Tag Archives: Pele

2015 WWC: I Don’t Play Like Men Do

14 Jun

Miedema_giIt is inevitable male-female comparisons are going to happen when a female player gains a certain level of success. I’m guilty of it at times. Our frame of reference for football is largely dominated by the male game. Continue reading

2015 Women’s World Cup: The Case of Marta, Women’s Football, and Financial (Mis)Fortunes

10 Jun

We all know there is a massive disparity between the money available for women’s football vs men’s football. The Atlantic writer Gwendolyn Oxenham recently published a fantastic article contrasting the fortunes–financial and otherwise–of Brazilian football stars Marta and Neymar. As Oxenham subtitles the article, “One of the nation’s best players makes $15 million a year. The other can’t find a team to sign her.” A tale of woe all too familiar for female footballers the world over. Continue reading