• Charles Altchek on MLS Next Pro's momentum, its rule tweaks, and expansion plans
    The MLS Next Pro president envisions an influx of independent clubs in the coming years.
  • No Vela, no Chicharito for Tata's El Tri: No surprise
    Mexican national team coach Gerardo Martino reiterated he has decided to go with other forwards at the World Cup.
  • Turn off the lights, turn off the beer taps: Bayern Munich's 'in crisis'
    Bayern won the last 10 Bundesliga titles, and this season has beaten Inter Milan and Barcelona in the Champions League.
  • What I miss about high school coaching
    For the first time since the Johnson administration (except college), I am spending the fall without a team to play on or coach.
  • Brian Dunseth on going pro via Project-40, a colorful MLS career, and his launch into broadcasting
    Dunseth has served as color commentator on Real Salt Lake TV broadcasts since 2007.
  • Bill McDermott: St. Louis' 'Mr. Soccer' celebrates 50 years of broadcasting the sport
    After playing on St. Louis University NCAA championship teams in 1967 and 1969, McDermott picked up the microphone in 1972.
  • Handball, or not? Even pro refs haven't a clue
    The German federation (DFB) this week took the surprising step to call out its own referees on handball decisions.
  • Tyrone Marshall: 'It's important that you give back what you gained from the game'
    Marshall, the head coach of MLS Next Pro club FC Cincinnati 2, retired in 2012 after a playing career that spanned 15 MLS seasons.
  • Auston Trusty's strong start with Birmingham City is big step in quest for Arsenal playing time
    Trusty was expecting an initial cold shoulder. That turned out not have been the case as teammates have been welcoming from the start.
  • Midfield wizard Riqui Puig is chief piece in Greg Vanney's Galaxy remake
    The Galaxy's ceiling has been blown away, shattered into the sky as Vanney's vision comes more deeply into focus.
  • Jake Edwards on USL growth, the Open Cup impact, and pro/rel prospects
    The England native who played New Jersey youth ball has been USL president since 2015.
  • TV commentators' over-the-top VAR criticism has far-reaching impact on ref bashing
    We're seeing some mistakes. We're seeing accountability. We're also seeing players who think referees are their indentured servants.
  • Yay, we're in the Champions League! That's a good thing, right?
    It's a quarter of a century since UEFA began to allow non-champions to participate in its 'Champions' League.
  • Pat Noonan on FC Cincinnati's rise, his coaching mentors, lessons from his playing career, and St. Louis roots
    In his first season as a head coach, Noonan has guided the Lions into the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff chase.
  • Dante Washington on his latest Columbus Crew return, Olympians from his Maryland hometown, and his unique playing career
    Now in the Crew's front office, Washington began his outdoor pro playing career in 1996 with a nudge from Eric Wynalda.
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