• Kaz Tambi's perspective on the USA's struggles at the U-17 Women's World Cup
    A decade ago, Kaz Tambi coached the USA to a runner-up finish at the inaugural U-17 Women's World Cup.
  • 'How Football (Nearly) Came Home: Adventures in Putin's World Cup' -- a bracing breeze of a book
    If there's one thing you can love about the World Cup, then it's the opportunity that the tournament offers to escape reality for over a month.
  • Anson Dorrance on the USA's U-17 Women's World Cup failure, the missing piece, youth turf wars, and futsal
    In the wake of the USA failing again to reach the knockout stage of the U-17 Women's World Cup, we checked in with Anson Dorrance
  • Why Jill Ellis is still testing options heading toward 2019 World Cup
    There's been a greater degree of experimentation than we usually see from the U.S. women, a team that is infamously glacial in changing tactics and players.
  • Hiring of a new men's national team coach can't lead us astray from what is wrong
    Was 2018 a complete waste? How it ended may have been the best thing that has ever happened.
  • Infantino's scurrilous plan to sell FIFA down the river
    First of all, I'd like to apologize for my column three weeks ago taking FIFA President Gianni Infantino to task for harboring a surfeit of bad ideas.
  • U.S. rising star Sebastian Soto on leaving Real Salt Lake for Hannover 96, U-20 World Cup qualifying, and hoping to play against Mexico
    Sebastian Soto has had quite a year. After a breakout performance in the Development Academy with Real Salt Lake, he signed with Hannover 96.
  • 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.