• Fans embrace teams at many levels, as demonstrated by a Dublin derby
    Like Irish soccer itself, Dalymount Park is so close to the heart of the action and yet so distant.
  • Bruce McGuire on the joy of soccer, the rise of American fandom, and Minnesota 'permanence'
    Bruce McGuire has a background in the game that is both unique and reflective of the rise of American soccer fandom.
  • Keith Tabatznik on youth national team scouting, ODP, and pay-to-play
    The director of soccer of McLean Youth Soccer also serves as a U.S. Soccer boys talent ID scout and coaching license instructor.
  • Tom Byer: On coaching licenses vs. culture, and prepping kids for organized soccer
    Anson Dorrance has said that Japan's rise as a world power in women's soccer can be attributed a lot to New Yorker Tom Byer
  • U.S. Soccer names U-17 boys assistant coaches and 'per diem' head coach to take U-15s to Italy
    U.S. Soccer has assigned its Director of Coaching Education and a youth national team program newcomer as U-17 boys national team assistant coaches.
  • The myth of European soccer's supremacy
    European club soccer, it's often reported on both sides of the Atlantic, is vastly superior to and more exciting than Major League Soccer.
  • Neil Warnock's soul and the importance of soccer
    Sport is important. It keeps us fit, it keeps us connected, it gets us out of the house. It can also keep us awake at night.
  • Gedion Zelalem: 'I can share my potential with Sporting Kansas City with a little bit of patience'
    Now 22, the former U.S. U-20 and U-23 is ready to essentially start his pro career for the first time.
  • U.S. Soccer welcomes new Paralympics challenge
    Imagine an entire country is trying to pick up that sport from scratch and come up with a team that can compete internationally.
  • Keegan Pierce: An American in London working for Spain's LaLiga
    Keegan Pierce, who fell in love with soccer while growing up in Oakland, California, serves as Spain LaLiga's Delegate to the UK & Ireland.
  • Nourishing a Youth Sublime
    Germany beat the Netherlands in Amsterdam this past Sunday in a magnificent game that served up five goals.
  • Pateadores' Ted Chronopoulos on the Development Academy, Latino talent, and soccer 'homework' for kids
    Ted Chronopoulos, who played in MLS from its inception in 1996 to 2002, is the Boys Academy Director of Pateadores.
  • Fantastic FIFA and its Win-Win President
    The colossal financial pillars of the European game have started to feel the benefits of Infantino's healing hands upon their bank accounts
  • Does the USA need yet another youth league? The USL says yes
    Another year, another youth soccer competition. As always, the competition's goals sound good but raise a few thorny questions.
  • Marc Nicholls on the Seattle Sounders' youth movement, the USL avenue, and inspiration from Uruguay
    The Seattle Sounders, whose youth program is one of MLS's most ambitious, is using their USL affiliate to help fast-track their players to the first team.
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