• Youth sports in the USA (Part 2): A parents guide to steering past the pitfalls
    Fight the pressure, follow the science, and do what is right for your child now so they are healthy and happy at 25.
  • Kai Edwards creates Southern Utah's schedule to expose his players to the larger world
    Until at age 23 he heard about Clive Charles, Edwards had not realized there were other Black coaches.
  • I'm dancing to FIFA's tune -- Qatar '22 will be the best World Cup ever!
    FIFA's propaganda machine is in full throttle to tell the world that, yet again, this will be the best tournament yet.
  • Al Trost on the 50th anniversary of the Munich Olympics and his NASL career as an American standard-bearer
    The National Soccer Hall of Famer and St. Louis soccer legend was a 23-year-old midfielder on the 1972 U.S. Olympic team.
  • Move to Israel via USL leads to California keeper Josh Cohen joining an elite list of U.S. players
    With Maccabi Haifa, the former Sac Republic star will face Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Benfica in UCL group play.
  • San Diego Wave has chance to be something special
    The Wave has already surpassed every other true NWSL expansion club for wins, points, and goals scored. None of that exceeds internal expectations.
  • Cal South welcomes all clubs -- affiliated or not -- to its new 'open' state cup format
    Terry Fisher, Cal South CEO, has spent 50 years watching the fits-and-starts progress of soccer in the United States.
  • Youth sports in the USA: It's time to fix what's broken (Part 1)
    I totally believe in the power of sport. The lessons sport teaches, its ability to build bridges and unite people is unparalleled, but ...
  • Antonio Medina's work in San Francisco youth ball helped put his son on a fast-track to the pros
    As a 5-year-old, Earthquakes Homegrown signing Cruz Medina played with 11-year-olds at the club his father founded.
  • Javier Morales: Argentine 'El Maestro' leads young hopefuls at Inter Miami after starring for Real Salt Lake
    It's been 15 years since Javier Morales joined MLS and decided to spend a couple years in the USA.
  • Angela Hucles Mangano proves perfect fit for Angel City FC's quest to spread its reach
    The Los Angeles club launched with the mission to draw the diverse city together, and empower women on and off the field.
  • Sophia Mundy's varied playing career helps her guide ambitious Lonestar SC's girls
    Like many coaches, Mundy's initial focus was on herself. She thought she'd be measured by results, such as her team's won-lost record.
  • Soccer helps fund humanitarian aid in Ukraine: Donors get 'Pixel of the Pitch'
    Soccer fans can make life miserable for opposing players, coaches and fans. But when times get tough entire stadiums come together.
  • MLS Next youth league accelerates teenage dreams of pro glory
    An informal survey of parents at the All-Star Game yielded identical responses: Their sons want to go pro as soon as possible.
  • Cedric Cattenoy on creating pros in Chicago: family trust, a holistic approach, and allowing for mistakes
    Cattenoy has run the Fire academy since he joined the outfit in 2015, when he was given "a blank slate" to oversee a revamp.
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