a blog on the thinking man's game

"You have a soccer brain"

This was the ultimate compliment from one of the legendary coaches in American soccer history, and he didn't say it about many people. 

Manfred Schellscheidt, former U.S. national team boss, NASL chief, college mentor and club coach, is the coaches' coach, and his simple, yet elegant insight into soccer has inspired many of his disciples. 

I study the global game more than I play it these days, and while Manny never called me a "soccer brain," this site is inspired by his approach to the game.

​It aims to be simple, fun, and brainy!