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 … Continue reading RSD short: On Twitter and Cordeiro

Why are soccer clubs obsessed with going nationwide?

Well I was rolling down the road in a minivan I had a keeper in the back and a guest player at the wheel We going cross-country and we're skipping school We tired and I'm lost - I wonder why this is cool Oh I'm bad ... I'm nationwide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9r1P5Boek4 We know we're not supposed to do … Continue reading Why are soccer clubs obsessed with going nationwide?

Turf war! Huuuh! What is it good for?

Absolutely nothing ... say it again!* So I'm making a good bit of progress on the next Area Guide -- Southern California this time. Should be ready in a day or two. Hey, what's this in the inbox? US YOUTH SOCCER ANNOUNCES NEW LEAGUES STRUCTURE - THE US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL LEAGUES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vafyPo0REMs (Alternate take … Continue reading Turf war! Huuuh! What is it good for?

Fact/reality checking the Sunil Gulati speech

I don't think I've ever seen Sunil Gulati take a stage as quickly as he did at the U.S. Youth Soccer gala. It was as if he felt an internal clock ticking as he tried to unleash 20 years of institutional knowledge while a bunch of youth soccer families waited for their dinners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyDyDYIR-6I His … Continue reading Fact/reality checking the Sunil Gulati speech