Ranting Soccer Dad

Frank but fair conversations and occasional silliness about youth soccer.

December 13th, 2017    

RSD23: The convoluted U.S. Soccer presidential race and the educational Soccer Parenting Summit

Beau flies solo for the likely 2017 RSD finale and talks about the magnificent seven or the elite eight to reach this stage of the USSF presidential race. At the 15-minute mark, he tries to sum up 20-some hours of the Soccer Parenting Summit. Happy holidays, and get more details on this pod later this week at RantingSoccerDad.com

December 6th, 2017    

RSD22: U.S. Soccer presidential candidate Paul Lapointe

If you want to skip Beau's rant on the good and bad of US Club Soccer, Sunil Gulati and Twitter, skip to the 15-minute mark. That's where you'll find the interview with Paul Lapointe, one of the first candidates to declare his intent to run for the U.S. Soccer presidency. 

We talk about promotion/relegation, the role of the president, equal pay for the U.S. women's team, women's soccer promotion/relegation/Open Cup, the fragmented world of futsal, the fragmented world of indoor "balls and walls" soccer, youth soccer and coaching. All in less than 45 minutes. 

December 1st, 2017    

RSD21: U.S. Soccer presidential candidate Eric Wynalda

Eric Wynalda has played in multiple World Cups, Germany, MLS, etc. He's been a successful coach and commentator. 

Yes, we talk about promotion/relegation. In fact, we did it first just so you single-issue types can listen and then bail out. If you want to hear about EVERY issue facing the next USSF president -- well, we got to maybe half of them. There are lot of issues. In rough order, we talk about: 

1. What's different or similar between the concerns of the Twitterati and the concerns of the typical state or national association. 

2. Whether people are nervous to speak up about the USSF power structure. 

3. Women's soccer: The new collective bargaining agreement and the NWSL. 

4. Youth soccer: Has the federation done too little? Too much? 

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