Swansea unveil Bob Bradley as new Manager

I Am an American Coach

For 85 days I put my heart and soul into Swansea City. I failed. But to get anywhere in life you must experience failure. I remain proud and strong.

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No Longer a Man’s Game

You had to be a brave little girl if you wanted to play football in Italy.

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 02: Mario Gomez of Wolfsburg reacts during the friendly match between VfL Wolfsbrug and Dynamo Dresden at Volkswagen Arena on September 2, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Moment You’re Weightless

One thing has never changed. And that’s the feeling of scoring a goal. No matter where I’m playing or how old I am, that’s the moment I’ve lived for for 20 years.

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Carta Para Mim Mesmo Quando Jovem

Bem, você está sorrindo porque o futebol é divertido. Por que você ficaria sério? Seu objetivo é espalhar a alegria.

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Letter to My Younger Self

A few years from now, you will accept that Dad is never coming back on earth. But what I want you to understand is that every time you have a ball at your feet, Dad will be with you.

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Carta a Mi Yo Más Joven

La verdad es que siempre estas sonriendo porque el futbol es divertido. ¿Por qué deberías estar serio? Tu meta es la de difundir alegría.

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Why I’m Going to Play in Lyon

As much as I love living and training and playing in Orlando, I’ve decided to take a huge risk and bet on myself.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City reacts during the UEFA Champions League Play-off Second Leg match between Manchester City and Steaua Bucharest at Etihad Stadium on August 24, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Whistle

When you heard the whistle coming from the street, that meant it was football time. Real football.

The Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC
during the MLS Cup at BMO Field on December 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.
Photo by: Ethan White/The Players' Tribune

My View From the 2016 MLS Cup

This weekend, I went to the 2016 MLS Cup, but not exactly for the reasons I had always imagined ... instead of bringing soccer boots, I lugged along two Canon DSLR cameras, four L Series lenses and five memory cards.

May 7, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Sounders defender Tyrone Mears (4) and midfielder Cristian Roldan (7) celebrate with forward Jordan Morris (13) after Morris scored against the San Jose Earthquakes during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

We Want the Ball

Even though it was against all odds for us to just be in the final, we’re still not satisfied. We know we’re underdogs, but we’re used to it.

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My Journey to Manchester

When you walk onto the pitch at Old Trafford, it is not just a pitch, it is a stage. If my father could see me on that stage, I think he would be very proud. I was always kind of…

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Soccer’s Unspoken Problem

The first game of my rookie season was the beginning of the end of my professional soccer career.