• The $19.6 billion youth sports market, soccer and the pandemic
    Sometimes crises lead to opportunities. In the aftermath pf the pandemic, the relation between school sports and club sports might strengthen.
  • MLS brought together again with its most loyal and important partner in another time of need
    The Washington Post reported that MLS is working on a plan to assemble all 26 teams at ESPN Wide World of Sports near Orlando.
  • What we can learn from Pierluigi Collina
    An aurora of trust and confidence nurtured by objectivity and fairness allows referees to stay unnoticed even after they make courageous decisions.
  • Soccer leagues have options ... they might include turning 2019-20 seasons into 2019-21 seasons
    Depending on who you ask, we'll all be playing soccer in empty stadiums soon or won't be playing again until the distant future.
  • The saga continues
    A circular by IFAB to national associations summarizes the changes to the LOTG, most notably the interpretation of handling the ball.
  • The mountain and the mouse (Part 2)
    Two recommendations for a sane solution to the problem with soccer's offside decisions.
  • Just how essential is soccer in our lives?
    Whether we know it or not now, we will never look at the world the same again. Or soccer, too.
  • The mountain and the mouse: what came out of IFAB meeting
    The soccer/football community expected so much from the last meeting of the International Football Association Board and got a "mouse" at the end.
  • Multi-dimensional analysis of the USMNT roster
    What factors and dimensions make up the best male players in our soccer landscape?
  • FC Cincinnati: An unmitigated disaster
    Less than two weeks before the start of the 2020 season, head coach Ron Jans quit amid an MLS investigation.
  • Dissent management tips for referees
    Handling genuine dissent is one thing. Tactical dissent is a different animal.
  • A handball offense in soccer: The ultimate NP-complete problem (2)
    Why do we give a special status to the handball offense when it's the least likely foul that can create game-control problems?
  • NWSL: Highs and lows of the Duffy era
    After almost three years at the helm, Amanda Duffy is stepping down as NWSL president to take a position with the Orlando Pride.
  • The soccer stories we will be following in 2020 (Part 3)
    American teenagers are knocking on the door at some of the biggest men's clubs in Europe.
  • The soccer stories we will be following in 2020 (Part 2)
    Ninety -- 90! -- pro teams should kick off this spring across five leagues, all only as strong as their weakest link.
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