got the speed and the ability to get in behind.
I don’t rate her quite as highly as Vlatko does. That might one of those things where you have to agree to disagree with the head coach. He’s the one that makes the decision, I just critique and discuss them.
On Her Turf: Is there anything else that will be on your radar during the upcoming USWNT Summer Series?
Danielle Slaton: The biggest thing for me is just trying to suss out what the starting 11 looks like. And then looking at the bubble players that are performing well and making a case to be on that 18-player roster.
Any one of these women could make the Olympic roster, no question. But there are only 18 spots. I do not envy Vlatko when it comes to making that decision.
I think he can probably go any number of ways and he probably wouldn’t be wrong. Because this is the deepest roster that the United States has ever had.
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Nike Unveils New Home Kits For U.S. Women’s National Team [PHOTOS] – Footwear News
Nike is celebrating the accomplishments of the U.S. Women’s National Team with a new home kit inspired by a precious metal: platinum.
The women, who are headed to the Rio Olympics in August, will wear a new shirt that features metallic foil pinstripes and blue and red accents. The shirts and the shorts use Nike’s Aeroswift technology. The International Olympic Committee mandates that teams cannot wear a federation crest on their jerseys, so the usual United States Soccer Federation crest is replaced with “USA.”
Carli Lloyd wearing the new Nike kit.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.
As for shoes, the players will wear their choice of cleat from the new Spark Brilliance Pack, which includes Nike’s Mercurial, Hypervenom and Tiempo silhouettes and are all done in red, white and blue. The Hypervenom silhouette features a shattered glass motif on the sole.
Another look at the Nike socks and Mercurial cleats for Team USA.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.
The Spark Brilliance Pack includes the Mercurial, Hypervenom and Tiempo cleats.
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The sole of the Nike Hypervenom.
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Prior to heading to Rio, the soccer team is set to play South Africa on July 9 in Chicago and Costa Rica on July 22 in Kansas City, Kansas. In the group stage in Rio, the women will play New Zealand, France and Colombia.
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Rapinoe: I put on the USWNT shirt for equal pay, not for U.S. Soccer
The team’s star has been at the forefront of their ongoing battle for more equitable pay from their federation
Megan Rapinoe has said that to her, the U.S. women’s national team (USWNT) jersey represents her team’s ongoing fight for equal pay, not the federation they continue to battle.
The team’s lawsuit, which was filed in 2019, alleges U.S. Soccer pays the USWNT less than the men’s national team due to their gender.
The USWNT and U.S. Soccer recently settled part of the lawsuit – a complaint over working conditions – but after a judge ruled in U.S. Soccer’s favour last year over pay discrimination, the USWNT is planning an appeal.
What was said?
“I would much rather be spending my time doing absolutely anything else other than fighting the federation all the time for something I feel like I deserve, but that is part of it,” Rapinoe told ESPN. “For me, when I pull on the shirt, I’m not thinking about the federation.
“I feel like I pull on this shirt for equal pay and for the fans and for kids who want to be in my position. So that never feels in conflict.
“It’s ironic all the time. We play in full stadiums most of the time. We win most of the games. Sponsorships for all of us individually are up. We won the World Cup. We entertain. We do everything we are asked to do so it is frustrating.”
What is the status of the USWNT lawsuit?
In December, the USWNT and U.S. Soccer reached a settlement over one portion of the team’s lawsuit, involving unequal working conditions.
As part of the settlement, U.S. Soccer agreed to revised policies over charter flights, venue selection, professional support, and hotel accommodations.
The settlement allowed the USWNT to move forward with their appeal over a federal judge’s May 2020 ruling in U.S. Soccer’s favour over the team’s pay discrimination claim.
What’s next for the USWNT?
After winning the SheBelieves Cup last month, the USWNT are set for two challenging friendlies in Europe next month. They will face Sweden in Stockholm on April 10 before taking on France in Le Havre on April 13.
Following those two games, the USWNT will play three matches at the Tournament of Nations in June, before the Olympics are scheduled to begin in July.
