U.S. Soccer

  • Soc Takes

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 34: Paul Lapointe on his candidacy for USSF president

    U.S. Soccer presidential candidate and UPSL Northeast Conference manager Paul Lapointe shares his wide array of ideas to improve the sport across all levels domestically. The panel covers everything from pay to play, pro/rel and equal pay for the USWNT, to making the position of U.S. Soccer president a...
  • U.S. Soccer

    U.S. Soccer board member accused of sleeping by Commisso identified

    Last week, during the NASL’s conference call regarding its antitrust lawsuit against the USSF, New York Cosmos owner and NASL chairman Rocco Commisso accused a member of U.S. Soccer’s Board of Directors of falling asleep while he was making his presentation. Donna Shalala was the board member Commisso referred...
  • NPSL owners

    NPSL sends letter of complaint to U.S. Soccer

    The¬†National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) has sent a letter of complaint to U.S. Soccer about what they perceive as “continued tampering” with NPSL teams. The letter of complaint was sent during the week of September 25th-29th, 2017. The letter is addressed to Lydia Wahlke, legal counsel for the USSF...
  • Tony Meola

    Tony Meola on pro/rel: ‘Build a better mousetrap’

    Some argue it’s necessary for the U.S. to achieve its full soccer potential. Others think Major League Soccer might not even be where it’s at in a different model. Whatever your stance is on the issue of promotion and relegation, it remains perhaps the most divisive topic in American...
  • USSF lawsuit

    Listen: NASL holds conference call on antitrust lawsuit

    The NASL held a conference call Thursday afternoon regarding its federal antitrust lawsuit against the USSF. NASL chairman and New York Cosmos owner Rocco B. Commisso, Winston & Strawn LLP co-executive chairman Jeffrey Kessler and NASL interim commissioner Rishi Sehgal were the speakers. Each made opening remarks before taking...
  • Inverted Triangle Neil Morris

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 32: Neil Morris chats NASL vs. USSF

    Inverted Triangle podcast host and WRAL writer Neil Morris guests on the Soc Takes Pod panel to talk about the NASL’s federal antitrust lawsuit filed against the U.S. Soccer Federation, as well as his background in sports journalism. LISTEN HERE Support Soc Takes on Patreon for access to patron-only...
  • Soc Takes

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 31: PRFC fundraising, NASL-USSF saga & Butler soccer

    The three hosts discuss the GoFundMe page created to help the staff of Puerto Rico FC recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria before shifting gears to the NASL-USSF saga and some local Butler soccer chatter. LISTEN HERE *** Support Soc Takes on Patreon for access to patron-only...
  • USSF lawsuit

    NASL sues USSF: Soc Takes contributors weigh in

    The North American Soccer League (NASL) has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF), the league announced Tuesday. In wake of the news, our contributors linked up to share their opinions on the impending litigation. Bob Williams: Seventy-one pages, 215 points of order and one last...
  • Soc Takes Pod Ep. 30

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 30: NASL to lose DII status

    FiftyFive.One managing editor Wes Burdine joins the panel to chat about his story that broke Tuesday regarding the U.S. Soccer Federation’s decision to strip the NASL of Division II status in 2018. The panel discusses the decision’s impact on NASL clubs before analyzing Minnesota United FC’s recent uptick in...
  • Dennis Crowley

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 28: Dennis Crowley talks claim filing, pro/rel

    Kingston Stockade FC owner Dennis Crowley guests on the panel to discuss his and Miami FC owner Riccardo Silva’s claim filed in the Court of Arbitration for Sports. The two clubs are suing the USSF, FIFA and CONCACAF to force U.S. Soccer to implement a system of promotion and...
  • Gold Cup

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 27: USMNT hoists Gold Cup

    The Big Lead’s Ryan Phillips guests on this late-night edition of the Soc Takes Pod in which the panel dissects the U.S. men’s national team’s 2-1 victory over Jamaica to win the 2017 Gold Cup. Jordan Morris’ heroic finish in the 90th minute broke the deadlock. The USMNT saw...