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Chairman Mitsuru Murai says J. League soccer will return on May 9, with protections in place to limit crowd size. (Image: Kyodo News)

Japanese Soccer to Return Gradually, J. League Set for May 9 Start

J.League chairman Mitsuru Murai announced Tuesday that Japanese soccer leagues will restart beginning in late April, with the top-tier J. League coming back in early May. The staggered restart will begin with the third-tier J3 league opening again on April 25, followed by J2 on May 2, and J. League […]

The US men’s national soccer team issued a scathing statement, accusing US Soccer of drastically underpaying both the women’s and men’s teams. (Image: John Minchillo/AP)

USMNT Union Blasts US Soccer Over Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

The US National Soccer Team Players Association issued a blistering statement aimed at the US Soccer Federation (USSF) on Wednesday advocating for higher pay for players on the US women’s national team (USWNT). The union, which represents the US men’s national team, is supporting the USWNT gender discrimination lawsuit against […]

Canada defeated the USMNT 2-0 on Tuesday, the first time the Americans had lost to their northern neighbors since 1985. (Image: Rick Madonik/Toronto Star/Getty)

Canada Defeats USA in Men’s Soccer for First Time Since 1985

The United States men’s national team (USMNT) suffered another disheartening setback on Tuesday losing to Canada 2-0 in CONCACAF Nations League play. The loss marked the first time in 34 years that the USMNT had lost a match to Canada, a streak that lasted 17 matches dating back to 1985 […]

US Soccer suggested Monday that the USWNT had been paid more than the USMNT in recent years, but both teams disagree with the federation’s math. (Image: Icon Sportswire)

US Soccer Claims Women Paid More Than Men, Both USWNT and USMNT Disagree

The battle between the US Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) and US Soccer over the pay disparity between the national men’s and women’s teams took a new turn on Monday night, when US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro published a letter saying that the federation actually pays more money to its […]

NWSL Signs Deal with ESPN for 2019 Season (Image: Courtesy of NWSL)

NWSL Strikes Deal with ESPN for More Women’s Soccer on TV

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) on Thursday unveiled a deal with ESPN to broadcast the remainder of its 2019 season. The NWSL had been without a broadcast partner since the premature termination of its contract with A&E Networks back in February. Under the agreement, ESPN will broadcast the National […]

United States Women's National Soccer Team celebrates during the Women's World Cup opener against Thailand (Image: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

US Women’s Soccer Revenue is Higher, So Why the Pay Gap?

The assertion that US Men’s soccer generates more revenue than the US Women’s team was recently debunked by the US Soccer Federation’s own numbers. The pay gap between men and women in US soccer was understood to be purely economic. If the men generated more revenue, they deserved higher pay. […]

Brazil’s Neymar, left, and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, are embroiled in separate allegations they sexually assaulted a woman in a hotel room. (Image: Getty)

Soccer stars Ronaldo, Neymar Dealing with Separate Rape Allegations

Two star soccer players, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazil’s Neymar, are facing rape allegations from two separate women. Both have said they are innocent of the charges. Ronaldo’s incident happened 10 years ago in a penthouse suite at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The alleged victim, local […]

Former England star Paul Scholes was accused of betting on soccer while service as a director at Salford City before becoming manager at Oldham Athletic. (Image: Carl Recine/Reuters)

Former English Soccer Star Paul Scholes Charged with Breaking FA Betting Rules

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for allegedly breaking the English FA’s rules on betting on soccer. According to the FA, Scholes placed 140 bets on soccer matches over a four-year period that ended in January 2019, during which […]