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Fuzzy memories of soccer’s good (ironically) old days

You may not have noticed this, but I’m old. I’m not yet in the AARP, but by the standards of modern journalism, I’m a fossil. (How ironic in an age of long life expectancy that our media keep getting younger.) … Continue read...

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USA soccer culture is and is not what you want

The United States is, as Schoolhouse Rock reminded us, a great melting pot. It’s not always pretty. As Dave Chappelle said on Dr. Katz: “I saw two Irish guys beating an Italian guy — these people are specific.” Culturally, ...

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U.S. Soccer Players union weighs in on MLS labor situation

And they’re totally pro-management! No, no — longtime union rep Mark Levinstein is absolutely behind the players’ push for free agency and oddly insistent that the minimum salary needs to jump to $100,000. The arguments: Unlike t...

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Single-Digit Soccer: Making our own “Miracle”

In the new ESPN “30 for 30″ documentary Of Miracles and Men, we see footage of Anatoli Tarasov, the man given the unlikely job of starting Soviet ice hockey from scratch. In a 1992 interview, he says he was told he … Continue read...

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Single-Digit Soccer: NSCAA presentation slideshow

About 10 days ago, I posted a rough recap of what I discussed at my NSCAA Convention presentation on Single-Digit Soccer. Now, feel free to read along with the actual slides: Enjoy, and please do pass along any feedback. It’s … Continue ...

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Single-Digit Soccer: The identity crisis of specialization

The brilliance of the TV show Friday Night Lights is that it’s not about football or Texas or even Taylor Kitsch’s abs. It’s about identity. Jason Street is the All-American QB with his college and pro future neatly laid out for h...

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Single-Digit Soccer: Do players specialize in high school?

At national champion Ohio State, the answer is apparently not. One sport specialization? Colleges prefer well-rounded, versatile athletes. Be involved-help your school & yourself. pic.twitter.com/cR4ObYlmVy — Tuscola HS Athletics (@TuscolaA...

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Single-Digit Soccer: NSCAA convention presentation (abridged)

On Saturday, I had the honor of speaking at the NSCAA Convention, presenting what I’d put together toward my Single-Digit Soccer book, sharing ideas, and making bad jokes about my youth team being named Athens Applejacks. In case you couldn&#...

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