A St Louis Legend Is Stepping Away Soon

Sometime next month, a referee will signal the end of the final game of the soccer season for the Parkway South High School girls’ varsity. That last whistle will mark the end of the boys’ and girls’ high school coaching career of Al Trost, who is retiring at age 67. He leaves a lasting imprint […]

History of Spanish Soccer in St Louis

Professor James D. Fernandez at New York University with Luis Argeo, a journalist in Gijón, Asturias, Spain have crafted a wonderful history of Spanish soccer in St. Louis and it’s connections to Gijón, Spain that continue to exist today. Titled “Home Jersey or Away Jersey” it opens with Any one who would be surprised to […]

The Sunday Report – RIP Dan, 1st Goals and USWNT

The weekly round up this week includes a shout out to Brian, Trina, Hannah and Kayleigh who lost Grandpa Dan this week. He was a national Champion with the SLU Billikens in the early 60’s (McBride, McDermott, et al) who coached college and club, most recently working with the AFA Fillies. No Goal of the […]

Steve Ralston on US Soccer Hall of Fame Ballot

Ballots have been finalized for the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2016 elections, and voting will begin immediately for the Player, Veteran Player and Builder categories. Voting will continue for three weeks, and the results will be announced shortly after. Induction ceremony details for the Class of 2016 will be announced at a […]

Chris Klein on US Soccer Hall of Fame Ballot

Ballots have been finalized for the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2016 elections, and voting will begin immediately for the Player, Veteran Player and Builder categories. Voting will continue for three weeks, and the results will be announced shortly after. Induction ceremony details for the Class of 2016 will be announced at a […]

Film “Men in the Arena” Connected to St Louis

Sa’ad Hussein is huddled under a heated bus stop in a country where nothing makes sense. His two suitcases, which stand nearly waist-high, are tagged from Nairobi to Zurich to Atlanta to Chicago to here, St. Louis – 9,300 miles of air travel over more than 24 hours. The 22-year-old refugee might as well have […]

2016 St Louis Soccer Hall of Fame Class Announced

The Official Announcement for the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Inductees Pat “Potz” Howley, Nancy Lay-McCormick, Karen Lombardo-Baker, Steve Maurer, Dan Muesenfechter, Vince Pinon, Carl Schwarzen, Greg Villa, Greg Vitello, and Posthumously Richard Jarrett. Monsignor Jimmy Johnston: Bob Brunette (HOF 1996) and his Late Brother Carl Brunette. Bob, Carl, and Denny […]

RIP – Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff, who has died aged 68 of cancer, once said his qualities as a footballer were undetectable by a computer. It was surely true that a computer might have recorded his playing stats – the goals, the assists, the distances covered – but would have been incapable of assessing the wonderment generated by his […]

Lou Fusz Soccer Website Advances

Congratulations to the crew over at Lou Fusz Soccer Club. Their new website has gone live, featuring an updated look and a responsive design. That’s a recommendation I made more than a year ago that ensures that visitors see a website that matches their screen. My website has been responsive from the start (4 1/2 […]

Justin Bilyeu Signed by New York Red Bull

Via MLSsoccer.com = The New York Red Bulls have added to their defensive corps for the upcoming 2016 season with the announcement on Thursday they have signed 2016 MLS SuperDraft selections Justin Bilyeu and Zach Carroll. “Justin and Zach have done very well this preseason,” said Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis in a team […]