About Nick Green

South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!

USWNT closes out group play in Rio 2016 Olympics today at 3 p.m. on NBCSN

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This new TV ad from UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization, will air today on NBC stations in Seattle and Baltimore calling for the U.S. Women’s National Team players to receive equal pay for equal play.

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Brazilian men and American women are the gold medal favorites at the Rio 2016 Olympics

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Odds courtesy of www.bovada.com

Olympics Soccer Men – Winner

Brazil 1/1
Germany 6/1
Mexico 8/1
Portugal 8/1
Argentina 10/1
Colombia 14/1
Nigeria 16/1
Sweden 20/1
Denmark 33/1
Japan 50/1
South Africa 50/1
Algeria 66/1
Honduras 66/1
Iraq 100/1
Fiji 500/1

Olympics Soccer Women – Winner

USA 7/5
Germany 3/1
Brazil 21/4
France 11/2
Canada 10/1
Sweden 10/1
Australia 28/1
China 33/1
New Zealand 80/1
Colombia 100/1
South Africa 125/1
Zimbabwe 300/1

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Olympics Preview: USWNT-New Zealand at 3 p.m. on NBCSN

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Weekend SoCal Soccer Preview: Galaxy, Sounders FC, Leicester City, Arsenal, PSG and Chivas

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100 Percent Soccer Column: Will former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid return to his SoCal roots with LAFC?

Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid during practice at Jackie Robinson Field in Brookside Park in Pasadena on Tuesday, October 15, 2002. (Pasadena Star-News/Staff photo by Bernardo Alps/Sports)

Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid during practice at Jackie Robinson Field in Brookside Park in Pasadena on Tuesday, October 15, 2002. (Pasadena Star-News/Staff photo by Bernardo Alps/Sports)

Will longtime South bay resident Sigi Schmid reappear in the MLS coaching ranks with LAFC? Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.

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LA Galaxy players Jelle Van Damme and Gio Dos Santos feature at MLS All-Star Game at 4:30 p.m. today on ESPN and UniMas

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Reaction: Longtime Torrance resident and former LA Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid leaves Sounders FC

sigicrutches Broken: Spiraling into the depths of MLS, the desperate Seattle Sounders have parted ways with coach Sigi Schmid (Associated Press).

With the drumbeat of questions over the performance of Seattle Sounders FC growing louder by the day, the club finally pulled the trigger and “mutually” got rid of Schmid today before they fired him.

Here’s the curated Twitter reaction:

I will have more on Sigi Schmid leaving Seattle in Thursday’s column

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