Going Full Soccer/Academy Nerd...

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  1. Kante

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    Every now and again, come across items that are super solid but there's not a venue to share so figured to start a new thread. First item is an 83 minute podcast from Scuffed with Bobby Warshaw and David Gass, the two guys who announced this year's GA cup games. There's a sense of humor, genuine insight and learned about 14 different new things not known before. Enjoy. https://scuffed.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-69-ga-cup-mls-academies-breakdo

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    One of the best articles written to date on Mexico recruiting younger Latino players in Southern California for its national team. Names like Jonathan Gonzalez and Efrain Alvarez are recent examples of US-born players now playing for the Mexico youth national team. Obviously, there's some ambivalence about this, but it's probably good that US Soccer has some competition, and thus accountability.
    https://www.theringer.com/soccer/20...ual-national-jonathan-gonzalez-efrain-alvarez

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    As the season winds down, clubs make decisions about which players to keep and families decide if they want to continue with the same club or switch. Ran across this article by SoccerAmerica from back in the day. Seems the USSDA used to publish report cards on DA clubs. Here's the article: https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/43960/top-us-boys-clubs-get-report-cards.html

    Here's the link to the archived 2011 evals (the original USSDA web page is no longer available).
    https://web.archive.org/web/2011111...~/media/F6AFF980EC804D5980011C71E16FC2D4.ashx


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    As Biden would say, "this is a big f*&^ing deal." Crossfire obtained and has released the FIFA DRC ruling on their request for solidarity payment from Tottenham for Yedlin. According to ESPNFC, FIFA ruled in favor of Crossfire's claim but said that since Tottenham had already paid the full transfer fee (including solidarity payments) to MLS and USSF, that Crossfire would have to seek compensation from MLS/USSF, not Tottenham. Evidently, MLS/USSF gave assurances to Tottenham that solidarity payments would be forwarded to the appropriate parties, which did not happen. Will be fascinating to hear MLS/USSF response although (as of 2:01pm pst) they do not appear to be returning phone calls.
    https://www.espn.com/soccer/major-league-soccer/story/3875322/fifa-panel-releases-detailed-ruling-in-yedlin-case
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    In a little followed item, US Soccer is currently looking to hire a new CEO. Current CEO Dan Flynn is stepping down, and, per reports, strongly recommending Jay Berhalter, current US soccer chief commercial and chief strategy officer. (and yes, Jay Berhalter is the brother of current US Men’s team coach Gregg Berhalter). Here's link to recent article on the search - https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2019/0...s-of-hiring-new-ceo-jay-berhalter-in-running/

    In the Twitterverse, two key bits of news have bubbled up. One, reports have both current US president Carlos Cordeiro and current Vice President Cindy Cone opposing J. Berhalter’s elevation. (by way of background, the US Soccer President and VP positions are elected while the CEO and CCSO positions are hired staff positions. The elected positions oversee the staff positions.) Two, multiple reports have surfaced citing the CCSO’s less than ideal management style. The most striking of which are employee reviews of US Soccer on Glassdoor which can be found here - https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/U-S-Soccer-Federation-Reviews-E9884.htm

    Given Cordeiro’s operating style to date, the new CEO will likely become the face of US Soccer, and have significant influence over what happens with US Soccer over the next decade or so. Here's the link to the Twitter references re: the US Soccer CEO search and US Soccer employee reviews - https://twitter.com/search?q=glassdoor soccer&src=typd


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    Also, if you get a chance, can you take this poll asking what would be interesting/engaging for next year? gracias!http://www.socalsoccer.com/threads/...r-the-new-season-please-pick-the-top-3.17573/
     
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    Great podcast from Scuffed w/ solid insight and discussion re: US Soccer new org w/ Earnie Stewart as the one soccer guy in charge, and and how it may affect the US YNT program on both the men's and women's sides.

    short version is that the new regime's organizational house cleaning is wrapping up, and Cordeiro will then present the proposed new org to the board in September.

    it would make sense then for US Soccer to more publicly talk what the org looks like and where they're going by October but that doesn't mean that they will.

    it's also reasonable to assume that the new men's org will mirror what US Soccer has talked about for the women's org (i.e. gm will manage the sr team coach, the ynt coaches and the ussda and scouting)

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    Woke this morning, almost did a spit take and had to get another cup of coffee. Couldn't believe it. Reportedly, because US Soccer failed to forward paperwork from FIFA, US girls youth clubs where women's world cup players came up may not be receiving $375k from FIFA for players that played in the WWC. Excellent reporting by SoccerAmerica.

    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwDrHqVpqrvNlkGwnBMNtzZcCJG

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    Just to follow-up on this, it turns out that they've extended the deadline or otherwise permitted US girls youth clubs to apply/participate.

    https://twitter.com/JeffreyCarlisle/status/1173673152804573191

     
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