Followers of this blog and my social media account have seen me say this repeatedly. Soccer in the United States is aimlessly floating along with no plan... 10 years ago Sunil Gulati said "Maybe 10 years down the road". It has been 10 years. We still don't have a plan.
What could the USSF board have done differently over the last 10 years to have us prepared today for #ProRelForUSA?— Chris Kessell (@THEChrisKessell) January 2, 2019
Simply a plan... we need a plan.https://t.co/s1fFNvFh5J
We have a multitude of issues that all need addressed if we ever hope to get to the top of the world game...
There isnt a single simple solution to "fixing" American soccer.— Chris Kessell (@THEChrisKessell) January 9, 2019
Coaching ed reform wont do it.
TC/SP payments wont do it.
The DA didnt do it.
Changing the DA wont do it.
MLS free agency wont do it.
USL living wage pay wont do it.
Fixing/creating the mens/womens US Open Cup
Will not do it either...— Chris Kessell (@THEChrisKessell) January 9, 2019
We can keep going with things that could be done in the silo of that singular reform idea that also will not "fix" american soccer...
Until we get down to actual systemic reforms... we will never reach our potential.
Every single one of these reforms are not going to have the maximum effect unless we fix the eco sphere that they exist in.— Chris Kessell (@THEChrisKessell) January 9, 2019
Changing our closed pyramid to an open system allows all of these very necessary actions to have their maximum effect.
Continue to fight for all these very necessary changes.— Chris Kessell (@THEChrisKessell) January 9, 2019
Fight for the underlying change that will allow them to have their maximum effect.#ProRelforUSA
It is frustrating to sit back and watch time slip by knowing that every day we don't have a plan forward we fall further and further behind those who DO have a plan. Pushing needed reforms down the road with no concrete plan on how to get there is... well, it appears to be being done to stall and delay any actual reform efforts.
We need a plan and we need it now.
Continue to advocate for the changes that we need. All of them.