• Why is 'clear and obvious' not clear and obvious?
    When I took my first officiating course a decade ago in Maryland our tutor was a very wise and articulate referee named Craig Proffen.
  • John Hackworth on U.S. Soccer changes, the Under-17 World Cup, and winning with USL's Louisville City
    John Hackworth coached at four U-17 World Cups and was at the helm at the start of the current U.S. U-17s' cycle.
  • What soccer can learn from cricket's transparency -- and other ways to improve VAR
    In full earshot of the viewing audience, the "third official" walks through the camera angles and other tools at his or her disposal.
  • Sasho Cirovski on the hopeful prospects of reforming men's college soccer
    Sasho Cirovski, coach of defending men's NCAA Division I champion Maryland, has been spearheading the campaign to reform college soccer by creating a split fall-spring season.
  • Rugby can show soccer the way on 'emotional' dissent
    As a soccer referee, it's been instructive to watch the game officials during the Rugby World Cup in Japan this past month.
  • How Julian Araujo, the LA Galaxy's 18-year-old defender, rocketed into the pros
    From his very first steps on a soccer field, Julian Araujo was the kid who wanted more, the kid willing to give extra to get it, the kid who turned heads.
  • The sky is falling! Making sense of U.S. men's national team fan hysteria
    Let's review what we've been told we "knew" we had to do to make U.S. men's soccer better:
  • Manhattan coaching icon Martin Jacobson on the magic of soccer
    "Coach Jake" has had extraordinary success coaching MLK High School's multi-cultural teams of immigrant boys.
  • MLS Rookie of the Year: Snowflakes won't stop Brazilian Andre Shinyashiki
    Colorado Rapids head coach Robin Fraser says he needed five minutes to see Shinyashiki was special.
  • When sports collide with human rights violations
    Players who express political views tend to divide sports fans in much the same way that most issues split opinions in a democratic society.
  • U.S. Soccer follows through on Women's World Cup Benefits for American youth clubs
    U.S. Soccer has taken steps to ensure that American youth clubs will receive funds from FIFA's Women's World Cup benefits program.
  • GM Dennis te Kloese on the Galaxy's revival, his Dutch-Mexican influence, and American soccer's progress
    After missing the MLS playoffs the past two years, the LA Galaxy last December turned to Dennis te Kloese.
  • Hugo Perez joins Mexican federation as youth national team scout
    The Mexican federation (FMF) held a boys national team ID camp in California last weekend and has hired Hugo Perez as a USA-based scout.