News of Interest

US Club Soccer has launched a feature to members called the News of Interest, a regular compilation of recent news articles encompassing all levels of our sport. As new editions are added, older news will be replaced. By being included in the News of Interest, US Club Soccer is not necessarily endorsing the views of the writer and/or publication.

Head over to the “US Club Soccer in the news” web page for media coverage specific to US Club Soccer.

Jan. 26 edition:

Jan. 15 edition:

Jan. 9 edition:

Jan. 3 edition:

What I learned reading tons of USSF minutes and transcripts, Part 1 (1998-2009) …
https://rantingsoccerdad.com/2017/12/31/what-i-learned-reading-tons-of-ussf-minutes-and-transcripts-part-1-1998-2009/

USSF Athlete Council web page
https://ussfathletecouncil.com/

Video clip: Eric Wynalda discusses complexities of youth soccer in America
https://twitter.com/danielworkman/status/947255277598003200

NASL Sends Letter To U.S. Soccer Concerning Presidential Election
http://www.nasl.com/news/2017/12/28/nasl-sends-letter-to-us-soccer

U.S. Soccer presidential election: NASL questions allocation of delegates
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76230/us-soccer-presidential-election-nasl-questions.html 

Contrary to Comments, Garber, Gulati’s Actions Show Lobbying for Carter in U.S. Soccer Election
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/12/22/kathy-carter-us-soccer-election-president-sunil-gulati-don-garber

An Open Letter to the United States Soccer Federation from Paul Caligiuri
http://3vjhyn2i4tw93whkoj1sjvwx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Open-Letter-to-US-Soccer.pdf

Despite Ties to Gulati, Cordeiro’s U.S. Soccer Platform Differs From Outgoing President
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/12/20/carlos-cordeiro-us-soccer-president-election-platform

Planet Futbol podcasts with Grant Wahl (including several with U.S. Soccer President Candidates)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/planet-f%C3%BAtbol-with-grant-wahl/id999062153?mt=2

Official Slate of Candidates Confirmed for 2018 U.S. Soccer Presidential Election
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/12/20/16/12/20171220-news-official-slate-of-candidates-confirmed-for-2018-us-soccer-presidential-election

Mark your calendar: 40 key dates for 2018
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76257/mark-your-calendar-40-key-dates-for-2018.html

Terry Fisher on why pro/rel in an integrated league structure is essential at the youth level
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76216/terry-fisher-on-why-prorel-in-an-integrated-leagu.html

U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department Announces Grassroots Pathway Initiative
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/12/20/22/28/20171220-news-us-soccer-coaching-education-department-announces-grassroots-pathway-initiative

UCLA’s Amanda Cromwell on women in soccer, the new youth landscape, and role models Tony DiCicco and Lauren Gregg
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76219/uclas-amanda-cromwell-on-women-in-soccer-the-new.html

U.S. Soccer Announces Next Dates for A-Senior, A-Youth and B Coaching Courses
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/12/22/20/50/20171222-news-coaching-education-2018-dates-for-a-senior-a-youth-and-b-coaching-courses

Fifa trial: ex-president of Peru soccer acquitted of corruption charge
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/26/fifa-trial-ex-president-of-peru-soccer-acquitted-of-corruption-charge

Women’s soccer has found its global voice. Federations must listen.
http://www.espn.com/espnw/voices/article/21803759/2017-stories-impact-women-soccer-found-global-voice-federations-listen

SheBelieves Cup: USA will again host Germany, England and France
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76181/shebelieves-cup-usa-will-again-host-germany-engl.html

MLS grants Nashville expansion club, propelling Music City from underdog to ‘soccer city’
http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nashvillesc/2017/12/20/mls-expansion-nashville-announcement-live-stream/947951001/

MLS Delays Announcement of Second Expansion Team Awarded This Round
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/12/21/mls-expansion-timeline-don-garber-cincinnati-detroit-sacramento

Jan Osborne on Werner Fricker and Sunil Gulati, the national teams in the 1980s and ’90s and the barnstorming Project-40 team
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76159/jan-osborne-on-werner-fricker-and-sunil-gulati-th.html

Julie Ertz named U.S. Soccer top female player of 2017
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76163/julie-ertz-named-us-soccer-top-female-player-of.html

Sophia Smith, scorer for three U.S. teams, is Young Player of the Year
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76166/sophia-smith-scorer-for-three-us-teams-is-youn.html

