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Voices from the soccer world 12/12/2021

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The American youth game, MLS, USL, women’s coaching, Latin fans, and football literature are among the topics covered by the recent interviewees.

Conor Tobin
About USL Historic CBA: Partnership for Growth and Player Protection

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Trish Hughes
Leading college football advocacy: ‘We will continue to make sure the coaches’ voices are heard’

Fred Lipka
At MLS Next: Striving to deliver high-level youth competition with a sense of community

Robin Fraser
In the stellar season in Colorado, the development of the American professional game, and its Jamaican roots

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Simon Cooper
Seeing Barcelona’s impact on Messi up close, the Cruyff phenomenon, and the latest Soccernomics developments

Brad Evans
On his goal and glory in Jamaica and coach Bradley, Schmid, Klinsmann and Arena

Roberto Abramowitz
In the US and Mexico, El Tri fandom, and how MLS can catch up with Liga MX

Alison Wilber
On her 600 victory with William Smith and how the journey began

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Haley Carter
A trainer and ex-US Marine Corps officer, on helping Afghan female athletes escape the Taliban

Steve Cangalosi
About Red Bulls Broadcasting, Football vs Hockey, and Promotion of the 2026 World Cup

People interviewed recently have included the men’s and women’s world championships, the college game, and the MLS.

Steve Swanson
World champions coach, he has a special fondness for the college game

Oguchi Onyewu
In his second home in Europe, Generation 99, and the youth list in the USA

Jim Curtin
On his promotion in training from toddlers to pros, what makes Philly special, and locker room lessons in Chicago

Jeff Wheeler
Wesleyan coach on D-III Call: A healthy balance for elite players

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Jim Bedock
On helping save Crystal Palace, Broadway goalkeepers and the magic of Ted Lasso

Jimmy Clark
Washington Huskies thrive under a coach inspired by the incredible influence of his father

Dan Stratford
When out of Fulham to find a football stadium in West Virginia

Sian Hudson
In finding the fun of women’s soccer in the United States, leading the LSU Tigers, supporting Becky Burleigh

Nico Kantor
To proudly follow in his father’s footsteps, he grew up on the Spanglish, “La Seleccion de Todos”

Glenn Crooks
On his radio career, New Jersey football culture, youth scene, and Carli Lloyd coaching in college

Amber Steel
The global sports CEO rose through American football with IU Hoosiers, US Soccer and MLS

Todd Yegli
At a college ball amidst a changing landscape – and the traditions of the IU family

Hugo Perez
Thinking of El Salvador’s octagonal beginning

Trevor Banks
Directing D1 Newcomer to Chicago State: ‘Being Part of Something Special’

Frank Yallop
Canada is well-equipped to finally return to the World Cup

Brian Bliss
On the historic 1987 United States victory in El Salvador – and the impressive depth of the USMNT today

Hugo Perez
The parallels between his pursuit of the World Cup in El Salvador and his experience playing with the United States

Heather Ditchey
In New Mexico soccer, females train for college ball, Girls Academy against ECNL

Roger Bennett
On “Reborn in the USA”, fandom based on love, and the demise of Eurosnobs

Freddy Juarez
On his unique path to leading Real Salt Lake, he grew up in Las Cruces, and the influence of Buzz Lagos

Seamus Malin
part One – Training courses at Harvard and the UK in the 1970s
Part 2 — NASL and the evolution of the American fan

Rachel Marcus
About the amazing films that look at life through football

Andrew May
Southern California football experience serves coach Andrew May well with Real Salt Lake Academy

Anson Durance
On vaccination, the future of US women after the Olympics, the 2021 fall college season, and the youth landscape

Gerson Perez
El Salvador advances with the help of the North: Hugo and Gerson Perez qualify for the World Cup

Sandra Kress
The Great 1996 Olympics: USA Captures the Games to Advance Women’s Football

Thomas Romero
The remarkable rapid rise of the young LAFC goalkeeper

Aliko Alexandrian
For MLS youth, American players move abroad, growing up as a Cosmos child

Kyle Martino
Sets new goals – from the ground up

Lauren Gregg
Trailblazers add a new chapter to her career – and salute her teachers

Brian Quinn
In USA’s Greatest Gold Cup, impressed Bora, coached youth football

Bruce Arena
On building winners, coaching role models, honoring national team duty, and progressing in American football

Matt Elison
The man in ‘Messi & Me’ continues professional, scores goals, struggles and is grateful

Christina and Ted Uncle
Elite referees provide insight into the intricacies of football management

Jovan Kirovsky
On Christian Pulisic following in his footsteps, his role as LA Galaxy manager, and his vision for MLS

Weston McKinney
On how the FC Dallas youth experience shaped it and what he learned from Cristiano Ronaldo

