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My Writing to Date During the Euros and Copa America

First, you may have noticed that my writing has been rather light during one of the busiest soccer times of the year. You are right, but it is for a good reason. Recently we had a recent addition to the family that has taken my focus away from my writing (and sleep) and more towards family… Continue reading My Writing to Date During the Euros and Copa America

World Soccer Talk

Expectations for US Team in Copa America – WST

Almost two years after the World Cup, the US still lacks a firm depth chart for the back four, the next great American striker has yet to truly emerge, and the coming crop of young talent has yet to overwhelmingly impress at the international level. While there is talent in the US pool and some… Continue reading Expectations for US Team in Copa America – WST

United States Mens National Team, World Cup, World Soccer Talk

US-Mexico Joint World Cup Bid a Mistake – WST

Partly due to playing politics poorly, partly due to perceptions of the US politically, and partly due to alleged shady deals, the US lost out to tiny Qatar for the 2022 games. While some consider the US to be a favorite to land the 2026 games, other geopolitical factors such as a rising Chinese FA… Continue reading US-Mexico Joint World Cup Bid a Mistake – WST

World Soccer Talk

My Review of Soccerwarz of World Soccer Talk

This book is not for a soccer novice. Someone just learning the game or even American professional soccer would be lost amidst the names that are more familiar to people who have followed the development of MLS over the past two decades. For those of us who have more knowledge of each league’s business practices,… Continue reading My Review of Soccerwarz of World Soccer Talk

What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading – 29 February 2016

After a nice trip to Dublin, Ireland (where spotty wifi prevented a timely post from being published), here are some stories on leadership and sports that drew my attention: Sunil Gulati: The American FIFA Kingmaker - I've been critical of Sunil Gulati's seeming naivete in the soccer world, but this article by a great journalist… Continue reading What I’m Reading – 29 February 2016