Jeff Van Gundy

Michelle Kaufman: Inequities persist despite US women's soccer team's glory

VANCOUVER, B.C. This time, the lasting image of the U.S. Women's World Cup champions will not be a soccer player in a sports bra. It will be Carli Lloyd, a tough-as-nails 32-year-old from New Jersey, roaring with her arms outstretched as her shot from the center circle landed in the net, the third of her three goals during a magical 16 minutes on an unforgettable Sunday at BC Place. "A beast, an absolute beast," is how U.S. coach Jill Ellis described Lloyd as the team celebrated the 5-2 final victory over Japan. "She's a rock star." They are all rock stars for the time being just like the 1999 championship team. Both games were watershed moments for...