• Soccer Books of the Year, 2019, Part 2: How to be a Better Referee
    Within their own social circle, referees are nerds. We love to discuss seven different ways to interpret the more obscure clauses of the Laws of the Game.
  • Earnie Stewart on the Chicago policy, coaching vacancies, staying in touch with young players and the Development Academy
    Much of U.S. Soccer's open board meeting related to management issues. Afterwards, attention turned to soccer-specific issues.
  • U.S. Soccer's Carlos Cordeiro on the mounting cost of legal fights, workplace issues and the CEO search
    U.S. Soccer's board meeting on Friday drew an unprecedented audience at a former mob ballroom at Chicago's famous Blackstone Hotel.
  • Anson Dorrance on U.S. Soccer's good moves, its bad moves, and college success
    Anson Dorrance coached the USA in 1986-94 as it become a world power in the women's game
  • Soccer Books of the Year, 2019, Part 1: Goldblatt vs Wilson
    On the latest books by Britain's most prolific and widely read soccer authors, David Goldblatt and Jonathon Wilson
  • Barry Pauwels on U.S. Soccer's Belgian-Dutch leadership, Raphael Wicky's expertise, and the Youth Task Force
    Barry Pauwels, who arrived from Belgium, has been U.S. Soccer's Director of Coach Education for nearly two years.
  • Benji Joya finds ideal career move with Oakland Roots
    Raised in San Jose, California, Joya started out with Mexico's Santos Laguna and debuted in Liga MX shortly after his 19th birthday in 2012.
  • HBO's 'Diego Maradona' movie -- a measured masterpiece
    The documentary draws on mostly unseen archive footage from Diego Maradona's Napoli years
  • Would U.S. women agree to 'equal pay' deal akin to Australia and Norway? No way
    Australia's new deal giving its women's soccer team "equal pay" with its men's team prompted one question: Why can't we do this in the United States?
  • Earnie Stewart on the USA's Under-17 disappointment, hiring YNT coaches, and the Latino issue
    Earnie Stewart, as U.S. Soccer Sporting Director oversees the men's and women's national teams and their youth national team programs.
  • A tied game -- the perfect result for a youth coach?
    "Next goal wins!" is the standard coach's shout a couple of minutes before the end of practice.
  • Klaas de Boer on scouting for U.S. Soccer: The Development Academy operates in a bubble
    Since immigrating to the USA from the Netherlands in 1956 at age 14 with his family, Klaas de Boer has been involved with nearly every level of American soccer, including professional, college and youth coaching.
  • Eric Quill on winning USL League One, FC Dallas' youth setup, and U.S. U-17s
    After guiding Texans SC Houston to the 2017 Development Academy U-17/18 title, Quill moved to FC Dallas to coach its second team.
  • From Dijon to Valencia to Frankfurt -- a different measure of success
    It's a well-worn complaint that top-heavy wealth means Europe's biggest leagues have become predictable to the point of tedium.
  • U.S. Soccer's problems call for a CEO from the outside
    The blame for the U.S. soccer world's woes can be spread over many parties -- players, coaches, lawyers, etc.
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