MLS Expansion Profile: Raleigh/Durham

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Two new expansion teams are entering MLS this season, but many more are still to come. Twelve cities have come forward to announce their candidacy. One candidate is Raleigh/Durham, led by the re-branded North Carolina FC. Formerly the Carolina Railhawks, NCFC play in Division II NASL. Last season they placed seventh overall led by head coach […] READ MORE


FC Tucson: 2017 & Beyond With General Manager Jonathan Pearlman

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The Premier Development League (PDL) has been one of the most important divisions in recent years for the growth and evolution of players in the United States, providing quality talent to clubs around the country. Founded in 2010, FC Tucson have established themselves as an organization that can help guide young soccer players in their future. FC Tucson: […] READ MORE





USL 2017 Conference Alignment Provides Balance

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Rather than bask in the glory of its newly-earned Division II status, the United Soccer League got to work planning its 2017 season. It took the first planning step on Monday by announcing its realigned conference structure. The league has swollen to 30 teams as a result of a business plan emphasizing aggressive expansion and geographic coverage. Last season the slightly imbalanced […] READ MORE


NASL Dismisses Commissioner Bill Peterson, Announces New League Vision

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After a rather tumultuous 2016 season that almost killed the league, the NASL has parted ways with its commissioner of four years, Bill Peterson. No permanent replacement has been named yet, but Rishi Sehgal, the league’s Director of Business Development and Legal Affairs, will take over in the interim. The league report indicates that the […] READ MORE


NASL and USL DII Sanctioning Only Delays Problems

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On Friday night, U.S. Soccer announced that both the NASL and USL would be given provisional division two sanctioning for the 2017 season. This decision is nothing short of a cop out. The federation had their chance to put their foot down and establish some sort of hierarchy in the turbulent lower end of the […] READ MORE