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Tune in to all things youth soccer and US National Teams from the editors at

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PODCAST: ECNL President Christian Lavers on ECNL and expected launch of new U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy

In episode five of Soccer Wireless, host Chris Hummer and Sr. Writer Charles Boehm dig in deep with ECNL President Christian Lavers on expected plans for U.S. Soccer to launch a Girls Development Academy in the mold of what has been in existence for boys in the USA for nearly a decade.


PODCAST: Dan Blank on Five Myths of Signing Day and the State of College Soccer Recruiting

This episode of Soccer Wireless featured best selling author and 24-year veteran college soccer coach Dan Blank talking about the biggest myths surrounding National Letter of Intent "Signing Day" and other trends and tips surrounding the college soccer recruiting process that precedes signing day for a large majority of players, their parents, and the college coaches themselves.


PODCAST: Beau Dure on the chaos caused by USSF’s youth soccer age group mandates

In this edition of SoccerWireless, featured columnist here on and best selling soccer author Beau Dure joins host Chris Hummer to run down the major issues facing all levels of youth soccer in the United States in the ongoing saga surrounding the recent age group change mandates.


PODCAST: U.S. Soccer’s Girls Development Academy Plans and Issues to Consider

No topic is hotter right now on the top levels of girls youth soccer these days than the news that U.S. Soccer will launch a new nationwide Development Academy league to mirror what has been in place for boys for nearly a decade. Join Charles Boehm, Quinn Casteel, and Chris Hummer as they catch you up on all the news and potential impact on the coming major shift in girls youth soccer at the tip of the player development pyramid.


PODCAST: Details on the Best-11 Players from December

More Editor Quinn Casteel and Soccer Wireless host Chris Hummer provide all the details on 11 of the top youth soccer player performances from the Month of December 2015, as determined by readers after nearly 12,000 votes were cast.


PODCAST: Mallory Pugh staying at UCLA, plus Amandine Henry to Portland, Australia NWSL rumors

In our first episode of the newly re-branded podcast series on, our editor Charles Boehm and host Chris Hummer discuss the shocking news that 17-year-old Mallory Push will stick to her commitment to play soccer at UCLA instead of turning pro as was widely reported.


PODCAST: US Club Soccer’s Kevin Payne talks player development

US Club Soccer has made big waves in its relatively short existence, and since Kevin Payne was named CEO in January 2015, the organization has continued to build new initiatives and carve out its own identity on a crowded, chaotic youth soccer scene. Payne was kind enough to chat in depth with's Charles Boehm recently, discussing a range of topics from the "Players First" initiative to US Club Soccer's growing partnership with Spain's La Liga and the wider state of youth...


PODCAST: Discussing Mexico’s youth successes with special guest Jon Arnold

On this week's episode of The SoccerWire Show, hosts Tim Froh and Charles Boehm chat with's Jon Arnold, an expert on Mexican soccer and CONCACAF, about Mexico's most recent youth national team successes, player development in Liga MX, and about the recent switch of defender Edwin Lara and goalkeeper Abraham Romero from the U.S. youth national teams to Mexico's. Are there lessons here for the U.S. to learn, or is Mexico's success at this level singular to its soccer culture? And...


PODCAST: Discussing Jurgen Klinsmann’s role as USSF technical director with special guest Wendy Thomas

On this week's episode of The SoccerWire Show, hosts Tim Froh and Charles Boehm are joined by special guest Wendy Thomas. Thomas, an attorney by trade who also writes about soccer for American Soccer Now and Corner of the Galaxy, recently wrote an informative piece about Jurgen Klinsmann's dual roles as USMNT head coach and USSF technical director. Thomas laid out all the changes that have been made by the fed since Klinsmann first entered the technical director role in 2013.


PODCAST: The SoccerWire Show breaks down U.S. U-17s with special guest Travis Clark

Two games into the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the U.S. U-17 Men's National Team are behind the 8-ball, facing a must-win against host nation Chile in their final group-stage game to have any hope of advancing to the knockout rounds. So our NEW podcast, the Soccer Wire Show, batted around some of our staff's observations and concerns about the U-17s with help from special guest Travis Clark of


PODCAST: MLS 24 under 24 Analysis – Part 1

In part one of a two part podcast, hosts Tim Froh and Charles Boehm kick off the very first SoccerWire podcast by discussing the MLS 24 Under 24 list and what the current list implies about the state of player development in the U.S.