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Archives: NASL

Tampa Bay Rowdies Legend Mike Connell to be Honored with Jersey Retirement

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The Tampa Bay Rowdies, whose tradition and history will be the subject of a forthcoming World Soccer Talk video documentary, announced this week they would retire the kit number of legendary defender Mike Connell who played ten seasons with the … Continue reading

Alexi Lalas Critique of US Based Fans Ignores Local Game Outside MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In March, Alexi Lalas loudly proclaimed that to be a true soccer fan in the United States, you must watch and support Major League Soccer. “Think globally act locally,” Lalas proclaimed. While the sentiment is nice, the promotion of Major … Continue reading

Eric Wynalda Has Earned a Chance to Manage at a High Level in the US

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The Atlanta Silverbacks completed an improbable run to win the NASL Spring season title with a three to nothing victory over Minnesota United on Thursday night. The victory came a year and one day after Eric Wynalda made his coaching … Continue reading

Martyn Lancaster Interview: Atlanta Silverbacks Captain Discusses Team and Wigan Athletic

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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World Soccer Talk’s Kartik Krishnaiyer caught up with Atlanta Silverbacks Captain Martyn Lancaster earlier this month to discuss the resurgence of the Silverbacks, and Lancaster’s professional career which has taken him to four different countries. Lancaster’s home town club Wigan … Continue reading

US Soccer Legend Eric Wynalda Co-Authoring a “Worst to First” Story in Atlanta

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League (NASL) are close to completing an incredible feat. They currently sit atop the NASL Spring Season standings with just three matches remaining. A year ago at this time they sat anchored … Continue reading

Marcos Senna Signing Shows That New York Cosmos Mean Business

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The revived New York Cosmos announced the signing of Villarreal legend and European Champion Marcos Senna on Thursday. Senna’s signing is further indication that the revived Cosmos, now in the second-tier of football in America, the North American Soccer League … Continue reading

NASL’s Tampa Bay Rowdies Against Nottingham Forest and Ipswich From 1980-82 #ThrowbackThursday

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It’s always refreshing to see the tables turned. While English football clubs have been coming over to the United States to play pre-season friendlies for, off and on, a few decades, it’s seldom that US teams conduct their own tours … Continue reading

MLS ’13 Extra – NASL Preview

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

While we tend to focus on Major League Soccer and the National Team on this blog, we also like to pay tribute to the other competitions that are staged in this country and our neighbors to the north, Canada. In … Continue reading

NASL Releases Schedule and Playoff Format

Posted on by Robert Hay

Amidst our discussions over USL-PRO and the USSF soccer pyramid, the NASL released some good news this week and announced its 2011 season schedule. The NASL, now composed of eight clubs, will have each club play 28 games and face … Continue reading

NASL Loses Club and Sanction

Posted on by Robert Hay

As USL Pro is moving forward with its realignment and scheduling, the NASL has taken some huge step backwards.  On Wednesday, A.C. St. Louis announced it was ceasing operations, depriving the fledgling NASL of a critical metropolitan area.  But even … Continue reading

NASL Stepping Up to Fill Important Gap

Posted on by Lars Lowther

Professional Soccer has often been a spottingly available product across North America, and MLS, as a Premier Division, cannot fill the gaps by itself.  This is where USL has often filled in, in the past, although USL has often been … Continue reading

MLS Year End Throwins

Posted on by Peter C

An End of Year, Cleaning out some files post A bit of an older article by Fake Sigi illuminates some of the machinizations that occur beyond the pitch that surround clubs and stadiums. Bill Archer’s post, The End of the … Continue reading

Top 5 Lowlights of American Soccer in 2009

Posted on by Brian Zygo

2010 is upon us, which means that it’s the time of year when we journalists, pundits, analysts, and/or columnists take stock of the year that has passed and provide you with our lists of the past years highlights and lowlights. … Continue reading

Not so Fantastic: Advice to the MLS from The Special One

Posted on by Brian Zygo

Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore Jose Mourinho, because he is the proverbial moth drawn to the media spotlight. This recent FIFA International Break found the Special One in the United States as he prepared for the World … Continue reading

Highlights: 1979 Tampa Bay vs NY Cosmos from ABC

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

As we discussed in our recent podcast with Dave Brett Wasser, two NASL teams that seemed to stand out from the rest were Tampa Bay and New York. While Seattle, Minnesota and Vancouver all had competitive and well supported squads … Continue reading