- U.S. Soccer: The game is not the same - Let’s skip the intro and get right into it … You may want to refer to the original, because this is a paragraph-by-paragraph response. Miki Turner has done some of the screenshots already, so expect to see his Tweets throughout … POINT 1: The games are different. Paragraph 1: U.S. Soccer denies the remaining allegations… Read More
- Any defense for USA’s World Cup roster? - At the Total Soccer Show, Daryl Grove and Taylor Rockwell seem worried. At The Guardian, Caitlin Murray seems slightly skeptical. At The Equalizer (paid content), Chelsey Bush laments the absence of Casey Short. At Soccer America, Paul Kennedy sees a couple of surprises. At Twitter … no, I’m not going there. I’m probably less worried… Read More
- The college bribery case and accused soccer coaches - Thanks a lot, Twitter, for sending me down another rabbit hole. I could be working on any number of things, including my transitions from guitar to keyboard and vice versa on the Better Than Ezra classic Good. (If you want to know where we’re performing, let me know.) If you don’t know of the women’s… Read More
- Bribery scandal’s lesson: Athletes get free passes (also, MIT is a jock school?) - Being a parent opens your eyes to a few things. You realize how far the USA lags behind other countries in family leave and child care, which is a grossly unfair burden in particular on moms who want to work. You see that youth sports are fun up through, say, age 8, and the whole… Read More
- Welcome, drive-by pundits. Can we introduce you to the NWSL? - I’ll toss this into the “maybe tying pay to revenue isn’t such a good idea” argument, and please don’t take one part out of context … Over the past week, per the daily Soccer America newsletter, eight MLS games and one CONCACAF game had better attendance than the WNT’s game in Tampa. What does this… Read More
Ranting Soccer Dad is a blog and podcast by Beau Dure, who survived a journalism career (including 10 years at USA TODAY) and gave up newsroom life so he wouldn’t be gone every weekend and miss his kids’ activities, including soccer. He has coached more than 15 seasons of recreational soccer and survived that, too.
Somewhere along the way, he wrote three books about soccer:
- Long-Range Goals: The Success Story of Major League Soccer
- Enduring Spirit: Restoring Professional Women’s Soccer to Washington
- Single-Digit Soccer: Keeping Sanity in the Earliest Ages of the Beautiful Game
A fourth book is in the works, with publication likely in fall 2019.
Check out his work at duresport.com