• Tony Lepore on how U.S. Soccer scouts talent for its boys national teams
    Tony Lepore is the Director of Boys Talent Identification for U.S. Soccer, which this month launched a new Talent Scout License.
  • Washington Spirit coach Richie Burke on leading a 'rebirth of the franchise'
    While this year's Spirit team is young, as in its 2013 debut, Richie Burke is optimistic about his new team
  • Rising teen star Chris Durkin is focused on big year with D.C. United, U.S. U-20s and U-23s
    Without question, Chris Durkin has a lot on his plate these days as 2019 is shaping up to be an important year for the talented midfielder on many different levels.
  • What's more important -- soccer or human rights?
    Finland's midfielder Riku Riski last month withdrew from his country's friendly against Sweden because it was being played in Qatar.
  • Nick Lima: The multi-sport athlete, college grad, aspiring fire-fighter who's shining for the U.S. national team
    Nick Lima, the standout player for the USA in its two most recent games, took what is now an unconventional path to pro soccer.
  • Ray Reid on three decades of college coaching, MLS, U.S. Soccer's DA, and advice for youth coaches
    Last year marked Ray Reid's 30th season as a college head coach.
  • How a simple rule change could improve soccer's flow and fair play
    In short, it nearly always pays to foul in soccer -- momentum is lost, possession is wasted from the resultant free kicks, and the punishments for infringement are too lenient.
  • NPSL chairman Kenny Farrell on the importance of improving adult soccer in the USA and a player-centric approach at the youth level
    Kenny Farrell, the general manager for the New Orleans Jesters, was elected NPSL chairman this winter.
  • Is this really what a soccer club's like? Assessing the current wave of 'behind-the-scenes' documentaries
    What is a soccer club like behind the scenes? Apparently, this is a pressing question among the public
  • Laura Georges joins other women in taking the lead in French soccer
    Georges, whose playing career (188 caps) spanned the rise of the Bleues, is the French federation's 34-year-old general secretary.
  • Tab Ramos on an exciting generation of U.S. U-20s, MLS's interest in leaving DA, and YNT coaching vacancies
    Ramos will take the U.S. U-20 men's national team to a World Cup for the fourth time when it heads to Poland in May.
  • Refs impress at coaches' gathering with VAR demos and tales from the field
    Who would have guessed that an exhibit by referees would be the standout attraction of the United Soccer Coaches convention?
  • The nonsense of 'sporting values' in the pro game
    When anyone involved with professional soccer talks about sporting values, we all need to steel ourselves against a wave of fatuous cant.
  • Frankie Amaya: From Mexican-American youth leagues and Pateadores to UCLA, U.S. U-20s and MLS No. 1 draft pick
    Frankie Amaya insisted on joining a soccer team. Problem was, he hadn't turned 4 years old yet.
  • Rising star Nick Taitague on his Bundesliga quest and the joys of rejoining the U.S. U-20s
    There is little doubt that U.S. U-20 head coach Tab Ramos has highly rated Nick Taitague for quite some time.
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