• How a simple rule change could improve soccer's flow and fair play
    In short, it nearly always pays to foul in soccer -- momentum is lost, possession is wasted from the resultant free kicks, and the punishments for infringement are too lenient.
  • NPSL chairman Kenny Farrell on the importance of improving adult soccer in the USA and a player-centric approach at the youth level
    Kenny Farrell, the general manager for the New Orleans Jesters, was elected NPSL chairman this winter.
  • Is this really what a soccer club's like? Assessing the current wave of 'behind-the-scenes' documentaries
    What is a soccer club like behind the scenes? Apparently, this is a pressing question among the public
  • Laura Georges joins other women in taking the lead in French soccer
    Georges, whose playing career (188 caps) spanned the rise of the Bleues, is the French federation's 34-year-old general secretary.
  • Tab Ramos on an exciting generation of U.S. U-20s, MLS's interest in leaving DA, and YNT coaching vacancies
    Ramos will take the U.S. U-20 men's national team to a World Cup for the fourth time when it heads to Poland in May.
  • Refs impress at coaches' gathering with VAR demos and tales from the field
    Who would have guessed that an exhibit by referees would be the standout attraction of the United Soccer Coaches convention?
  • The nonsense of 'sporting values' in the pro game
    When anyone involved with professional soccer talks about sporting values, we all need to steel ourselves against a wave of fatuous cant.
  • Frankie Amaya: From Mexican-American youth leagues and Pateadores to UCLA, U.S. U-20s and MLS No. 1 draft pick
    Frankie Amaya insisted on joining a soccer team. Problem was, he hadn't turned 4 years old yet.
  • Rising star Nick Taitague on his Bundesliga quest and the joys of rejoining the U.S. U-20s
    There is little doubt that U.S. U-20 head coach Tab Ramos has highly rated Nick Taitague for quite some time.
  • USSF future, such as it is
    Hidden in each of the presentations in U.S. Soccer's "Future" series at the United Soccer Coaches Convention was a major obstacle.
  • Becky Sauerbrunn on her off-field leadership, player power, and Carlos Cordeiro
    Becky Sauerbrunn is a leader for the U.S. women's national team in several ways.
  • America's Soccer Story: William Gordon on appreciating the builders
    William Gordon has been traversing the USA to document, in the most extensive manner ever, the history of American soccer.
  • What players are having for dinner -- I'd rather not know
    Franck Ribery's meaty tweet provoked voluminous abuse on social media from those less fortunate.
  • Ricardo Villar: Entrepreneurial spirit drives former MLS midfielder-turned-Florida Cup promoter
    After four years at Penn State and 11 years as a pro, the Brazilian-born Villar jumped right into promoting international matches.
  • Al Miller: Pioneer's soccer path from a one-room schoolhouse near Hershey to coach of NASL champion Philadelphia Atoms
    Of the 17 NASL champions, only one was led by a USA-born coach -- Al Miller.