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USL Pro Releases Schedule and Divisional Alignment

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 more than ten years of operational experience. The league will […]

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US Open Cup Quarterfinals Gets Underway On Tuesday

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 pushing their MLS Opponents into the Round of Penalties and […]

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Top 5 Lowlights of American Soccer in 2009

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. So, to start things of for me, here is my […]

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The Decade in Review

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 Player of the Decade: December 31st

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USL’s Legacy Will Continue into the Future

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 franchise and should they and the other NASL sides not […]

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TOA Grabs Two Pieces of NASL Legacy

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 it was reported at USL News,  and discussed at Match […]

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American Soccer Coming Home To St Louis

Yesterday’s announcement of a breakaway league from USL-1 had a great symbolic significance. It seems after many false starts and false hopes, outdoor soccer may finally be coming home to St Louis. November 10th, 2009 could very well be remembered for future generations as the day Soccer came home. St […]

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New Teams For The USL

I guess some would look at this as a continuation of the war of press releases between the United Soccer Leagues and the Team Owners Association, but nonetheless it’s still news. According to the press release the USL First Division will move forward next year without the member clubs of […]

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USL At A Crossroads Part III: Negotiations Breakdown

Yesterday, Simon Evans of Reuters confirmed  that the disaffected TOA clubs are seriously contemplating forming a breakaway league. We also learned of the Ottawa Fury’s application to move from the PDL to USL-1. Inside Minnesota Soccer and Major League Soccer Talk continue to provide the background that brought us to this […]

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