“Shoeless Soccer” and why the U.S. men will never win the World Cup

Today at The Guardian, I have a provocative piece suggesting the U.S. men simply aren't going to win the World Cup. At all. Ever. Coincidentally, I recently read a book (and will be talking with one of the authors) that unintentionally demonstrates why. The basic idea of Shoeless Soccer: Fixing the System and Winning the World … Continue reading “Shoeless Soccer” and why the U.S. men will never win the World Cup

Rec soccer and “development”: At what point can we just stop?

Preseason coaches' meeting. It's always more of a lecture than a "meeting." There's absolutely no reason an email wouldn't suffice. The in-person "meeting" would be much better reserved for a training session with a lot of small breakout groups. But anyway ... The Important Person In Charge (IPIC, as in "I pick what we're doing") … Continue reading Rec soccer and “development”: At what point can we just stop?