• Pateadores' Ted Chronopoulos on the Development Academy, Latino talent, and soccer 'homework' for kids
    Ted Chronopoulos, who played in MLS from its inception in 1996 to 2002, is the Boys Academy Director of Pateadores.
  • Fantastic FIFA and its Win-Win President
    The colossal financial pillars of the European game have started to feel the benefits of Infantino's healing hands upon their bank accounts
  • Does the USA need yet another youth league? The USL says yes
    Another year, another youth soccer competition. As always, the competition's goals sound good but raise a few thorny questions.
  • Marc Nicholls on the Seattle Sounders' youth movement, the USL avenue, and inspiration from Uruguay
    The Seattle Sounders, whose youth program is one of MLS's most ambitious, is using their USL affiliate to help fast-track their players to the first team.
  • The soccer world still awaits clarity on the handball rule
    FIFA's rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), earlier this month presented its adjustments to next season's laws.
  • Swiss coach gets a gift from U.S. Soccer
    Raphael Wicky is a lucky man. For the last seven months, he was an unemployed Swiss coach. Now, he's the U.S. U-17 boys coach.
  • Youth club director Liz Lima on empowering girls, crucial coaching traits, and club vs. high school
    Liz Lima is the owner and director of Massachusetts club South Shore Select.
  • In praise of blow-for-blow drama over tactical stalemates
    It seems like a simple question. Would you rather watch a 0-0 draw or a game that ends 3-2?
  • The latter-day cult of the coach needs a rethink
    The goalkeeper on the teenage boys' team that I coach was away for the weekend. No worries, we have a good back-up.
  • Thom Meredith: The backstage star of American soccer
    There's a very good chance that you attended a big-time soccer game run by Thom Meredith.
  • The Washington Post's Steven Goff on soccer reporting during the sport's rise in the USA
    The Washington Post's Steven Goff is unique among American soccer journalists. He has covered the sport for the same newspaper longer than any other full-time newspaper soccer reporter in the USA.
  • Are Video Refs suffocating soccer?
    "Not just an atmosphere-killer, but a wrong decision too," said SC Freiburg striker Nils Petersen after his team were denied a 4-3 stoppage-time win
  • The troubling case of U.S. Soccer coaching vacancies
    U.S. Soccer has failed to keep its youth national team head coaches on board, while failing to hire replacements.
  • U.S. midfielder Joel Sonora breaks through in Argentina and aims to follow in father's footsteps
    Joel Sonora, 22, has been with Talleres since January of 2018 but has only recently seen an upward trend in playing time.
  • Instead of moaning, get involved
    The local club where I coach in has signed up to the German federation's Fair Play campaign, which is of course only right and good.
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