• Nov 10, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 5:46 mins

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How to Fix US Soccer

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Rick Eckstein is a professor of sociology at Villanova University and the author of three books, most recently How College Athletics are Hurting Girls' Sports: The Pay to Play Pipeline. His current work on college athletics, youth sports, and gender has been featured in dozens of media outlets across the country.  The nation was shocked when the US Men’s national soccer team lost against Trinidad and Tobago, and as a result, failed to qualify in the 2018 World Cup. Why did this happen? The United States has 330 million people and a huge youth soccer system, compared to Trinidad and Tobago, a country that has only 1.3 million people. Rick Eckstein is here today with us to share why American youth soccer needs to be fixed and what can be done about it.

Rick Eckstein is a professor of sociology at Villanova University and the author of three books, most recently How College Athletics are Hurting Girls' Sports: The Pay to Play Pipeline. His current work on college athletics, youth sports, and gender has been featured in dozens of media outlets across the country.  The nation was shocked when the US Men’s national soccer team lost against Trinidad and Tobago, and as a result, failed to qualify in the 2018 World Cup. Why did this happen? The United States has 330 million people and a huge youth soccer system, compared to Trinidad and Tobago, a country that has only 1.3 million people. Rick Eckstein is here today with us to share why American youth soccer needs to be fixed and what can be done about it.