• Backline: Oscar Pareja Joins U.S. Effort
    The addition of Colombian vet makes U-17 coaching staff heavy on experience.
  • Peter Nowak: A Mental Approach
    Peter Nowak is the only man to win an MLS title as a player (Chicago, 1998) and head coach (D.C. United, 2004). The former Polish international fills a dual role as assistant coach to Bob Bradley with the national team and head coach of the U-23 team vying to qualify for the 2008 Olympics.
  • Pia Sundhage: A Way of Living
    For the first time, U.S. Soccer has hired a foreigner to coach its women's team. Former Swedish star Pia Sundhage brings two decades of international experience as a player and three seasons coaching in the WUSA to her new job. Most important, she brings a passion for soccer that she hopes will rub off on her players.
  • MLS: A-Team Takes on San Jose
    First owned by MLS, then owned or operated by various out-of-town ownership groups, and finally shipped off to Houston, the former San Jose franchise never took root in the Bay Area. But a group fronted by Oakland A's co-owners Lew Wolff and John Fisher is gearing up to launch the expansion Quakes this spring.
  • Youth Beat: Total Soccer for Children
    When should coaches start assigning specific positions to young players?
  • World Cup 2010: Into Africa
    The World Cup is finally coming to Africa, to be hosted by a nation that had been banned from international soccer up until just 15 years ago.
  • Bob Bradley Interview: 'More of a Comfort Level'
    Bob Bradley looks back on his first year at the helm of the U.S. national team, the challenges going into World Cup 2010 qualifying, and the state of the U.S. game in general.