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 … Continue reading Welcome, drive-by pundits. Can we introduce you to the NWSL?
In my conversation with Dan Loney, we somehow wound up talking about the Colorado Foxes and the old APSL/A-League. Dan made the case that if the 1993 Foxes played in MLS, they would eventually fall off the pace because of a lack of depth and resources, but they would win until that happens. So that … Continue reading A dual thought experiment: 1993 players in 2019 and vice versa
Dan Loney and I have three things in common. First, we're parents. Second, we have a goofy sense of humor. Third, we're on the Enemies List of people who push promotion/relegation as The Big Issue That Will Save U.S. Soccer and Make Us A Consistent Global Power. The funny thing is that Dan, unlike most … Continue reading RSD 2-7-19: Dan Loney and I don’t talk about promotion/relegation
A bit of hilarity from the California court system ... In 2014, one James C. Maxey sued Major League Soccer, alleging a conspiracy that involved "John Does 1-1999." It's hard to say exactly what Maxey claimed MLS did. He says he was injured on Sept. 11, 2001, and that the injuries were caused by "George … Continue reading That time MLS (and many others) was sued for $50 million
The Guardian has released its annual list of the top 100 women's soccer players in the world, drawing votes from an outstanding panel. It's a diverse group of voters. The only U.S.-based journalists on the panel are Jennifer Gordon and Jen Cooper, both terrific choices. (You might also include Jordan Angeli, a former player now … Continue reading The top 100 women’s soccer players, by the numbers