• Tommy Wilson on the Philadelphia Union's youth movement, the USL, the DA, and his Scottish-USA connection
    Tommy Wilson arrived from Scotland in 2013 to become the Philadelphia Union's Academy Director.
  • Steve Gans dissects the DA vs. ECNL turf war that is 'hurting kids and player development'
    U.S. Soccer's Girls Development Academy and the ECNL are battling to be the top girls league in the USA.
  • Can the USA's lower-division Pro/Rel quest affect European Super League plans?
    Two seemingly unrelated forces could be on the strangest collision course in modern soccer history.
  • Soccer's new rule changes -- a ref's view
    Several important changes to the "Laws of the Game" come into effect on June 1.
  • Jersey kid Chris Gloster takes German experience to USA's U-20 World Cup quest
    Chris Gloster, having played in the 2017 U-17 World Cup, is one of the veterans on the USA's U-20 World Cup team.
  • MLS's French Connection: Fred Lipka on American strides in youth development
    In MLS academies, coaching education is now deeply steeped in the influence of the country that won the 1998 and 2018 World Cups
  • Ribery and Robben -- great players, poor sportsmen
    In sports, one fan's hero is another fan's object of derision and contempt.
  • Julie Ertz on 'Chase Your Dreams,' her youth coaches, defending the World Cup title, and the NWSL
    World Cup-bound Julie Ertz has written a book with advice for young athletes
  • A rule change for better soccer: No goal kicks or punts over the halfway line
    Here's a rule change that would reward attacking teams and make the sport safer.
  • Tab Ramos discusses his U-20 World Cup roster selections, taking Weah and Cerrillo but not Araujo, Amaya and Amon, and injury worries
    When compared with his past U.S. teams, this one was very difficult to assemble due to a plethora of options.
  • Paul Bravo takes Oakland Roots' helm to complete Bay Area homecoming
    A soccer team is aiming to make a splash in Oakland, California. They'll be coached by Paul Bravo.
  • Andrew Wooten, the USA's hottest forward, hopes to get national team call
    Whether based abroad or based domestically, there is no better American forward in the game right now than Andrew Wooten
  • American Ajax veteran John O'Brien on the popularity and complexities of Dutch soccer
    The 2002 U.S. World Cup star, now 41 and pursuing a career in clinical psychology, is enjoying the UEFA Champions League run of Ajax Amsterdam.
  • Pro soccer's pernicious influence on the amateur game
    I gave out five yellow cards -- one for dissent, and four for various levels of foul play.
  • Mark Krikorian on DA vs. ECNL, Florida State success, the NWSL and the Women's World Cup
    Krikorian's Florida State is the women's Division I NCAA defending champion and has won ACC titles six of the last eight years
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