College coaching moves: Waldrum named Pitt’s women’s coach
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76149/college-coaching-moves-waldrum-named-pitts-women.html

Dec. 18 edition:

Wait continues on decisions on three fronts with huge implications for American soccer
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76111/wait-continues-on-decisions-on-three-fronts-with-h.html

U.S. Soccer presidential race: Gans asks for independent management of election
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76063/us-soccer-presidential-race-gans-asks-for-indep.html

U.S. Soccer presidential election: Eight candidates submit letters of nomination
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76076/us-soccer-presidential-election-eight-candidate.html

Statement from the Nominating and Governance Committee on Potential Candidates for U.S. Soccer President
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/12/13/23/04/20171213-news-statement-nominating-and-governance-committee-potential-candidates-us-soccer-president

Hope Solo Announces She Will be Running for U.S. Soccer President in Facebook Post
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/12/08/hope-solo-announces-us-soccer-president-candidacy-facebook-post

Don Garber denies lobbying Kathy Carter to run for USSF presidency
http://www.espn.com/soccer/major-league-soccer/story/3302170/don-garber-denies-lobbying-kathy-carter-to-run-for-ussf-presidency

Q&A: Kathy Carter talks pay-to-play, USMNT coach search
http://www.espnfc.us/video/espn-fc-tv/86/video/3300319/qanda-kathy-carter-talks-pay-to-play-usmnt-coach-search

Kathy Carter Joins a Crowded Race for U.S. Soccer President
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/sports/soccer/kathy-carter-us-soccer-election.html

U.S. Soccer presidential race: Kathy Carter, an MLS original
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75957/us-soccer-presidential-race-kathy-carter-an-ml.html

Sunil Gulati’s decision not to seek re-election as U.S. Soccer president is not a surprise
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75948/sunil-gulatis-decision-not-to-seek-re-election-as.html

World Cup qualifying failure meant Gulati had to go but his legacy is far-reaching
http://www.espn.com/soccer/club/united-states/660/blog/post/3297676/world-cup-qualifying-failure-meant-sunil-gulati-had-to-go-but-his-legacy-is-far-reaching

North America’s bid to host 2026 World Cup jeopardized by falling U.S. popularity
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/12/17/north-americas-bid-to-host-2026-world-cup-jeopardized-by-falling-u-s-popularity/

New study finds big drop in soccer participation in key age group
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76121/new-study-finds-big-drop-in-soccer-participation-i.html

Forward Alex Morgan Wins CONCACAF Female Player of the Year
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/12/17/22/16/20171217-news-wnt-forward-alex-morgan-wins-concacaf-female-player-of-the-year-award

John Skipper Unexpectedly Resigns As ESPN President, Cites Substance Addiction
http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2017/12/18/People-and-Pop-Culture/Skipper.aspx

USSF set to revamp president’s role, create GM position – sources
http://www.espn.com/soccer/united-states/story/3310923/ussf-set-to-revamp-presidents-responsibilitiescreate-gm-role-sources

Debate: Possible USMNT general manager role raises many issues
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76099/debate-possible-usmnt-general-manager-role-raises.html

Beckham’s new partners have been approved — and final decision on team not far behind
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mls/article189854229.html

Three judges will hear oral arguments on Friday that could decide NASL’s fate
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76084/three-judges-will-hear-oral-arguments-on-friday-th.html

Christian Pulisic: Youngest U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76091/christian-pulisic-youngest-us-soccer-male-playe.html

‘New’ National Soccer Hall of Fame to open in October in Texas
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76054/new-national-soccer-hall-of-fame-to-open-in-octo.html

There’s hope for Baltimore and other smaller markets to host 2026 World Cup matches
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/12/09/theres-hope-for-baltimore-and-other-smaller-markets-to-host-2026-world-cup-matches/

MLS Cup 2017: Toronto FC lays claim to title of MLS’s best team ever
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76022/mls-cup-2017-toronto-fc-lays-claim-to-title-of-ml.html

United Soccer Leagues Partners with Select
http://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/864128

Garber: Beckham’s Miami franchise ‘coming together rather soon’
http://www.espn.com/soccer/major-league-soccer/story/3302176/garber-beckhams-miami-franchise-coming-together-rather-soon

