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Giving Back: UCSD Lucas Tager’s Work with Syrian Refugees

Giving Back: UCSD Lucas Tager’s Work with Syrian Refugees

There's a lot happening in the soccer world right now. Champions League is going strong.MLS playoffs have fans in a frenzy with "The Most Anticipa ...
OPINION: Playoffs are American. Promotion Relegation can stay away.

OPINION: Playoffs are American. Promotion Relegation can stay away.

A few months ago, I was meeting our newest team member here at SoccerNation. Richard Nightengale and I sat across the Soccerloco conference table fro ...
The end of an era. “The Water Towers” Soccer Facility Shut Down by City

The end of an era. “The Water Towers” Soccer Facility Shut Down by City

City officials abruptly shut down all operations at San Diego Indoor Soccer in North Park on September 26 image courtesy of San Diego Indoor Socce ...
2-0, ey? USA falls to Canada for the first time in decades

2-0, ey? USA falls to Canada for the first time in decades

What are the problems, and how will they be fixed? https://twitter.com/USMNT/status/1184279242676326400 Long term: Is "Pay to Play" the probl ...
What Does California’s New Law Mean for Soccer Players?

What Does California’s New Law Mean for Soccer Players?

Hint: A little bit, but not much. Over the last week, California has been making waves in the world of college sports. With a stroke of his p ...
Warren Barton on High School Soccer

Warren Barton on High School Soccer

Part 2 of my interview with Warren Barton This topic deserved a spotlight all its own. High school soccer, and the USSDA's rule prohibiting it ...
Making history. LAFC and Carlos Vela’s Left Foot Rewrite the Record Books

Making history. LAFC and Carlos Vela’s Left Foot Rewrite the Record Books

LAFC October 6, 2019: A photo album It would have been presumptuous to assume Vela would break the MLS single-season scoring record. Last week, wi ...
Key qualities of a great soccer player

Key qualities of a great soccer player

A few months ago, I talked to Shawn Beyer about US Soccer Talent Identification Scouts. CLICK HERE to read about what scouts do at games. 6 KEY QU ...
Chasing History: Carlos Vela has one game left to break the MLS scoring record

Chasing History: Carlos Vela has one game left to break the MLS scoring record

Last year, Atlanta United's Josef Martinez set a new single-season scoring record for Major League Soccer. With his 28th goal on August 24th 2018, ...
Why DMCV Sharks Joined ECNL. One word: Community

Why DMCV Sharks Joined ECNL. One word: Community

Established in 1970, Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks remain a mainstay in the Southern California soccer world. Five years ago, Warren Barton joined DMC ...
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