• Cheers to the ball artists and the young mavericks they inspire
    I want to see daring and devilry and fans on their feet shouting out their love for art.
  • Sigi Schmid (1953-2018): Farewell to a soccer friend
    I was 19 years old when I met Sigi Schmid in 1983. It occurs to me now that he was the first famous person I interviewed as I embarked on a career in journalism.
  • USL President Jake Edwards on taking the lead to expand pro soccer in the USA
    The USL is expanding into communities around the country and recently unveiled a new third division league that will begin play in 2019.
  • Your Holiday Book Guide: 2018 delivered a wide range of enticing soccer reads
    Soccer book publishing ramps up in World Cup years and 2018 delivered a wide range of reading for the sport's enthusiasts.
  • Why no one cares who's club champion of the world
    I was 7 years old when I received the first and most valuable soccer book of my life -- Purnell's Encyclopedia of Association Football.
  • Through years of upheaval, peaks and valleys -- indoor soccer rolls on in the USA
    The 17-team MASL stretches across two borders into Mexico and Canada.
  • Jill Ellis on the U.S. women's drive to be even better in 2019, integrating new players into team and moving players to different positions
    Next June in France, Jill Ellis aims to become the first coach to win two Women's World Cup titles.
  • Albertin Montoya: 'At the younger age groups, train everyone to be a midfielder'
    In 2010, Albertin Montoya coached one of women's pro soccer's most entertaining teams ever - the WPS championship-winning FC Gold Pride
  • Goalkeepers are different -- but they shouldn't be
    Goalkeeper Alisson Becker his raised right knee hit Joshua King square in the chest, laying him low
  • Arnie Ramirez on training a young Gregg Berhalter and coaching Gio Savarese
    Arnie Ramirez stays in touch with the players he coached since the 1970s. Two of them are in the news this week.
  • Dwayne De Rosario, former MLS golazo king and four-time champ, on playing pro indoor soccer at age 40
    Dwayne De Rosario retired in 2015, but he has returned this fall to play indoor soccer with the Mississauga MetroStars
  • Gregg Berhalter's pro playing career started with a boost from Rinus Michels
    Back when it was rare for an American to land a contract in Europe, Gregg Berhalter moved to the Netherlands at age 21.
  • The problem of prejudice still at the heart of Scottish soccer
    Ask a thousand fans why they watch sports and what they get out of it, and you will hear one thousand different answers.