• A coach's life: Daouda Kante of Kansas Rush and how 'respecting kids goes a long way'
    Upon moving to New York from Mali, Daouda Kante starred for New Jersey high school power St. Benedict's Prep. After college ball at Mercer and FIU, Kante went pro, including three seasons (2002-04) for MLS's New England Revolution. He started in the Revs' runner-up finish to the Los Angeles Galaxy on MLS Cup 2002. Now Technical Director of Kansas Rush SC, he is also a national instructor for United Soccer Coaches (formerly as known the NSCAA).
  • A coach's life: Phil Savitz, NSCAA High School Coach of the Year, South Carolina legend, big Bruce Arena fan
    Phil Savitz has coached boys high school soccer for 37 years and serves as the Girls Co-Director of Soccer at South Carolina United, which he joined 11 years ago upon its inception. Savitiz's high school teams have won than 700 games and have won a record 15 4A State Championships.
  • Tennessee SC's Ronnie Woodard: 'Start teaching and stop yelling'
    Last year marked the first time a club from Tennessee won a U.S. Youth Soccer national championship. Coached by Ronnie Woodard, Tennessee SC's U-18 girls lifted the Francis J. Kelly Cup and Woodard was named the 2016 NSCAA National Coach of the Year.
  • U.S. U-20s enter 'best part of the tournament'
    At the last U-20 World Cup, in 2015, no collegians saw action for the USA. This time around, Coach Tab Ramos has been fielding Cal goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann, New Mexico defender Aaron Herrera and Maryland midfielder Eryk Williamson.
  • U.S. Soccer names Girls DA Technical Advisors
    The U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy, which kicks off its first season in September, has named its first five Technical Advisors, who are charged with developing scouting networks and evaluating and aiding DA clubs in their region.