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Archives: United Soccer Leagues

Why USL’s quest for US Soccer’s Division 2 status is problematic

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Tuesday’s news that USL will apply for Division 2 status shook up the US Soccer community. As the former Director of Communications for the North American Soccer League (NASL) when the league battled USL for D2 status in 2010 and … Continue reading

A Review Of The Book “Why American Soccer Isn’t There Yet”

Posted on by Robert Hay

The recent World Cup has spawned a number of books that not only look at the recent past of American soccer but what the men’s national team needs to do going forward. Many of these stories are being written by … Continue reading

Outrage In Austin As Aztex Bolt For Orlando

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

This is the time of year for Major League Soccer to start their playoffs and the USSF second division are awaiting the second leg match in their championship final between the Carolina Railhawks and the Puerto Rico Islanders. This was … 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

FC New York’s Disappearing-Reappearing Act

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

You had the feeling that something within the USL/NASL mess was going to takedown an innocent bystander. An ownership group that was ready to get involved with professional football and join in on the growth of the game in the … 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

US Soccer’s Ruling on USL-1st/NASL Situation

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

The situation between the United Soccer Leagues and its former clubs has been documented for the last several months. Everything has been read and heard on this site to Inside Minnesota Soccer’s Brian Quarstad & Richard Farley’s Inside the Six … Continue reading

USL Decade in Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Often times, the United Soccer Leagues are forgotten. Certain elements of the American soccer press behave as if nothing exists in professional soccer below the first tier MLS. It can be argued that USL has not done enough to foster … Continue reading

Club Soccer Scene in the United States Is Officially In a Dangerous Position

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

This is what I was afraid of. This is the one thing I hoped could’ve been avoided. But sadly it looks like the entire structure of US club soccer has started on the road to self destruction. Some would’ve said … Continue reading

US U-20 Star Signs with Miami FC

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Gale Agbossoumonde will not be going overseas just yet. Two days after USL-1 rival Puerto Rico Islanders advanced in the Champions League, Miami FC has upgraded its squad just before making the trip to face the Islanders. Miami FC today … Continue reading

USL Over Represented in Open Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US Open Cup is once again upon us and as an annual rite of passage articles are being written on how to fix the tournament to make it more relevant. One suggestion I wholeheartedly embrace is to have a … Continue reading

A Bit of This and That in US Soccer

Posted on by Peter C

Men’s Soccer in the US Tidbit: Unless I missed something…(entirely possible) 20 states have no MLS, USL-1, USL-2 or PDL team, representing 15% of the 2007 US population. California has the most combined teams with 11, followed by Texas with … Continue reading

I care about the USL.

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

I want everyone to read this and learn on where I stand when it comes to the lower levels of US Soccer. Yes I am a MetroStars/Red Bull NY supporter. I love my club and I support them to the hilt … Continue reading

Serious Analyzing for MLS. Single Table & Promotion / Relegation

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

All right everyone, let’s get serious right now. We all know what’s on your minds when we discuss what a real football league should be. Or those who think we should be following the model of European Football. Let’s start … Continue reading

Whitecaps win Title

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Last night the Vancouver Whitecaps captured their second USL-1 title in three years defeating the tired and road weary Puerto Rico Islanders 2-1. Englishman, Jonathan Steele, the league’s MVP and arguably one of the best footballers that plays on American … Continue reading

Thoughts on the USL-1 Final

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Vancouver has been here before and has won before.  The Whitecaps have been one of the elite teams in the A League/USL-1 now for many season. But while Martin Nash is still a key ingredient, the team has changed dramatically … Continue reading

CONCACAF Catches Up with USL

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With a league title on the line Sunday the Puerto Rico Islanders rested several regulars for tonight’s Champions League match in Mexico against Santos Laguna. The results were disasterous even with Santos resting several regulars. 3-0 was the final scoreline … Continue reading