• Nick Lusson, California coach brings sheriff's program to under-served, addresses solutions for pay-to-play and soccer's arms race
    The USA's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup has unleashed a barrage of criticism at American youth soccer, especially pay-to-play.
  • Bob Gansler's historical perspective provides reasons for optimism
    Twenty-eight years ago, the USA played Trinidad & Tobago with a lot on the line. Bob Gansler was the coach.
  • Kevin Payne on the current freak-out, player development, pay to play and soccer parents
    Longtime soccer executive Kevin Payne agrees the next few years are probably the most critical in the evolution of the game in America.
  • Hugo Perez: It's time for the USA to embrace creative, entertaining, total soccer
    When Hugo Perez led the U.S. U-14 and U-15 national teams, he coached what is starting to look like an exceptional generation.
  • Is compensation from pros to U.S. youth clubs on the horizon? Attorney Lance Reich provides an update on the quest
    One of the unresolved issues in American soccer is the quest by U.S. youth clubs to get compensated for their former players who go pro.
  • Bruce Arena's great career smudged by Hexagonal failure
    In a vital match, the Americans failed to deliver on those elements they can control: effort and attitude.
  • Benny Feilhaber on his 'shock' call-up, what he adds to USMNT, what's at stake
    Benny Feilhaber had been resigned to the fact he might not ever get called up to the national team again.
  • Kasey Keller talks the hazards of the Hexagonal, plus TV, fishing, and Sounders' chances to repeat
    Like many former U.S. players, Kasey Keller is very anxious to see how the Americans perform in their last two Hex games.
  • Texan teen Weston McKennie, now a Bundesliga starter, on keys to his quick rise and his off-field interests
    Soccer America talked with the newest American teen sensation in the Bundesliga, Schalke 04's Weston McKennie.