The USWNT is looking to bounce back in Tokyo this summer after they were eliminated at the quarter-final stage in Rio in 2016, the first time the team ever failed to win a medal in an Olympic tournament.
In order for the football uniform to maintain its good appearance for a long time – it does not lose color, does not roll or fray, it is necessary to follow a number of simple rules for its storage, washing and ironing.
- Hand wash (no soaking) at room temperature.
- Use special liquid products.The use of conventional shampoos or liquid soaps is acceptable.
- Do not wash membrane clothing with ordinary powder detergents – the powder can clog the pores and ruin the membrane, as a result of which the item will lose its properties.
- It is advisable to wash off light dirt with warm water with the addition of the specified detergents.
- Machine wash prohibited!
Spin and dry
- Do not curl the items when spinning.Use an absorbent material (e.g. cotton cloth) for wringing.
- Dry the football uniform flat at room temperature.
- Products made from membrane fabrics must not be ironed with a hot iron. The maximum ironing temperature (only on the lining side) is 110 degrees.
- Dry cleaning is prohibited – it can lead to delamination and deformation of the membrane.
- Store the product flat and dry.
- Do not store the form while damp and compressed.
- Store products away from strong smelling substances and materials.
- Before sending the product for long-term storage, wash and iron it according to the instructions.
The US Women’s National Football Team presented Barack Obama with a personalized T-shirt | Sport Media NewsSource: Twitter @BarackObama
Source: Twitter @BarackObama
Having won the Women’s World Cup, the US team presented the former president with a team jersey.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup has ended in France. The US team won the championship, beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the final.Their triumph at the Lyon stadium was witnessed by 58 thousand spectators. The Americans were helped by such team members as Megan Rapina, who scored a penalty in the 61st minute and became the best football player of the year, as well as Rose Lavelle, whose goal was scored in the 69th minute of the match.
In honor of this event, the women’s team decided to make a gift to Barack Obama and handed him a T-shirt with the name of the politician and number 19 – the year in which they won the championship.
Such a gift and the victory of the national team delighted the politician, for which he thanked the athletes by posting on his Twitter account: “Proud to represent the best team in America! Congratulations to the US Women’s National Football Team and thank you so much for inspiring women and girls – and everyone – across the country, ”wrote the former US President.
He also attached a photo to his text, in which he holds the T-shirt presented to him, as if trying it on, and smiles broadly.
As for the congratulations of the current US President, they were not received from the team. It is known that earlier Megan Rapino criticized Trump’s policies, pointing to the racism contained in it. The footballer also called the current president an opponent of various minorities and refused to meet with him at any sporting ceremonies.
Let us remind that the US team became a two-time world champion.In addition, they managed to set a record, winning the cup 4 times in history.
At the moment, the championship has become the eighth in a row. In addition to Megan Rapino, Dutch Sari van Veenendaal as the best goalkeeper and 20-year-old German Julia Gwynn as the best young player received the awards.
The bronze medalist of the World Championship was the team of Sweden, which defeated the England national team with a score of 2: 1. The Russian national team was eliminated in the first qualifying tournament.
Author: Anastasia Gabriel
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The pay gap for female football players: what explains the lower earnings? – Politics And Current Events
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The US Football Federation states that the pay gap is due to “market realities.”Others say that this is legalized sexism.
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- The US women’s soccer team recently won their fourth World Cup title.
- The US women’s team has been much more successful than the men’s team in recent years, but men still receive higher wages.
- All 28 US women’s national team players filed a lawsuit against the US Football Federation for unequal pay claims.
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The US women’s soccer team won their fourth World Cup title on Sunday, beating the Netherlands 2-0.Soon after, the crowd began chanting “Equal Pay!” – a reference to the allegation that the United States Football Federation (also known as American football) unjustly pays less female players than male players. It’s a long-standing point of contention between female players and US football – the body that governs America’s national soccer teams – although in March alone, all 28 female US players decided to sue the US national team.
