As has been the case since the site was founded in the summer of 2002, the point of USSoccerPlayers.com is to promote the game in the United States through the members of the US National Soccer Team Players Association. For us, that means covering what the players are doing for club and country as a media outlet.
Our main goal is to be worth your time. We want to tell you stories that you won't see anywhere else and give you our take on what's happening with the National Team, Americans playing in Europe and Mexico, and Major League Soccer. To help us do that, we have a staff of writers.
If you've followed the site for awhile, you should know Andrew Dixon and Clemente Lisi. Both have been with USSoccerPlayers for years. While Andrew focuses on editorials and his unique take on events, Clemente goes in-depth with whoever the National Team is playing along with his expertise on the World Cup. Clemente's new 10 Questions With... series runs on Thursdays. Look for his interviews from around American soccer. So far, he's talked to Philadelphia Union coach Peter Nowak and US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati.
L.E. Eisenmenger joined the site in August. So far, her work has centered on issues relating to American soccer such as refereeing, broadcasting, and marketing along with articles on topics like SuperLiga and the agent side of the MLS SuperDraft.
Stefan Bondy and Michael Lewis joined the site in December. Both are newspaper writers, Lewis at the NY Daily News and Bondy at the Bergin Record. Bondy is focusing on getting at a deeper understanding of events along with interviews and Lewis has already done a lot of work making sure all angles of the big events are covered. Specifically, an in-depth treatment of what foreign coaches face in MLS and explanations of the issues with the SuperDraft.
For those of you wondering about Graig Carbino, he's no longer writing for the site. Graig was a big part of US Soccer Players over the last couple of years, and, judging from the emails, a favorite of a lot of readers. Hopefully, we get him back at some point.
One last thing: as part of the revamp, we're discontinuing our social network. For those of you that were using it, our apologies for any inconvenience.