Timbers say adios to 'La Gata' Fernandez Aug 3, 8:07 PM EDT
The Portland Timbers and 31-year-old Argentine Gaston Fernandez have mutually agreed to parted ways, allowing the midfielder/forward to return to ...
What They're Saying: Abby Wambach Aug 3, 7:24 PM EDT
"Look, we're not talking about wanting to be paid just like the men. We understand their World Cup brings in ...
Not for the first time this year, Jozy Altidore lashed out and paid dearly. Playing with the U.S. national team in March, he dropped an F-bomb and was
sent off for verbally abusing Italian referee Luca Banti. On Saturday, following an aerial challenge with the New England's Jose Goncalves, Altidore kicked the Revs defender while he was on the ground and was immediately sent off by referee Chris Penso late in the
first half of a match Toronto FC lost, 3-1.
"Look, we're not talking about wanting to be paid just like the men. We understand their World Cup brings in billions and billions of dollars. But we also understand that our World Cup has found
success, not just this year but the previous World Cup in Germany. It is my expectation that [FIFA will] start stepping up to the plate and start paying these women a little bit more so they don't
have to have a second job. So their World Cup championships will be closer to what the men are getting paid."
-- Abby Wambach on closing the
disparity between what FIFA pays national federations that are represented in the men's and women's World Cups and consequently what these federations pay men and women in terms of appearance and
bonus fees. (Sporting News)