Kyle Martino and the next steps for the U.S. Soccer “change” movement

(This week's podcast has been snowed out.) A historical reminder here: Four years after Richard Nixon just demolished George McGovern 520-17 in the electoral vote, the USA elected a Democrat named Jimmy Carter.   Granted, the situation had a few unique factors. Nixon threw it all away with Watergate. Carter was a Southern Baptist, making him … Continue reading Kyle Martino and the next steps for the U.S. Soccer “change” movement

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)

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