The Daily Brace 08/16/17

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The Daily Brace 08/16/17:
Today, we are looking at the impact of the gender pay gap in soccer. Worldwide, this issue has become front and center in the beautiful game. There are many reasons, or excuses, that have led to this gap including attendance, sponsorships, and, for some, level of play. With this in mind, we present two articles that represent the fallout and progress happening simultaneously in the soccer world today.

Here in the States, Christian Simmons of the Orlando Sentinel covers the sudden retirement of Orlando Pride’s Maddy Evans in Orlando Pride midfielder Maddy Evans says low salary was factor in retirement.

Across the pond, Suzanne Wrack of The Guardian details Lewes FC and their decision to make equal pay a reality between the men’s and women’s teams in Lewes FC blaze a pioneering trail for women over equal pay and funding.

This important discussion about the gender pay gap is being had at clubs across the globe. It is imperative that we strive together to grow our game in a manner that allows for an equal opportunity for and appreciation of all those who play.  This will be the game’s purest form.  Are we on our way towards it?

Check back tomorrow for a new Daily Brace, and please comment below with your thoughts about these articles!

Portland Timbers v N.Y. Red Bulls

ALWAYS IN ARIZONA TIMES!

Date: Friday, 08/18/17
AZ time:
7:00 PM

Broadcast: FS1
– Cox: 31 or 1031 (HD)
– Directv: 219

Location: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon – home of the Portland Timbers

Club Deportivo Leganés v Deportivo Alavés

ALWAYS IN ARIZONA TIMES!

Date: Friday, 08/18/17
AZ time: 
11:15 AM

Broadcast: beIN SPORTS en Español
– Cox: 437 or 1437 (HD)
– Directv: 467

Location: Estadio Municipal de Butarque, Leganés, Community of Madrid, Spain – home of Club Deportivo Leganés

The Daily Brace 08/15/17

The Daily Brace is a weekday feature that spotlights two links to other online content. It is curated by multiple people, on The Brace Phoenix team, each with their own interests and reading/viewing habits.  Check in every weekday to get a quick dose of soccer content before work, at lunch, or whenever.

 

The Daily Brace 08/15/17:
Today we have two articles talking about the international powerhouses that visited the USA this summer.  At the center of both articles is Charlie Stillitano, a man we should all know something about.

Before you dive into a piece specifically about Charlie, let’s take a look at what he pulled off.  Here’s a quick read about what pre-season in the USA meant for some of the largest clubs in the world and for American fans as well.  Read on: BBC Sport – International Champions Trophy: How pre-season has become new money-spinner.

After reading that quick review, you have an idea of what Charlie Stillitano can make happen. Now let’s get to know this guy a bit better with this aptly titled article.  Make sure to read until the end to see the lengths Charlie goes to in order to make these games happen: New York Times – The Soccer Power Broker You’ve Never Heard Of

Check back tomorrow for a new Daily Brace, and comment below with your thoughts about these articles! 

Match times this weekend (8/18 – 8/20)

Match Info. 
Always in AZ times.
Always with Phx channel info.

Friday, 08/18/17

La Liga

11:15 AM: Club Deportivo Leganés v Deportivo Alavés (info)
1:15 PM: Valencia CF v UD Las Palmas (info)

Bundesliga

11:30 AM: FC Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen (info)

MLS

7:00 PM: Portland Timbers v N.Y. Red Bulls (info)

 


Saturday, 08/19/17

Premier League

4:30 AM: Swansea City v Manchester Utd
7:00 AM: Bournemouth v Watford
7:00 AM: Burnley v West Brom
7:00 AM: Leicester City v Brighton and Hove Albion
7:00 AM: Liverpool v Crystal Palace
7:00 AM: Southampton v West Ham
9:30 AM: Stoke City v Arsenal

Bundesliga

6:30 AM: Hamburger SV v FC Augsburg
6:30 AM: Hertha v VfB Stuttgart
6:30 AM: Hoffenheim v Werder
6:30 AM: Wolfsburg v Dortmund
6:30 AM: Mainz v Hannover 96
9:30 AM: Schalke 04 v RB Leipzig

