• Anson Dorrance on soccer politics, marrying the ECNL and DA, and the women's pro game
    Anson Dorrance coached the USA to its first Women's World Cup title 1991 and the University of Carolina Tar Heels to 22 national championships. More than 60 of his Tar Heel players have played for the U.S. national team, including six on the USA 2015 World Cup-winning roster. We checked in with Dorrance in the wake of Carlos Cordeiro being elected U.S. Soccer president.
  • Bob Contiguglia on his faith in new president Carlos Cordeiro, why the other candidates fell short, and Sunil Gulati's legacy
    Bob Contiguglia, U.S. Soccer President in 1998-2006, says he's "incredibly optimistic" following Carlos Cordeiro's election.
  • Hugo Salcedo: 'U.S. Soccer has to have a greater presence in the Hispanic community'
    The issue of integrating Latino soccer talent into the mainstream of American soccer has been around for a long time, but it has never gotten as much attention as in recent months.
  • To go pro or play college ball: How U.S. teen goalkeeper Brady Scott opted for the German route
    Brady Scott grew up in the Northern California city of Petaluma, whose Main Street and architecture look so traditionally American it's been used for movies such as "Peggy Sue Got Married" and "American Graffiti" -- and Ronald Reagan's "Morning in America" campaign commercial.
  • College coaching trailblazer Nancy Feldman on women in soccer, Generation Z, and ECNL vs. DA
    Boston University's Nancy Feldman is one of three women among the Top 20 winningest coaches in NCAA women's soccer.
  • Schalke's Bodo Menze on U.S. teens in Germany and the Bundesliga's faith in young coaches and players
    Within the last two years, three Americans -- Haji Wright, Weston McKennie and Nick Taitague -- at age 18 joined Bundesliga club Schalke 04, which has one of Germany's best records of promoting players from its youth and reserve ranks. The list includes Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler, Benedikt Hoewedes, Leroy Sane, Joel Matip, Sead Kolasinac and Max Meyer.
  • Tim Hanley, MLS's longest-serving coach, on MLS then and now and his specialty, American goalkeepers
    No one has spent more time coaching in MLS than goalkeeper coach Tim Hanley, who left the San Jose Earthquakes after the 2017 season, his 19th season of coaching in the 22-year-old league, and is currently with the Philadelphia Union coaching staff at the MLS Combine in Florida.
  • Brad Rothenberg: 'Our Federation lost Jonathan Gonzalez either by its own arrogance, apathy or incompetence'
    Sueno Alianza launched a decade ago as a talent search for largely neglected young Latino players in the USA. In 2017, more than 8,000 players attended Powerade Sueno Alianza tryouts in 11 cities across the USA. In 2013, Jonathan Gonzalez of Santa Rosa, California, was named the top player at the Sueno Alianza National Finals in Los Angeles and received offers from 13 Liga MX clubs.
  • U.S. Club Soccer's Phil Wright on the big election, empowering clubs, and the quest for A+ players
    Since 2003, Phil Wright has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of U.S. Club Soccer, which was founded in 2001 and is one of the four youth governing bodies under the U.S. Soccer Federation umbrella, along with U.S. Youth Soccer, AYSO and SAY Soccer.
  • Lynn Berling-Manuel, United Soccer Coaches CEO: 'We need to start thinking about youth soccer in a different way'
    Lynn Berling-Manuel is the Chief Executive Officer of United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA), which was founded in 1941.
  • Californian Jonathan Gonzalez reflects on his remarkable rise to teen star in Mexico
    The 18-year-old Californian helped Monterrey finish Liga MX runner-up and win the Mexican Cup -- and was named to the Liga MX Best XI.
  • UCLA's Amanda Cromwell on women in soccer, the new youth landscape, and role models Tony DiCicco and Lauren Gregg
    Amanda Cromwell, a biology major who graduated from the University of Virginia in 1992, had aimed to go the medical school, and took her MCAT exam while playing for the USA during the qualifying tournament for the 1995 Women's World Cup. But Cromwell ended up playing for the USA through 1998, and pro ball through 2003 while having embarked on a coaching career that led to her current position as head coach of UCLA.
  • Jan Osborne on Werner Fricker and Sunil Gulati, national teams in 1980s and '90s and barnstorming Project-40 team
    Jan Osborne, currently a consultant to MLS, became the U.S. Soccer National Teams Administrator in the 1980s, when players were paid a $5 per diem.
  • Paulo Wanchope on 'secret' to Costa Rican success, why kids should play multiple sports, and USA's qualifying failure
    Perhaps the most intriguing U.S. rival is Costa Rica, which is heading to the World Cup once again, while the USA is not.
  • Brazil star Sissi on coaching American girls, appearing in Chelsea Clinton's new book, and what's impressive about U.S. youth soccer
    Former Brazil star Sissi, one of the 13 women featured in Chelsea Clinton's upcoming book, "She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History," coaches girls soccer and is Technical Director at Walnut Creek SC.
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