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Another White Elephant?

Another White Elephant?

Since his announcement as manager way back in 2011, Juergen Klinsmann has espoused a core tenant of bolstering the development process of American talent, domestically and abroad.  Part of his program has most certainly been to encourage the rising stars of American soccer to ply their trade overseas, where coaching,..
The Xavi Complex

The Xavi Complex

Rumors have arisen in the past weeks that Xavi, Spanish midfielder for Barcelona would join MLS side New York City F.C. at the end of his tenure at the big Spanish club. Then shortly thereafter, it was reported by many reputable sources he signed a three year deal with Qatari..
Journeymen: on Freddy Adu and Kenny Cooper

Journeymen: on Freddy Adu and Kenny Cooper

Yeah, this is basically two half-articles. For a couple of reasons: 1) I wanted to talk about multiple things and 2) I have trouble focusing on one thing for longer than–hey are those waffles I smell? Flew the Coop: the Seattle Sounders Release Kenny Cooper Oh my god, they waived..
Rookie Tracker: March

Rookie Tracker: March

The strengthening ties between Major League Soccer and the United Soccer League during the 2015 season creates new opportunities and an unparalleled interest in the development of young players. Players selected in the entry draft and homegrowns have a new path to the first team. Even for the clubs involved,..
Growing Pains

Growing Pains

The U-17 Men’s national team fell to the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica last Wednesday to the tune of 1-0.  In so doing, the young men strayed from the fluid, attacking, creative style of soccer that has been a hallmark of their age group, instead falling into the mediocre, unremarkable style..
Is Austin Next?

Is Austin Next?

There may have been a brief moment of delight for soccer fans waiting for the USL season to kick off this Sunday. A goal from Mix Diskerud and a “That’s So Aurelien” tackle made it look like Orlando’s inaugural crowd would be going home disappointed. Soccer fans in Austin may..