The official Athletes(‘) Council arrivals and departures list, and more

I got clarification on one thing from the past post on the Athletes Council (or Athletes’ or Athlete’s, though the last seems incorrect unless you’re talking about one athlete). Elected/re-elected in 2016 to 2017-21 term (not up for election this time) Gavin Sibayan (Paralympic) Brian Ching (MNT) Brad Guzan (MNT, playing for team as I… Read More

RSD short: On Twitter and Cordeiro

Today’s podcast sums up why I’m boycotting Twitter and goes into a bit of detail about today’s Guardian story on Carlos Cordeiro’s first six months, particularly Pete Zopfi’s “functional unification” idea. Just to clarify: I’m not off Twitter because of anything directly affecting me. This is my response to their selective enforcement of hate speech and… Read More

A U.S. youth soccer reform update (FourFourTwo piece and beyond)

My FourFourTwo piece from yesterday gave a multi-part plan for rescuing youth soccer from the pit of despair or some other dreary place of your choosing, and it features input from Kyle Martino, Kevin Payne and two U.S. Soccer officials. The intro: “Promote a more unified Youth Soccer landscape where our members—rather than fighting each… Read More

Moving forward and making peace with U.S. Soccer’s “change” wing and the Athletes’ Council

I have an important message for the “Gang of Six” supporters: You made a difference. Really. Your choice now is whether you want to follow through or just take to Twitter and whine about the election result. Having spent 48 wild hours in Orlando, I think people in U.S. Soccer are receptive to change. Maybe… Read More

Quick Caligiuri Q&A: Watch the convention for a full plan

Paul Caligiuri has kept a low profile through much of this election. He has a Twitter account but uses his tweets economically for things like his Open Letters, including one on NWSL representation. My second Open Letter to USSF. This concerns the potential unequal voting structure in the upcoming election which……— Paul Caligiuri (@PaulCaligiuri20)… Read More