• '08 Women's College Awards: Nogueira Takes Advice To Heart
    Player of the YearCasey NogueiraCasey Nogueira, who wanted so badly to play for North Carolina that she moved from her home in Cedarburg, Wis., to Raleigh to be near the Tar Heels in high school, has backed up her commitment with superb performances in two Women's College Cup finals in three years at UNC.In 2006, Nogueira scored a goal and an assist to lead the Tar Heels to a 2-1 win over Notre Dame in the final. In 2008, she scored both goals — "world-class goals," according to UNC coach Anson Dorrance — …
  • 08' Men's College Awards: Zakuani Makes History
    Player of the YearSteve ZakuaniSteve Zakuani, Akron's gift to American soccer, is only the second sophomore to win Soccer America Men's Player of the Year honors after Claudio Reyna, who won the first of back-to-back awards in 1992.Unlike Reyna, Zakuani was a total unknown when he arrived at Akron in 2007.New Zips coach Caleb Porter was looking at tape of an English player he hoped to fill out his first recruiting class in 2006 when he spotted Zakuani, who arrived the next year.Zakuani was born in Zaire and raised …
  • World Cup 2010: South Africa Lures Foreign Fans
    South African organizers are rooting for all the big European powers to qualify for the 2010 World Cup. They will need all the good luck they can get as the countdown for the 2010 finals continues amid a severe economic downturn.
  • U.S. Soccer: Kids In The National Teams
    The first national teams most people hear about are the U-17s, who compete in biennial World Cups for boys and girls. But the U.S. Soccer Federation runs U-15 national teams for both genders.
  • '08 Women's College Champions: Carolina In The Role Of The Spoiler
    If you believed Anson Dorrance, you'd have thought North Carolina would have had no chance at the 2008 Women's College Cup.
  • '08 Men's College Champions: Terrapins Cross Finish Line First
    With three out of the four finalists, the odds were that an ACC team would win the 2008 Men's College Cup.
  • MLS: What Offseason?
    Just about any MLS head coach or assistant coach will respond to a question about the offseason succinctly by saying: "What offseason?"
  • Backline: Coaching Suits Tab Ramos Just Fine
    Former U.S. great creates youth powerhouse club in New Jersey
  • Youth Beat: Former Pros Flock To Youth Game
    The American youth coaching ranks now include more former pro stars than ever thanks to the influx of retired MLS players, opening a new chapter in youth development.
  • U.S. Women: Pia Sundhage, The Agent of Change
    Pia Sundhage, who led the U.S. women to the Olympic gold medal, has signed a new contract to coach the team through the next Olympics in 2012. The former Swedish international midfielder and WUSA coach arrived a little more than year ago talking about changing the women's game. It's a process that has just begun.
  • U.S. Men: Help Needed To Handle Heavy Load
    The men's national team embarks on a very busy 2009 with a lot of players in contention for spots on the 2010 World Cup roster.