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

Another man, another plan: Reviewing Eric Wynalda’s long-awaited manifesto

In less than 48 hours between my sprawling recap of the week in Philadelphia and my podcast on the week and the election (with Charles Boehm), one interesting thing has happened ... I've received a lot of pushback on the notion that Eric Wynalda is the front runner. No, it's not Sunil Gulati and Don Garber … Continue reading Another man, another plan: Reviewing Eric Wynalda’s long-awaited manifesto