Written and compiled for soccer fans by a team of experienced writers and editors, North American Soccer Guide 2021 offers a comprehensive look at soccer in North America. This will be the fifth edition of the Guide, which is published annually in March to coincide with the start of the professional soccer season.
The North American Soccer Guide 2021 offers a complete record of the season that no one saw coming – the games and tournaments that were played, which ones fell by the wayside, and what changes to the soccer calendar have been made going forward. Recaps, results, rosters, stats, award-winners and milestones, all-time champions, milestones from the previous year and a heads-up on the red-letter dates to come as the sport looks for a return to a more normal calendar in 2021.
Every pro league is covered in depth, leaguewide and team-by-team — expert reviews written by some of North America’s top soccer writers packaged around stats, schedules, results and more.
Sections include The Almanac, Professional Leagues, National Teams, Events, college soccer, youth soccer, all the national premier leagues, indoor soccer. Plus an extensive history section that includes all-time records and hall of famers.
The North American Soccer Guide has been called “The Bible” by a number of serious soccer professionals, and with good reason. There is no better and reliable source of soccer information on the continent.
About the Authors
Charles Cuttone, Senior Editor
Princess Anne, MD/Brooklyn, NY (native)
A three-time winner of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America writing award, Charles Cuttone has been working in or writing about soccer for more than 40 years, in a career that began working in the public relations department of the New York Cosmos in 1975, and has included serving as a team executive and owner, international games promoter, product developer and licensee, writer, editor and web developer.
From 2004-2017, he served as executive editor of Soccer News Net, managing Big Apple Soccer, Chicagoland Soccer News, Dallas Soccer News, DC Soccer News, LA Soccer News, New England Soccer News, Philly Soccer News and Sunshine Soccer News.
His 2006 article, The Best Goalkeeper You’ve Never Heard Of, written for PhillySoccerNews.com, won the National Soccer Coaches Association Writing Award for Best College Story. His 2009 article Like A Huge Win: U.S. Emotional Over a Meaningless Draw won the NSCAA Award for Best Deadline/Game Story. He again won the NSCAA Award in 2014, for his national column, Threads in Soccer’s Colorful Tapestry.
Always interested in the history of soccer and other sports, he developed the first soccer player register for the North American Soccer League Guide in 1977, and then did the same in 1979 for the American Soccer League. His research has also appeared in the league guides of Major League Soccer and the Major Indoor Soccer League.
His career as a writer has included covering the 1994 World Cup, the 1999 and 2003 Women’s World Cups, the Super Bowl and World Series and numerous championship games of domestic soccer leagues.
He is a member of the Society for American Soccer History and the National Soccer Reporters Association.
Linda Cuttone, Senior Editor
Princess Anne, MD
Linda Cuttone has been involved in soccer since 1988 when she began her sports career as public relations director for the American Soccer League’s Maryland Bays. At season’s end she joined the League office, serving as director of operations, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of the league office, interaction with teams and the league’s public relations operation.
She later joined Concacaf, soccer’s governing body in this hemisphere, during which time she functioned as press liaison for Soccer at the Pan Am Games in Havana, Cuba.
In addition, Linda has worked in event management for dozens of international soccer games.
An award winning photographer, her images have appeared on web sites and in publications across the globe, including in FIBA Basketball Magazine, Concacaf News, numerous soccer magazines, and on Sports Vue’s numerous web sites.
Frank Dell’Apa, Contributor
Frank Dell’Apa began covering soccer in the days of the original NASL and was the Boston Globe’s soccer columnist for nearly 23 years before being recruited to work for a start-up television network in Miami. He has covered seven World Cup finals and continues to write about MLS and soccer everywhere.
Scott French, Contributor
Greater Los Angeles area
Scott French as been writing about American soccer for 40 years. He has covered three World Cups, two Women’s World Cups, two Olympics, U.S. pro soccer since the NASL days, plus college and preps, as a senior editor at Soccer America, managing editor of MajorLeagueSoccer Magazine and writer for outlets including FourFourTwo USA, ESPN, MLSSoccer.com, U.S. Soccer and several Southern California newspapers.