Soccer reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer. When good soccer happens, I give thanks for the miracle and don't give a damn who performs it.
Joined on 18 December, 2009
President Biden called for "equal pay" during his campaign and said he'd withhold federal funding for the 2026 men's World Cup. Now it's a bill on the floor of the House, and "fair and equitable" is an even higher standard.
The league is introducing a $22k minimum salary for the 2021 season. Average compensation — including housing and other allowances — for players on the minimum will be $26k, while the average compensation league-wide will be $40k. The highest player compensation is $77k. #CanPL
Those numbers translate to US$17,365.70; US$20,523.10; $31,574.00; and $60,779.95, respectively.
Since we are still giving the matter oxygen, Geoff Cameron hasn't played for the USMNT in three and a half years, and at age 35 I'll be surprised if he ever does again.
Feel free to blast him for supporting a bigot, but I'm not going to claim he's a current MNT player.
Joanna Lohman has a new book out about raising youth soccer players and we’ll have a full review later on @AllForXI but I wanted to point out this insane story she tells on p195 about Tom Durkin when he was head coach of the Boston Breakers. Cw: violence
A legend on the pitch.
Now, a legend in the booth.
San Jose's own @daniellevslaton continues to shine as a member of the club's broadcast team.
Voir @wilfriednancy Entraîneur Chef du @clubdefootmtl me renvoie à mes souvenirs de @OlympiqueB93,le voyant s’entraîner sur le « terrain rouge » avec les plus grands..
Aujourd’hui il remplace @ThierryHenry...
Tout est possible à force de travail et de persévérance.. #Work
Juventus-Porto gets top billing from me this week, and not just because I get to lead my piece with a Weston McKennie photo.
But first, an English soccer history lesson. Portsmouth plays Sunderland tomorrow in a game that should matter beyond League One:
Getting set for the umpteenth media Zoom of the day, a check-in with the US U-23 MNT from Guadalajara. #CMOQ teams must submit their final 20-player rosters 10 days before their first match in the tournament; I'm told Concacaf will announce all of those on Thursday.
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