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Archives: USL

MLS-Bound Orlando City Promotes Use of Smoke Bombs Despite Skirmish in Tampa Bay

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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On Sunday night, four Orlando City Soccer Club fans were arrested in Tampa on a variety of charges after fights, disorderly behavior and smoke bombs broke out in an exhibition game against Tampa Bay Rowdies. In addition to the four arrests, … Continue reading

Orlando City Soccer Club Reveals MLS Logo

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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The 21st MLS team, Orlando City Soccer Club, has announced its new logo for its upcoming 2015 season where they will be participating in MLS play for the first time. David Brotherton, a fan and graphic-designer who purchased season tickets in … Continue reading

As MLS, NASL and USL PRO Expand, the US Soccer Talent Pool Becomes More Diluted

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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USL PRO, the third-tier of American soccer, recently completed its Annual General Meeting in Clearwater, Florida. Like the leagues directly above it, USL PRO is in full-fledged expansion mode, adding new teams to its roster each season and now sporting … Continue reading

Funding Approved For Orlando Soccer-Specific Stadium; Paves Way For Orlando MLS Team in 2015

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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By a vote of 5-2, the Orange County Commissioners tonight approved funding for a soccer-specific stadium to be built in downtown Orlando, which paves the way for Orlando City Soccer Club to become a MLS team in 2015. “We are … Continue reading

Orlando City Does Not Have The Number of Votes Required to Get Stadium Passed: Monday Soccer Insider

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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It has been reported that Major League Soccer officials have descended on Central Florida this week to influence Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners vote for a soccer facility that will host the third division Orlando City in their proposed move to Major … Continue reading

Why Lower Divisions in US Soccer Prove Fertile Ground for Players from the British Isles

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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When I worked as the communications officer for the second division North American Soccer League, I was often asked by English friends why so many players from the British Isles gravitated to the lower leagues of North American soccer. To … Continue reading

Safety Concerns Continue At Lower Division US Soccer Leagues

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Recently, many soccer supporters associated with lower-division clubs in the United States have discussed security and safety for traveling fans as a concern.  On Saturday, the North American Soccer League (NASL) convened a supporters summit where this was raised as … Continue reading

Orlando City Breaks Record Attendance With 20,000+ Fans at USL Pro Final: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Orlando City Soccer Club won the 2013 USL PRO Championship Game Saturday night after defeating Charlotte Eagles 7-4 in front of 20,886 fans at the Citrus Bowl in downtown Orlando. The 20,000+ attendance was the largest attendance ever for an … Continue reading

USL-PRO Releases Playoff Format, Zings NASL

Posted on by Robert Hay

This week USL PRO continued its development as a USSF minor league by releasing its playoff schedule. Last week it had released a season schedule and division format outlining how its clubs would compete in its first year of existence … Continue reading

USL Pro Releases Schedule and Divisional Alignment

Posted on by Robert Hay

While we await the final release of the MLS schedule, third-division USL Pro announced their schedule and division alignments on Friday, emphasizing the league’s accessibility and stability. The press release from USL Pro emphasizes that six of their franchises have … Continue reading

USL PRO Goes Coastal with New LA Franchise

Posted on by Robert Hay

The West Coast is getting USL PRO representation next year with the announcement of the new LA Blues franchise, set to begin play in 2011.  The club, which had been rumored for about a month to be the newest franchise … Continue reading

US Open Cup Quarterfinals Gets Underway On Tuesday

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

After some heart pounding matches in the Third Round of the US Open Cup we have our elite eight getting ready to duke it out in the Quarterfinal Round. Once again we saw a tough favorite from the lower levels … 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

The Decade in Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Next week, we will be running a decade in review article for the US National Team, MLS, and USL. Here is the schedule: US National Team:  Monday December 28th Major League Soccer: Tuesday December 29th USL/A-League: Wednesday December 30th MLS … Continue reading

USL’s Legacy Will Continue into the Future

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With yesterday’s announcement that the Rochester Rhinos will be joining the yet to be officially sanctioned (new) North American Soccer League (NASL), further gloom undoubtedly spread over Tampa about the future of the United Soccer Leagues (USL). The Rhinos are a classic … Continue reading

TOA Grabs Two Pieces of NASL Legacy

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This morning, my personal site, the Kartik Report along with partner site Inside Minnesota Soccer was among those breaking the story that Crystal Palace Baltimore and Paul Dalglish’s Tampa Bay Rowdies were joining the new TOA “breakaway” league . Later … Continue reading

Monday Musings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Galaxy’s win over the Dynamo was dramatic but in many ways tainted. A strange call when against Houston, and the rolling power outages that swept Southern California seemed to unfortunately coincide with upsurges in Houston play. Chicago vs Real … Continue reading