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It’s what we all kinda knew for awhile now. But now US Women’s National Team and Seattle Sounders Player Megan Rapinoe is on the record as out of the closet.
I saw their Tweet Friday night, but didn’t want to believe it was true.
It had to be a joke from a lower level’s team staff. After all, this is a team that got booted from USL-PRO after last year and now plays in the fourth division NPSL. Heck, even the team website on their Twitter account is innacurate.
But Saturday the New York Times Goal Blog reported that Long Island-based FC New York began wearing jerseys with Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign logo on front of them this past weekend.
One more match until London for the US Women’s National Team, and this time it’s a rarity for soccer coverage, being broadcast on the main NBC Network.
Naturally, the USA Women are a part of NBC’s Olympics marketing, and have this video of Megan Rapinoe singing and playing guitar.
What a great voice!
If there was any one day of the calendar that may be considered National Pride Day, today would be the day.
43 years ago this morning in New York City, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, an almost monthly occurrence in an age when morals codes led the force to bust into bars, line up patrons, and haul them off if they weren’t wearing the minimum number of articles of clothing deemed appropriate for their gender.
The June 28, 1969 raid was the last straw for so many. People rose up and hundreds rioted, at times violently. Christopher Street was choked with demonstrators for nights to come.
The modern-day gay rights movement had begun.
The latest tally of Major League Soccer 2012 All Star Game fan voting is out and members of our Soccer Allies list top several categories:
- The top three players in text voting, Jimmy Nielsen, Chris Wondolowski, and Heath Pearce, are all allies.
- Wondolowski also tops the forwards list in online voting.
- Vancouver ally Jay DeMerit is the top defender so far in the online vote.
Several “red state” Major League Soccer teams have held pride night events in conjunction with their cities’ pride weeks, and it has some Toronto FC fans wondering, “If Kansas City and Houston can do it, why not us?”
TFC fan Paul Marhue digitally inked a pair of comic strips to express his feelings on Toronto FC’s lack of a pride night with a tooned out version of our Toronto correspondent John:
WARNING: Non-soccer content ahead.
But you can’t help but admire Ben Cohen, an English rugby player and World Cup medal-holder who has made his post-playing career all about standing up to bullying and for LGBT rights with his Stand Up Foundation.
This week the Foundation began taking pre-orders of a new underwear line, with proceeds benefiting the organization and ads featuring its founder modeling all of the available styles.
Please help support the Stand Up Foundation at their website and check out more of the promotional photos — along with a critical question — after the jump!
US Women’s National Soccer Team members Christie Rampone, Carli Lloyd, and Heather O’Reilly chatted with NBC Today Show hosts Savannah Guthrie and Natalie Morales about the upcoming Olympics, last year’s World Cup, and motherhood.
But they failed to mention that their Olympics sendoff friendly will be on NBC this Saturday afternoon! Not on NBC Sports, not on Universal Sports, on the National Friggin’ Broadcasting Company. When’s the last time a Women’s International Friendly was aired on broadcast television in the United States, if ever? And they fail to plug it on that very network’s flagship morning show.
This is especially frustrating with the massive attention NBC is giving Olympics Swimming this week; the Today Show was heavily promoting all-week nightly network coverage of the USA Olympics Swimming trials.
Tomorrow is the fortieth anniversary of Title IX becoming law. Who knows where our favorite women’s soccer players would be today without the impact that this legislation has had on scholastic sports?
Major League Soccer is marking the anniversary with this web video, and ESPN released a series of YouTube interviews including Hope Solo, Abby Wambach, and Kristine Lilly.