The class action lawsuit argued that “female players are consistently paid less money than their male counterparts.This is true even though their performance was higher than that of male players – female players, as opposed to male players, became world champions. ” The complaint added that U.S. Soccer also failed to provide female players with a level playing field, promotion and support.
Yesterday @USWNT won their fourth World Championship. These players deserve more than trophies, the team deserves … https://t.co/xwG8FYe8wK – Gavin Newsom 1562607015.0
“Based on differences in total income earned by different teams and / or any other factor other than gender.” Last week, more than 50 members of Congress signed an open letter to US Football President Carlos Cordeiro in support of the women’s team. Some lawmakers have also expressed support on Twitter. Meanwhile, the women’s team’s case is being transferred to mediation.
At this point, we shouldn’t even ask for #EqualPay for #USWMNT – we should require them to be paid at least two … https://t.co/npJbMUhnWL – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1562520370.0
So what explains the gender pay gap? How fair is it that a more successful women’s team earns less than a men’s team? Is women’s football just making less money? Is institutionalized sexism to blame?
There is no clear answer right off the bat, but you can get some insight by looking at the differences between men’s and women’s teams in terms of revenue generation, collective bargaining agreements and FIFA awards.
US men’s teams have historically generated more revenue than women’s teams. But that is starting to change – at least in terms of ticket revenues, which mainly consist of ticket sales. As In Wall Street Journal Notes in a recent article:
According to audited financial statements of American football, from 2016 to 2018, women’s games revenues were about $ 50.8 million, up from $ 49.9 million for men.In 2016, one year after the World Cup, women made $ 1.9 million more than men. ”
But, according to the federation’s financial records, only about a quarter of the total operating revenue of the U.S. Soccer can be attributed to goal revenue. The rest of the revenue comes primarily from broadcasting and sponsorship, and it’s difficult to determine which teams contribute more to that revenue because the U.S. Soccer sells sponsorship and broadcast rights as a single package.
However, there is reason to believe that the recent success and popularity of the women’s team is boosting revenues: Nike CEO Mark Parker said the US women’s home jersey “ is now the number one soccer jersey, men’s or women’s ever sold. on Nike..com in one season, ”the message says. Washington Post.
The U.S. men’s and women’s teams have different collective bargaining agreements with the U.S. Soccer. The most noticeable difference lies in the structure and amounts of bonuses. As a recent article from Keeper of Notes, male players can earn more money in the form of bonuses as they progress through the FIFA World Cup. But this is only the World Cup: men’s and women’s teams earn bonuses (of different types and amounts) in other games and tournaments under a variety of conditions.In general, men earn more on bonuses. But a recent update to the women’s team agreement narrowed the bonus gap and also made it so that female players receive a base salary (male players only earn money from bonuses).
In short, it is difficult to compare the earnings of male and female players, and a 1: 1 comparison is impossible. It looks like the women’s team will earn more than the men’s team in 2019, but only because of their extraordinary success and the relative failure of the men’s team.
To understand how the World Cup affected the pay gap in football, you need to know the relationship between FIFA and US football. 90,003 90,064 people in France who danced to death
FIFA hosts the FIFA World Cup. It determines how many prize money will be awarded to the team of the winning country. After that team wins the World Cup, FIFA awards a predetermined purse of prize money to that country’s football federation, but these amounts vary greatly depending on gender.As Washington Post Notes:
“The total prize pool for the 2019 Women’s World Cup is $ 30 million and the champions will receive approximately $ 4 million. In comparison, at the 2018 Men’s World Championships, the champions won $ 38 million out of a total of around $ 400 million. In other words, the champions of the men’s world championship received more than the total prize pool of the women’s tournament. So there is no doubt that there is a huge income potential gap here. “
Why such a discrepancy? The Men’s World Championship is currently making a lot more money. By comparison, FIFA made over $ 6 billion in the 2018 Men’s FIFA World Cup. Meanwhile, the 2019 Women’s World Cup is estimated to bring FIFA around $ 131 million.
