This Letter to the Editor is written by Sonny Dalesandro, Owner, Tulsa Athletic. It shares the club's experience in a dispute with the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball over the use of the name "Athletics." Given the fact that A's owner Lew Wolff also owns the San Jose Earthquakes of
The American soccer pyramid is a quite bizarre structure. Eclectic at best and disorganized, disjointed, and incoherent at worst, the divisional system of soccer in the United States is rather scatterbrained. Obviously, there’s no connectivity: there’s no promotion and relegation in place to unify these leagues. Instead, they are assigned
After 5 fairly successful seasons in North American soccer, the NASL has hit hard times this year. With one club leaving for MLS (Minnesota United FC) and two more joining the USL the NASL is left with 10 clubs. In addition, Rayo OKC may sit out next season and the
“They’re selling postcards of the hanging.”
This week, the NASL decided to issue a statement reiterating their commitment to moving forward, growing the game, and “laying the groundwork for an exciting future,” - basically, attempting to close down the internet rumors they were moments away from being bundled into the trunk
Fair warning: This is a promotion and relegation article. As such, it will not be for many readers. If you find discussion on the topic of promotion and relegation upsetting, for the sake of your blood pressure, turn back now. All others, proceed.
Let’s get this out of the way: Promotion
What a piece of work is a man.
Of all the achievements in the history of humanity, the invention of the internet must rank up there near the top. The facilitation of communication, the free exchange of ideas and thoughts, the dissemination of knowledge, all at your fingertips. However, I can’t
For Fog Sake
By Alan Chapman
For the red two-thirds of Oklahoma City’s soccer fraternity it was a week like no other. The home draw against Minnesota United, secured with a goal in the dying seconds, was merely an appetizer for the drama about to unfold off the pitch. What exactly that
The NPSL season is now headed to its home stretch with the 4 regional champions having been determined this weekend. The last remaining Golden Gate Conference team is the Sonoma County Sol, one of the most successful teams in NPSL history. They won another Golden Gate Conference regular season title
Reading the recent article in the New York Times Magazine “The Dark Side of American Soccer Culture”, I was intrigued by the answer Jay Caspian King found and the way he got there. While he cites recent examples of racism in English soccer, most of his evidence relies on the English soccer
Like many soccer supporters, I was left mystified when I read Jay Caspian Kang's synopsis of American soccer culture for New York Times Magazine (We have chosen not to publish the link to the article, because they do not deserve the traffic - Ed).
The American soccer landscape is fast growing and