Landon Donovan's absence in the Copa America contrasts with the presence of Rafa Marquez for Mexico, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
The chance that FIFA might award the 2018 World Cup to North America continues to improve, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
Charlie Davies could have been the top overall selection in the SuperDraft, but like other recent high-profile college stars, he opted to spurn MLS for Europe, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
Lamar Hunt was quietly an ambitious proponent and farsighted investor of soccer in America and his loss will be keenly felt, says Frank Dell'Apa.
Bob Bradley was named coach of the U.S. national team by default, now it is up to Bradley to make himself into a coach whom U.S. Soccer can't refuse, says Frank Dell'Apa.
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati has said he expects to receive a formal invitation to participate in Copa America, it's an invitation the U.S. should accept, says Frank Dell'Apa.
The U.S. national team coaching position may be vacant, but U.S. Soccer Federation president is in no rush to fill the spot, says Frank Dell'Apa.
Until the financial investment in soccer comes closer to equaling that of Europe, North American teams will never be able to regularly compete with the traditional powers, says Frank Dell'Apa.
For the 2010 World Cup, the U.S. has to learn how to compete with the best national teams and a good place to start would be by participating in the Copa America, says Frank Dell'Apa.
The fact that there isn't one U.S. referee represented at this summer's World Cup should be sounding off an alarm within the U.S. Soccer Federation, says Frank Dell'Apa.
Recent results by the German national team have been poor, making it difficult to know what to expect when the Germans face the U.S., writes Frank Dell'Apa.
Both teams will be missing key Europe-based players when they clash, but Japan should provide tougher opposition for the U.S. than Norway did, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
The dearth of U.S. candidates for the FIFA Young Player award begs the question as to whether or not college soccer is hindering the development of U.S. talent, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
With the collective bargaining negotiations out of the way, the U.S. players can focus on the World Cup itself, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
As the U.S. prepares to resume training in January, the U.S. Soccer Federation and the players' association are still operating under the interim agreement, Frank Dell'Apa writes.
The U.S. will be bringing a "B" team to face Costa Rica in a hostile environment Saturday night, writes Frank Dell'Apa.