SA Interviews 2022: Voices from the soccer world

Our interviewees play a variety of roles in several areas of the American game, including youth, college, pro and national teams.

Cedric Cattenoy
On creating pros in Chicago: family trust, a holistic approach, and allowing for mistakes

Chris Hayden
On the evolution of FC Dallas' pro player pipeline

Charles Renken
Savors coaching St. Louis youth as new MLS club prepares to launch

Henry Brauner
On key ingredients to Seattle Sounders' youth success

Todd Dunivant
On his title-winning playing career, the Open Cup allure, and guiding Sac Republic's ambitions

John Dorn
Paving pro pathways and mentoring for diversity in the 'beautiful soccer community' of Illinois

Keri Sarver
Ohio youth club director's multi-tasking stretches to New Zealand

Amy Griffin
On finding 'something cool' at various levels of soccer


Mike Barr
Teenage soccer joy shaped lifelong approach to coaching

Tom King
Setting U.S. national team stages for three decades

Wade Webber
On leading the 'crossroads' Tacoma Defiance, Northwest soccer culture, and Clive Charles' influence

Tom McCabe
Chronicles New Jersey's rich soccer history with pride


Dan DeGeer
On the Earthquakes' young talent surge, their daily approach, and his French coaching lessons

Becky Pagan
Paves way for girls and women to join referee ranks

Federico Higuain
On his move to coaching, learning from Gregg Berhalter, and 'defending your dream'

Tom Soehn
Leads Birmingham Legion equipped with a wide-ranging experience in American soccer

Jay Mims
Adds Union Omaha's Open Cup run to his soccer success in Nebraska

Tom Heinemann
On coaching the USA's U-15 boys, his 10-club pro career, and advice for youth clubs

Clint Peay
On coaching Revs II, his USYNT tenure, and the Bruce Arena effect

Father Edwin Leahy
'Soccer for me is a way to make connections'

Marlon LeBlanc
On coaching Philadelphia Union II, his New Jersey soccer roots, and the college game's changes

Amanda Vandervort
Leads USL's massive expansion of the women's pro game in America

Tab Ramos
On the USYNT pipeline and the USA's 2022 World Cup prospects

Jane Alukonis
Duke alum takes USC helm via crosstown rival UCLA

Phil Schoen
On sportscasting during American soccer's rise, his radio roots, and working with Ray Hudson

Dane Murphy
With American CEO, Nottingham Forest is on the cusp of EPL promotion

Aleksey Korol
Copes with family's hardships in Ukraine


Brazilian Fernando Pessoa
On guiding Portland Timbers' youth: be positive, have patience, respect differences

Julianne Sitch
Well-prepped to take reins of University of Chicago men's team

Dave Johnson
On the magic of sports, his remarkable soccer broadcasting career, and battling multiple sclerosis

Chris Gbandi
Homecoming kicks off a new era for UConn Huskies

Danny Cruz
Louisville City boss on his early coaching start, his pro playing career, and a unique sports childhood in Arizona

Casey Stoney
Relishes opportunity to build expansion Wave, improve women's soccer standards and show her girls what's possible

Anson Dorrance
On the new U.S. women's national team: 'The club game is no longer irrelevant'

Margueritte Aozasa
UCLA's new head coach was prepped well by Stanford, Santa Clara and youth club MVLA

Paul Carr
On seeking soccer stats that matter and finding fascinating factoids

Bob Lilley
On his unique coaching start, his path to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, and watching a young Christian Pulisic

Wilmer Cabrera
USA's progress in the last 10 years has been incredible

Christopher Andre Marks
U.S. filmmaker on creating the 'King Otto' documentary

Briana Scurry
On her big-screen acting debut, the new USWNT generation, her memoir, and the NWSL

Tyson Wahl
Austin FC Academy GM on his journey from AYSO to the pros and returning to the youth game

Lee Jarrell
On high school soccer's massive impact and her mission to support its coaches

Nelson Akwari
Former U.S. youth star embraces off-field leadership roles

Soony Saad
The Lebanese-American globetrotter, travels the world for club and country, far from his Michigan roots

Leo Cuellar
On Mexico-USA, Liga MX Femenil vs. NWSL, and Latino players in America

Sasho Cirovski
Makes a powerful case for two-semester college season -- the 21st Century Model

Janusz Michallik
Bilingual broadcaster, 1990s USA midfielder, keeps connected with his Polish roots

Jonah Silk
'Goals and Glory' provides platform for mental health discussions by young athletes

Mike Kraus
On RSL-Arizona's player pipeline and his Memphis mentors and role models

Jeremy Hall
On the joys of coaching Toronto FC's U-14s after making the tough transition from pro player

Staci Wilson
On coaching high school boys, her winning formula, and recalling her mentors

Jonny Sinclair
On breaking the pay-to-play barrier in North Carolina with the Matthews Mavericks

Steve McGuirk
On the joys and challenges of guiding youth ball in Michigan

Brian Johnson
On leading Tampa Bay United boys, his playing career from youth to pro, and the Bob Gansler influence

Tanner Tessmann
In Venice: Serie A lessons, commuting by boat, and fighting against relegation

Charlie Inverso
A lifetime in New Jersey soccer shows its wide reach

Carlos Cordeiro
'I am very confident that I can build a broad coalition' to win

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Cindy Parlow Cone
'Soccer people running soccer just makes much more sense'

Lynn Berling-Manuel
Completes an American soccer trifecta

Paul Holocher
On the Houston Dynamo supporting grassroots play and how his childhood soccer led to college and pro ball

Dean Linke
Path to dream job began with serving U.S. national teams during their historic rise

Maurice Edu
On embracing broadcasting to stay in the game, his playing career highlights, and his soccer-loving family

Derek Rae
On his childhood broadcast career launch, video-game fame, and the USA 1994 World Cup legacy

John Motta
On building a pyramid at top of amateur game, launching Women's Open Cup and taking position on U.S. Soccer presidential race

Greg Barkey
On Video Review's complexities, the evolution of American reffing, and his childhood in Argentina

Joe Cummings
On helping American soccer grow at every level

Ashlee Fontes-Comber
United Soccer Coaches' new president took unique path to the 'family business'

Skip Gilbert
On U.S. Youth Soccer serving the myriad sectors of the American game

Brianna Pinto
On mentoring young players and representing U.S. Soccer athletes

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