• Julie Ertz on 'Chase Your Dreams,' her youth coaches, defending the World Cup title, and the NWSL
    World Cup-bound Julie Ertz has written a book with advice for young athletes
  • A rule change for better soccer: No goal kicks or punts over the halfway line
    Here's a rule change that would reward attacking teams and make the sport safer.
  • Tab Ramos discusses his U-20 World Cup roster selections, taking Weah and Cerrillo but not Araujo, Amaya and Amon, and injury worries
    When compared with his past U.S. teams, this one was very difficult to assemble due to a plethora of options.
  • Paul Bravo takes Oakland Roots' helm to complete Bay Area homecoming
    A soccer team is aiming to make a splash in Oakland, California. They'll be coached by Paul Bravo.
  • Andrew Wooten, the USA's hottest forward, hopes to get national team call
    Whether based abroad or based domestically, there is no better American forward in the game right now than Andrew Wooten
  • American Ajax veteran John O'Brien on the popularity and complexities of Dutch soccer
    The 2002 U.S. World Cup star, now 41 and pursuing a career in clinical psychology, is enjoying the UEFA Champions League run of Ajax Amsterdam.
  • Pro soccer's pernicious influence on the amateur game
    I gave out five yellow cards -- one for dissent, and four for various levels of foul play.
  • Mark Krikorian on DA vs. ECNL, Florida State success, the NWSL and the Women's World Cup
    Krikorian's Florida State is the women's Division I NCAA defending champion and has won ACC titles six of the last eight years
  • Frenchman Cedric Cattenoy on producing pros for the Chicago Fire, and the strengths and challenges of American youth soccer
    Cedric Cattenoy became the Chicago Fire's Academy Technical Director in October of 2016 after 15 years of work in Paris Saint-Germain's academy.
  • Raphael Wicky on the USA's U-17 World Cup quest, his playing career, and his coaching evolution
    Former Swiss national team midfielder Raphael Wicky, who coached youth academy teams at FC Thun, Servette, FC Basel, was named U.S. U-17 boys national team coach in March.
  • Domestic trophies no longer enough for Europe's top coaches
    It's arguably justified for a major European club to demand so much from its head coach, not least because of the fantastical salaries they now make.
  • Lorne Donaldson on how the ECNL vs. Development Academy turf war has created a 'toxic environment'
    Lorne Donaldson is the Executive Director of Coaching of Real Colorado, one of the few clubs that compete both in the girls ECNL and the girls DA.
  • Fans embrace teams at many levels, as demonstrated by a Dublin derby
    Like Irish soccer itself, Dalymount Park is so close to the heart of the action and yet so distant.
  • Bruce McGuire on the joy of soccer, the rise of American fandom, and Minnesota 'permanence'
    Bruce McGuire has a background in the game that is both unique and reflective of the rise of American soccer fandom.
  • Keith Tabatznik on youth national team scouting, ODP, and pay-to-play
    The director of soccer of McLean Youth Soccer also serves as a U.S. Soccer boys talent ID scout and coaching license instructor.
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