The arrival of an international celebrity and fashion icon who also plays midfield is just one of many radical changes in store as Major League Soccer enters the big time.
MUCH BUZZ ABOUT BECKS.When will he arrive? Where will he and Victoria live, and where will the kids go to school? Will the team travel by ...
Youth Beat: The African Connection
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Apr. 26, 12:40 a.m.
The increase in immigration from Africa has created a burgeoning source of talent for the U.S. youth national team program.
About two million people fled Sierra Leone during the decade-long civil war that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and destroyed two-thirds of the nation's infrastructure. One of the refugees was an 11-year-old boy named Israel Sesay.
Where Are America's Black Coaches?
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Apr. 26, 12:38 a.m.
Leaders of the NSCAA Black Soccer Coaches Committee hail the increase of black players in mainstream American soccer -- but now await an increase in opportunities for black coaches.
Hylton Dayes, the chairman of the BSCC, is the head coach of the University of Cincinnati and a Region II ODP coach.
''I got here in 1982,'' says the ...
Marketing Soccer Is Getting Easier
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Apr. 26, 12:29 a.m.
MLS marketing and public relations vet Dan Courtemanche predicts a stellar 2007 season.
Had Dan Courtemanche accepted that office-supply sales job instead of opting for an unpaid internship with a sports marketing firm 17 years ago, he probably wouldn't have been ''trying to manage a tidal wave'' on the 11th day of 2007.
A few hours into that ...