Gluck – An Open Letter to Earnie Stewart @USSoccer

Sir, As you deliberate and determine a path forward, for our country, I'm offering what I think 'right looks like' for your tasks: Lead the hiring process and serve as counsel for head coach Establish a style of play and nurturing team culture Identify short- and long-term player pool Build relationships with players, clubs and leagues Facilitate... Continue Reading →

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Possession with Purpose Total Soccer Index

With betting on sports games legal in the United States I will no longer publish details behind how my Total Soccer Index was created. I will, however, from time to time keep you updated on the correlation of my Indices relative to points earned in the league table. Here's the latest for your consideration:  ... Continue Reading →

Gluck: Coaching Youth #Soccer Part II

In my most recent article, Coaching Youth Soccer Part I, I ended with this quote. There are roughly 8,250 square yards on a soccer pitch, if a team only makes use of around 7,000 square yards (by consistently playing counter-attacking and direct attacking soccer) then your ability to create time and space is only 3/4ths... Continue Reading →

Gluck: Coaching Youth #Soccer Part I

Soccer is a global sport - and some say it's the largest, organized, youth sport in the United States.  Why, in a country with such a huge population of youth soccer players, do we see ourselves failing to qualify for the World Cup?  It isn't because were aren't teaching players the mechanics of executing technical skills... Continue Reading →

Gluck: Who should Head Coach the #USMNT in @USSoccer?

I'm sure there's many ways to determine what Head Coach might best lead the US Men's National Team out of darkness...     I've narrowed my scope of who might fit best by limiting the selection pool to those who currently lead a team in Major League Soccer.  This obviously includes a broad band of candidates -... Continue Reading →

Gluck: It’s not just @USSoccer that needs to “wipe the slate clean”

I'm not on the bandwagon of blasting US Soccer, USSF, Sunil Gulati, the Coaching Staff, or the Players anymore - that's old news for me; especially since the rest of our soccer media has finally caught up to what I was thinking after the US Men's team performance in World Cup 2014.  Here's my summary... Continue Reading →

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