US Soccer’s So Far Down, It May Be Up to Him
He’s not dribbling around. After the U.S. men’s national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, many are looking for a change, starting with replacing national soccer president Sunil Gulati. Former national team midfielder Kyle Martino wants the job and is pitching ideas to help develop better players at home: subsidizing youth soccer so it’s no longer “a rich kid’s game” and proliferating regional training centers as Germany’s done. If he’s elected in February, he says, he wants to make goals as ubiquitous as hoops on urban asphalt.