The great communicator speaks: 'You're uneducated' Posted by Paul Kennedy on Sep. 4, 12:04 a.m. When Sunil Gulati hired Jurgen Klinsmann in 2011, Klinsmann wasn't just handed the reins of the men's national team coach, he was given a bully-pulpit to speak out on what needs to be changed in American soccer.
National team 'discussions' lead to this: the Timothy Chandler crisis Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 31, 7:55 p.m. The start of the college soccer season each year triggers a flood of emails into my in-box. For a period of three or four months in the fall, I'll receive emails from hundreds of SIDs at men's and women's college programs. On weekends, it gets nuts with emails containing game reports. Monday is also crazy with a torrent of emails ... » 9 Comments
Maitre Carrard and the FIFA scandal involving not so few rogues Posted by Paul Kennedy on Aug. 27, 10:02 p.m. Former IOC director general Francois Carrard's comments about American soccer -- "an ethnic sport for girls in schools" -- exposed his ignorance and forced FIFA to distance itself from the remarks, suggesting via a spokeswoman on Thursday that they were his "personal views" and "do not reflect the views or position of FIFA."
MLS's budding rivalry knows no borders Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Aug. 21, 4:58 p.m. They are separated by an international boundary and more than 1,700 miles, yet FC Dallas and Vancouver are building up a nice, intense rivalry. » 0 Comments