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 →

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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 →

Hypothetical Interview as a Head Coach of the #USMNT

My motivation for offering this article stems from reading this interview session  Matthew Futterman had with Jurgen Klinsmann through the Wall Street Journal. Great article - recommend you read it! Coaching soccer in America is not like coaching soccer in Europe.   Here's my hypothetical interview as if I were still a Head Coach using the same... 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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