• Chris Henderson on scouting abroad for the Sounders, how his job has changed and why he loves it
    The Sounders VP of soccer and sporting director also explains why they practice under a drone.
  • Megan Rapinoe on Carlos Cordeiro, Sunil Gulati, USWNT and NWSL going forward
    U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe (130 caps since her full debut in 2006) is a vocal advocate for equality on and off the field.
  • Sigi Schmid: 'If you don't so self-assessments, you're never going to move forward'
    Sigi Schmid, who won his first pro title with the LA Galaxy in 2002, came back last summer and has revamped the coaching staff along with the roster.
  • Bill Manning on building a winning tradition in Toronto, what he learned about player development at RSL and the way forward for U.S. Soccer
    Since arriving in October 2015, the Toronto FC president has helped form one of MLS's elite teams.
  • LAFC general manager John Thorrington on getting ready for Year 1, working with Bob Bradley and learning from Sir Alex Ferguson
    More than 20 years ago after he left his Southern California home to sign for Manchester United, Thorrington is back home building MLS's newest team.
  • Dave Sarachan: On January camp, Jonathan Gonzalez, Couva and youth development
    Interim U.S. head coach Dave Sarachan opened the national team's annual January camp for 29 players on Wednesday.
  • Terry Fisher on why pro/rel in an integrated league structure is essential at the youth level
    The CEO and Executive Director of Washington Youth Soccer wants U.S. Soccer to restructure youth competition.
  • U.S. Soccer Foundation CEO Ed Foster-Simeon on building mini-pitches and what they can do for kids at risk and under-served communities
    He grew up in Brooklyn playing basketball, and since becoming CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation in 2008 Ed Foster-Simeon has championed the cause of bringing soccer to the inner cities of America. A new U.S. Soccer Foundation field-building program, ‘It’s Everyone's Game,’ recently launched to build 50 small play areas -- 10 per year for five years -- per city in municipalities across the United States. The “mini-pitches” are installed on playgrounds and in schoolyards and parks. They are made of an acrylic surface and cost $60,000. The playing field includes permanent, small-sized goals.
  • North Carolina FC's Curt Johnson on building a sustainable youth-to-pro club, U.S. Soccer's opportunity and slowing the youth train down
    As president and general manager of North Carolina FC, Curt Johnson oversees an operation that includes a NWSL team (North Carolina Courage) as well as two major local youth clubs. The Raleigh native is spearheading an MLS expansion bid and hoping for significant changes that can steer the game at all levels in the right direction.
  • Bill Nuttall: 'Barriers to entry are always going to be a question'
    Decades of experience in soccer bring a unique point-of-view from Bill Nuttall, who sits on the board of NPSL club Chattanooga FC.
  • Howard Webb on the VAR project, what's working and the comfort of the words 'Check complete'
    MLS began using VAR in league matches after the All-Star Game under the stewardship of former Premier League and FIFA referee Howard Webb.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
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