Thus, while the US women’s team is more successful than the men’s team, the numbers show that men’s football is now a more valuable product, especially on the international stage.This means that male players deserve to earn more, right? Needless to say, not everyone agrees.
Recent Comment from New York Times The editorial board argues that revenue is the “wrong yardstick” in this discussion.
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American Football is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization that serves the social goal of “Making football in all its forms an outstanding sport in the United States.” Times the editors wrote. “It should be obvious to the people who run the federation that the women’s team fulfills this mission no worse than the men’s.”
The submission also notes that the prize money to the players is ultimately paid to the US footballers, not to FIFA, and therefore to the federation. can, at its discretion, pay all players the same. In short, this argument recognizes that men’s football generally makes more money, but says that this is not the most important measure by which this debate should be judged.
(The obvious is worth noting: the current debate about women’s football is embedded in a broader cultural war over gender equality and the gender pay gap, and it is likely that many see this story as a proxy battle in this broader war.)
Another point that Times and others have done in recent days something like: Of course, men’s football brings more money, but this is partly because the federations are not investing enough money in women’s football.If they did, women’s football would become more popular and make more money.
At the moment, the women’s team and American football are going to mediation. The federation argues that “market realities” are responsible for the pay gap in American football. But that could soon change if the women’s team can strike a deal with the U.S. Soccer on the revenue distribution model.
“Under this model, player compensation will increase in years when USSF receives more income from WNT activities, and player compensation will be lower if income from these activities decreases,” wrote 28 American female players in their recent court case. complaint.”This showed the willingness of players to share the risk and reward for the economic success of WNT.”
American football “categorically rejected” this model. But the US National Football Team Players’ Association, which is the alliance of the US men’s soccer team, has expressed support for this.
“The US National Football Team’s Association fully supports the efforts of the US women’s team to achieve equal pay,” the statement said. statement.“In particular, we are committed to the concept of a revenue sharing model to accommodate the ‘market realities’ of the US Football Federation and find a way to compensate fairly.”90,000 Fergie and Beyoncé endorsed the US women’s soccer team, HELLO! Russia
Fergie and Beyoncé congratulated the US women’s soccer team on their victory in the World Cup final held last Sunday, July 5, in Canada, where American football players fought for victory with the Japanese national team. To congratulate the national team, and with it the whole country, Fergie and Beyoncé donned custom-made jerseys of the team and posted their photos to them on Instagram.Especially memorable was the publication of Fergie – 40-year-old singer and mother of the boy Axl Jack, who will turn two in August, appeared in the picture in ultra-short shorts, demonstrating her ideal figure.
Congratulations to the USA team on winning the Women’s World Cup! Impromptu photo session with friends. Thanks to Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel for the megaphone and boots! – the singer signed a photo in which she is captured in a T-shirt with her name and number “15”.
Fergie DuhamelPhoto of Beyoncé turned out to be less seductive, but no less popular – during the day she scored 969 thousand “likes”.It shows the singer at home in front of a TV screen wearing a T-shirt with her nickname YONCE and her favorite number “4”. Beyoncé decided not to be limited to her picture and also published a photo of Jay Z, on whose T-shirt are written the initials of them with Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter – BIC (Blue Ivy Carter).
Beyoncé watching the FIFA World Cup JZ wearing a T-shirt with the initials of Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter
The US Women’s Team defeated Japan 5-2, scoring 4 goals in the first 16 minutes of the match.As a result, the American team became the first women’s team to win the World Cup three times. The Americans celebrated the victory with the whole country: Fergie’s husband Josh Duhamel, Justin Timberlake, Ellen DeGeneres, Courtney Cox, Nick Jonas and other stars joined in congratulations to Fergie and Beyoncé.
US Women’s Football Team Celebrates Victory
Congratulations to the US Women’s Team. Awesome, Josh Duhamel tweeted.
Congrats to US Women’s Soccer team.AMAZING.– Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) July 6, 2015
USA! USA! USA! – Justin Timberlake rejoiced on his page.
