Jack Harrison And 'Mum' Leave Man. Utd. System And Find Success In U.S.
Jack Harrison was rising through the Manchester United academy system. But when he was 14, his mom sent him to the U.S. Five years later, Jack was the No. 1 overall pick in the MLS draft. Jack and his mom, Debbie, share the story of their unusual journey.
3 Stories You Should Know: Aroldis Chapman, Brandi Chastain, MLS
Does the MLB handle domestic violence cases better than the NFL? Why is Brandi Chastain's donation of her brain to CTE research so important? And will soccers' detractors ever change their tune? Vice Sports' Patrick Hruby joins Bill Littlefield and Karen Given.
Tracking 127 Years Of Home-Field Advantage
After analyzing 127 years of English soccer matches, Columbia psychology professor James Curley has proven that home-field advantage exists. But Curley also found that the advantage has been declining over time, and he joins Bill Littlefield to explain why that might be.
(Don't) Use Your Head: Is U.S. Soccer's Youth Restriction The Right Move?
A recent United States Soccer Federation resolution is aiming to cut the number of headers in youth soccer. Will the move keep young athletes safe? Is there a chance the U.S. will become less competitive in international competitions? Here's a look at how analysts and former players are reacting to the resolution.
3 Stories You Should Know: Ohio State OUI, Daniel Murphy, Paid Patriotism
Is taking a scholarship away from a student-athlete an appropriate form of punishment? Is it possible to appreciate a player who might not be able to appreciate you? And is it acceptable that professional teams are getting taxpayer dollars from the Pentagon? Bill Littlefield is joined by Patrick Hruby and Kate Fagan.
Are These U.S. Soccer's Good Ole Days?
The MLS is offering its most exciting games of the year, but those games just can't compete with the World Series, the start of the NBA season and the ever-popular NFL. Bill Littlefield laments soccer's predicament in the U.S. and celebrates it at the same time.
Landon Donovan Talks MLS, Beckham And Bagging Groceries In Germany
Landon Donovan scored seven goals in his first game...at age 5. He went on to score many more for the U.S. before he retired late last year. Donovan looks back on his career and the changing relationship between European and American soccer.
Stars Drive MLS Popularity, But Is That The Right Strategy?
Only a handful of MLS players earn seven-figure salaries, but the league is counting on those stars to increase the game's popularity in the U.S. Sport management professor Rick Burton joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of that strategy.
To Attract Fans, College Football Teams Take Cues From MLS. Seriously.
Despite overwhelming success on the football field, SEC schools are experiencing a decline in attendance. The pro sports league they've turned to for help might surprise you. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Cohen tells Bill Littlefield what the SEC is learning from the MLS.
Up Next, 2018: The Future Of The U.S. Men's National Team
The U.S. made it out of group play at the 2014 World Cup but was stopped in the Round of 16. Can the team go further in in 2018? Greg Lalas of MLSsoccer.com joins Karen Given to discuss what's next for coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. national team.