• Omar Gonzalez on the haunting own goal, Liga MX vs. MLS, and who he'll be watching at the World Cup
    No doubt about it, 29-year-old defender Omar Gonzalez is one of the most successful players in American soccer history.
  • Carlos Queiroz on the USA's great potential, MLS creating soccer culture, and coaching youngsters
    Iran's Portuguese World Cup-bound coach Carlos Queiroz reflects on his time in the USA.
  • Bobby Moffat on life in American pro soccer in the 1970s, the charm of Pele, and the NASL's legacy
    Bobby Moffat took a chance on the fledgling NASL in 1970 and five years later was playing against Pele.
  • Steve Gans on the Development Academy's flaws, the alienating turf wars, and what U.S. Soccer should do
    Steve Gans is in a unique position to assess the success and flaws of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
  • JP Dellacamera on the craft of the play-by-play announcer, how he got into soccer and the three greatest games he's called
    JP Dellacamera's work in Russia doing play-by-play for Fox will mark his ninth men's World Cup, six on TV and three times for radio.
  • Grant Wahl on what makes soccer special, his new book, and social media's pros and cons
    Longtime Sports Illustrated soccer reporter Grant Wahl's new book features stars including Christian Pulisic, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Manuel Neuer.
  • The American CEO of an African club: Mark Noonan on Ghana's unique love for soccer and his hope for Hearts
    Mark Noonan, former U.S. Soccer and MLS executive, is now CEO of Ghana's Accra Hearts of Oak.
  • Leaving the Development Academy: FC Stars director Jason Dewhurst explains why
    We asked Jason Dewhurst, the FC Stars' Director of Coaching, why his club is leaving the DA.
  • Dr. George Chiampas on U.S. Soccer taking the lead in player safety
    Chief Medical Officer of U.S. Soccer George Chiampas has overseen the launch of U.S. Soccer's Recognize to Recover health and safety program.
  • Julie Foudy on the new U.S. Soccer, inspiration from Billie Jean King, and getting girls to raise their hands
    Julie Foudy, at age 20, started in midfield as the USA won the inaugural Women's World Cup in 1991.
  • John Guppy on the evolution of U.S. soccer culture, its unique fan dynamic, and the Gen Z influence
    John Guppy has been involved in marketing soccer in the USA since the early 1990s.
  • Juan Carlos Osorio on working in Colombia, Mexico and the USA, his goals for the future and how the Chicago Bulls changed him
    Of the 32 World Cup 2018 head coaches, one launched his coaching career in the USA -- Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio.
  • Jim Trecker on American soccer's remarkable rise in popularity
    Jim Trecker, recipient of the National Soccer Hall of Fame's 2017 Colin Jose Media Award, headed media relations for the 1994 World Cup.
  • German vs. U.S. soccer comparisons from Ian Plenderleith, an author, ref, coach and fan
    Ian Plenderleith -- author, journalist, referee, soccer dad, youth coach and fan -- moved to Germany three years ago after 16 years in Washington, D.C.
  • Joe Cummings on the success and challenges of women's pro soccer
    Joe Cummings served as the Breakers President and General Manager during its time in the WUSA -- when he was named WUSA Executive of the Year twice -- and its during its WPS launch before serving six years as CEO of United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA).
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