USA! USA! USA !!!!!!! #USWNT– Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 6, 2015
We are the champions! Congratulations to the US Women’s Team and the Japan Team on a great performance! – wrote Ellen DeGeneres.
We’re the champions! Congrats to #USWNT & Japan on an amazing game.And now the Golden Globes are next? I thought those were in January.– Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 6, 2015
Congratulations to the US Women’s National Football Team! I am so proud of you! – admitted Courtney Cox.
Huge congrats to the #USWNT !!!!! So proud!– Courteney Cox (@CourteneyCox) July 6, 2015
Congratulations to the US Women’s Football Team! This is a victory! – posted by Nick Jonas.
Congrats to the #USWNT what a victory!– Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) July 6, 2015 90,067 90,000 Women’s Football: Nike Helps Girls Fight for Equality
The 21st century is an age of equality.And in every sense – people are fighting for their interests and for the right to be in the body in which they are comfortable. So in 2019, not only discussion of skin color, but also weight, height and even gender is banned. The Internet is full of feminitives like “editor” and “doctor”, men are happy to go to work as nail masters, and girls go to the football field and want to compete on a par with the opposite sex. And sports brands support them in this, creating equipment suitable for the female body.
Until the 1970s, football was viewed exclusively as a men’s sport. Although the first attempts to legalize women’s competitions were made in the 1920s in Great Britain, they were not crowned with success. The English Football Association has banned women from playing on all of its fields. And this ban was lifted only in July 1971 – all this time, women’s teams met on the fields intended for playing rugby. Around this time, in 1970, the Italian Women’s Football Federation, known as the Federazione Femminili Italiana Giuoco Calcio, hosted the first women’s world championship.True, neither FIFA nor the national football associations participated in the organization – they received sponsorship from Martini. Then football clubs participated in this event. And the first official international women’s match was held in the French town of Hazebrouck in April 1971 between the teams of Mexico and the Netherlands.
Olympic Games, 1996
The European Women’s Football Championship was introduced in 1982. Women’s football officially entered the World Cup schedule in 1991. Since 1996, women’s football has become a discipline at the Olympic Games.A record 1,194,221 tickets were sold for the 1999 Women’s World Cup. American football player Abby Wambach recalls that the organizers did not want to let women’s teams play in the huge stadiums of the National Football League – no one believed that it was possible to sell the required number of tickets. As a result, the girls and players from the US women’s national team decided to take responsibility and tried to popularize women’s football themselves. They went to schools and gymnasiums, telling children why women’s football is not worse than men’s.They appeared on television. As a result, more than 90 thousand people came to the final game at the Rose Bowl stadium – and this was the largest crowd that has ever attended a women’s competition. But that’s not all that was remarkable about this tense final game between the national teams of the USA and China. The winner of the championship was determined by a penalty kick at the end of the match – and when Brandi Chastain scored the last decisive goal, she took off her shirt, exposing her sports bra. Now Nike cherishes it as an exhibit and considers this moment the beginning of the popularization of tops.
Brandy Chastain, 1999
Sconce Brandi Chastain
After this game, women’s football gained popularity more and more rapidly. However, as with many other sports, the fees and opportunities for female players are much lower. Women’s competitions are less often shown on federal channels, and only a few people know the names of the main heroines of the matches. After all, the world championship is still a true men’s competition, and women’s meetings take place at a different time.
Ticket to play the Rose Bowl, 1999
The problems in women’s football concerned not only the game itself and its legalization, but also the form in which the girls played.For example, in 2004, FIFA President Joseph Blatter suggested that girls take to the pitch in tighter shorts and chunky tees to promote a feminine aesthetic and attract more male fans. As expected, his comment was regarded as sexist, and the idea was not implemented. But in September 2008, the women’s Dutch team FC de Rakt DA1 themselves proposed an innovation – the girls replaced the usual set of bulky shorts and jersey with skirts and tight-fitting T-shirts. True, this change did not take root en masse.
