• Rating American players in Europe: More are struggling than excelling
    As recently as the summer, there was plenty of optimism for Americans abroad for the 2018-19 season. The season is clearly off to a disappointing start.
  • U.S. Youth Soccer's Pete Zopfi on the USSF's new task force, unifying the factions, and ODP's future
    In his day job, Dr. Pete Zopfi is a trauma surgeon. He took on another difficult job in August, when he was elected chair of U.S. Youth Soccer.
  • U.S. Soccer's Mark Carr on girls' soccer progress, the U-17 World Cup challenge, and his London childhood
    The USA hasn't reached the knockout stage of the U-17 Women's World Cup since the biennial tournament's first edition in 2008, when it finished runner-up.
  • Anger is the new normal, but there's no excuse for abuse
    While refereeing a youth game this past weekend I sent a player out for a five-minute time penalty following his second hefty foul of the afternoon.
  • Glaring errors in the VAR-less EPL prove the value of video referee
    That goals are such a rare commodity in soccer is arguably one of its most attractive features. It can also be one of its most frustrating.
  • Adam Behnke on how new USL club Loudoun United will impact D.C. area soccer
    Adam Behnke, a former college runner at Columbia and Indiana and a former sales executive with the New York Yankees, is Loudoun United's chief operating officer.
  • If Europe's top clubs really want a 'Super League,' let them go
    "They stuff their bellies with tomorrow's ache," the Canadian poet Edmund Vance Cooke wrote almost 100 years ago.
  • Aaron Long arrives: USL play leads late-bloomer to Red Bull stardom and U.S. national team
    Over the last year, U.S. interim head coach Dave Sarachan has introduced a new core of players into the team.
  • A visit with Lothar Osiander: The man who guided the USA to two Olympics while working as a San Francisco waiter
    Lothar Osiander guided the USA over its first hurdle in 1990 World Cup qualifying and at two Olympics.
  • Morality, cash and 'the relevance of soccer'
    FIFA President Gianni Infantino again touted his vision of an expanded Club World Cup with a field of 24 teams.
  • Germany-bound rising star Alex Mendez set to play key role in U.S. U-20 midfield
    Like many players on the United States men's U-20 team, midfielder Alex Mendez is at a very important period in his career.
  • Along for the ride
    Lamar Hunt, who died in 2006, not only saved pro soccer from failing once, he did it twice.
  • Bayern Munich's media-bashing backfires on Rummenigge and Hoeness
    How can such a successful and habitually professional club show itself up as paranoid, super-sensitive and, for want of a better phrase, utterly pathetic?
  • Eric Wynalda on how he'll motivate his Las Vegas players, the U.S. national team's future, and his greatest goals
    Wynalda is the new head coach and technical director of the Las Vegas Lights, whose first USL season ended with an 8-19-7 record.
  • New USL owner Peter Trevisani on how the amazing power of soccer will enchant New Mexico
    A London pub visit during the 1998 World Cup turned the former Boston College football linebacker into an avid admirer of soccer.
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