This comes as no surprise to many of you that already ‘get this’ intuitively from having played and watched this
Albert Puig wrote the following open letter in English and Spanish on Oct 12, 2017, following the elimination of our
Last Saturday’s Atletico Madrid vs FC Barcelona game was a perfect example of modern top-level soccer. It had everything – skills, technique, creativity, excellent off-the-ball movement, great defending and goalkeeping, playing out from the back, spacing, pressing, shooting, passion, pace, team work….the list goes on. This is how huge the gap is in our country. This is where we need to be if we want to compete internationally. And to reach this level of soccer sophistication requires a fundamental revamp of how we teach, play, and organize soccer. It starts with our coaching quality, and includes finding a way for our best/better players to avoid college soccer. I’m including here a 12-minute highlights clip, but it doesn’t do the game justice. I strongly encourage you to find a recording of the full game and watch it with your soccer-playing kids. It’s very entertaining and a great learning opportunity.
This is my first post in many months – I’ve simply been too busy at work and with family. But
The launch of U.S. Soccer’s Girls’ Development Academy (GDA) this August is probably the single most discussed topic in girls’
You are probably aware of ongoing discussions regarding head injuries in soccer (it’s much much worse for (American) football, of course,
These Football Times published a must-read article a couple of weeks ago on the big gap in coaching quality here
GoalNation published an interview with soccer legend Paul Breitner about youth player development in our country. Below is an excerpt
The above image is from the France vs USA game at the U20 Women’s World Cup on Sunday. It shows
“You are very strong technically and tactically. But you are not fit. Mentally, you are weak. You don’t push yourself
Some of you might be familiar with the Kleiban brothers already. Brian is a coach at LA Galaxy’s youth academy
Have you ever seen a professional sports team celebrate an opponent during a major competition? This speaks volumes about Falcao’s status
SoccerAmerica published a great article on one Bay Area family’s experiences in the Italian youth soccer scene. It’s written by
You might have read this blog post about the many changes in our Bay Area youth soccer landscape and also
My youngest participated in the FC Barcelona Summer Camp here in the Bay Area two weeks ago. My older two
The story continues: tiny Iceland, with roughly one-third the population of San Jose (!), qualified today in dramatic fashion for the knockout stage of the European Championship.
NOBODY expected this. Sit back and enjoy. This is futbol!