• USA in crisis: Lost in Toronto
    The USA wasn't just outplayed by Canada. It lacked ideas and lacked inspiration. In a word, it looked lost.
  • USA, Belgium and 'Something' (Part 1)
    Belgium has done "something" to be ranked No. 1 in the world. You do not see that upward trend with the USA.
  • Referee assessment, coaching and mentoring
    Recently, U.S. Soccer merged the positions of instructor and assessor into coaching positions -- National and Regional coaches.
  • Seattle walkout underscores need for solution to 'Iron Front' dispute
    Sunday's protest came just four days before MLS officials are slated to meet with leaders of club supporters' groups in Las Vegas.
  • Forty years in the LOTG: Grassroots vs. the professional game
    The 2019-20 version of the LOTG is 222 pages long. Excluding the USSF supplement, the 1979 version was 68 pages long.
  • The Hex will be here soon enough
    The USA's matches against Mexico and Uruguay underscored how much the team is still a work in progress.
  • Post-Women's World Cup: Big crowds in Manchester and London contrast with sparse turnouts elsewhere in Europe
    Women's teams are often relegated to playing at practice fields or tiny out-of-the-way stadiums.
  • USA-Mexico: A learning experience, suggesting El Tri is a lot more than 'slightly ahead'
    "We're making progress," said U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter after the 3-0 defeat. A narrative not shared externally after the drubbing.
  • Sergino Dest has options
    The young Ajax star says he's happy and proud to play for the USA but he won't rule out a Dutch switch.
  • Deep pool of young forwards in MLS and Europe is cause for cautious optimism
    Mason Toye, who scored two spectacular goals on Sunday, is part of the most promising crop of U-23 forwards the USA has ever produced.
  • Suddenly, Philadelphia's home on the Delaware has become place to be in MLS
    Head coach Jim Curtin gave his players an A+ after the 3-1 win over Atlanta United thrust the Union into the Eastern Conference lead.
  • Mandates and beyond, and a self-criticism (Part 2)
    To circumvent obstacles facing U.S, Soccer, we have to look at the forest from 30,000 feet without any biases.
  • The stars are gone in The Bronx but NYCFC is quietly making a charge
    After its 3-2 comeback win over Houston, NYCFC has MLS's second best record (points per game) heading into its big game Sunday at Atlanta.
  • Mandates and beyond and a self-criticism (Part 1)
    Mandating anything - forget about soccer - by a centralized authority in our country is very difficult and often meets immediate opposition and resentment.
  • MLS's best newcomers come in different packages
    When SA breaks down the 2019 first-year class by category, three Argentines, two American teens and Malagasy surprise Romain Metanire stand out.
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