U.S.’s World Cup qualifying failure will cost SUM more than $10m – Garber
http://www.espn.com/soccer/united-states/story/3302236/uss-world-cup-qualifying-failure-will-cost-sum-more-than-$10m-garber

Harrisburg becomes an American soccer science lab with USL team overhaul
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/soccer/rush-soccer-promotion-relegation-harrisburg-jerome-de-bontin-solidarity-training-compensation-20171207.html

Garber Clarifies MLS Position on Columbus, Says Expansion Bids Could Leap Miami
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/12/08/mls-commissioner-don-garber-columbus-relocation-austin-expansion-tam

Minnesota United announces departure of ex-president Nick Rogers
http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-united-announces-departure-of-ex-president-nick-rogers/462126233/

Path to 2019 Women’s World Cup will begin at home for U.S. team
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/12/04/path-to-2019-womens-world-cup-will-begin-at-home-for-u-s-team/

That nutty idea of a World Cup for failed countries? Don’t hold your breath.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/12/04/that-nutty-idea-of-a-world-cup-for-failed-countries-dont-hold-your-breath/

NISA pushes back launch plans after only three D3 pro applications were accepted
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75921/nisa-pushes-back-launch-plans-after-only-three-d3.html

Dec. 4 edition:

Soccer United Marketing chief Kathy Carter mulling USSF presidency run
http://www.espn.com/soccer/united-states/story/3296983/soccer-united-marketing-chief-carter-mulling-run-for-ussf-presidency

Eric Wynalda Dishes on His U.S. Soccer Campaign, War With Merritt Paulson
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/11/30/eric-wynalda-us-soccer-president-election

Deconstructing the American game and the problems so many thought never existed
https://thesefootballtimes.co/2017/10/30/deconstructing-the-american-game-and-the-problems-so-many-thought-never-existed/

Q&A with Kyle Martino, U.S. Soccer Federation presidential candidate
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/soccer/kyle-martino-usa-soccer-election-nwsl-promotion-relegation-sunil-gulati-20171114.html

Did you tune out after the U.S. failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup? Catch up here.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/12/03/did-you-tune-out-after-the-u-s-failed-to-qualify-for-the-2018-world-cup-catch-up-here/?utm_term=.c72af9b34714

North Carolina FC’s Curt Johnson on building a sustainable youth-to-pro club, U.S. Soccer’s opportunity and slowing the youth train down
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75892/north-carolina-fcs-curt-johnson-on-building-a-sus.html

MLS Expansion: Four cities make first cut for first stage
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75873/mls-expansion-four-cities-make-first-cut-for-firs.html

Rochester Rhinos will sit out 2018 USL season
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75890/rochester-rhinos-will-sit-out-2018-usl-season.html

Michelle Akers, American soccer’s first superstar, rates the progress of the U.S. game, women’s and men’s
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75837/michelle-akers-american-soccers-first-superstar.html

Doubts raised about Beckham’s Miami MLS bid
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75858/doubts-raised-about-beckhams-miami-mls-bid.html

Black Friday: NASL champion San Francisco Deltas and founding member FC Edmonton fold
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75816/black-friday-nasl-champion-san-francisco-deltas-a.html

One Week Into FIFA Trial Uncovers Bribes, Death Threats, More Corruption
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/11/20/fifa-trial-burzaco-corruption-bribes-death-threat-world-cup-qatar

Report: New riverfront Chicago stadium on drawing board — for USL
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75791/report-new-riverfront-chicago-stadium-on-drawing.html

National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Induction to be Held Feb. 10 in Orlando
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/11/15/16/05/20171115-news-hof-soccer-hall-of-fame-2017-class-induction-feb-10-2018-orlando-scurry-machnik

CONCACAF League of Nations Confirmed
http://www.concacaf.com/article/concacaf-league-of-nations-confirmed

Caleb Porter out as Portland Timbers head coach
http://www.oregonlive.com/timbers/index.ssf/2017/11/caleb_porter_reportedly_out_as.html

Real Salt Lake bringing National Women’s Soccer League franchise to Utah
http://www.sltrib.com/sports/rsl/2017/11/16/rsl-bring-national-womens-soccer-league-franchise-to-utah-next-season/

The Players Tribune: Christian Pulisic
https://www.theplayerstribune.com/christian-pulisic-usmnt-world-cup/