Francisco Marcos
Major American football still in touch from Portugal

Peter Worms
His journey through the evolution of American football and his pursuit of excellence and enjoyment of the moments

Caleb Porter
On how MLS challenges coaches like any other league in the world

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After embracing the joy of private soccer in a refugee camp, Amanda Galloire becomes the best men’s college soccer player

Matt Dunn
Based on NAIA ball allure, worldwide recruitment, and second consecutive Keizer Women’s National title

Chris Grassi
In West Virginia embracing his Marshall. National champions and team chemistry in the midst of adversity

Jerry Smith
On being so proud of the Santa Clara National Champions and how he nearly screwed things up

Didier Champaron
About directing the “evolution” of coaching education in American football

Lisa Col
About coaching in the USA and abroad, the status of women’s soccer, and mentorship by Brandy Chastain

Ali Riley
In NWSL’s Homecoming After Championships in Europe, her eclectic off-field projects, and her Olympic quest with New Zealand

Michael Hoyos
In his endeavors in the Copa Libertadores with Ecuadorean club Barcelona after the start of his Argentine professional career

Betty Ellis
An icon among rulers made history on Mother’s Day 40 years ago

Anson Durance
In this season’s unique title quest from the NCAA, New Youth Scene, Women’s Professional Football, and the U.S. Gender Equality Challenge

Steve Sherondolo
To fame in Germany, the World Cup with the United States, back home to coach the Las Vegas Lights

Mustafa Idris
On football during Ramadan, respecting diversity, and education training around the world

Tony Quinn
On seeing and sharing the world of football through his viewfinder

Alexi Lalas
On former American players: men and women in power, diversity of opinions, and the new generation of Americans abroad

Eloisa Borreguero
From Spain to the USA: Climbing the training ladder for the male-dominated player

Katie Jay Scott, Gabriel Storring, Ben Grossman
Children’s rights include playtime: iACT creates football in refugee camps

Bill Taylor
New US Soccer Vice President on his roots in Maui soccer, preparing for speed in the union and introducing futsal to elementary schools

David Caetano
Portuguese player development, mental fitness and the importance of nurturing creativity

Leslie Gallimore
About the establishment of the Girls Academy, its first season, and its plans for the future

Imani Dorsey
NWSL advances in the mission of Black Women’s Player Collective and the women who inspired it

Chris Blondel and Marcia Mintz
Police join Arizona youth coaching staff

Dev Sarachan
Puerto Rico is quickly preparing for the World Cup qualifiers

Owen Feinberg
Improvised scheduling creates unique season amid pandemic for New England High School

Michael McBride
About attractions that open the eyes of college prep

Alessandro Melici
Young American in Malta: honing his skills in Peru, USA and Italy

Brahim Hancock
UConn Alum on facing Ronaldinho at the U-17 World Cup, leading UT-Rio Grande Valley and learning life lessons from his mother

Sebastian Sociedo
About playing with UNAM Pumas, his rise with Real Salt Lake, and aiming for the Olympics

Brian Physic
On defending a national title during the pandemic: ‘Going on the field is winning’

Kobe Jones
Player Power in American Football: Kobe Jones is the latest former star to aim for a leadership role

Brian Schmitzer
In the culture of football in Seattle, his family, mentors and lessons from his football career

Paul Crombie
On the major issues of college football, the growth of American talent, and his experiences at the Olympics and World Cup

Tim Weah
About USMNT’s ambitions, Lil’s nickname hunt, his famous father and tips for Americans traveling abroad

Brian Turner
Understanding the pressures adolescent athletes face

Greg Lalas
In Football Cinema: Notable Documentaries; Inspirational, informative and fun films; And the eternal call to “victory”

Rubio Robin
On his coaching by Maradona, Donovan, and his hopes for Real Salt Lake

Steve Klein
Director of PA Classics on Post-DA Scene, Pandemic Impact, and Pulisic in Perspective

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Esmeralda Negron
On Bringing Women’s Football to “Hearts, Minds, and Homes” fans

Djorn Buchholz
Into the new selection process for the Hall of Fame and working amid the greatness of American football

Jason O’Keefe
Rebound in Robert Morris after App State shuts down the program it rebuilt

Marie Harvey
On the crucial relationship between sport and human rights

Hugo Perez
On taking on the Olympic quest in El Salvador, America’s rising talent, and Mexico’s “excellent” preparation

Ralph Perez
In his 46-year coaching journey with the US national teams, the professionals and the university – and the icons he’s worked with

Greg Fannie
The right man to restore the galaxy to glory

Lynn Burling-Manuel
On the appeal of the Digital Coaches Agreement and the impact of COVID on the American football community

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