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/ 45 days ago

USA, Mexico end bid for 2027 Women's World Cup; aim for 2031

U.S. Soccer and the Mexican Football Federation announced on Monday that they will not pursue co-hosting the 2027 Women's World Cup. The duo was previously seen as leading candidates to host the competition. Potentially having the tournament in North America would have given the area a stranglehold on major soccer competitions for at least three […]


/ 87 days ago

Relevent suit against US Soccer inches closer to Supreme Court

A lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation (USSF) and FIFA alleging antitrust regulation violations is getting closer to the US Supreme Court. The lawsuit comes from Relevent Sports, which wants to host an official La Liga match in the United States. Relevent wants to bring meaningful games to the United States in a bid to […]


/ 105 days ago

US Soccer bows down to MLS over US Open Cup

Shown by its mismanagement of the US Open Cup, the US Soccer Federation has lost all authority as the governing body for the sport in this country. USSF has allowed MLS to become the most powerful soccer entity in this country. At the same time, the US soccer system is a mess as leagues compete […]

Leagues: NWSL

/ 166 days ago

NWSL vs USL Super League on a collision course in US soccer

As the male professional soccer leagues in the United States continue their Soccerwarz, the same mistakes and lack of leadership from the United States Soccer Federation are creating a similar situation for the women. Starting this summer, a brand-new independent women's soccer league named USL Super League will debut going head-to-head against the NWSL. Women's […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 177 days ago

MLS Open Cup stance backfires as USSF blocks Next Pro teams

Arguably, the biggest turning point in the history of soccer in the United States is happening at this very moment. MLS is attempting to pull its teams out of the US Open Cup. And how the United States Soccer Federation navigates this battle for control of the game will send shockwaves through the sport which […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 178 days ago

US soccer media's reaction to MLS abandoning US Open Cup

The soccer social media world was ablaze on Friday when it was announced MLS intends to leave the US Open Cup. Heated reactions to the news came fast and furious, and have continued ever since. Disappointment, head-scratching confusion, and downright anger have been vented by many who follow the sport in the US. MLS has […]

Leagues: WISL

/ 281 days ago

WISL women's pro D2 league to debut in 2024

The American women's professional soccer league pyramid is set to expand with the 2024 launch of WISL. The Women's Independent Soccer League (WISL) today announced that it has officially applied for Division II sanctioning with the US Soccer Federation (USSF). Initially announced back in April of 2021, WISL (whimsically pronounced as "whistle") has fallen off […]

Inter Miami CF

/ 315 days ago

Power of Messi: US Soccer sells global Open Cup rights deal

Prior to Lionel Messi's arrival in Major League Soccer, there was little to no desire from foreign broadcasters to acquire rights to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Despite the competition's impressive 108-year history, it did not have any sort of draw. Even domestically, there was not a heightened interest in broadcasting the tournament with […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 357 days ago

US Open Cup undermined by MLS

This episode of the World Soccer Talk Podcast on the topic of US Open Cup and MLS is presented by Sling. We discuss what the underlying reason is why MLS and MLSPA are trying to undermine the US Open Cup, the oldest soccer competition in the United States. Why are MLS, US Soccer and MLSPA […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 358 days ago

Who has more power in US soccer: MLS or USSF?

The equation for the overall global soccer structure goes like something like this. FIFA is greater than Continental Confederations, which are greater than the National Federations, thus greater than Domestic Professional Leagues. That's on paper, anyway. But in the United States of America, there's a question of who's really driving the sport. Does the USSF, […]

Gregg Berhalter

/ 364 days ago

Berhalter returns as USMNT head coach through 2026

Gregg Berhalter has rejoined the USMNT as head coach. The 49-year-old previously managed the team from 2018 up until the end of the '22 World Cup. His contract with U.S. Soccer ended following the completion of the tournament in Qatar, but he has now been renamed as head coach six months later. Berhalter's role with […]

American Soccer

/ 393 days ago

With so many teams, US soccer leagues need to be regionalized

Professional US soccer leagues look fairly similar to their counterparts in other American sports, and always have for the most part. You have a league with teams located in (mostly) large towns dotted across the entire continent. And once you get enough teams, it's broken into regional divisions for scheduling purposes. MLS, USL, NISA, and […]

Leagues: NWSL

/ 395 days ago

USL Super League aim to launch as D1 women's league in 2024

Originally announced in 2021, the women's USL Super League has now confirmed the first group of inaugural markets for its 2024 inaugural season. But that's not all – the league is now targeting to launch as a first division league, not a second division as originally announced. If they meet USSF sanctioning requirements as intended, […]

Oguchi Onyewu

/ 401 days ago

US Soccer names Oguchi Onyewu as Vice President of Sporting

Oguchi Onyewu is joining the team at US Soccer in a newly created role. The former USMNT representative is going to be the Vice President of Sporting, working closely with new sporting director Matt Crocker. In terms of permanent roles, Onyewu will help manage relationships with clubs and leagues in the United States and the […]

American Soccer

/ 432 days ago

Why US soccer lags behind other nations

The sport of soccer has grown, stabilized, and improved significantly in the United States over the past few decades. But despite gains in many areas, the fact remains that US soccer lags behind other nations in substantial ways. It's not for lack of history with the sport. The United States has had organized, professional, amateur […]