National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Induction to be Held Feb. 10 in Orlando
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/11/15/16/05/20171115-news-hof-soccer-hall-of-fame-2017-class-induction-feb-10-2018-orlando-scurry-machnik

NWSL coaching moves: Denise Reddy returns home to take Sky Blue FC’s reins
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75714/nwsl-coaching-moves-denise-reddy-returns-home-to.html

‘Heartbreaking’ for Crew fans: Reaction of Columbus backers to MLS talks
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75715/heartbreaking-for-crew-fans-reaction-of-columbu.html

Rochester Rhinos’ owner: ‘We are at a crossroads’
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75711/rochester-rhinos-owner-we-are-at-a-crossroads.html

FC Cincinnati’s expansion gambit: ‘We will 100 percent privately finance the stadium’
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75700/fc-cincinnatis-expansion-gambit-we-will-100-per.html

FIFA corruption trial: Star witness tells of bribes for Qatar 2022 votes
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75704/fifa-corruption-trial-star-witness-tells-of-bribe.html

United States Ties Portugal to Begin the Task of Rebuilding
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/sports/soccer/usmnt-portugal-weston-mckennie.html?_r=0

Nike Friendlies and Winter Showcase expanded to include women’s components
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75705/nike-friendlies-and-winter-showcase-expanded-to-in.html

Riverhounds hire Lilley, replacing Brandt, forced out because of licensing requirements
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75691/riverhounds-hire-lilley-replacing-brandt-forced.html

2017 Men’s and Women’s Nike International Friendlies, DA Winter Showcase to Take Place Nov. 29-Dec. 11
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/11/14/17/37/20171114-news-u17mnt-u20wnt-2017-da-winter-showcase-nike-international-friendlies

Nov. 14 edition:

VIDEO: U.S. Soccer presidential candidates at GotSoccer forum
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75656/us-soccer-presidential-candidates-tackle-promoti.html

U.S. Soccer election: Members have until Nov. 27 to withdraw support
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75624/us-soccer-election-members-have-until-nov-27-t.html

Landon Donovan Won’t Run for President But Eyes Active Role in Shaping U.S. Soccer
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/11/09/landon-donovan-us-soccer-president-election-sunil-gulati

Q&A with Carlos Cordeiro, U.S. Soccer Federation presidential election candidate
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/soccer/carlos-cordeiro-us-soccer-presidential-election-wynald-gans-promotion-relegation-20171103.html

Q&A with Michael Winograd, U.S. Soccer Federation presidential election candidate
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/soccer/usa-soccer-election-michael-winograd-promotion-relegation-nwsl-20171107.html

Kyle Martino Enters Race for U.S. Soccer President
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/06/sports/kyle-martino-us-soccer-president.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

U.S. Soccer president: Kyle Martino enters race, lauding his ‘soccer PhD’
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75577/us-soccer-president-kyle-martino-enters-race-l.html

Paul Caligiuri throws his name into hat for U.S. Soccer president
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75545/paul-caligiuri-throws-his-name-into-hat-for-us-s.html

Eric Wynalda ‘afraid’ of Sunil Gulati, Carlos Cordeiro impact on U.S. soccer
http://www.espnfc.us/united-states/story/3256455/eric-wynalda-afraid-of-what-sunil-gulati-carlos-cordeiro-can-do-to-us-soccer

Ex-U.S. international Paul Caligiuri to run for U.S. Soccer presidency
http://www.espnfc.us/united-states/story/3257583/ex-us-international-paul-caligiuri-to-run-for-ussf-presidency

Carlos Cordeiro, Gulati’s Right-Hand Man and VP, Runs for U.S. Soccer President
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/11/02/carlos-cordeiro-us-soccer-president-sunil-gulati-election

SPECIAL MEETING: U.S. Soccer board members request session regarding history of U.S. national coach hirings
http://www.frontrowsoccer.com/2017/11/02/special-meeting-u-s-soccer-board-members-request-session-regarding-history-u-s-national-coach-hirings/

Carlos Cordeiro: ‘I have harbored ambitions for a long time’
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75523/carlos-cordeiro-i-have-harbored-ambitions-for-a.html

U.S. Men’s National Team to Open 2018 with Friendly Against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Jan. 28 at StubHub Center
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/11/13/18/56/20171113-news-mnt-v-bih-announcement

Why this spot in KCK is key to the future of the chaotic U.S. men’s soccer program
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article184096131.html

