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Tom Sermanni and women’s soccer evolution

The U.S. women’s national soccer team changes like the continents — very slowly, with sudden earthquakes. We had one of those earthquakes last night, when coach Tom Sermanni was fired just a couple of hours after leading the USA to &helli...

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Single-Digit Soccer: Your kid will never be a pro

ER doctor Louis Profeta of Indianapolis — ironically, the home of several elite sports organizations — takes revenge on all the parents with whacked-out priorities with a fun, occasionally profane column spelling things out in simplest te...

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Women’s soccer: Show me the money!

How much should soccer players be paid? It’s a question that can’t be answered in a vacuum, at least not without a government that centrally plans every bit of the economy. “Should” (which philosophers would call a “norm...

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Single-Digit Soccer: Coach better!

Before tonight’s local youth soccer club house league coaches’ meeting, I wound up in a conversation that veered from All-Star team selection to a coach complaining that his world-beating team was broken up. “Why do they need to do ...

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Gender and soccer: Running smarter, not harder?

Researchers at Sunderland University, undoubtedly seeking a distraction from the local Premier League team’s dreary season, compared male and female soccer players in the Champions League. The conclusions: 1. Women complete fewer passes than me...

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The indoor soccer wars, part 3,785

Imagine if, in 2002, five MLS teams had broken away from the league to seek a stronger future in the A-League. That’s roughly what we’re seeing now in the latest twist of indoor soccer, which had a fractious history in … Continue r...

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International soccer games are overrated

From the laboratory that is European soccer comes another idea to spice up the game, this time adding another international tournament on top of World Cup qualifying and European qualifying. The idea: Get rid of (most) friendlies and play even &helli...

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Single-Digit Soccer: Don’t specialize … really

The chorus against specializing in one sport at an early age is growing. Just today, I’ve stumbled into two pieces: - Specific: NPR on kids suffering back injuries. - General: Changing the Game author John O’Sullivan at Potomac Soccer Wir...

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