• Anson Dorrance on soccer politics, marrying the ECNL and DA, and the women's pro game
    Anson Dorrance coached the USA to its first Women's World Cup title 1991 and the University of Carolina Tar Heels to 22 national championships. More than 60 of his Tar Heel players have played for the U.S. national team, including six on the USA 2015 World Cup-winning roster. We checked in with Dorrance in the wake of Carlos Cordeiro being elected U.S. Soccer president.
  • Bob Contiguglia on his faith in new president Carlos Cordeiro, why the other candidates fell short, and Sunil Gulati's legacy
    Bob Contiguglia, U.S. Soccer President in 1998-2006, says he's "incredibly optimistic" following Carlos Cordeiro's election.
  • Megan Rapinoe on Carlos Cordeiro, Sunil Gulati, USWNT and NWSL going forward
    U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe (130 caps since her full debut in 2006) is a vocal advocate for equality on and off the field.
  • Hall of Famer Dr. Joe Machnik: On New York soccer in the 1960s, his move into refereeing and break into TV
    Many know Machnik for his work as a college coach, camp operator and league executive, but he also had a distinguished playing career.
  • Hugo Salcedo: 'U.S. Soccer has to have a greater presence in the Hispanic community'
    The issue of integrating Latino soccer talent into the mainstream of American soccer has been around for a long time, but it has never gotten as much attention as in recent months.
  • Sigi Schmid: 'If you don't so self-assessments, you're never going to move forward'
    Sigi Schmid, who won his first pro title with the LA Galaxy in 2002, came back last summer and has revamped the coaching staff along with the roster.
  • To go pro or play college ball: How U.S. teen goalkeeper Brady Scott opted for the German route
    Brady Scott grew up in the Northern California city of Petaluma, whose Main Street and architecture look so traditionally American it's been used for movies such as "Peggy Sue Got Married" and "American Graffiti" -- and Ronald Reagan's "Morning in America" campaign commercial.
  • Bill Manning on building a winning tradition in Toronto, what he learned about player development at RSL and the way forward for U.S. Soccer
    Since arriving in October 2015, the Toronto FC president has helped form one of MLS's elite teams.
  • College coaching trailblazer Nancy Feldman on women in soccer, Generation Z, and ECNL vs. DA
    Boston University's Nancy Feldman is one of three women among the Top 20 winningest coaches in NCAA women's soccer.
  • Schalke's Bodo Menze on U.S. teens in Germany and the Bundesliga's faith in young coaches and players
    Within the last two years, three Americans -- Haji Wright, Weston McKennie and Nick Taitague -- at age 18 joined Bundesliga club Schalke 04, which has one of Germany's best records of promoting players from its youth and reserve ranks. The list includes Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler, Benedikt Hoewedes, Leroy Sane, Joel Matip, Sead Kolasinac and Max Meyer.
  • LAFC general manager John Thorrington on getting ready for Year 1, working with Bob Bradley and learning from Sir Alex Ferguson
    More than 20 years ago after he left his Southern California home to sign for Manchester United, Thorrington is back home building MLS's newest team.
  • Tim Hanley, MLS's longest-serving coach, on MLS then and now and his specialty, American goalkeepers
    No one has spent more time coaching in MLS than goalkeeper coach Tim Hanley, who left the San Jose Earthquakes after the 2017 season, his 19th season of coaching in the 22-year-old league, and is currently with the Philadelphia Union coaching staff at the MLS Combine in Florida.
  • Brad Rothenberg: 'Our Federation lost Jonathan Gonzalez either by its own arrogance, apathy or incompetence'
    Sueno Alianza launched a decade ago as a talent search for largely neglected young Latino players in the USA. In 2017, more than 8,000 players attended Powerade Sueno Alianza tryouts in 11 cities across the USA. In 2013, Jonathan Gonzalez of Santa Rosa, California, was named the top player at the Sueno Alianza National Finals in Los Angeles and received offers from 13 Liga MX clubs.
  • Dave Sarachan: On January camp, Jonathan Gonzalez, Couva and youth development
    Interim U.S. head coach Dave Sarachan opened the national team's annual January camp for 29 players on Wednesday.
  • U.S. Club Soccer's Phil Wright on the big election, empowering clubs, and the quest for A+ players
    Since 2003, Phil Wright has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of U.S. Club Soccer, which was founded in 2001 and is one of the four youth governing bodies under the U.S. Soccer Federation umbrella, along with U.S. Youth Soccer, AYSO and SAY Soccer.
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