FC de Rakt DA1 in skirts
But nevertheless, the women’s uniform is not standing still – on March 11 in Paris (this summer in France the women’s soccer championship will be held) Nike gathered more than 300 fashion workers and 28 players from women’s teams to show 14 new national collections. Among them are the teams of England, USA, France, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands. And it’s not just pretty jersey and shorts. Before coming up with the design of the apparel, Nike specialists collected the wishes of professional players and supplemented them with 4D scanning in the Nike Sports Research Lab.When developing, everything was taken into account – both the features of the figure, and even how and in which zones the athletes sweat.
March 11, Paris
March 11, Paris
“It’s great to see that the clothes are made the way we would like them to be – specifically for women. When I was younger, I often had to wear a man’s uniform – my brother, who also played football, gave something from his. But now women’s sports are popularized – the form is also changing. And I am delighted to be part of that process, ”says Fran Kirby, a Chelsea and England footballer.This detailed approach to the study of the female body and the needs of athletes was used to create a collection of new bras, which are suitable for both training in the gym and for everyday wear. Actually, like jersey – we have already shown how to combine them fashionably with ordinary clothes. More importantly on the current agenda – 12 recycled plastic bottles are used in the production of one Nike jersey, saving the planet from garbage.
Bra can be called the main item of sports wardrobe not only for football players, but also for any girl.Without proper breast support, it is difficult to be active and eager to do all the exercises, especially if your size is over average. Bra gives confidence in sports, and sports – confidence in life. Therefore, it is not surprising that the new collection includes as many as 57 models – all of them were invented by Nike designer Nicole Rendon, who has been with the company for three years. Among them is the new Fe / Nom Flyknit Bra, made with the same technology as the Flyknit sneakers that the brand launched in 2012. It took more than 600 hours of testing for engineers and designers to transfer technology from footwear to clothing.As a result, we got the most comfortable, soft, but at the same time supportive sconce, in which you do not want to die from lack of air. The fabric itself is breathable – this minimizes the appearance of sweat.
Another new product that will definitely please not only sports women, but also sports style lovers – Pocket Bra. There are six pockets hidden inside this top, in which you can carry almost everything – from a credit card to a phone. And of course, which is nice, the models have a very large size range – up to 44G.
Nike is engaged not only in clothing, but also in the popularization of women’s sports in general – they train coaches, interact with the organizations Women Win and Gurls Talk, founded by the model Adwoa Aboa. Nike is doing everything possible to make sports comfortable for everyone – both football players and athletes from eastern countries, who, because of their faith, must always train in the hijab. Especially for the latter, the brand has developed this item of clothing from sports breathable fabrics. This is how Nike inspires girls around the world to be active and choose what they like.And we really appreciate it.
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The US Women’s Team becomes a four-time World Cup Champion | News from Germany about events in the world | DW
The US women’s soccer team is the fourth World Champion. The Americans beat the Netherlands 2-0 in the final in Lyon, France on Sunday 7 July.
The score was opened in the 61st minute of the match by Megan Rapino, who successfully converted a penalty.Eight minutes later, Rose Lovell scored another goal against the Dutch national team.
Previously, US teams won the Women’s World Cup in 1991, 1999 and 2015. In addition, the American women became Olympic champions four times.
Germany failed to reach the semifinals
The German women’s team failed to reach the semifinals of the 2019 World Cup held in France. The German footballers lost 1: 2 to the Swedish national team in Rennes on June 29.At the same time, the German women’s national football team is one of the most titled teams in the world. The Germans won the world championships twice, won the European championship eight times, became Olympic champions, and also received Olympic bronze medals three times.
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How football rules are changed and what comes of it
Strangers in the wall
blows.Now it is forbidden for the players of the attacking team to get up in it. This will make life easier not only for goalkeepers, defenders and referees. The crush in the wall, the dragging out of time will stop, the game will become more spectacular. But not all new rules are good for football.
