Author Archives: Bobby Brandon

The Silverdome and Major League Soccer?

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No, there isn’t thing officially saying that MLS is coming to Detroit, and I’m not insinuating that it is. Today the Pontiac Silverdome was sold for peanuts, really. $583,000 for an 80,000-seat stadium.  The Silverdome certainly has aged, and it … Continue reading

Under the Radar: Where is the Next Great Soccer City?

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I spent sometime this season following the results of an upstart NPSL team that caused quite a buzz in the lower levels of American soccer, that team is Chattanooga FC.  A quaint, modest Appalachian foothills city that straddles the banks … Continue reading

New Teams For The USL

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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 … Continue reading

Time to Redouble our World Cup Bid Efforts

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As everyone is well aware, Chicago’s hopes of landing the 2016 Summer Olympic Games came crashing back to Earth last week with a thud. You can place the blame wherever you please, many people are, but you can’t deny that … Continue reading

Thoughts on the United Soccer Leagues – T.O.A. Situation

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As we have seen from the excellent reporting by Kartik and Brian Quarstad this week, the future of the United Soccer Leagues is very unclear and very much up in the air. Whether or not some will admit it, the … Continue reading

Ottawa Fury Applies for a USL-1 Franchise

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Here’s a link to the press release. I know, this is MLS Talk, not USL Talk. But given recent events, this is newsworthy. This has been rumored for awhile, not always the Fury, but that a party in Ottawa was … Continue reading