Pay-to-Play: The complexity of high-cost youth soccer explained by former Bay Area club president Eric Sippel
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75634/pay-to-play-the-complexity-of-high-cost-youth-soc.html

USA-Canada: Rapinoe finishes comeback year with big performance in 3-1 win
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75669/usa-canada-rapinoe-finishes-comeback-year-with-bi.html

NASL Final: Deltas shrug off uncertainty to beat Cosmos
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75670/nasl-final-deltas-shrug-off-uncertainty-to-beat-c.html

Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault at 2013 FIFA Gala
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75647/hope-solo-accuses-sepp-blatter-of-sexual-assault-a.html

Cities bidding to host World Cup 2026 games will make presentations in Houston
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75645/cities-bidding-to-host-world-cup-2026-games-will-m.html

Hummer: Addiction to GotSoccer stifling youth soccer progress
http://www.soccerwire.com/blog-posts/hummer-addiction-to-gotsoccer-stifling-youth-soccer-progress/

Austin is made not so subtle pitch about securing MLS team
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75640/austin-is-made-not-so-subtle-pitch-about-securing.html

USA-Canada: Americans lucky to get out of BC Place with draw
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75636/usa-canada-americans-lucky-to-get-out-of-bc-place.html

Brad Friedel takes job as New England Revolution head coach
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75628/brad-friedel-takes-job-as-new-england-revolution-h.html

MLS in Nashville? Stadium plan boosts Music City’s hopes.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/11/08/mls-in-nashville-stadium-plan-boosts-music-citys-hopes

Richard Groff: ‘We need to keep doing what we do well’
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75601/richard-groff-we-need-to-keep-doing-what-we-do-w.html

Montreal Impact hires former French international and EPL and Ligue 1 manager Remi Garde as head coach
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75613/montreal-impact-hires-former-french-international.html

Phil Murphy, Sky Blue FC’s majority owner, is elected New Jersey governor
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75609/phil-murphy-sky-blue-fcs-majority-owner-is-elec.html

ECNL and United Soccer Coaches launch education and awards partnership
https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/web/web/News/Articles/October_2017/ECNL_and_United_Soccer_Coaches_launch_partnership.aspx

Sarachan Calls 21 Players for Friendly vs. Third-Ranked Portugal
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/11/07/14/39/20171107-news-mnt-sarachan-calls-21-players-for-friendly-against-third-ranked-portugal

NASL’s plea: ‘The clock is ticking right now’
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75591/nasls-plea-the-clock-is-ticking-right-now.html

NASL v. USSF: Why court ruling against NASL was not unexpected
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75555/nasl-v-ussf-why-court-ruling-against-nasl-was-no.html

Court Denies NASL’s Request for Injunction in Lawsuit vs. U.S. Soccer
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/11/03/nasl-us-soccer-court-ruling-injunction-division-2

Sasho Cirovski: We need to define an ‘American Way’ and end the divisiveness
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75514/sasho-cirovski-we-need-to-define-an-american-way.html

PSV president: Columbus Crew ‘could not be any more serious’ about move
http://www.mystatesman.com/sports/soccer/psv-president-columbus-crew-could-not-any-more-serious-about-move/WxpopI8f5CCiGs81NhPQhN/

Jonathan Gonzalez will get last word in USA-Mexico tug-of-war
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75518/jonathan-gonzalez-will-get-last-word-in-usa-mexico.html

Detroit throws wrinkle into MLS expansion process
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75538/detroit-throws-wrinkle-into-mls-expansion-process.html

Arena and Dorrance will be inducted into United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75542/arena-and-dorrance-will-be-inducted-into-united-so.html

Insider Notes: U.S. Soccer CEO Flynn Does 180 on Plans to Step Away
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/10/31/dan-flynn-us-soccer-ceo-election

Everybody Wins: Simple Steps for Fixing the Faulty MLS Playoff Format
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/10/31/mls-playoff-format-fix-solution

Nick Lusson, California coach brings sheriff’s program to under-served, addresses solutions for pay-to-play and soccer’s arms race
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/75487/nick-lusson-california-coach-brings-sheriffs-pro.html

NASL vs USSF October 31, 2017 Hearing Notes
http://midfieldpress.com/2017/10/31/nasl-vs-ussf-october-31-2017-hearing-notes/