This morning Canada was victorious over France with an extra time goal to take home the bronze from London 2012. Congrats!
This afternoon at 2:45 ET, the United States Women’s National Team takes on Japan in the big rematch of the 2011 Women’s Cup Final from Wembley Stadium!
Good luck to Hope, Heather, Christie, Becky, Kelley, Amy, Shannon, Amy, Heather, Carli, Sydney, Lauren, Alex, Abby, Rachel, Tobin, Nicole, and of course our very own out Olympian Megan and out coach Pia!
Congratulations to Sporting Kansas City for winning the 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the first for the state of Kansas.
US Soccer brings us the highlights:
Tonight the Seattle Sounders take on Sporting Kansas City in the Final of the 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Will it be a four-in-a-row for Seattle, or will Sporting bring Kansas its first championship in their first appearance in the final since their 2004 win?
Major League Soccer previewed the match with members from both teams:
For us LGBT people, it’s an important moment to remember that the out coaches are as important as the out athletes.
She very well may be right. After all, I’m finding this is the first post on this site I’ve tagged with her name. As a community we tend to give a great deal of attention on the out athletes (as well as give those like Matthew Mitcham plenty of ogling.)
But coaches such as Sundhagen and Team GB’s Hope Powell go far too often overlooked in all of the hoopla over the athletes. After yesterday’s incredible win, it’s more than appropriate to say “Congratulations, Pia!”
The full post is at SBNation.com
Alex Morgan scored the USA’s 123rd minute goal to send the team to the gold medal match against Japan in London in their semifinal game against Canada.
But in a back and forth match where the USA had to come from behind several times, it was out Olympian Megan Rapinoe who scored the first two goals, one off of a corner kick and the other a strike from distance.
Abby Wambach scored the third equalizer with a penalty kick that was not earned without controversy. Captain Christine Sinclair had a hat trick, scoring all three goals for Canada.
The final match against Japan will be Thursday, August 9 at 2:45 ET on the NBC Sports Network.
For the last decade, Jeff Sheng has been photographing out athletes at the high school and college level for a project called “Fearless.”
Over 150 athletes all across North America have been photographed so far by Jeff, who himself was a gay high school athlete but in the closet.
He turned his photos into a video exhibition for the 2012 Pride House at the London Olympics:
Please help support Jeff at his Kickstarter page as he works to turn “Fearless” into a photo book.
Our friends at KICKTV have a crew covering the 2012 Olympic Games and hosts Temryss Lane and Leslie Osborne talk to USWNT midfielder Megan Rapinoe about the pressures of the Olympics, how the Olympics compare to the World Cup, and the British slang she’s been able to pick up so far.
The USA takes on Canada today, August 5, at 2:45 PM ET, airing on the NBC Sports Network.
First seen at Vancouver 2010, the Pride House will be both a gathering place for LGBT athletes and fans, and a series of exhibitions, sporting competitions, and panel discussions about greater inclusion of LGBT athletes in Olympic events.
There was some concern that there would not be a Pride House this year after sponsorship difficulties meant cancelling the event at another location, but this new event was able to come together just weeks before the Olympic Games kicked off last week.
A GLBT soccer tournament in London will be a part of the Pride House program this Sunday, August 5.
For more information on Pride House 2012 and this week’s activities, visit PrideHouse2012.org.