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The USA's Failure To Qualify for the World Cup Was a Long Time Coming

It took a miraculous confluence of events for the U.S. Men's National Team to fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. But it was not a fluke.
Liam Daniel Pierce
10.12.17
World Cup

The 2026 World Cup Joint Bid: U.S. Hosts Normal World Cup While Mexico, Canada Get Scraps

Nice of the United States to invite Canada and Mexico, I guess.
Aaron Gordon
4.10.17
nwsl

When It Comes to Diversity, Is Women's Soccer Making Progress?

U.S. soccer has long been criticized for its lack of diversity. Half the first-round picks in the NWSL draft this year were women of colour, but that doesn't appear to be the result of larger structural changes.
Stephanie Yang
2.27.17
michael bradley

United States Captain Michael Bradley Speaks Out Against Muslim Ban

It's reaffirming to hear – both from a representative of the U.S. and a representative of the U.S. national team – that it doesn't always have to be us vs. them.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.31.17
soccer

Jurgen Klinsmann's Biggest Mistake Was Showing American Soccer What It Really Is

Maybe the thing Jurgen Klinsmann understood best about American culture is that we are always pretending to be something we’re not.
Aaron Gordon
11.22.16
Highlights

U.S. Soccer Fires Jurgen Klinsmann

Looks like the 4-0 lost to Costa Rica was the final nail in the coffin after all.
Aaron Gordon
11.21.16
USWNT

U.S. Soccer Goes All 'Murica on Megan Rapinoe Taking a Knee

It's a terrifying window into what freedoms we do represent, when players are slapped on the wrist for exercising them.
Liam Daniel Pierce
9.17.16
USMNT

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Declare National Holiday for World Cup Qualifier Even Though They're Already Eliminated

St. Vincent has exactly zero points in the World Cup Qualifying table, folks. They're just happy to be out there.
Liam Daniel Pierce
9.3.16
SEXISM

Hope Solo's Suspension was Hypocritical, and Worse Yet, Sexist

For years, U.S. Soccer enabled Hope Solo's behavior, and then ended up kicking her off the women's national team because of it.
Leander Schaerlaeckens
8.25.16
youth soccer

Brawl Erupts Between US and Bahrain U-19 Squads

It's not always the best idea to kick the ball directly into an opponent's face.
Joseph Flynn
8.2.16
Copa América Centenario

Does Copa America Centenario Set the Stage for Future Tournaments?

The tournament went well, but will there be another? And does that success put the U.S. an edge in the chase to host another World Cup?
Aaron Gordon
6.27.16
USWNT

USWNT Members File Federal Complaint Alleging Wage Discrimination

USWNT are going hard after U.S. Soccer for equal pay.
Sean Newell
3.31.16