• Oscar Pareja on style of play, and how U.S. Soccer and MLS can make the USA a World Cup contender
    Oscar Pareja, head coach of MLS Western Conference leader FC Dallas, arrived in the USA from Colombia in 1998.
  • Aly Wagner: On her TV trailblazing, the savvy U.S. women's team, and Coach Jill Ellis' team-building
    Aly Wagner, who earned 131 caps for the USA in 1999-2008 and won two Olympic gold medals, will do color commentary for FOX at the 2018 Women's Concacaf Championship
  • Tony Meola on the USA style of play quest, youth national team success, and young Americans going abroad
    Tony Meola started every game for the USA at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups.
  • Todd Beane: The USA has an opportunity to astound the world with a new brand of soccer
    In the latest in our series on a U.S. style of play, we spoke with Todd Beane, who worked with Johan Cruyff for 14 years
  • Andres Cantor on the U.S. national teams of the past, the next coach and countries U.S. should (or shouldn't) emulate
    Play-by-play man Andres Cantor has broadcast more than 6,000 games from myriad leagues and national team competitions.
  • Ian Barker on a U.S. style of play, producing No. 10s, and coaching schools in the USA
    "We may look to the successes within MLS where blend and balance occurs that is hard to see sometimes on the U.S. men's national team."
  • Hugo Perez on style of play: 'The USA has the players to play possession-oriented, offensive soccer'
    The Hall of Fame player and former U.S. U-14 and U-15 coach says he knows the soccer he wants and doesn't want to pursue.
  • Landon Donovan on a U.S. style of play, what worked in the past, and who should coach the USA
    Landon Donovan, the USA's all-time leading scoring (57 goals, 58 assists), during his 2000-2014 national team career twice helped the USA reach the second round of the World Cup.
  • Paul Riley on ECNL vs. DA, the need for No. 10s, and the North Carolina Courage's stellar season
    Coach Paul Riley's North Carolina Courage is in the midst of what's looking like one of the most successful seasons ever for an American women's pro team.
  • Remembering Ron Newman, the delightful American soccer pioneer
    It's impossible to put a number on how many people Ron Newman inspired in American soccer, but I'm one of them.
  • Javier Ayala-Hil, from East Palo Alto to Cal Berkeley captain and college head coach: 'I was one of the lucky ones'
    Ayala-Hil grew up playing soccer in East Palo Alto, a city of 30,000 with one of the highest poverty rates in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • U.S. Soccer DA director Jared Micklos on new substitution rules, managing costs, and a revamped schedule
    In 2007, the U.S. Soccer launched its Boys Development Academy, which expanded to U-12s in 2016. The Girls DA kicked off in 2017.
  • Nico Romeijn and Ryan Mooney on U.S. Soccer coaching education: the Federation's intentions and its capabilities and capacity
    The U.S. Soccer Federation regulates who may coach at the which levels, depending on the licenses it grants through its coaching schools.
  • Ken Bensinger on the secret informants who made the USA's case in soccer's biggest scandal, the soccer guys who worked it, and the Christopher Steele twist
    The BuzzFeed investigative journalist is author of Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal.
  • Anson Dorrance on the NWSL's big win, the upcoming U-20 World Cup, and the evolution of women's soccer around the world
    We spoke with Anson Dorrance about the appeal and importance of a women's club world championship and the upcoming U-20 Women's World Cup.
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