How football rules are changed and what comes of it
Many rules in football were formed very early. The referee’s whistle sounded for the first time on the football field in 1878. Before that, the referees controlled the game mainly with their voice and hands.But on July 10, 1878, one of the matches in London was judged by a policeman. When a fight broke out on the field, he immediately blew his whistle. The fight ended. Since then, the whistle has become an indispensable attribute of a football referee.
How football rules are changed and what comes of it
Video replays as proof
And here is a rule that was introduced only very recently, in 2012. After much deliberation, the FIFA Executive Committee approved the use of these technical means.At the last World Cup in Russia, video replays were used to check three controversial situations: when it was a question of whether a goal was scored or not (including whether it was scored from an offside position), the appointment of a penalty kick and the removal of a player.
How football rules change and what comes of it
Brazilians first used such a spray in 2001. Also in Brazil, the vanishing spray was used at the 2014 World Cup. With its help, the judges draw a line to install the wall and indicate the place of violation when breaking through a free kick.The referee no longer needs to move the wall over and over again, as before. The spray contains mainly water and butane. The latter evaporates quickly enough.
How football rules are changed and what comes of it
There are also more cardinal proposals. So, this is not the first time that football functionaries have advocated the abolition of the offside rule: they say, matches will become more spectacular. In 2010, the then President of FIFA even spoke in favor of canceling the offside position.But it all ended only with the fact that in 2013 the rule of the so-called passive offside position was partially abolished.
How football rules change and what comes of it
The dimensions of a football goal, according to the rules, are 7.32 m wide and 2.44 m high. Why are the numbers so strange? These are actually English measurements: 8 yards and 8 feet, which corresponds to a 3: 1 ratio. This was defined as early as the 19th century. Nevertheless, proposals are constantly being made to increase the goal: they say, then they will score more, the game will become more interesting.But does it depend on the size of the gate?
How football rules change and what comes of it
Another suggestion is to divide the match into four quarters so that coaches have more opportunities to give instructions to the players. And ten years ago there was a discussion about whether to introduce time-outs, as is customary, for example, in basketball – 2 minutes per time and team. But in the end it was abandoned. Time-outs are only allowed in futsal: 1 minute in each half.
How football rules are changed and what comes of it
The famous striker Marco van Basten in the past suggested replacing the penalty shootouts with shootouts. The players start moving from a distance of 25 meters from the goal, go one-on-one with the goalkeeper and must strike within 8 seconds. Eleven meters will only break through during the game. But the post-match penalties at the 2018 World Cup showed that it is a pity to part with such an exciting tradition.
How the football rules are changed and what comes of it
Removal from the field for 10 minutes
FIFA is now discussing the question of whether to introduce a temporary (for example, 10 minutes) removal of players from the field for rough play – that if a foul or a series of fouls does not draw on a red or even a yellow card, but still require a more serious penalty than a verbal warning. It is even possible to introduce orange cards in this case – in addition to the red and yellow ones.
How football rules are changed and what comes of it
The Golden Goal
From 1993 to 2004, the winner in the playoffs was determined by the Golden Goal. If a team scored in extra time, the game was immediately stopped. The golden goal rule allowed Germany to become the European champion in 1996. The decisive goal against the Czech Republic was scored by Oliver Bierhoff (pictured). In 1998, at the World Cup, the “golden goal” brought victory to the French in a duel with Paraguay.
How football rules are changed and what comes of it
Women’s football bikinis
In 2011, FIFA President Sepp Blatter suggested dressing female football players in a new form: tight-fitting jerseys and tight panties, following the example of beach volleyball. Then, they say, people will go to women’s matches more. US captain Julie Foudy said to this: “We will only wear this uniform if Blatter is holding his press conferences in swimming trunks!” The idea was abandoned.
Author: Efim Shuman
90,000 Mary Anne O’Connor – Mary Anne O’Connor
American Basketball Player
Mary Ann O’Connor (born October 1, 1953) is an American Olympic champion who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics with the first US women’s Olympic basketball team.
