Category Archives: soccer

Single-Digit Soccer: What is this about?

Single-Digit Soccer is a book that will make youth soccer parents and coaches laugh, then push for change. Youth soccer at this age (9 and below, hence “single-digit”) is fun. And funny. There’s no shortage of fun stories to tell, ...

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Single-Digit Soccer: The video (and official release date)

You can now read Single-Digit Soccer on the electronic device of your choice. The paperback edition hit a snag. I’ll keep working through it, and it should be ready in September, hopefully in early September. If you have not yet read the &hel...

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Single-Digit Soccer: Why elite coaches should care about being inclusive

Should coaches of really good players from U9 to U19 pay attention to Single-Digit Soccer? Until time freezes and no one ages, yes. U10s have a funny way of growing up to be U16s. And while Single-Digit Soccer casts a wide net over … Contin...

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Numbers on NWSL TV invisibility don’t add up

Fox made a big splash this year with the Bundesliga, easily one of the four best leagues in the world and one that holds a certain charm for U.S. fans, especially us old folks who remember Soccer Made In Germany. The … Continue reading →...

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Alex Morgan and the Bedbugs That Ate the NWSL

As with many other Internet shoutfests, it all started with an innocuous tweet: WARNING to @NWSL teams and anyone staying at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Kansas City, MO #bedbugs #notok — Christine Sinclair (@sincy12) August 15, 2015 Can’...

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“Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer” vs. NASL revisionism

Want a better U.S. soccer league? Try global dysfunction. Yes, that’s a cynical clickbait headline. But it’s empirically true. In Ian Plenderleith’s rollicking Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the North Americ...

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The NASL, NPSL, and why there’s no pleasing pro/rel advocates

If you read all my tweets and replies on Twitter, you may have noticed that I’ve eased up a bit on ignoring the crowd that pushes for promotion and relegation in U.S. soccer. It’s intentional. I think we’re starting to … Cont...

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NWSL, Spirit-Flash report: We want more of this &*&&%ing league

Tonight’s Washington Spirit-Western New York Flash game was infuriating, frustrating, bizarre, comical and downright baffling. And I’m pissed off. I’m pissed off because … the season is almost over. And I want more of this. I ...

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