The 2018 race for the US Soccer Presidency

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  1. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    There are so many candidates for President of US Soccer. I thought it would be fun to talk about the candidates, what they advocate, how they will “fix” USSoccer if they even believe it needs fixing. If anyone knows how the Prez gets elected, I.e., who actually gets to vote, that would be Interesting.
     
  2. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    wow that was a weird tool.

    I looked at this very long article by Anthony DiCicco, but I want names! real names! and a clear concise summary. oh well.
    Who is Anthony DiCicco anyways? When I saw his name in Twitter, I thought it was a parody account, since Tony DiCicco just died this year. So is this Tony DiCicco's son?
     
  3. markmcf8

    markmcf8 Member+

    Oct 18, 1999
    Vancouver, WA, USA
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    I can't say that I know any of these people, but ...

    Candidates

    I like the first two names on the list.

    We need someone serious, we need someone who has a sense of fair play, and treats the three leagues with respect, if not equally. Sure, MLS should be driving the bus, but that doesn't mean driving the bus over NASL.

    Gans and Lapointe, maybe Winograd would be good serious candidates, but I'd want to hear that they weren't out to screw NASL (who may well be doomed by their on incompetence anyway).

    As long as we get rid of Sunil, that should be a positive step.

    Go Quakes!!

    - Mark
     
  4. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

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    Feb 28, 2004
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    I was saying that back in 2016. :)
     
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  5. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
  6. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
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    San Jose Earthquakes
    Which one is Putin backing?
     
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  7. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    My guess is Sunil or his right-hand man Cordeiro. Because Putin would want USSF to continue overlooking the ongoing Russian doping scandal. I would assume all the player candidates would take some action as prez if they could.
     
  8. TyffaneeSue

    TyffaneeSue moderator
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    Nov 15, 2003
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    Too bad they couldn't find a single female candidate.
     
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  9. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
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    I read somewhere that they were trying to convince Julie Foudy to run. That would have been fantastic!
     
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  10. due time

    due time Member+

    Mar 1, 1999
    Santa Clara
    My understanding is that candidates volunteer to run for president. So the statement should be more accurately modified to: too bad no female has chosen to throw their hat in the ring. Instead of insinuating there is some invisible 'they' who is unfairly picking the candidates and discriminating against women.
     
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  11. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

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    Feb 28, 2004
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    If Megan Rapinoe threw her hat in the ring, does anyone think "they" would vote for her?

    Hope Solo? :)
     
  12. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    I would vote for Rapinoe over any of the player candidates, gulati and gulati2
     
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  13. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
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    Rapinoe is too controversial because of her show of solidarity with Kaepernick. Right now, the last thing USSF needs is a controversial, potentially divisive candidate. @don gagliardi — you are stirring the pot!
     
  14. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

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    Feb 28, 2004
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    Unlike Eric Wynalda. :)
     
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  15. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Is it too late to enter Alabama's Roy Moore as a candidate, in case his other election doesn't work out? He's watched a lot of football in his lifetime - at high schools, anyway.
     
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  16. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
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    May 18, 1999
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  17. SalinasQuakesFan

    Mar 27, 2010
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    Why?
     
  18. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    United States
    smart courageous female!
     
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  19. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    I just finished reading Raphael Honigstein's "Das Reboot: How German soccer reinvented itself and conquered the world", 2015.

    It is a detailed analysis of how German soccer changed from 2000 onwards. The 2 prime motivators at the beginning were:
    • in 1996, they were going to submit a bid to host WC 2006. They wanted to improve the youth system to ensure they would have a competitive team
    • No one wanted to spend the money, but after losing in WC 1998 to Croatia and then exiting Euro 2000 in first round, youth development got funded
    Key developments were that
    • The German FA working with the Bundesliga, set up what eventually became 366 regional performance centers. The goal was to offer weekly 2 hour training to 10,000 U12 boys and 4,000 13-17 year old boys, within 25 kms of home. This helps identify players who don't live near the clubs
    • Concurrently, club academies became requirements for the 36 Bundesliga clubs in divisions 1 and 2. Academies are certified (e.g., must have a minimum of 4 training pitches with one of artificial turf). 3-star clubs get 400k euros annually from the UEFA Champions League Solidarity Fund (unless the clubs played in the CL), whereas zero-star academies get 100k euros.
    • The academies now develop kids at a professional level, both physically, tactically and mentally. E.g., by age 16 they know many tactical systems and can change on a dime.
    • Jurgen Klinsmann is credited with bringing in many changes to German professional soccer. Changes he made at the national team level spread to the Bundesliga clubs
      • Individualized fitness training
      • Mark Verstegen’s methods
      • in-depth scouting of opponents
      • holistic attitude to man management including sports psychologists and mental coaches
      • use of specialists
      • professionalism
      • training pitch improvements
    There are also many other things they have done. It's quite mind-boggling. More than half the book is about the players and games at WC 2006, 2010, and 2014. Very good read.
     
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  20. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    so if the ussf candidates knew Germany's history, maybe they would get some ideas on how to improve soccer in the USA.
     
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  21. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
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    So far, USSF has lacked anything like the necessary level of organizational strategy, resources or willingness to do anything resembling this. It's really such a sham organization at the highest levels that it's almost embarrassing. Taking only that portion I know best (the referee program), there has been such a lack of clear, comprehensive, and most importantly - consistent vision or strategy. Every couple of years, each new head of the referee program would basically tear up the books and start all over again, leading to a total lack of communication between the national, regional, state, and local (district) levels. This was so apparent when USSF decided to implement a "hybrid" (i.e. computer, classroom, field) clinic for grade 8 licenses without sufficient guidance or resources offered to referee instructors. Really, the lack of organizational sophistication within USSF is very troubling and is a severe impediment to the necessary improvement in all aspects of the sport if the US is to ever successfully compete on the international level.
     
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  22. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

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    Feb 28, 2004
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    Invade France? :)
     
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  23. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
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    Yes, and on the way go through the Low Countries, some Dutch and Belgian ideas could be helpful as well. :)
     
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  24. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

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    Feb 28, 2004
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    Total Soccer!
     

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