Gregg Berhalter to lead #USMNT?

After an exhausting period of time (almost un-ending) I'm pretty sure US Soccer will announce Gregg Berhalter as our next US Men's National Team Coach. Is this a good decision? Background: Earnie Stewart set the tone in Philadelphia by standardizing a system of play and directing the development of players (across the entire organization) to... Continue Reading →

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Gluck – An Open Letter to Earnie Stewart @USSoccer

Dear Earnie (Sir),  you've got five 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 internal player development Lead the hiring process and serve as counsel for head coach:  You shouldn't... Continue Reading →

Gluck: Coaching Youth #Soccer Part II

In my most recent article, Coaching Youth Soccer Part I, I spoke about decision making. If you struggle making decisions you'll struggle knowing how to play soccer. For what it is worth here's how I teach decision making as part of coaching players how to play soccer. My main training tool is Rondo.  My training plans... 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 →

US Men’s National Team Mauls the Minnow Guatemala 4-nil

This should have been the repeat headline from last week - and thankfully the last week headline wasn't a repeat this week! I'll be the first (probably 100th though) person to congratulate the players on their performance yesterday - well done lads! Now the grist - with the caveat "I'm still frustrated"!  🙂 It's my... Continue Reading →

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