• Ian Barker on a U.S. style of play, producing No. 10s, and coaching schools in the USA
    "We may look to the successes within MLS where blend and balance occurs that is hard to see sometimes on the U.S. men's national team."
  • Hugo Perez on style of play: 'The USA has the players to play possession-oriented, offensive soccer'
    The Hall of Fame player and former U.S. U-14 and U-15 coach says he knows the soccer he wants and doesn't want to pursue.
  • Landon Donovan on a U.S. style of play, what worked in the past, and who should coach the USA
    Landon Donovan, the USA's all-time leading scoring (57 goals, 58 assists), during his 2000-2014 national team career twice helped the USA reach the second round of the World Cup.
  • Paul Riley on ECNL vs. DA, the need for No. 10s, and the North Carolina Courage's stellar season
    Coach Paul Riley's North Carolina Courage is in the midst of what's looking like one of the most successful seasons ever for an American women's pro team.
  • Remembering Ron Newman, the delightful American soccer pioneer
    It's impossible to put a number on how many people Ron Newman inspired in American soccer, but I'm one of them.
  • Javier Ayala-Hil, from East Palo Alto to Cal Berkeley captain and college head coach: 'I was one of the lucky ones'
    Ayala-Hil grew up playing soccer in East Palo Alto, a city of 30,000 with one of the highest poverty rates in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • U.S. Soccer DA director Jared Micklos on new substitution rules, managing costs, and a revamped schedule
    In 2007, the U.S. Soccer launched its Boys Development Academy, which expanded to U-12s in 2016. The Girls DA kicked off in 2017.
  • Nico Romeijn and Ryan Mooney on U.S. Soccer coaching education: the Federation's intentions and its capabilities and capacity
    The U.S. Soccer Federation regulates who may coach at the which levels, depending on the licenses it grants through its coaching schools.
  • Ken Bensinger on the secret informants who made the USA's case in soccer's biggest scandal, the soccer guys who worked it, and the Christopher Steele twist
    The BuzzFeed investigative journalist is author of Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal.
  • Anson Dorrance on the NWSL's big win, the upcoming U-20 World Cup, and the evolution of women's soccer around the world
    We spoke with Anson Dorrance about the appeal and importance of a women's club world championship and the upcoming U-20 Women's World Cup.
  • Stanford coach Jeremy Gunn on why he's optimistic about the unique American soccer system
    The Stanford men have won the last three NCAA Division I titles. A three-peat was accomplished only once before -- by Bruce Arena's Virginia.
  • The barriers Latino players face, explained by California high school coach Rene Siles
    North of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area, Richmond is perhaps best known for its Chevron Oil Refinery. Rene Siles has coached the Richmond HS Oilers since 2000
  • Dan Karosen on FC Motown, from co-ed team to NPSL championship contender, and building a sustainable club
    As FC somethings go in American soccer, FC Motown is a pretty good name. No, it's got nothing to do with Detroit.
  • Lynn Berling-Manuel: Declining numbers of young players is a trend that must be reversed
    In the wake of reports of declining participation in American youth soccer, we checked with Lynn Berling-Manuel, Chief Executive Officer of United Soccer Coaches.
  • U.S. Club Soccer's Kevin Payne: 'There's way too much pressure being put on kids at too young an age'
    Is American youth soccer suffering from a decline in popularity, as reported by The New York Times? We spoke to Kevin Payne.
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