Why the U.S. Men Will Never Win the World Cup

No polemics. No simple solutions.

Just an honest, lively look at the cultural and historical forces that work against the U.S. men’s soccer team. (And perhaps, in years to come, the women as well.)

But battling against the odds is part of soccer. Billions of people around the world are riveted to the pursuit of elusive goals. Americans love winners, but we also love the underdogs. And even after a few decades of progress that have seen the team emerge from the wilderness of the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s, the U.S. men are still and will continue to be the underdogs at the very highest level of the sport.

“Dure delivers a clever look at the history and current state of American soccer.” – Publishers Weekly

“An exhaustively researched look at more than a century of well-meaning disorganization.” ― Booklist

K: The King of Cameron

Thirty years after being the editor who signed off on The Chronicle’s extra edition and regular edition when Duke won its first men’s basketball championship, I finished nearly two years of work editing a book that included dozens of original stories and deep dives through The Chronicle’s archives, covering Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke career from hiring to retiring.

Proceeds benefit student journalism at Duke.

My writing

Diverse topics, diverse outlets. Not just soccer. Not just sports.

My books

MLS history. Youth soccer. A season in the NWSL. The season before the NWSL. An MMA writer’s memoir.