• Soccer Books of the Year, 2019, Part 4: Pictorial Pleasures
    For soccer fans of a certain age, the past is a place where things were always better, even when they were worse.
  • Soccer Books of the Year, 2019, Part 3: Women Tackling Power
    There's a heart-breaking passage early on in the autobiography of the Nigerian-born British striker Eni Aluko.
  • U.S. Soccer in transition: A thank-you to Glassdoor, and move into the 21st century
    U.S. Soccer House, U.S. Soccer's headquarters since 1991, is actually two houses, both mansions.
  • Coach Paul Ratcliffe on winning at Stanford, Sigi Schmid's influence, and an Argentine connection
    Stanford's 2019 Women's College Cup final victory over North Carolina marked the third national championship for the Cardinal since Paul Ratcliffe became head coach in 2003.
  • 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.
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