• What the future might bring for U.S. pro leagues
    U.S. Soccer should intervene more in the molding of the structure of the professional leagues, particularly at the fourth division level.
  • A snap shot of professional leagues
    The correlation between the population of a country and its number of professional teams is rather a weak one.
  • U.S. women's view from top: It's only the starting point
    A little more than seven months out from the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, the USA is on top of its game.
  • World Cup-bound: U.S. women get stronger and Concacaf gets weaker
    You have to go all the way back to 1994 to find an easier path the USA had to the Women's World Cup.
  • Substitution and beyond
    The Laws of the Game allow three types of substitution. In American soccer's ranks, though there are variations on the standard rules.
  • VAR: The World Cup, and beyond
    Since the performance of the VAR system was so good at the World Cup, it set a very high precedence.
  • NWSL Final: Jessica McDonald writes perfect script in Courage romp
    The 30-year-old forward, playing in her sixth city in six seasons, was named the MVP as North Carolina cruised past Portland, 3-0.
  • Young academy stars leaving for free isn't only an MLS problem
    Paris St. Germain has introduced a carrot-and-stick approach to attempt to keep top prospects from leaving.
  • 'Palpable silence' puts spotlight on growing concern for MLS
    The Chicago Fire isn't alone in having issues with supporters groups and lagging attendance -- or struggling on the field.
  • Players, coaches and team's performance
    Coaches are an important part of the pro game, but their successes clearly depend on the quality of the team players.
  • USA wins the psychological battle again, but now what?
    The USA's 1-0 victory over Mexico on Tuesday night in Nashville followed in a long line of successes against El Tri in friendly games.
  • USA-Brazil: Any positives outweighed by inability to connect passes and problems up front
    Losing to Brazil is nothing new. The USA has lost 18 out of 19 meetings following its 2-0 defeat at the Meadowlands.
  • New UEFA Nations League is major money-maker
    If you don't like the idea of another competition, some tantalizing opening games might make you think differently.
  • Germany stays the course with Joachim Loew -- for now
    Joachim Loew, lucky to still be at Germany's helm following its 2018 World Cup debacle, has a crucial six weeks ahead of him.
  • Governance structure and Its implication to soccer development
    Governance structure of soccer federations can either be detrimental in the development of the sport or it can be supportive.
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