Alexi Lalas is a Soccer Hall of Famer. He’s also an entertainer, with interests in music as well as riling people up from a soccer broadcast studio. So when he rips the U.S. men’s national team as “soft, tattooed millionaires,” … Continue reading How do we raise soft, tattooed millionaires? Alexi Lalas on RSD
Like the new production of The Tick, the pro/rel debate sometimes muddies the waters between the two “sides.” Is Overkill a trustworthy ally against The Terror? Are we supposed to root for Miss Lint to overthrow Ramses? And like The Tick … Continue reading Promotion/relegation propaganda/reality, Part 2: The players
For nearly 25 years, promotion/relegation has been a blood-soaked battleground in U.S. soccer. The worst place to be is in the middle of that battleground. Those of us who engaged in pro/rel chat — see Jason Davis, now a host … Continue reading Promotion/relegation propaganda/reality, Part 1: History
At the Project Play summit yesterday, we all fretted the state of sports in the USA, as Project Play folks are inclined to do. The basic problem: “Youth sports” in the USA is less and less about getting out and … Continue reading What if … colleges de-emphasized sports?
“Wow, it really looks like things might be happening with promotion/relegation in this country! Peter Wilt’s third-division league, intending to link D2 with the top amateur/semipro leagues, seems to be getting a good reception. And most of the responses to … Continue reading The probably counterproductive promotion/relegation legal action
How are each country’s Olympic athletes trending in World Championship and other competition? Glad you asked. As it stands now, U.S. athletes are doing quite well, tracking a good bit ahead of how they finished in Rio 2016. So are … Continue reading Presenting the Perpetual Medal Count
Let’s play Soccer Optometrist. Better like this? Or better like this? That’s the result of my attempt to demonstrate something I’ve been investigating and analyzing for the past two months in a couple of stories — the opus on all … Continue reading The sprawling attempt to prevent travel soccer sprawl