SoccerWire.com editor and senior writer Charles Boehm made a guest appearance on the early edition of the daily soccer talk show Soccer Morning on Wednesday, chatting about the conclusion of the 2015 MLS season and the current state of the U.S. youth national team system.Continue Reading ICYMI: SoccerWire’s Charles Boehm talks MLS, youth development on Soccer Morning
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Two games into the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team are behind the 8-ball, facing a must-win against host nation Chile in their final group-stage game to have any hope of advancing to the knockout rounds. So our NEW podcast, the Soccer Wire Show, batted around some of our staff’s observations and concerns about the U-17s with help from special guest Travis Clark of TopDrawerSoccer.com.
What lies ahead for NWSL this winter? SoccerWire.com spoke to many knowledgeable people in Portland before and after the league’s championship game on Thursday; here’s a few of the interesting tidbits we were able to glean.Continue Reading Heard On The Wire: Sifting through NWSL scuttlebutt from Championship week in PDX
In part one of a two part podcast, hosts Tim Froh and Charles Boehm kick off the very first SoccerWire podcast by discussing the MLS 24 Under 24 list and what the current list implies about the state of player development in the U.S.Continue Reading PODCAST: MLS 24 under 24 Analysis – Part 1
A sizeable chunk of American soccer leaders and opinion-makers have gathered in the nation’s capital this week, thanks to the USMNT’s friendly vs. Peru, and a decidedly wonky topic loomed large for many from the youth soccer community: the U.S. Soccer Federation’s recently-announced changes to the organization of birth-year age groups.Continue Reading Resentment, conspiracy theories simmer as youth soccer bodies push birth-year change
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison sparked heated debate last week when he took to Instagram to share his disgust with the sports participation trophies given to his two young sons. Is North American youth soccer suffering under a “trophy for nothing” culture? Here are a few of our staff’s observations.Continue Reading Participation trophies: Our staff’s reactions to the James Harrison controversy
Local and International soccer star Ali Krieger joined WJLA 7’s Alex Parker on Toyota SportsTalk on Tuesday to talk about the U.S. World Cup win, her amazing career, and her current team, the Washington Spirit.Continue Reading Ali Krieger interview on local TV offers in-depth 20 minutes on wide range of topics
Anyone who’s been paying any attention to the youth soccer landscape over the past five years should know that things are changing very fast. Now more than ever, soccer clubs, leagues, and tournaments need to be going WAY beyond just having a website and posting administrative data!
By Chris Hummer | July 30, 2015 | 1 Comment |
The White House has released a rare look into a presidential phone call to a winning sports team with the release of the following video record of his Monday morning wake-up call to the U.S. Women’s National Team following their historic World Cup win over Japan on Sunday.Continue Reading Watch: President Obama congratulates USWNT after World Cup win
Back in August there was a conflict over use of a small sided soccer field at the Mission Playground in San Francisco. It was not unlike what probably happens all over the country these days as soccer has become more popular than ever with youth and adults. But then YouTube got involved…Continue Reading San Francisco Parks Dept. votes in favor or unstructured play over soccer field permits
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso set a new Bundesliga record Saturday after touching the ball 204 times in his team’s 2-0 win over Cologne. That works out to having a touch on the ball once every 30 seconds over the course of the game, a truly astonishing stat.Continue Reading Bayern Munich newcomer Xabi Alonso sets record with 204 touches in a game
Every once in a while, some of the comments on our original articles and blog posts will be so good, that they deserve to be their own article. Today is one of those days! Enjoy this blog comment turned original post by reader Kirk Cypel in response to Dr. Wendy LeBolt’s take on our recent interview with Julie Foudy.Continue Reading An alternative to our youth soccer development structure – more free play
The comments are still rolling in on our expertly reported piece about former Region I Director Bob Palmeiro’s resignation (and some of the reasons behind it). Must of the discussion directly addresses the oddity at which the nation’s biggest US Youth Soccer region chooses field venues for its championship finals, and justly so….Continue Reading The business, and politics, of US Youth Soccer regional tournaments
Has something trickled into the water supply at Soccer House? Forgive us for being so forward, but some of the decisions — at least when it comes to the women’s game — coming out of the stately Chicago mansion that houses the offices of the U.S. Soccer Federation have us wondering if a few of the inhabitants have lost their mindsContinue Reading Opinion: Why on earth is USWNT playing friendlies during NWSL playoffs?
Just how important are Alex Morgan and the Portland Thorns to the NWSL’s financial outlook? The monetary implications of the league’s lycra-tight playoff race are the subject of the debut post on SoccerWire’s brand-new, behind-the-scenes blog, Heard On the Wire.Continue Reading Money, Merritt, Morgan and the NWSL playoffs
A group of soccer coaches and players from Libya are on a cultural awareness visit to the United States through a Department of State (DOS) sponsored two-week exchange program. The coaches were in Maryland yesterday, and their next stop is Washington, DC.Continue Reading Coaches from Libya visit for cultural awareness through soccer exchange program
The father-in-law of New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis, John Odom, is reported in critical condition from the injuries he sustained after the bombings that took place near the finish line at Monday’s Boston Marathon. The girlfriend of Revs’ defender Chris Tierney was also injured in the bombings.Continue Reading Father of Revs’ goalkeeper Matt Reis in critical condition after Boston Marathon bombings
Robbie Rogers, a University of Maryland alum and former U.S. Men’s National Team member, is speaking out after announcing that he is gay and was retiring from professional soccer. Rogers is contemplating returning to the game.Continue Reading Robbie Rogers discusses coming out, contemplates return to soccer
The names haven’t been unveiled, but Richmond Kickers coach Leigh Cowlishaw, who hinted after his team’s opening 0-0 tie with Pittsburgh last Saturday of a couple of player signings, has apparently made the move.Continue Reading New signings for Richmond Kickers coming
By News Desk | April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments | Tags: Andrew Marshall, Antonio Neto, Brian Ownby, Hunter Gilstrap, Juan Arbelaez, Kevin Molino, Kyle Hoffer, Leigh Cowlishaw, Long Tan, Luke Vercollone, Matthew Delicate, Mauricio Salles, Nate Robinson, Orlando City, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Richmond Kickers, Ryan Kinne, USL Pro, VSI Tampa Bay FC
Harvard isn’t generally known for its soccer, but the Soccket might change that. And, more importantly, it can serve a powerful and purposeful need in the developing world.Continue Reading Sustainable soccer? The Soccket is a powerful game changer
Help update our list of players on clubs in D.C., Virginia and Maryland who have committed to play college soccer in the fall.Continue Reading The Committed: Filling out the lists
Katie Cousins has made a rapid rise through the ranks of girls’ youth soccer, to the point where she has been named to the roster for the U.S. Under-20 women’s national team’s trip to the 12 Nations Tournament from Mar. 1-12 in La Manga, Spain.Continue Reading The rapid rise of the Richmond Kickers’ Katie Cousins
A proposed stadium that would house both minor league baseball and the NASL’s Virginia Cavalry will be the subject of a public hearing Tuesday and has raised a number of objections.Continue Reading Planning commission hearing set for proposed NASL’s Virginia Cavalry home
Reston, Va. resident and Great Falls Soccer Club player Sebastian Conlon, 9, spent last summer training in England and has been invited to attend a private tryout at iFDA Youth Academy in Manchester this summer. Conlon has been accepted into the New York Red Bulls U10 pre-academy RDS soccer program.Continue Reading Nine-year old Sebastian Conlon hopes to play in Europe one day
An update about legislation that would require organizations that own or control moveable soccer goals to be properly anchored.Continue Reading Soccer goal safety bill passes Va. Senate, in House committee