For the first time in 28 years, the US men will not be competing in the World Cup. It is arguably the biggest failure in the history of international soccer.
From the quality of our player pool and youth development pipeline to the failures of tactics, planning, business, and culture that brought us so low, we examine it all and attempt to figure out where we can go from here.
Also in the issue:
Justice is Blind: Our deep dive into refereeing. Why would anyone want such a thankless job?
I Am Not Sorry for Scoring with My Hand by Diego Armando Maradona
Plus: A piece by the translators of Maradona’s new book on what it’s like to interpret the singular mind of one of the world’s greatest players.
London Red and Blue: Crystal Dunn and Heather O’Reilly at Arsenal and Chelsea
Weston McKennie: (Almost) everything is going right for Schalke’s 19-year-old American midfielder
Sócrates and the Birth of Corinthians Democracy
Inside the struggle for control of the Seattle Sounders that led to Sigi Schmid’s firing and the club’s first MLS Cup trophy
The Magic Show: Scenes from the FA Cup
(And a lot more)
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