US Soccer

The next great American soccer star?

She’s only 18, but Mallory Pugh is already one of the USWNT’s most impactful players.

Planting the seeds for a soccer relegation revolution in the U.S.

Exploring what it would take to implement a relegation system in US soccer.

The birth of a league

An oral history of MLS’s inaugural season.

Jack Harrison’s U.S. soccer path started with a choice in England by his mother

An unconventional decision from Jack Harrison’s mother led to the NYCFC winger’s swift rise within the American soccer system.

How soccer explains the sports page

Legendary American sports writer George Vecsey shares his memories from covering the 1982 World Cup as a soccer novice.

Soccer development in the U.S. shows progress and room for improvement

Ten people with American and international soccer experience discuss the state of U.S. youth development.

‘Vamos, celeste!’ The Latin drum group uniting soccer fans in New York City

A glimpse into the the early stages of an ever-growing New York City soccer culture.

Why is the USWNT player pool still so small?

Why is it so difficult for new talent to enter the USWNT ranks?

A champion dethroned: Why did the NCAA strip the title from the first HBCU to win a Division I championship?

The story of how a discreetly prejudiced NCAA stripped the 1971 Howard University soccer team of its championship.

Women’s soccer is done playing nice

Members of the USWNT are adamant in their pursuit of equal pay.