The Financial Life of a Professional Soccer Player in the NWSL

Samantha Johnson opens up about the struggles she faces and the learning curve she has had to go through. Samantha Johnson takes her finances off the field as seriously as she does her playing time. (Photo via Samantha Johnson) By Amobi Okugo, @amobisays Professional sports on the women’s level have shown tremendous growth, but it’s well known continued steps are vital for true equality. In an interview with Samantha Johnson, professional soccer player for the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL, we […]

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Music City MLS Pitch: Harmonic or Tone-Deaf?

New renderings for a proposed stadium have been released. Initial renderings of the proposed soccer-specific MLS stadium in Nashville. (Photo via HOK) With competition heating up for the next wave of expansion teams to join Major League Soccer, the complex issues raised within bidding cities has created many questions as the league decides who will get the nod to join next. One of the cities trending towards the top of the MLS expansion bid list is the booming city of Nashville. […]

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Balancing Income and Expenses as a Professional Athlete

Just because you make more, doesn’t mean you should spend more. By Amobi Okugo, @amobisays In reading former NBA superstar Adonyl Foyle’s book, “Winning the Money Game,” I learned a number of valuable insights into how athletes and individuals can better manage their money. One concept I enjoyed was the balance between income and expenses. As an athlete, your income will be relatively high, especially considering your age. The minimum salary for the top four major sports leagues is well over […]

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NASCAR’s Top 10 Most Valuable Teams and How They Stack Up

Despite a one-year drop in value of seven percent, Rick Hendrick’s organization sits atop the list of the most valuable Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams. Image from Corvette Online Forbes recently announced its list of the highest valued NASCAR teams and drivers. Of note, NASCAR hasn’t completely recovered from the post-2000s draught. The top 10 teams are worth an average of $137 million. The scary thing is that the one year change is a seven percent drop in value. Accounting […]

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