• A+E's Evan Silverman on NWSL and Lifetime, selling women's pro soccer and challenge of raising awareness
    A+E Networks' broadcasting deal to carry the National Women's Soccer League on Lifetime is unique on two counts.
  • Marcelo Balboa on Hex crunch time, U.S. complacency, implications of missing out
    With three Hexagonal qualifying campaigns on his resume, Marcelo Balboa knows well the pitfalls of navigating through Concacaf.
  • Brian Glanville: A conversation at his London home about soccer and books
    I ask Brian Glanville how many books he's written, and he answers, "Too many." It's actually about 60, more than half of which are soccer books, fiction and non-fiction, from the man who started his sports journalism career as a teenager, has covered 13 World Cups, and at age 86 writes regularly for the Sunday Times of London and World Soccer.
  • The long and winding path of Arturo Alvarez from Project-40 player to international
    Born and raised in Houston, the Chicago Fire's Arturo Alvarez can look back on a 15-year professional career that started at age 17 and has taken him to several countries to play for clubs and the El Salvador national team.
  • Jesse Marsch makes Open Cup priority for Red Bulls, desperate to break trophy drought
    As the only original member of MLS not to win a league title nor a U.S. Open Cup, the Red Bulls must deal with that stigma as well as a tough opponent -- Sporting Kansas City -- in front of its raucous home fans.
  • Fernando Clavijo on friendship with Brian Schmetzer that goes back to indoor days
    One grew up in the Northwest and the other emigrated from Uruguay, but Brian Schmetzer and Fernando Clavijo formed a strong bond as teammates in San Diego that has woven their lives together for more than 30 years.
  • Jim Curtin, MLS's youngest head coach, on breaking in, coaching players today and Bob Bradley's influence
    At no time in the league's history have so many MLS teams employed young American head coaches. They bring a different perspective to the job, as men who grew up playing in the league -- as well as abroad, in some cases -- before embarking on a coaching career.
  • Pulisic learns his harshest lessons against Costa Rica and Honduras
    A rough pair of Hexagonal matches left the Americans still well short of World Cup qualification and beset by problems in many areas, including how best to unleash the considerable talents of its 18-year-old star.