I went into a rabbit hole and kept digging. On Dec. 4, The Guardian published my piece on U.S. Soccer and where the money is going. It was essentially a preview of a board meeting that had the potential to shed light on the federation's five-year plan to spend its assets down to $50m but … Continue reading An even deeper dive into U.S. Soccer finances
The podcast returns after a long absence with a brief autobiography to explain how I became a grumpy old man, I mean, how I arrived at the perspective I have. Then, 15 minutes into the podcast, I give a dramatic reading of the introductory chapter to the new book. https://radiopublic.com/ranting-soccer-dad-8QVdvP/s1!9e5cd Buy the book from your … Continue reading Podcast: The introduction to “Why the U.S. Men Will Never Win the World Cup: A Historical and Cultural Reality Check”
As the press conference announcing Gregg Berhalter as the U.S. men's soccer head coach started, I was at The Fresh Market pondering ways to introduce farro into my diet. After listening to a bit of the press conference on delay on Jason Davis' show, I went downstairs to play the following songs on drums: The … Continue reading The Berhalter hire and why I don’t really care
Two bits of news, ICYMI: CONCACAF will play along with the global effort to have a "Nations League," a promotion/relegation competition that basically replaces friendly games. The U.S. men played in Portugal with a bunch of young players, earning a 1-1 draw and stirring up a bit of optimism for the future. Take the second … Continue reading Should men’s and women’s national teams start playing “B” games?
Alexi Lalas is a Soccer Hall of Famer. He’s also an entertainer, with interests in music as well as riling people up from a soccer broadcast studio. So when he rips the U.S. men’s national team as “soft, tattooed millionaires,” he’s drawing on both backgrounds. https://twitter.com/FOXSports/status/907101432758673408 In our conversation, Lalas explains that “tattooed millionaires” came … Continue reading How do we raise soft, tattooed millionaires? Alexi Lalas on RSD