Soccer America's 2020 Interview Archive

Our archive of 2020 Q&As includes interviews with men and women who play a variety of roles at several levels of the game.

Chris Henderson
The USA's Italia '90 youngster recalls the profound World Cup impact

Ed Garza
The former mayor who changed San Antonio's youth soccer landscape

Mike Noonan, Michael Singleton, Geoff Wheeler
The new era of college recruiting: COVID changes the process for coaches and players

Steve Gans
On youth soccer's Wild West and the need for safeguards

Bryane Heaberlin
American goalkeeper on playing in Germany's Frauen-Bundesliga amid the pandemic

Todd Heil, Alan Merrick
College club soccer provides well-balanced option for competitive players -- plus management experience

Nicole Hercules
Leading Black Coaches' Advocacy Group amid strife and hope

Tony Sanneh
An extraordinary post-playing career: 'I knew I had to give back'

Kevin Crow
Pro star and Olympian in 1980s, on his youth club homecoming and new academy landscape

Jon Denholtz
America Scores delivers wide range of virtual Soccer Summits for coaches of all levels

Ed Foster-Simeon
'Soccer is a powerful vehicle for social change'

Naomi Girma
On prepping for postponed U-20 World Cup, virtual team-building, and falling in love with soccer with a free-play start

Tab Ramos
On visions for the new MLS youth league, the DA's pros and cons, and coaching licenses

Brian Kuk
East Coast's CCL is well-poised for new era of American youth soccer thanks to club-centric, high school-friendly approach

Teddy Chronopoulos
On choosing ECNL Boys, continuing a relationship with MLS clubs, and the benefits of high school soccer

Claudio Reyna
On his son Gio in the Bundesliga, America's youth soccer future, and the Austin FC project

Jon Bradley
A coach's world upended: finding support and hope amid COVID-19 tragedy and disruption

Amanda Vandervort
On advocating for women worldwide, the COVID-19 impact, and FIFPRO's new report on the women's pro game

Dr. George Chiampas
On planning for soccer's return and U.S. Soccer's new resources to tackle mental health issues

Rick Derella
The new youth landscape: 'We're all in this together so we have to figure it out'

Rocky Delgadillo
On Central Los Angeles club LAUFA's future without the Development Academy

Sasho Cirovski
On the looming uncertainties for Division I men's soccer, the options going forward and the football factor

Ronny Blaschke
Soccer in Propaganda, War and Revolution: On the wretched relation between sport and politics -- and a hopeful path forward

Skip Gilbert
USYS CEO's advice for all youth clubs: 'Stay connected with your parents, be transparent, be honest and be sincere'

Bernie James
On the DA's collapse: 'To just abandon everyone creates panic and problems for everyone involved'

Christian Lavers
On the prospects of ECNL-MLS synergy and working with new U.S. Soccer leadership

Todd Durbin
On MLS launching new development league in wake of DA's demise

Joe Barone
New Yorker on life in Italy and running a Serie A club amid COVID-19

Peter Wilt
Fans must be included in the process of steering soccer through a huge unknown

Jonathan Collura
Bugeaters FC owner: It's a time for clubs to partner up, focus on being a community hub, and help those in need

Dr. Bob Contiguglia
Former U.S. Soccer presidentgauges the pandemic's impact and recalls past challenges faced by the USSF

Tanner Tessmann
FC Dallas teen: An American talent set to blossom when MLS returns

Anson Dorrance
On Cindy Parlow Cone's elevation to U.S. Soccer president and the reconstruction of a 'gutted organization'

Christian Lavers
ECNL president on clubs leaving the Girls DA, how U.S. Soccer should serve the youth game, and movement on the boys side

Gonzalo Segares
New U.S. U-15 boss on his path from Costa Rica to the USA, and shifting from pro player to youth coach

Dan Courtemanche
On MLS Year 25 and fans, players, clubs and media inspiring soccer culture in the USA

Rafael Amaya, Dynio Honrubia
Rio Grande Valley's young talent trove is finally provided with a pathway

Ryan Hollingshead
Veteran expects FC Dallas' maturing youth movement to pay dividends in 2020

Anthony Hudson
New U.S. U-20 coach on being the son of a superstar dad, his own playing career, and the importance of caring

Tab Ramos
Houston's new boss connects with Rio Grande Valley FC and Dynamo Academy program

Seth Taylor
On child vs. player development, parenting perils, and athletes' anxiety

Skip Gilbert
New US Youth Soccer CEO on his soccer roots, the USSF's 'huge responsibility,' and working with MLS

Dax McCarty
MLS newcomer Nashville arrives with veteran experience and quest for excellence

Darlington Nagbe
On coming home to Ohio, reuniting with Caleb Porter, and not playing for the USA

Lalas Abubakar
On MLS's growing appeal to Ghanaians, feeling comfortable in Colorado, and welcoming Auston Trusty

Marcelo Palomino
Texan teen playmaker aims to break through with Tab Ramos-led Houston Dynamo

Julio Serrano
On advocating for Latino coaches in the USA

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