Tag Archives: u.s. soccer

Women’s soccer league: Now for something completely different

“Third time’s a charm?” doesn’t really fit the new women’s soccer league announced today. The League with No Name is too drastically different from the overly ambitious WUSA and its scaled-down successor, WPS. This leagu...

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Next U.S. women’s coach? Safe status quo vs. shakeup

U.S. Soccer faces a major question as it seeks a new women’s coach: Does the team need a tune-up or an overhaul? Pia Sundhage did a terrific job making incremental changes and managing the big names and big personalities in … Continue re...

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Women’s soccer league officially getting more official

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati talked with a few reporters yesterday (I had a conflict that involved cat-herding, I mean, youth soccer coaching) about the progress toward a new women’s soccer league. The important takeaway wasn’t what...

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Style points: Why everything you think about the present or future U.S. soccer mentality is wrong

Soccer America’s Best of American Soccer 2010 has a terrific profile of FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman, whose breakout year in 2010 is just a small part of his compelling story. His background is one reason why I’ve found the … C...

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Are sports monopolies necessary?

The news that a district court judge has allowed a lawsuit to proceed against MLS and U.S. Soccer is worrisome for the league and federation. The details of the ruling (see the PDF) are downright disturbing. At issue: Is U.S. … Continue readin...

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