• Brianna Pinto on Next Gen United's unprecedented campaign for U.S. Soccer's Athletes Council
    Brianna Pinto's interest in the politics of U.S. Soccer was first sparked when she received a ballot in 2018 to vote on members for its influential Athletes Council.
  • Agent Lyle Yorks on the rise of young U.S. talent, the modern player market, and Caden Clark's unique attributes
    Come next year, Lyle Yorks will have been a player agent for two decades. One of his current clients is 17-year-old Caden Clark.
  • Why German amateur soccer has been suspended again
    Having refereed close to two dozen games here since August following the country's initial lockdown, I can't say that I'm surprised.
  • It's a perfect time to let kids play without parents on the sidelines
    Across the United States, the United Kingdom and most of the world, sports are taking place with either no crowd or a small one.
  • Laura Harvey on her Midlands soccer upbringing, taking charge of the U.S. U-20s, and working with college coaches
    With no girls league available in the Midlands region of England where she grew up in the 1980s and early 1990s, Laura Harvey played on boys teams and in pickup games.
  • When you forget the meaning of soccer results
    Her soccer-loving husband can no longer process the information in scorelines such as Leyton Orient 2 Torquay United 1.
  • One sad reason why kids quit soccer: boorish adults
    Somewhere on a long interstate drive, a little girl was headed home with a father who had just been tossed out of a game for nearly getting in a fight.
  • David Richardson's vision: Longtime Chicago youth coach on the 21st-century role of a coach, the MLS Next model and its next big challenge
    In the 18th century, David Richardson says, a coach was defined as "a vehicle that takes someone of importance from the place they're at, to where they want to go."
  • Gregg Berhalter on tracking the expanding player pool, MLS running a youth league, and reflecting on his own playing career abroad
    The USA has been sidelined because of COVID-19 restrictions, Coach Gregg Berhalter has been busy tracking the expanding player pool in MLS and abroad.
  • College-bound student-athletes: Lisa Lavelle on COVID-19's impact, sports eligibility changes, and the 'test optional' trend
    We checked in with Lisa Lavelle for her views on the short- and long-term impact of the COVID-19 disruption on colleges and sports in the USA.
  • Anthony Hudson on national team coaching during a pandemic and promising signs from his U-20s
    We checked in with Anthony Hudson, who's been tracking a U-20 pool of 50 to 60 players, to find out what coaching the youth national team is like amid the pandemic.
  • The continual importance of youth soccer pioneer Derek Armstrong
    Four decades ago, Englishman Derek Armstrong arrived in San Diego to create a fully staffed, multi-team soccer club -- unique in the USA although the norm worldwide.
  • LA Galaxy bosses are bullish on academy reboot and determined to keep its products in MLS
    The LA Galaxy has never coaxed much from its talented Academy, a failure that has contributed to the club's struggles in the post-Bruce Arena era.
  • The unique Rose Shoen: She started coaching boys as a teen, now runs the Sacramento club she founded
    While earning a degree in Spanish literature at the UC Davis, Rose Shoen founded Azteca FC in nearby Sacramento.
  • How governing bodies define improper player-coach relationships
    Should coaches be allowed to date players? Recent policies from U.S. Soccer and others differ from historic norms
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