• Veteran Ryan Hollingshead expects FC Dallas' maturing youth movement to pay dividends in 2020
    FC Dallas' academy has produced more first-team talent than any other in MLS, and its young players appear ready to contend for hardware.
  • Manchester City ban and quitter Klinsmann highlight Champions League stranglehold
    Last week Manchester City was banned from the Champions League for two years. In Germany, Jurgen Klinsmann resigned as coach of Hertha Berlin after just 11 weeks.
  • There will be no winners in current U.S. Soccer labor negotiations
    In any mudslinging battle, we reach a point at which everyone ends up dirty.
  • New U.S. U-20 coach Anthony Hudson on being the son of a superstar dad, his own playing career, and the importance of caring
    Anthony Hudson, the new U.S. men's U-20 national team coach, previously coached New Zealand and Bahrain
  • U.S. Soccer members gather in Nashville with vice presidential election and reform-driven proposals on agenda
    The tug of war between the youth soccer establishment, MLS and would-be reformers is back in full swing.
  • Reiterating the obvious point -- winning's not important in youth soccer
    The Bundesliga's Eintracht Frankfurt has taken the club's U10-U13 age groups out of competitive league play.
  • Houston's new boss Tab Ramos connects with Rio Grande Valley FC and Dynamo Academy program
    Tab Ramos, who in 1995 became the first player signed by Major League Soccer, has embarked on his tenure as an MLS head coach.
  • Jay Berhalter will depart U.S. Soccer after helping shape its growth over two decades
    Berhalter will step down from his position as chief commercial and strategy officer at the federation at the end of February.
  • Christen Press makes strong case for bigger role as U.S. women begin to take new approach
    Press' "never-ending ascension" has elevated her game to a new level in the Concacaf qualifiers.
  • Seth Taylor on child vs. player development, parenting perils, and athletes' anxiety
    Seth Taylor works with players at both ends of the career spectrum, those preparing for life after sports and those trying to improve within it
  • Jill Ellis' balancing act deserves more credit
    Singling out any one person from the U.S. women's 2019 World Cup triumph isn't easy.
  • The goalkeeper's insufficient fear of the penalty
    A culture of lenience toward goalkeepers has been developed over several decades
  • El Derbi Madrileno and Atletico Madrid's Identity Crisis
    Atletico wasn't lifeless, precisely, but they hung on the ropes, with their gloves up and heads down for most of the game.
  • New US Youth Soccer CEO Skip Gilbert on his soccer roots, the USSF's 'huge responsibility,' and working with MLS
    U.S. Youth Soccer, the largest member of the U.S. Soccer with about 3 million players under its umbrella, began the year with a new CEO.
  • Arsenal and Man United fans experiencing The Thrill of the Unexpected
    Within living memory, Arsenal and Manchester United were a more or less guaranteed annual presence in the European Champions League
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