Sunday, February 14, 2016

NSCAA Convention

FIFA Executive Committee's Moya Dodd champions reform from within

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 9:37 PM
When Moya Dodd walked on to the field at Vancouver's BC Place last July to be part of the Women's World Cup Final trophy presentation, she was met by a chorus of boos. That wasn't entirely intentional on the crowd's part. The booing was intentional, to be sure, as the public took advantage of a rare... Read more

Live updates: 2016 National Women's Soccer League draft

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 10:41 PM
BALTIMORE - Penn State's Raquel Rodriguez, who won the the MAC Hermann Trophy as the best player in women's college soccer last season, won't have to go far to start her professional career. She was picked by northern New Jersey-based Sky Blue FC with the No. 2 overall pick in Friday's National Women's... Read more

Live updates: 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 3:05 PM
BALTIMORE - Every year, we say the MLS draft is diminishing in importance. And most of the time, it's true. This one, though, is a big deal for the Union. They have the No. 3 and No. 6 picks, and the top of the draft pool is deep enough that both of those picks should be able to land serious MLS-caliber... Read more

Rene Meulensteen opens up about his role with the Union

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 2:03 AM
To wrap up coverage of this year's NSCAA Convention, I wanted to go back to an event on Friday that was of consequence for Union fans, but might have flown a little bit under the radar for some people. Rene Meulensteen was in town this week, and he was pretty busy. On Thursday, he joined Union owner... Read more

Bayern Munich legend Paul Breitner analyzes Jurgen Klinsmann's effect on American soccer

Friday, January 16, 2015, 10:39 PM
A few days before the NSCAA Convention, I got an email from a PR rep who works with Bayern Munich's New York office asking if I wanted a one-on-one interview with former Bayern and German national team star Paul Breitner. Sometimes, I'm wary of soliciations for interviews, because they often come... Read more

MLS commissioner Don Garber holds forth on Landon Donovan, Frank Lampard and other matters

Friday, January 16, 2015, 12:16 AM
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber always meets the press for a Q&A session between rounds of the SuperDraft, and he always gets a grilling. That was the case again today. With the Frank Lampard furore finally cooling off and collective bargaining negotiations with the MLS Players Union... Read more

Philadelphia to host 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup final

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 1:43 PM
On a day when Philadelphia is at the center of the American soccer world, news breaks that our city will be back in a big-time spotlight this summer. I've had it confirmed to me that Lincoln Financial Field has been selected as the host venue for the championship game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the... Read more

Live coverage of the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 9:54 PM
Let's have some fun, shall we? Joining me this afternoon are KYW's Kevin Kinkead and Greg Orlandini and's Travis Clark, Will Parchman and Maxi Rodriguez. Along with our live chat, in the video player above you can watch's live coverage, hosted by SiriusXM's Joe Tolleson... Read more

Manolo Sanchez hopes to earn place in MLS SuperDraft spotlight

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 4:16 PM
Manolo Sanchez could just as easily have been a baseball player instead of a soccer player. The University City native spent as much time on diamonds as rectangular fields while growing up. But once soccer really took hold of him, it never let go. Over the years, the world's game has led Sanchez... Read more

America’s youth soccer problems aren’t just America’s

Friday, January 24, 2014, 2:44 PM
I don’t write much about youth soccer on here, and that’s on purpose. The main reason why is that I cover pro teams, and I think that’s what this space mainly ought to be about. But I also didn’t play organized soccer growing up, so I haven’t had much experience with... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald Staff Writer
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