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Frank but fair conversations and occasional silliness about youth soccer. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ranting-soccer-dad/support

Ranting Soccer Da‪d‬ Beau Dure

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Frank but fair conversations and occasional silliness about youth soccer. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ranting-soccer-dad/support

    Intro: Why the US Men Will Never Win the World Cup

    Intro: Why the US Men Will Never Win the World Cup

    A reading of the introduction to my new book is at the 15-minute mark, after a brief autobiography to explain my perspective as an old but still upbeat soccer supporter.

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    • 26 min
    RSD 2-7-19: Dan Loney drops by and doesn't talk about pro/rel

    RSD 2-7-19: Dan Loney drops by and doesn't talk about pro/rel

    We were going to talk about promotion and relegation. Really. We just didn't get around to it.

    Dan and I have been talking soccer online for a couple of decades, and we've been accused of being shills for Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer. And we've been accused of being the same person. We submit this podcast as proof that we're not, though someone will probably figure I just recorded both voices and spliced it together in Audacity, like the inverse of Jim Henson and Frank Oz teaming up to be the Swedish Chef.

    And THAT, we talk about. 

    We also trip down Memory Lane to remember a coven of soccer bloggers and journalists, along with MLS Cup 2009. And we talk about soccer hipsters.

    But you have to listen to the end to hear the Dave Chappelle joke. And the nice tidy ending.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    RSD short: A meditation on losing and coaching

    RSD short: A meditation on losing and coaching

    You can’t fix luck. But can you rethink things? Can you find holes in what you’re being taught? Why do people who follow the rules always lose? If you hurl a bag of balls, cones and pinnies off a cliff, does it make a sound?

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    • 13 min
    RSD 10-9-18: We need refs! Not just me!

    RSD 10-9-18: We need refs! Not just me!

    One thing we all know but becomes more vivid when you become a referee: We need more referees. A funny story or two from a long weekend on the field illustrates the point.

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    • 27 min
    RSD short: Funny youth stories, USSF arrogance and NASL spin

    RSD short: Funny youth stories, USSF arrogance and NASL spin

    How's the new "Play/Practice/Play" model working? Probably not as well for me with the number of kids I'm coaching. That's the first topic here. Then it's funny reffing stories. I get to USSF coaching education arrogance around the 18-minute mark, and then I defend Jason Davis and Nipun Chopra against the NASL's spinning efforts. Finally, a reminder to get moving if you want to run for USSF VP.

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    • 41 min
    RSD short Aug 10 2018: On Twitter and Cordeiro

    RSD short Aug 10 2018: On Twitter and Cordeiro

    Personal news: I'm boycotting Twitter over the Alex Jones situation and related misdeeds, and The Guardian has just posted my story on Carlos Cordeiro's first six months. Youth soccer news: What can Cordeiro's task force do to stop the insanity?

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    • 16 min

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