American Soccer

/ 12 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

/ 14 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

/ 20 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

/ 51 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 […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 65 days ago

Fan ownership in MLS is impossible. Why?

Supporters and members actually owning part of their favorite clubs is not uncommon across the soccer world. In some places, such as the German Bundesliga, it's actually a league rule. But fan ownership in MLS is impossible. A practice that allows a community to directly control its own local club seems a logical idea. So […]


/ 133 days ago

Peacock to stream USMNT and USWNT games in new deal

NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock will stream every USMNT and USWNT game under a new deal agreed between Telemundo Deportes and the US Soccer Federation. Well, almost every game.* Regardless, if the Spanish language is no issue, which was evidently the case demonstrated by Peacock's impressive streaming numbers for the World Cup, Peacock looks likely to […]

Gregg Berhalter

/ 147 days ago

Gregg Berhalter threatened with blackmail during World Cup

US Soccer has the double task of making a decision about the future of USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter at the same time as hiring lawyers to investigate a claim by Berhalter that he was the victim of blackmail. The timing couldn't be worse. On December 31st, Berhalter's contract as the head coach came to […]

Gregg Berhalter

/ 170 days ago

Why US Soccer's Gregg Berhalter contract should not be renewed

For the United States Men’s National Team, the return to another World Cup meant everything to the second youngest squad in Qatar. But after the 3-1 loss to the Netherlands in the Round of 16, lots of questions have risen surrounding US head coach Gregg Berhalter and the US Soccer Federation. Namely, whether USSF's Gregg Berhalter […]

Leagues: NWSL

/ 230 days ago

UEFA demand Sunil Gulati explanation for ignoring NWSL harassment

Soccer’s governing body in Europe is asking questions to Sunil Gulati regarding his involvement in the Sally Yates report on NWSL harassment and abuse, according to a report in The Daily Mail. The scandal in the National Women’s Soccer League rocked the sports world. Former Attorney General Sally Yates uncovered multiple substantiated allegations of abusive […]

tv coverage

/ 469 days ago

Cindy Parlow Cone talks US Soccer media rights

Recently, the United States Soccer Federation made its decision to bring the US Soccer media rights back in-house. For the past 17 years, US Soccer bundled those rights with Major League Soccer (MLS). This happened via the MLS marketing entity, Soccer United Marketing (SUM). World Soccer Talk had the opportunity to speak with Cindy Parlow […]