Dan Loney and I have three things in common. First, we're parents. Second, we have a goofy sense of humor. Third, we're on the Enemies List of people who push promotion/relegation as The Big Issue That Will Save U.S. Soccer and Make Us A Consistent Global Power. The funny thing is that Dan, unlike most … Continue reading RSD 2-7-19: Dan Loney and I don’t talk about promotion/relegation
Stop what you're doing and read the excellent SocTakes analysis of turnover in the NPSL. ... Are you back? OK. If you've followed lower division soccer over the years, you know this isn't a recent phenomenon. Go back and look up the names in the old A-League on Wikipedia, where some kind soul listed each … Continue reading NPSL turnover and why we need youth clubs to build up, not vice versa
Soccer writer Kyle Williams firmly believed that he and I could have a reasonable discussion about the U.S. soccer landscape and the potential for promotion/relegation within it. And we did. So there. I even found myself thinking of a new way to think about it by the end. If you want to read even more … Continue reading RSD38: A sensible promotion/relegation discussion with Kyle Williams
In a vast country, how do you make sure everyone has an opportunity to go as far as he or she can go in soccer? Not an easy question. Today, a lot of the focus is on inner cities, where several organizations are working to set up futsal courts and programs. But we can't forget … Continue reading Creating opportunities for all U.S. youth
This will start out on a personal level, but bear with me -- it'll get to big-picture stuff. And we'll talk about the desperate need to change a few things in U.S. soccer and at U.S. Soccer. I think the state of the soccer "change" movement can be summed up (pardon the SUM pun) in … Continue reading When will the soccer “change” movement get serious?