• Brian Bliss on the USA's historic 1987 win at El Salvador -- and the impressive depth of today's USMNT
    Brian Bliss had turned 22 a few weeks before he took the field with the USA in San Salvador for a 1987 Olympic qualifying game.
  • Hugo Perez draws parallels between El Salvador's World Cup quest and his U.S. playing experience
    As El Salvador faces the USA to open the final group games for Concacaf World Cup qualifying, Coach Hugo Perez is looking for redemption.
  • El Trafico classic produces a moment of true magic, then a gut-punch hits LAFC
    There were positives for struggling LAFC, but Coach Bob Bradley couldn't call the 3-3 tie with the LA Galaxy a step forward.
  • Why I sympathize with soccer's dual nationals
    I used to dream in Spanish. I was born in the United States, but my parents moved our family to Argentina when I was 3.
  • Who's the best? MLS all-stars' triumph is something we can feel good about, whether or not it matters
    The conversation tethering North America's premier top-tier leagues does neither any favors in this aspect.
  • MLS All-Star Game is special homecoming for Cristian Roldan, the all-stars captain, and brother Alex
    From Pico Rivera, Independiente, a tiny club in nearby Norwalk, and El Rancho High School, the Sounders' brothers are having great 2021 seasons.
  • Joshua Kimmich deal shows what soccer needs least -- players' agents
    Bayern Munich and Germany's central midfielder Joshua Kimmich extended his contract with the club this week until June 2025.
  • Heather Dyche on New Mexico soccer, females coaches in college ball, and Girls Academy vs. ECNL
    The Lobos' coach also serves United Soccer Coaches, Concacaf, and is a co-founder of the LEAD Academy
  • Hank Steinbrecher: A great American soccer man checks in from the surf
    Our friend Hank Steinbrecher is unequivocally one of the greatest contributors to the growth of American soccer.
  • Freddy Juarez on his unique path to the Real Salt Lake helm, growing up in Las Cruces, and the Buzz Lagos influence
    Other American coaches in MLS tend to be former top-tier players or veteran coaches who arrived after building powerful college dynasties.
  • A chat with Seamus Malin: Part 2 -- the NASL and the evolution of the American fan
    'In the 1970s was really when things started to change in the U.S. That was a very surreal era, because the NASL was a league built on sand.'
  • Remembering the great Gerd Mueller: A goalscorer like no other
    One of my favorite parts of interviewing people in the soccer world is to hear how they fell in love with the game.
  • Rachel Markus on the amazing films that look at life through soccer
    "Kicking + Screening" receives 100 submissions a year, from across the globe. Markus and Greg Lalas favor documentaries.
  • Anson Dorrance on getting vaccinated, U.S. women's post-Olympic future, 2021 fall college season, and youth landscape
    Anson Dorrance, who coached the USA to the title of the inaugural Women's World Cup in 1991, has coached the UNC Tar Heels for more than four decades.
  • Concentration of women's soccer talent shifts
    The move of Canada's top young players to European clubs in recent years proved to be fortuitous when the pandemic hit.
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