• Meatpacking towns teem with soccer talent striving for opportunities
    Latino migration to Midwest and Southern states created communities such as the one in Lexington, Nebraska, where soccer is the children's predominant pastime.
  • Lesle Gallimore: The Girls Academy will listen to players
    The highly regarded leader is the new (and first) commissioner of the national, 67-club league that arose from the ashes of the ill-fated Development Academy.
  • '2012: The Year That Saved Women's Soccer' -- when the WPSL Elite League set a stage for the stars
    Another league had folded, but this time, the U.S. women's soccer community refused to go back into the professional wilderness.
  • What is handball? Nobody knows any more
    There was a video question in my online refereeing exam concerning a possible penalty for a handball offense.
  • The USA's Italia '90 youngster Chris Henderson recalls the profound World Cup impact
    Upon the 30th anniversary of the USA's 1990 World Cup appearance, we're checking in with the players from Coach Bob Gansler's team.
  • Ed Garza: The former mayor who changed San Antonio's youth soccer landscape
    More than 90% of San Antonio's USLA players come from economically disadvantaged or poverty-level households.
  • Salary caps in Europe -- is Schalke making the first move?
    Schalke, through high transfer fees and salaries, has sought to buy success in recent years in an attempt to establish itself as a Champions League regular.
  • The new era of college recruiting: COVID changes the process for coaches and players
    The cancellation of showcase tournaments, campus visits and ID camps upended the traditionally long, sometimes awkward dance between coaches and athletes.
  • Steve Gans on youth soccer's Wild West and the need for safeguards
    The alphabet soup of competing leagues, even entire associations, means there is little oversight.
  • NWSL's return: A unique chance to grow the fan base and for new stars to rise
    Is this the year women's soccer develops more hard-core fans? Not just the kids who want Alex Morgan's autograph.
  • American goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin on playing in Germany's Frauen-Bundesliga amid the pandemic
    The Floridian starts for FFC Frankfurt, one of the oldest and most decorated women's teams in the Frauen-Bundesliga.
  • Investigations closing in on FIFA boss Gianni Infantino
    FIFA President Gianni Infantino came to power in 2016 on the heels of Sepp Blatter, who eventually stood down after multiple FIFA officials were arrested.
  • Varsity Blues' scandal and COVID-19 force universities to rethink priorities
    So the stereotype of athletes ignoring academics often doesn't apply. But neither does the notion that sports pay the bills.
  • College club soccer provides well-balanced option for competitive players -- plus management experience
    Students schedule their games, design their own jerseys, fund their own travel -- and compete for regional and national titles.
  • Tony Sanneh's extraordinary post-playing career: 'I knew I had to give back'
    Years before retiring from a 17-year pro soccer career in 2009, Tony Sanneh had planned out his next chapter.
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