• Alexi Lalas: The American soccer community is knowledgeable, discerning, passionate and committed
    Fox Sports analyst Alexi Lalas became a soccer celebrity when he started for the USA at the 1994 World Cup. The Hall of Famer, who played in Italy's Serie A, MLS and the Ecuadoran league, also appeared for the USA at the 1996 Olympics and helped the Los Angeles Galaxy win its first MLS Cup, in 2002. We asked Lalas for his views on the state of American soccer, for an update on his music career, and for his memories of the last eight World Cups as he prepares to report on the 2018 World Cup in Russia for Fox.
  • Schellas Hyndman: American soccer needs playmakers
    Schellas Hyndman spent the first three decades of his coaching career in college soccer, a span that included 22 NCAA appearances with SMU.
  • Tom Mulroy: 'There's so many people on the wrong page'
    Former professional player Tom Mulroy has worn many hats since retiring as a player and touring the country juggling as "Soccer Tom."
  • Pay-to-Play: The complexity of high-cost youth soccer explained by former Bay Area club president Eric Sippel
    To gather further insight into American youth soccer pay-to-play, we speak to Eric Sippel, who has vast experience in youth soccer and the financial world. A Stanford law school graduate and nationally recognized hedge-fund executive who is now a private investor, Sippel, during his eight-year tenure as a youth club president in Oakland, California.
  • Cliff McCrath, Seattle's 'Mr. Soccer,' on the Sounders, USA's World Cup exit and the next steps
    He's called "Mr. Soccer in the Northwest" in "Seattle 100: Portrait of a City," a book that honors people who have "defined and driven" culture in Seattle. Cliff McCrath coached Seattle Pacific for nearly four decades, winning five Division II NCAA championships.
  • Richard Groff: 'We need to keep doing what we do well'
    Former U.S. Soccer treasurer Richard Groff has spent most of his life involved with soccer at some level.
  • Sasho Cirovski: We need to define an 'American Way' and end the divisiveness
    The Maryland coach has won two NCAA championships and produced four U.S. World Cup players.
  • Carlos Cordeiro: 'I have harbored ambitions for a long time'
    A year after being elected U.S. Soccer vice president, he announced that he is running for president.
  • Crew SC's big night soured by ominous overtones
    Will #SaveTheCrew only be a rallying cry silenced by the forces of good, old-fashioned money?
  • Nick Lusson, California coach brings sheriff's program to under-served, addresses solutions for pay-to-play and soccer's arms race
    The USA's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup has unleashed a barrage of criticism at American youth soccer, especially pay-to-play.
  • Bob Gansler's historical perspective provides reasons for optimism
    Twenty-eight years ago, the USA played Trinidad & Tobago with a lot on the line. Bob Gansler was the coach.
  • Kevin Payne on the current freak-out, player development, pay to play and soccer parents
    Longtime soccer executive Kevin Payne agrees the next few years are probably the most critical in the evolution of the game in America.
  • Hugo Perez: It's time for the USA to embrace creative, entertaining, total soccer
    When Hugo Perez led the U.S. U-14 and U-15 national teams, he coached what is starting to look like an exceptional generation.
  • Is compensation from pros to U.S. youth clubs on the horizon? Attorney Lance Reich provides an update on the quest
    One of the unresolved issues in American soccer is the quest by U.S. youth clubs to get compensated for their former players who go pro.
  • Bruce Arena's great career smudged by Hexagonal failure
    In a vital match, the Americans failed to deliver on those elements they can control: effort and attitude.