A Historical Review of Soccer Tactics

Great Historical Narrative. Shortsighted Prognostication In their YouTube video WHY the development of football tactics is over the folks at DW Kick Off give a beautifully detailed chronology of the evolution of team tactics, starting with the first international soccer game ever in 1872 – where England used the 1-1-8 formation versus Scotland’s 2-2-6 formation. Game score was 0-0. TheRead More…

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The Future of Soccer in the U.S.

The future of soccer in the U.S. is looking good – especially for women’s soccer. Soccer fandom continues to grow, and it appears that Hispanic women are the human engine pushing soccer’s growth. Read more below. Before I proceed with this week’s story, I want to invite you to also read last week’s article where I critique US Youth Soccer’s lackluster explanation to parents about the lifeRead More…

US Youth Soccer’s Life Lesson Checklist Needs Some Backbone

In this post we review US Youth Soccer’s article entitled, “Soccer Teaches Many Lessons On and Off the Field.” My overall critique is that US Youth Soccer’s life lesson checklist needs some backbone. This is why? A Hopeful List of Life Lessons Taught By Soccer The purpose of my critique is to tell US Youth Soccer that it must at least sound more confident when it communicates the bRead More…