Author: Claire Guest

All About Women’s Sports: Lyon Face A Harsh Truth Over Poor Maternity Leave Support

By Claire Guest Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir, an Icelandic midfielder, came forward to the sports community claiming her unfair treatment by her club team, Olympique Lyon, during her pregnancy. She is a professional soccer player and has achieved numerous personal and team successes, internationally and professionally, and is considered one of the elite women’s soccer players […]

All About Women’s Sports: Equal Pay for the USWNT?

By Claire Guest To close the pay gap between the Women’s and Men’s teams, the U.S. National Soccer teams mutually decided to split their World Cup bonuses. With the historic collective bargaining agreement reached in May between U.S. Soccer and its national teams, the USWNT will receive half the prize money of the USMNT bonus […]

All About Women’s Sports: Brittney Griner is Back in the United States

By Claire Guest After nearly 10 months in Russian prisons, Brittney Griner has returned to the United States. The 32-year-old WNBA star had been detained in Russia on drug charges since February. She was convicted and sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison in August 2022.  The Biden Administration negotiated with Russia for a […]

All About Women’s Sports: Arsenal, Netherlands star Vivianne Miedema Points Out Dangerous Schedule for Women Soccer Players

By Claire Guest Vivianne Miedema, star player for Arsenal and the Netherlands Women’s National Team, calls attention to the dangerously heavy schedule for women soccer players. After a fatiguing schedule of soccer matches, Miedema sees the succession of female soccer players getting injured. She insists the player’s health should come first. With the growing popularity […]

Column: Is the USA women’s soccer team going downhill?

By Claire Guest  After losing consecutive games against two of Europe’s best, the United States Women’s National Soccer team broke its unparalleled five-year stretch of international success. England beat the USWNT 2-1 on October 7th, and less than a week later Spain defeated the USWNT with a 2-0 shutout. This is a troubling sign for […]