• Northern Exposure: Yanks in Scandinavia
    As many MLS teams stock up on Latin players with the expanded options for international players, more Americans are finding places to play not far from the Arctic Circle.
  • Inside Africa
    The African Nations Cup remains an enigma. It grows in international stature but is still beset by organizational problems. Egypt beat its more fancied rivals to defend its title at the competition recently held in Ghana.
  • Jeff Agoos: Red Bull Sporting Director
    Five-time MLS champion relishes opportunity to have impact at all levels of the organization.
  • Sacha Kljestan: One Piece of Midfield Puzzle
    U.S. U-23 head coach Peter Nowak has the same issues juggling his domestic and European-based players for Olympic qualifying as does Bob Bradley with the national team, yet he's assigned the role of captain to Chivas USA midfielder Sacha Kljestan.
  • MLS Players Take Power
    Their titles range from president to technical director to general manager, and their duties and responsibilities differ greatly, but former players are rapidly filling MLS front-office positions.
  • Youth Beat: Tackling Pay-to-Play
    Lifting the cost burden off players remains the big challenge for elite youth clubs.
  • Michael Bradley's All-Around Rise
    It seems natural for the son of a prominent coach to become a savvy player, but young Michael Bradley's achievements have proved truly remarkable.
  • Backline: Tom Dooley Multi-tasks From So Cal
    The two-time U.S. World Cup veteran stays on the ball in various ways.
  • Life In the Pros: The New Generation
    Top picks in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft include members of Generation adidas, the program that offers tuition grants to players who skip college ball or leave before completing their NCAA eligibility.
  • MLS: Sweet Scenario in Seattle
    Entertainer and producer Drew Carey is the most famous member of the group investing in a Seattle MLS franchise, yet two other members also bring business clout and a love for soccer to the table.
  • 2008 Best Girls Clubs
    For the second year in a row, Eclipse Select and the Dallas Texans are 1-2 in Soccer America's rankings of the Best Girls Clubs. Southern California's Slammers moved up two spots to No. 3.
  • 2008 Best Boys Clubs
    For the first time since Soccer America began its annual rankings of the Best Boys Clubs, the Dallas Texans are No. 1. They edged the Chicago Magic, first the last three years. Arsenal FC of Southern California again completed the podium.
  • Euro 2008 Countdown: The New Wave
    A new generation of stars is set to take over European soccer. Here's a look at some of the young players who could play key roles at the 2008 European Championship.
  • Youth Beat: A Different Approach
    A replica of the French federation's youth development program may not be feasible in the USA, but some key aspects of the system are worth considering.
  • MLS Preseason Prospectus
    A strong crop of defenders marked the 2008 MLS SuperDraft but none went in the first five picks, kicking off a day of surprises and disappointments.