Freddy Adu’s next chapter will be worth reading

Remember when U.S. men's soccer was so full of hope? You don't? Watch this ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfRflwe1WXA That ad is so much better than the ads we see for the U.S. women's team today. The field-level ad isn't bad, but so much of it is over-the-top hero worship. If we keep putting the women on pedestals … Continue reading Freddy Adu’s next chapter will be worth reading

A quick guide to the U.S. women’s soccer pay dispute

This World Cup is going to be quite competitive, today's 13-0 rout notwithstanding. The bad news is that the USA's chances of winning are less than 50-50, but the good news is that the reason is the growth of the game worldwide. No one who cares about women's soccer would want the game in England, … Continue reading A quick guide to the U.S. women’s soccer pay dispute

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 ... (NOTE: When I say POINT here, I don't mean my point. This is what … Continue reading U.S. Soccer: The game is not the same

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 … Continue reading The college bribery case and accused soccer coaches

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 … Continue reading Welcome, drive-by pundits. Can we introduce you to the NWSL?