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Angel City FC

/ 192 days ago

How many soccer teams are there in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is the second-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Only New York City is bigger. But where LA has the edge is the number of professional soccer clubs it has. But how many soccer teams call the Los Angeles area home? Here is a rundown: LA Soccer History Before we get to today's […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 344 days ago

Failure rate of American soccer clubs worst in the world

The failure rate of American soccer clubs in the United States is the worst in the world. It's abysmal, both on the men's and women's side of the game. From 1992 to present, the United States has seen more than 150 men's and women's professional soccer teams go out of business. However, listen to any […]

Leagues: NASL

/ 538 days ago

Pelé leaves behind an everlasting soccer legacy in America

The world has lost a a true icon, as the legendary Pelé passed away Thursday in his native Brazil. Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the Brazilian maestro dazzled the world in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, winning three World Cup titles over that span. And he spent nearly 20 years making 636 appearances with Santos […]

Brazil

/ 538 days ago

RIP PELÉ, 1940-2022

Pelé, one of the most recognizable athletes in history, died on Thursday. The three-time World Cup winner is a legend of more than just soccer. He was 82. For some time, Pelé's health deteriorated. Most recently, he had issues regarding colon cancer. He spent Christmas in a hospital in Brazil surrounded by his loved ones. […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 591 days ago

US Soccer history: 150 years and counting

Another four years have passed and the FIFA World Cup is once again upon us. Like clockwork, the sport of soccer will see a sharp rise in overall interest in the United States during the tournament, with fans packing bars and public spaces all over the country to take in the matches. Even casual fans […]

Atlanta Silverbacks

/ 3483 days ago

NASL Have Made a Shrewd Move to Keep Atlanta in The League

With a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise announced to begin play in 2017 and an ownership group looking to leave, many felt that now would have been the perfect time for the North American Soccer League (NASL) to move out of way and let MLS take center stage in Atlanta. Instead, the NASL has elected […]
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Leagues: MLS

/ 4542 days ago

Why the New Format Will Save the US Open Cup

The U.S. Soccer Federation yesterday announced an expanded Open Cup format and schedule, one that will incorporate all MLS and lower division teams in a newly and hopefully more condensed way.  In essence, the changes allow the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup to mirror the English FA Cup, where lower division and semi-pro teams have […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4747 days ago

In Memoriam: US Soccer Pioneer John Kerr Sr.

U.S. soccer pioneer and long-time coach John Kerr Sr. pass away yesterday at his home in North Carolina.  For newer soccer fans this name may mean nothing but for long-time American soccer fans, Kerr was a pioneer who was a mainstay in the American soccer landscape up through the early days of MLS. Kerr was […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4892 days ago

NASL Releases Schedule and Playoff Format

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 each opponent four times.  The season runs from April 9 through September 24, with the […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4894 days ago

USL-PRO Releases Playoff Format, Zings NASL

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 as USL PRO. The playoffs will consist of three rounds, with the top three seeds […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4896 days ago

NASL Loses Club and Sanction

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 worse news came right before the weekend, as Inside Minnesota Soccer reported the USSF was […]
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Leagues: MLS

/ 4908 days ago

Who Will Be the 20th MLS Club?

As MLS prepares to begin its first season with 18 clubs, the recent talk on the Internet has focused on its possible 20th team.  Recent talk on this site has centered on Don Garber traveling to Miami to meet with Miami soccer fans; if you have not read The Gaffer's article on the meeting then […]
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Leagues: MLS

/ 5164 days ago

Miami FC v Tampa Bay Rowdies: Florida Derby Returns This Weekend

One of the biggest derbies in US soccer history returns Saturday night when the Tampa Bay Rowdies visit Fort Lauderdale's Lockhart Stadium for a match against their arch-enemy. Since the 1970's, the names and ownership of both Florida clubs have changed on many occasions. But the competitive nature between Tampa and South Florida remains – […]
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Leagues: MLS

/ 5210 days ago

How MLS Is Practically Extinct In Parts of the U.S.

I had the sudden realization Sunday that if aliens descended on my town and were asked to find any life of Major League Soccer in South Florida, the only thing they would find is MLS trading cards in the bargain bin of the local dollar store. Seriously. Sadly, Major League Soccer is extinct in South […]
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Leagues: NASL

/ 5226 days ago

Rodney Marsh: Interview With NASL Legend

Thirty three years ago two players who earned their soccer wages in America went back to English clubs on loan. Long before David Beckham and Landon Donovan were rented to AC Milan and Everton respectively, George Best and Rodney Marsh spent the off-season playing at Fulham Football club. In a recent interview the Tampa Bay […]
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