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.
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.
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.
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.