• Earnie Stewart on the USA's Under-17 disappointment, hiring YNT coaches, and the Latino issue
    Earnie Stewart, as U.S. Soccer Sporting Director oversees the men's and women's national teams and their youth national team programs.
  • A tied game -- the perfect result for a youth coach?
    "Next goal wins!" is the standard coach's shout a couple of minutes before the end of practice.
  • Klaas de Boer on scouting for U.S. Soccer: The Development Academy operates in a bubble
    Since immigrating to the USA from the Netherlands in 1956 at age 14 with his family, Klaas de Boer has been involved with nearly every level of American soccer, including professional, college and youth coaching.
  • Eric Quill on winning USL League One, FC Dallas' youth setup, and U.S. U-17s
    After guiding Texans SC Houston to the 2017 Development Academy U-17/18 title, Quill moved to FC Dallas to coach its second team.
  • From Dijon to Valencia to Frankfurt -- a different measure of success
    It's a well-worn complaint that top-heavy wealth means Europe's biggest leagues have become predictable to the point of tedium.
  • U.S. Soccer's problems call for a CEO from the outside
    The blame for the U.S. soccer world's woes can be spread over many parties -- players, coaches, lawyers, etc.
  • Why is 'clear and obvious' not clear and obvious?
    When I took my first officiating course a decade ago in Maryland our tutor was a very wise and articulate referee named Craig Proffen.
  • John Hackworth on U.S. Soccer changes, the Under-17 World Cup, and winning with USL's Louisville City
    John Hackworth coached at four U-17 World Cups and was at the helm at the start of the current U.S. U-17s' cycle.
  • What soccer can learn from cricket's transparency -- and other ways to improve VAR
    In full earshot of the viewing audience, the "third official" walks through the camera angles and other tools at his or her disposal.
  • Sasho Cirovski on the hopeful prospects of reforming men's college soccer
    Sasho Cirovski, coach of defending men's NCAA Division I champion Maryland, has been spearheading the campaign to reform college soccer by creating a split fall-spring season.
  • Rugby can show soccer the way on 'emotional' dissent
    As a soccer referee, it's been instructive to watch the game officials during the Rugby World Cup in Japan this past month.
  • How Julian Araujo, the LA Galaxy's 18-year-old defender, rocketed into the pros
    From his very first steps on a soccer field, Julian Araujo was the kid who wanted more, the kid willing to give extra to get it, the kid who turned heads.
  • The sky is falling! Making sense of U.S. men's national team fan hysteria
    Let's review what we've been told we "knew" we had to do to make U.S. men's soccer better:
  • Manhattan coaching icon Martin Jacobson on the magic of soccer
    "Coach Jake" has had extraordinary success coaching MLK High School's multi-cultural teams of immigrant boys.
  • MLS Rookie of the Year: Snowflakes won't stop Brazilian Andre Shinyashiki
    Colorado Rapids head coach Robin Fraser says he needed five minutes to see Shinyashiki was special.
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