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Tim Weah Has the Talent—and the Pedigree—to Save U.S. Soccer

The son of African soccer icon George Weah just starred for the United States at the U17 World Cup.
Gary Meenaghan
Soccer Nation

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

Panama Sub, Not a Ball Boy, Launches Ball into Stands to Kill Time

On a joyless night of soccer, a guy who didn't even play is our light in the darkness.
Liam Daniel Pierce
bad ideas

American Outlaws Tifo Problematically Calls Gold Cup, an Object, a "She"

It's not the best idea to give the Gold Cup—an inanimate object for which men compete—a female identity.
Liam Daniel Pierce
us soccer

Tony DiCicco, Who Coached Iconic USWNT Team, Dies at 68

To trace the career of Tony DiCicco, who coached the U.S. women in their 1999 World Cup win, is to follow the transformation of the sport he devoted his life to.
Howard Megdal

We're at a Point Where It's OK to Expect More From the USMNT

Last night's matches at the senior and U-20 level proved to be a decent sounding board for the future of the sport in our country.
Liam Daniel Pierce

Mallory Pugh May Be the Savior the Spirit Don’t Think They Need

Pugh won't solve all the Spirit's on-field issues, but signing the 19-year-old was an important win for a Washington franchise in need of good news.
Howard Megdal

It Hasn't Gotten Any Easier to Be a Soccer Mom in the NWSL

Aside from the physical and mental challenges that come with getting back to elite form following childbirth, only the few NWSL players who are also on the U.S. national team get benefits like paid leave and childcare.
Howard Megdal
bruce arena

A Brief History of the United States Thinking It's on The Brink of Winning the World Cup

Bruce Arena thinks 2026 will be when we "start talking about winning a World Cup." U.S. Soccer has been talking about winning a World Cup since 1998.
Aaron Gordon
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

U.S. Women and U.S. Soccer Have a New CBA

USWNT and U.S. Soccer agreed to a five-year CBA, but the women did not get equal pay.
Sean Newell

With Historic Losses at SheBelieves Cup, USWNT on the Hunt for Answers

The 2017 SheBelieves Cup, and the USWNT's last-place finish there, served as a wakeup call for anyone who still thinks of America as the lone superpower in the world of women's soccer.
Howard Megdal