The United States men’s national team’s failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup was a rude awakening to soccer players, coaches, and supporters in America. As the U.S. Soccer Federation has undergone significant changes since that fateful October evening, the wheels of change were already in motion at the youth level.
In 2016, pictures and videos of 5-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi wearing a Lionel Messi jersey made from a plastic bag while playing soccer in Afghanistan went viral on social media. Continue reading “‘Bring Your Kit to Work Day’ Helps Benefit At-Risk Children”
Lothar Matthäus knows what holding the World Cup trophy feels like. The former Bayern Munich midfielder captained West Germany to the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Continue reading “Soccer Legends Provide 2018 World Cup Predictions”
For the first time in more than 30 years, the United States men’s national soccer team will not be a participant in the FIFA World Cup. Continue reading “Who Americans Are Rooting for at the 2018 World Cup”
FC Bayern Munich, one of the world’s most successful soccer clubs, opened its first international office in 2014 in New York City. The move was intended to build an on-the-ground presence for Bayern Munich, helping bridge the gap between the United States and Germany. Continue reading “Bayern Munich’s Expansion in the United States”
American sports fans know what they want and, if the International Champions Cup is any indication, they want soccer. Continue reading “International Champions Cup Brings The Best Soccer Teams Closer to Fans”
Former AC Milan and Italy defender Paolo Maldini has insisted he is not interested in coaching the Italy National Team despite having conversations with Alessandro Costacurta, Italian Football Federation (FIGC) vice commissioner. Continue reading “Paolo Maldini Not Interested in Coaching Italy”