XI Questions With ... Memphis City FC
Tennessee may have been without a pro soccer team for the last decade and a half, but the state has been a hotbed of NPSL soccer. Chattanooga FC, Nashville FC and the Knoxville Force each built impressive clubs at the fourth division level. Nashville
XI Questions With… Tulsa Athletics
Tulsa is a soccer town. The city was home to the Tulsa Roughnecks of the classic North American Soccer League from 1978 to the league’s final season in 1984. The Roughnecks won the Soccer Bowl in 1983, giving the city its only championship in a top
XI Questions With… Dayton Dynamo
Ohio is the seventh most populous state in the USA, but unlike the six states ahead of it, there is no huge metropolitan area concentrating much of the state’s population. Ohio’s population is spread out among midsize and small cities. Columbus is home to MLS’s Columbus
XI Questions With… FC Arizona
Phoenix is the 12th largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States, with a population of over 4.5 million residing around Phoenix, Scottsdale and Mesa, Arizona. Yet when MLS commissioner Don Garber rattles off his ever growing list of expansion candidate markets, Phoenix is rarely mentioned.
XI Questions With… Milwaukee Torrent
Milwaukee has consistently supported soccer since the mid-1980s, in the form of the indoor game. The Milwaukee Wave, currently of MASL, drew between 6,000-8,000 fans per match from the late ‘80s through early 2000s. While the Wave’s attendance has dropped off in recent years, there is
XI Questions With… Hartford City FC
When the Hartford City FC project imploded last year, it was like a broken promise to the Connecticut city’s soccer fans. The situation seemed full of potential. The city was eager to have Dillon Stadium, an older facility near downtown, rebuilt and used as a
XI Questions With… Kitsap SC
When the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers moved to MLS, the attendances those clubs achieved put the Pacific Northwest on the map as the country’s most soccer mad region. Another by-product of the Sounders move from USL to MLS was the creation of the Kitsap Pumas.
There has been an explosion of grassroots soccer clubs over the past few years, and the National Premier Soccer League has been at the forefront of it. Detroit City FC became the best known US soccer club outside of MLS, NASL and USL. Chattanooga FC demonstrated that a small city
Few subjects in US club soccer trigger more passionate debate than promotion and relegation. Now a prominent league in the Southwestern US is going to bring pro-rel to these shores. The United Premier Soccer League gained some notoriety this year from the performance of two of its clubs in the
XI Questions With… Detroit City FC
Detroit City FC is perhaps the most famous soccer club in the USA outside of MLS, NASL or USL. The club came about as a result of project to bring Detroit neighborhoods together through the power of soccer during a difficult time for the city.