Scenes from an Orlando hotel (or, why Heather O’Reilly is hard core)

After my interview with SiriusXM FC today (thanks, Dunny and Janusz), I headed over to the hotel where all the action is at the U.S. Soccer Annual General Meeting to grab a good meal and see who was hanging around. I found more than I expected: Hard-core HAO: I've been wrong about a few things in … Continue reading Scenes from an Orlando hotel (or, why Heather O’Reilly is hard core)

U.S. Soccer election: On Carter, conspiracies and conflicts of interest

By announcing her plans to start an independent commission chaired by mega-agent Casey Wasserman, did USSF presidential candidate Kathy Carter force a lot of people into a conflict of interest? And can Wasserman's company force voters to back Carter? My research tells me the answers are "yes" and "no." Here's why ... Let's start with … Continue reading U.S. Soccer election: On Carter, conspiracies and conflicts of interest

USSF election: The final questions (cue Europe keyboard riff)

With one week to go in the election, we're all talking about many things. Not many of those things have anything to do with ideas or qualifications or anything like that. It's mostly screaming that if (Kathy Carter, Eric Wynalda, anyone but Wynalda) is elected, we should all move to Canada or Mexico. Or it's a bunch … Continue reading USSF election: The final questions (cue Europe keyboard riff)

U.S. Soccer presidential election: Last call for questions

In one week, U.S. Soccer members -- from big-shot board members to little-known delegates from far-flung state associations -- will descend upon a hotel just outside Disney World and Sea World. They'll have two days of preliminary meetings and a welcome event at Hollywood Studios. (I have not yet inquired about Fastpasses for Toy Story … Continue reading U.S. Soccer presidential election: Last call for questions

RSD26: Charles Boehm on the U.S. Soccer election and youth soccer

This week’s guest, Charles Boehm, is a player, coach, referee and writer -- check out his intro at the 2:45 mark and learned where he played alongside future non-U.S. national teamers. Like me, he was in Philadelphia for the United Soccer Coaches convention and attended many of the U.S. Soccer presidential candidates’ sessions. We talk … Continue reading RSD26: Charles Boehm on the U.S. Soccer election and youth soccer