A federal judge dismissed the United States women’s soccer team’s bid for equal pay. Photograph: Getty Images

The US women’s soccer team’s claims for equal pay were dismissed by a court on Friday, handing a victory to the United States Soccer Federation. Jud(...)

 Gianni Infantino: Fifa’s president  had done pretty much everything in his power to wrap things up in advance in support of the USA/Canada/Mexico joint bid. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty

If there is anything the good folks at Fifa like more, a lot more, than being able to portray themselves as peacemakers between warring factions on th(...)