A fresh release, check the area in boldface... CHICAGO (May 21, 2013) - In advance of the Centennial Celebration Match, the U.S. Men's National Team will host a public training session Saturday, June 1 , at 3 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium. Admission and parking for the event is free. The Germany National Team - currently ranked No.
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In February former USMNT player Robbie Rogers announced via his blog (http://robbiehrogers.com/blog/2013/2/23/the-next-chapter) that he was gay and would be leaving soccer. Robbie Rogers: why coming out as gay meant I had to leave football Professional soccer player Robbie Rogers sat down with ABC News correspondent Amy Robach to discuss being gay in professional sports.
This interesting release just hit my email inbox...Sporting Club and the U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Friday that the two organizations have agreed to a memorandum of understanding to jointly explore bringing a new National Training and Coaching Development Center to Kansas City, Kan. Together they are studying a proposed project that would be designed to develop a world-class soccer
Oh, I'm not referring to today being the 100th birthday of US Soccer - I was referring to the energy level of NSC pal Simon Borg as he goes Top 5'er on his favorite USMNT matches of all-time. Who's up for a quick Friday stroll down memory lane? - Greg Seltzer
MEXICO CITY (March 26, 2013) - For just the second time in U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup Qualifying history, the USA earned a point at Estadio Azteca with a 0-0 draw against Mexico in front of a massive crowd.
Goalkeeper Brad Guzan made three saves to record his second-straight clean sheet, and the young center back duo of Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler showed tremendous poise and grit in helping the USA earn a historic result.
In case you missed it, MLSsoccer.com senior editor Simon Borg decided that the kerfuffle over Klinsmann-gate (see yesterday's post) is all on the players. Apparently, we should all put our trust in Klinsmann because of his vast experience and not bother to challenge his reign or methods at all. If you were smart, you stopped reading at paragraph #4.
Claudio Reyna has been making waves ever since he was selected as Youth Technical Director for US Soccer. The release of the Youth Soccer Coaching Curriculum showed how serious US Soccer was taking the reform of player development. Then US Youth Soccer revamped their coaching guides and released them in PDF form this week.
Jimmy Obleda, the 2011 NSCAA Youth National Coach of the Year, held a Q&A with Soccer America and had some pretty harsh things to say about the USSF academy program and US youth soccer development in general. He wrapped up the session with a very good summation of one of our biggest problems in the US we often push out exceptional players:
Today, US Soccer announced the format and make up of the 2012 US Open Cup, the 100th edition of the competition. A couple of changes were announced that I feel will be for the better of the competition. First, the prize money for the winner has been raised, from $100,000 to $250,000. While I still am not sure that's enough, and would still welcome a corporate sponsor if it brought more money for the prize, it's at least a step up.
Thought Trail: Sheikhs, Queens, and a new home for MLS in NYC?
Eric: The details have been hidden in the shadows, but it comes as no real surprise to see the NYTimes reporting that Man City owner and Qatari Sheikh Mansour eager to stretch his empire of influence in the world of football to America.
The United States and Canada comprise a land mass that is vaster than any other league tries to cover (if you're wondering, the combined land mass of the US and Canada is 2,530,031 sq km bigger than Russia's). Population-wise, it's only third behind China and India as, well, hardly anyone (relatively) lives in Canada – but still, there are 348,396,819 people in the United States and Canada, and there are 19 Major League Soccer teams.
Two Washington Spirit players have been chosen to join the USWNT squad to face rivals Canada. Ali Krieger (Alexandria, VA) and Ashlyn Harris will be part of the 21 players on the roster as the team travels to Toronto.
CHICAGO (May 21, 2013) - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has named a 21-player roster that will travel to Canada in preparation for the USA's friendly match against the host on June 2 at Toronto's BMO Field.
Sometimes the most profound lessons are the simplest. I got a dose of that today. I'm doing a story about a local high school here going to the Texas state tournament later this week (naturally a hot-spot for some of the best youth soccer concentrated anywhere in the country). This school, University High in Waco, is 31-0, already the best record in the state in any classification in the last
Since the opening of Sporting Park, Robb Heineman and Sporting KC have been angling to make Kansas City and Sporting Park the home for the US national team. When asked about hosting World Cup qualifiers in KC, Heineman has jokingly, but in a serious tone said that he wants Kansas City to host all the games.
For Rogers, life was a painful balancing act until today.
Zack Goldman, pensive on the recent public statements of Robbie Rogers & Jozy Altidore
In an open letter on his website today, Robbie Rogers came out as gay, announced that he is stepping away indefinitely from professional soccer and unknowingly invited a torrent of support from the US Soccer that was not unexpected if you've been following allow with the recent narratives of US soccer.