• Ilie Sanchez, the conductor
    The 32-year-old Spaniard is the heart at the center of all that MLS's reigning giant has achieved in the past season and a half.
  • Iowa Soccer innovates approach to training young refs
    The program minimizes barriers to entry and provides practical preparation with the aim of increasing long-term retention.
  • Huntsville City: Nashville SC's second team is 'first team' for North Alabama soccer fans
    Nashville SC is the only MLS club to have its MLS Next Pro team in a separate, out-of-state market.
  • Jonathan Gomez shines for USA at U-20 World Cup with golazo and wingback play
    The 19-year-old Texan has been playing for Real Sociedad's reserve team since arriving in Spain from Louisville City.
  • Book Review: Franz Beckenbauer's story, flaws and all
    Uli Hesse has written the best and most focused book about the greatest German player, faults and all.
  • Californian Reina Bonta on playing for Brazil's Santos FC and the Philippines: 'Experiencing something very special'
    Her coaches at youth club De Anza Force included Mikey Varas, currently the U.S. U-20 men's national team coach.
  • Decoding FIFA's Big Sensational (BS) 2026 World Cup Brand Launch Thing
    The branding for the World Cup hosted by the USA, Canada and Mexico was unveiled last week in Los Angeles.
  • Goalkeeper Gaga Slonina set for major role on world stage for U.S. U-20s
    Although short-handed for group play at the U-20 World Cup, the USA has an extraordinarily experienced young goalkeeper.
  • John Kowalski: A coach of all seasons now leads Pennsylvania youth teams
    The 71-year-old's career has spanned U.S. national teams, men and women's college ball, indoor and outdoor pros.
  • Paul Gardner's take on U.S. sports 50 years ago: 'A perspective on life in America'
    Our longtime columnist, who turned 93 this week, was an early contributor to the field of sports sociology.
  • European Champions League is peak soccer. But can a brand have a soul?
    Even the frugal Bundesliga may raise money for the present in exchange for the sale of future media rights.
  • USA at Under-20 World Cup: calculated risks, six key players, and overall expectations
    Coach Mikey Varas is going to play the group stage shorthanded with just 19 players (including three goalkeepers).
  • For coaches and refs: Maintain composure. Don't condescend.
    On a rainy late-April afternoon, I returned to the soccer field after a five-month layoff,
  • Frank Yallop on Monterey Bay F.C.'s Open Cup run and the young club's local impact
    Second-year USL Championship club Monterey Bay hosts MLS champ LAFC in the U.S. Open Cup round of 32.
  • Celebrating success doesn't mean you have to gloat about it too
    There are good ways to celebrate good play. Spontaneous exuberance is a fine and natural thing. But ...
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