O’Connor was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the first of six children to Mary Roberts O’Connor and Raymond O’Connor.She grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut. Her mother graduated from the University of Connecticut and was a striker on the women’s basketball team. She made a career as a nurse and, after earning her master’s degree from the University of Fairfield, became a professor of nursing. Her father Raymond graduated from the University of Fairfield, where he was president of the Glee Club, and then received a master’s degree. He served as a science teacher at the Fairfield, Connecticut public schools.
O’Connor attended Notre Dame Girls’ High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut and played three sports: softball, field hockey, and basketball.She was joined by her younger sister Eileen on all three teams. Both O’Connors were on the basketball team for two undefeated seasons in 1970 and 1971. They were coached by Ann DeLuca, who also played semi-pro softball with the Raybestos Brakettes. Mary Ann also competed in swimming with all 5 of her siblings: Eileen, Peggy, John, Katy and Patrick.
O’Connor attended Southern Connecticut State University and was selected to play on the university’s basketball team in her freshman year.Southern’s team ranked third in the country in 1973 and 1974. She was a member of the Southern team that reached the national championship semi-finals in 1973, 1974 and 1975 under Louise O’Neill. Teammates included her sister Eileen, Joan Bonvicini, and Sue Roycevich, the latter of whom would later join her as a player for the 1975 US national team and the 1976 Olympic team. O’Connor was fully American and was selected for the US national team in 1974 and 1975.In 1975 she was honored with the Outstanding Sports Scientist Award. In 1987, she was inducted into the SCSU Hall of Fame. After graduation, O’Connor took on an assistant. Served as Coach at Southern and helped coach the team for the 1976 Nationals.
Olympic Games and International Competitions
As part of the 1974 US national team, O’Connor toured the US, playing six exhibition matches against the USSR national team. In 1975, she was on the team that competed in the FIBA World Cup games in Colombia, where the United States set 4-3 records and finished in eighth place.O’Connor was the team’s second-best scorer, averaging 10.9 points per game. They won the gold medal at the Pan AM Games in Mexico City. The 1975 team also recruited her Southern Connecticut teammate Sue Roycevich. As a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic basketball team, O’Connor won a silver medal at the Montreal Summer Olympics.
Shortly after the Olympic Games, O’Connor moved to France, being recruited by the French basketball team Clermont UC (CUC).She played for them for two years alongside French international star Irene Guidotti. Other teammates included Dominique Leray and Elizabeth Riffiod, whose son Boris Diau currently plays in the NBA for Tottenham (2014). O’Connor was on the team as they continued their reign as national champions of France in 1977 and 1978. In 1977 they were also finalists for the Coupe de Europe. In 1978 Mary Ann moved to Paris and played for Stade Français for six years with Guidotti, LeRay and Paolin Ekambi.At the time, the team had just advanced to the first division and became the national champion, Championne de France, in 1980, 1983 and 1984. Photo of Mary Ann – jersey 14 – and her teammates in 1984.
After retiring from basketball, O’Connor received her MBA from the University of Hartford in Paris and worked for a French company that provided financial data from Europe to the London and New York markets.She returned to the United States in 1990 and worked as an independent information technology consultant in New York. O’Connor moved to California in 1992 and co-founded O’Connor and Harrigan Associates, LLC, a consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she continues to advise.
Honors and Induction Hall of Fame
- Notre Dame High School Hall of Fame, 1986 (softball and basketball)
- Preseason All American, 1974-1975
- Southern Connecticut State University Hall of Fame, 1987
- Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, 1988
- New England Basketball Hall of Fame, 2003
- Stade Francais Centennial, 1983, awarded by the French Minister of Sports.
- Women’s Institute of Sports and Education Hall of Fame, 1996
- Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, 1976 Olympic Team Member, Pioneers of the Game, June 2014
- Brittany, Thierry and Dusseau, Jean-Pierre (1977). Annie du Basket 1977 . Kalmann-Levy. ISBN 2-7021-0208-5 .
- Kemp, Catherine Lee (1996).