NASL and USL DII Sanctioning Only Delays Problems

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki On Friday night, U.S. Soccer announced that both the NASL and USL would be given provisional division two sanctioning for the 2017 season. This decision is nothing short of a cop out. The federation had their chance to put their foot down and establish some sort of […] READ MORE



Wrapping Up The U.S. January Training Camp

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The U.S. Men’s national team wrapped up a 27 day stretch of internal evaluation, future planning and overall orientation to the Klinsmann way, otherwise known as the yearly January training camp. As previous camps, the training camp wrapped up with a pair of friendlies, this year’s opponents included an Iceland team made up of a […] READ MORE


David Bingham 101

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San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham made his U.S. Men’s National Team debut on Friday night in Carson, California. While Bay Area aficionados have known about his tremendous talent for years, followers of the USMNT may have been oblivious to the gem they had minding the woodwork at the StubHub Center. Bingham grew up in the Bay Area, […] READ MORE


U.S. Soccer Introduces New Header Rules for Young Players

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U.S. Soccer recently revealed a new set of rules which will eliminate heading for children 10 years old and younger, while limiting the amount of heading that 11-13 year-olds can do in practice. The new rules will become requirements for U.S. Soccer’s Youth National Teams and the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Beyond that, the rule changes stand […] READ MORE


The Klinsmann Era Part 2: Experimentation to Exhaustion

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If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out part one of this series here. After the US bowed out of the World Cup and the newly converted soccer-loving American populace fought their way through the resulting emotional hangover, the collective focus of the soccer world shifted to the future. The standout performances of surprisingly effective young […] READ MORE