Let's look into the future of American soccer, shall we?
The year is 2012. Major League Soccer had been going strong until the coaching shortage, the top guys having moved to youth soccer, because that's where the real money is.
The Dallas Diaper Demons won the first Under-2 U.S. National Championship in a hard-fought victory over the Chicago ...
Youth Beat: The Perils of Profit-Driven Coaching
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jun. 6, 7:00 p.m.
Convincing parents to pay for professional coaching is like picking low-hanging fruit. So what does that mean for the children and how this country is developing players?
The next time you attend a youth soccer practice or game, pay close attention to how much time passes without hearing at least one adult telling the children what to do and ...
Tim Howard Lands on His Feet
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jun. 6, 6:52 p.m.
Three years after losing the starting job at Manchester United, U.S. keeper Tim Howard is back in the nets for Premier League rival Everton.
There isn't much down time for Tim Howard these days. The demanding pressures of club and country commitments fill up his datebook, so the narrow window between the end of the Premier League season and ...
Bradley Plunges Into New Job
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jun. 6, 6:45 p.m.
Before he had the tag of interim national team coach removed in May, U.S. coach Bob Bradley plunged into his latest job as he does everything else: meticulously and relentlessly, even a bit zealously. Bradley's appointment as men's national team coach set the stage for the busiest summer for the men's programs in more than a decade.
Someday, somehow, ...
Hope Returns North of the Border
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Jun. 6, 6:38 p.m.
As MLS savors the rabid reaction to Toronto FC, Canadian Soccer Association officials are planning to use BMO Field and the FIFA U-20 World Cup as catalysts for a revival of their national team programs.
Through the window of his condominium, Toronto FC captain Jim Brennan can see the home of Major League Soccer's newest franchise and what many ...