• Tab Ramos: Italia '90 players had relentless desire to overachieve
    Tab Ramos was 23 when he started all three games for the USA at the 1990 World Cup.
  • College football arms race crushes a men's soccer program
    In May of 2020, App State, a public North Carolina University with 17,500 undergraduates, dropped men's soccer, men's tennis and men's indoor track & field programs.
  • Amir Lowery on his bid for Congress, his work for the MLS Players Association, and his D.C. inner city youth program
    Amir Lowery, who's running for Washington, D.C.'s delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, is a man who wears many hats.
  • Peter Vermes: The USA's Italia '90 team created 'Hey, we can do this' attitude
    Peter Vermes, head coach of Sporting Kansas City since 2009, is among the many members of the Italia 90 squad still involved in soccer.
  • Meatpacking towns teem with soccer talent striving for opportunities
    Latino migration to Midwest and Southern states created communities such as the one in Lexington, Nebraska, where soccer is the children's predominant pastime.
  • Lesle Gallimore: The Girls Academy will listen to players
    The highly regarded leader is the new (and first) commissioner of the national, 67-club league that arose from the ashes of the ill-fated Development Academy.
  • '2012: The Year That Saved Women's Soccer' -- when the WPSL Elite League set a stage for the stars
    Another league had folded, but this time, the U.S. women's soccer community refused to go back into the professional wilderness.
  • What is handball? Nobody knows any more
    There was a video question in my online refereeing exam concerning a possible penalty for a handball offense.
  • The USA's Italia '90 youngster Chris Henderson recalls the profound World Cup impact
    Upon the 30th anniversary of the USA's 1990 World Cup appearance, we're checking in with the players from Coach Bob Gansler's team.
  • Ed Garza: The former mayor who changed San Antonio's youth soccer landscape
    More than 90% of San Antonio's USLA players come from economically disadvantaged or poverty-level households.
  • Salary caps in Europe -- is Schalke making the first move?
    Schalke, through high transfer fees and salaries, has sought to buy success in recent years in an attempt to establish itself as a Champions League regular.
  • The new era of college recruiting: COVID changes the process for coaches and players
    The cancellation of showcase tournaments, campus visits and ID camps upended the traditionally long, sometimes awkward dance between coaches and athletes.
  • Steve Gans on youth soccer's Wild West and the need for safeguards
    The alphabet soup of competing leagues, even entire associations, means there is little oversight.
  • NWSL's return: A unique chance to grow the fan base and for new stars to rise
    Is this the year women's soccer develops more hard-core fans? Not just the kids who want Alex Morgan's autograph.
  • American goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin on playing in Germany's Frauen-Bundesliga amid the pandemic
    The Floridian starts for FFC Frankfurt, one of the oldest and most decorated women's teams in the Frauen-Bundesliga.
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