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American Soccer 101: What is the USL?

American Soccer 101: What is the USL?

With San Diego Loyal SC beginning play in 2020, it's time to learn about their league: USL Championship. Even the casual American soccer fan k ...
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 ...
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 ...
IE Legends rally around their teammate and remain #AriStrong

IE Legends rally around their teammate and remain #AriStrong

UPDATED OCTOBER 1, 2019 I received the following update from Team Ari today: "She’s free!!! No more cancer!! No more doctors!!" "Our bea ...
Great Food, Great Soccer. Help Oceanside Breakers travel to the SYL National Championships.

Great Food, Great Soccer. Help Oceanside Breakers travel to the SYL National Championships.

Oceanside Breakers had a great season in the USL's Super Y League. Having one team qualify for the SYL National Championships would be a wonderful ac ...
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