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    Both national teams should negotiate as if they're dealing with a nonprofit responsible for growing the games at all levels.
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    The emphasis is on enjoying soccer, rather than being so discouraged that you give it up by the time you've reached your 8th birthday.
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    Upon moving to Phoenix, Kraus sent his resume to Real Salt Lake-Arizona every month for over a year.
  • Jeremy Hall on the joys of coaching Toronto FC's U-14s after making the tough transition from pro player
    The former U.S. youth international and MLS pro's soccer career started because the local baseball league had no spot for him at age 8.
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    At its best, Spurling writes in his introduction, the English game in the 1970s was "uplifting, unifying, inventive and touchingly innocent."
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    Cindy Parlow Cone, the first woman to serve as U.S. Soccer president, won reelection for her first full four-year term, defeating her predecessor.
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    U.S. Soccer's membership will elect a president on Saturday at its National Council Meeting.
  • Staci Wilson on coaching high school boys, her winning formula, and recalling her mentors
    Not until she joined the Carolina Courage did she play for an all-female staff.
  • U.S. Soccer election: State associations' concerns have to be taken seriously
    State soccer associations are the backbone of U.S. Soccer, tasked with growing the game at the grassroots.
  • Soccer united against Putin -- 10 years too late
    The soccer world agreed that war is a terrible thing, and Russia's illegal and murderous invasion of the Ukraine must be condemned.
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