La Liga

9:15 AM: Celta de Vigo v R. Sociedad
11:15 AM: Girona v Atlético Madrid
1:15 PM: Sevilla FC v Espanyol

Serie A

9:00 AM: Juventus v Cagliari
11:45 AM: Verona v Napoli

MLS

4:30 PM: Orlando City v Columbus Crew
4:30 PM: Montreal Impact v Real Salt Lake
5:00 PM: Chicago Fire v Toronto FC
5:30 PM: Sporting KC v FC Dallas
6:00 PM: Colorado Rapids v D.C. United
7:00 PM: Vancouver Whitecaps v Houston Dynamo
7:30 PM: San Jose Earthquakes v Philadelphia Union

 

Sunday, 08/20/17

Premier League

5:30 AM: Huddersfield v Newcastle
8:00 AM: Tottenham v Chelsea

Bundesliga

6:30 AM: SC Freiburg v Eintracht
9:00 AM: Mönchengladbach v 1. FC Köln

La Liga

9:15 AM: Athletic Bilbao v Getafe CF
11:15 AM: FC Barcelona v Real Betis
1:15 PM: Deportivo v Real Madrid

Serie A

6:00 AM: Atalanta v Roma
11:45 AM: Crotone v Milan
11:45 AM:  Lazio SPAL
11:45 AM:  Bologna v Torino
11:45 AM:  Sassuolo v Genoa
11:45 AM:  Udinese v Chievo
11:45 AM:  Inter Milan v Fiorentina
11:45 AM:  Sampdoria v Benevento

MLS

3:00 PM: NYC FC v New England
6:30 PM: Seattle Sounders v Minnesota United

The Daily Brace 08/14/17

 

The Daily Brace is a weekday feature that spotlights two links to other online content. It is curated by multiple people, on The Brace Phoenix team, each with their own interests and reading/viewing habits.  Check in every weekday to get a quick dose of soccer content before work, at lunch, or whenever.

 

The Daily Brace 08/14/17:
Today we have two articles with a gambling theme.

First up is an article about “The Lizard,” Tony Bloom. He runs a betting consultancy, is a world class poker player, and oh yeah, he owns Brighton & Hove Albion FC (now in the Premier League). Does this betting owner pose an ethical risk?  Read on: New York Times: England Bans Betting in Soccer, but Not for ‘The Lizard’

Now to Vegas! For the reason of its “proclivity” for betting, professional sports teams have long avoided Las Vegas. However, an NHL team now calls Vegas home and so will an NFL team in the near future. But will an MLS team soon follow suit?  Read on: MLS Multiplex: Will Major League Soccer be coming to Las Vegas soon?

Check back tomorrow for a new Daily Brace, and comment below with your thoughts about these articles! 

Curaçao v Mexico

Date: Sunday, 07/16/17
AZ time: 
5:00 PM

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1
– Cox: 31 or 1031 (HD)
– Directv: 219

Basic Info:
Location: San Antonio, TX – Alamodome

Articles to read ahead of the game:
ESPNFC – “Curaçao seeking to make a name for itself at the Gold Cup”

ESPN UK – “Usual suspects Mexico, U.S. and Costa Rica big favorites in Gold Cup”

MLS – “Curaçao 0, Jamaica 2 | 2017 CONCACAF Gold Match Recap”

The San Diego Union Tribune – “Don’t sleep on Curaçao in Gold Cup”

 

Jamaica v El Salvador

ALWAYS IN ARIZONA TIMES!

Date: Sunday, 07/16/17
AZ time:
3:00 PM

Broadcast: Fox Sports 2
– Cox: 341 or 1341 (HD)
– Directv: 618

Basic Info:
Location: San Antonio, TX – Alamodome

Articles to read ahead of the game:
Goal – “Mexico 3 El Salvador 1: Defending Gold Cup champions win opener”

MLS – “Curaçao 0, Jamaica 2 | 2017 CONCACAF Gold Match Recap”