Tag: usa

Deconstructing American soccer

What is the reality behind the state of American soccer? With MLS deemed by many to be quickly becoming one of the best leagues in world football, and talked up by Commissioner Don Garber…

Why Don Garber went to Zürich

US Soccer’s concept of professional league divisions is a farce and a red herring, because it masks Major League Soccer’s real agenda and intention. • • • • MLS’s real agenda and intention is simple: what…

Football, mediocrity and excellence in the USA

Below the radar of mainstream media, there is a debate raging in the football (soccer) world in the USA and Canada). At the centre of the debate are U.S. Soccer (FIFA’s representative…

The failed Team America experiment

LONG BEFORE A TEAM OF ANIMATED PUPPETS decided to take on the world under the banner of Team America, a hodgepodge collection of superstars and NASL underlings joined together in 1976 to take…

Hindsight is 2018 for the US national team

“SOCCER HAS ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES! And it’s here to stay … just look at the watch parties, full stadiums stateside watching the United States Men’s national team play in the World…

Freddy Adu: in consideration of a human being

FREDDY ADU: rarely has the name of a player with caps for such clubs as Portuguese side Belenenses, Brazil’s Bahia and Serbian outfit Jagodina been met with such universal recognition. Rewind to shortly…

The FC Dallas Academy Way

This feature is part of The Academy Way PLAYER DEVELOPMENT IS AN INEXACT SCIENCE AND TEAMS in the United States must task themselves with finding the best talent in a sporting landscape…