Archives: USL

American Soccer Coming Home To St Louis

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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 … Continue reading

New Teams For The USL

Posted on by Bobby Brandon

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

Quick Friday Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Houston and Seattle played a classic match last night on national television. The unsporting Freddy Montero was unable to hand the physical pounding Dom Kinnear and the Houston defenders had in store for the much hyped, but little regarded (at … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Bobby Brandon

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

USL At A Crossroads Part III: Negotiations Breakdown

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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 reading

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Ottawa Fury Applies for a USL-1 Franchise

Posted on by Bobby Brandon

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

USL at a Crossroads: Part II, The Struggle for Power

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Yesterday, Major League Soccer Talk in conjunction with Inside Minnesota Soccer ‘s Brian Quarstad released the first of a three part series on the United Soccer Leagues. Where the league has come from, where it might be going, as well … Continue reading

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USL Sale Complete: Reporters Notebook’s……Owners Upset (UPDATED 5:30 PM MONDAY)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

(MONDAY EVENING UPDATE BELOW) USL announced Thursday afternoon, Nurock Soccer Holdings LLC has purchased the USL from Umbro/Nike. Brian Quarstad of Inside Minnesota Soccer and Major League Soccer Talk are currently working on the story……and will update the story as … Continue reading

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USL at a Crossroads: Building USL

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Over the next several days and in conjunction with Brian Quarstad (who wrote most of this piece and whose counsel on USL matters is invaluable)  I will be presenting to you a multi-part series on the United Soccer Leagues. Where … Continue reading

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USL Buyout Discussion Filled with Ignorant Discourse

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

What has been ongoing for months became public knowledge yesterday, thanks to a Canadian report. The United Soccer Leagues is for sale. As someone who has been aware of this fact since March, it’s a little disappointing to see a … Continue reading

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