• The loudmouth moaner -- why does every team have one?
    For a new player, he was awfully quick to start ordering everyone around and telling us what we were doing wrong.
  • Steve Swanson, coach of world champions, has a special fondness for the college game
    UVA's head coach served as an assistant coach to Jill Ellis when the USA won Women's World Cup titles in 2015 and 2019.
  • Oguchi Onyewu on his second home in Europe, the 99ers generation, and the USA's youthful roster
    In addition to being the secretary general for Belgium second division club Royal Excelsior Virton, Onyewu does on-air analysis for CBS Sports/Paramount+.
  • Sergino Dest -- 'the little American' -- shines steadily for shaky Barcelona
    The early kickoff slot caused further anxiety about the attendance in a city where you meet for drinks at 10 p.m. to plan for appetizers.
  • Putting the Dakotas on the soccer map takes effort and creativity and, yes, travel
    The country's chaotic network of clubs, colleges and federation programs still don't reach everywhere on this vast land mass.
  • Jim Curtin on his coaching rise from toddlers to pros, what makes Philly special, and Chicago locker room lessons
    Curtin was set for a career in finance until Bob Bradley took him in the third round of the 2001 MLS SuperDraft.
  • Wesleyan's Geoff Wheeler on D-III appeal: A healthy balance for elite players
    Geoff Wheeler coaches the Cardinals, who compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
  • USMNT's October window raises new questions
    The U.S. squad is still exceptionally young and inconsistent. But both the team and players should continue to improve throughout qualifying.
  • Hollywood's Jim Piddock on helping save Crystal Palace, goalkeeping on Broadway, and the charm of Ted Lasso
    One of Hollywood's most prolific creators, the actor/writer/producer grew up in aiming to be a pro soccer player.
  • Washington Huskies thrive under Jamie Clark, a coach inspired by his father's 'amazing impact'
    Ten years ago, after stints at Harvard and Creighton, Jamie Clark settled in the Northwest to take charges of the Huskies.
  • Dan Stratford on emerging from Fulham to find a soccer home in West Virginia
    The once-reluctant WVU student-athlete now fully appreciates the American college sports experience.
  • So much to dislike about soccer: a critic writes
    Ambrose Bierce defined a critic as "a person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody tries to please him."
  • El Trafico draw encapsulates all that's eluded Galaxy during slide
    The 1-1 draw extended LA's winless streak to nine games and narrowed its hold on a playoff spot that once seemed a sure thing.
  • Sian Hudson on finding women's soccer joy in the USA, leading the LSU Tigers, and Becky Burleigh's support
    Sian Hudson has a knack for being in places without much of a female soccer scene. And then helping it blast off.
  • Women's pro soccer needs its Anschutz ranch moment
    Women's pro soccer cansucceed, but it needs the proper backing and funding, to the tune of a lot, lot more than is being offered now.
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