The big winner in Philly’s U.S. Soccer presidential conversation is guaranteed to lose

Out of all the speakers I saw in Philadelphia, the person who looked best-suited to be U.S. Soccer president is ... OK, I should warn you. Some of you are going to hate this. But bear with me. I'm not saying this person should be president on Feb. 11. I bring this up to point … Continue reading The big winner in Philly’s U.S. Soccer presidential conversation is guaranteed to lose

U.S. Soccer presidential race: Nomination check

Yesterday, I saw a list of 44 nominations (43 organizations, 1 athlete) who had nominated someone for the U.S. Soccer presidency. Today, it's down to 20. I'm going to reproduce here an email I obtained whose veracity I have confirmed with multiple sources: U.S. Soccer has received confirmation that Sunil Gulati has officially withdrawn from … Continue reading U.S. Soccer presidential race: Nomination check

RSD21: U.S. Soccer presidential candidate Eric Wynalda

Eric Wynalda has played in multiple World Cups, Germany, MLS, etc. He's been a successful coach and commentator. Yes, we talk about promotion/relegation. In fact, we did it first just so you single-issue types can listen and then bail out. If you want to hear about EVERY issue facing the next USSF president -- well, … Continue reading RSD21: U.S. Soccer presidential candidate Eric Wynalda

U.S. Club Soccer forum: Caligiuri, Gans punch sacred cows — and who should drop out?

The first U.S. Soccer presidential forum, hosted by GotSoccer, was a bit like a League of Women Voters political gathering, designed to cover a broad range of topics. The second forum was hosted by and for -- and to some extent, about -- US Club Soccer. There's nothing inherently wrong with that. Their votes carry … Continue reading U.S. Club Soccer forum: Caligiuri, Gans punch sacred cows — and who should drop out?

Fact/reality-checking the GotSoccer U.S. Soccer presidential forum

No, I'm not going to fact-check every sentence. I'm relatively sure Paul Caligiuri and Eric Wynalda played in Germany. I'm also not going to try to transcribe the whole thing, though I did find myself summing up pretty much everything. You can find all that at the bottom of this post. The summary of the … Continue reading Fact/reality-checking the GotSoccer U.S. Soccer presidential forum