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
It was a vital weekend in the NASL. Unfortunately, the opening drama--the shocking upset of the New York Cosmos by Ft. Lauderdale Strikers--quickly dissipated as every team that could have taken advantage of the Cosmos lost wasting opportunity.
So now, going into the final week of the Spring, the Cosmos have all
It was another wild weekend in the NASL. Teams fell that should have won, teams won that really shouldn't have, and a draw frustrated one team's climb to the top of the standings.
Let's take a moment and consider the Spring table. Since the league instituted the split season format, it has
As you ponder your US Open Cup bracket, take a moment and watch my NASL Week 8 predictions
Change of format now that we're just over midway through the Spring.
We are roughly midway through the Spring, and it's pretty clear who the top teams are. In fact, can divide the NASL into three parts: Florida, Canada, and the rest. Nearly all of 'the rest' are at the top of the table. Still, things can quickly change and never doubt
Saturday, April 30th
Ottawa Fury v Miami FC
2:00 pm EST
TD Place Stadium, Ottawa, Canada
The Ottawa Fury are a poor team. Not an untalented team, not rudderless, and not without potential, but a poor team nonetheless because it is in the midst of a complete overhaul and rebuild. As such, the Fury
It's gotten to the point now that every weekly Best XI is going to feature at least one Carolina Railhawks attacker. Once again, Carolina dominated its opponent. A miracle save by Matt Pickens kept Nazmi Albadawi from opening the scoring and later it was Albadawi who provided the service for
As we enter the middle of the Spring season, we're going to start seeing some major reshuffling in the table. It's going to be fun and frustrating.
Friday, April 22nd
Miami FC v Rayo OKC
8:00 pm EST
FIU Stadium, Miami, FL
Miami have been stunningly underwhelming. For instance, even though striker Dario Cvitanich has
We're seeing all the NASL teams beginning to find their feet. Week 3 saw a some pretty fabulous plays, not just goals but some impressive saves. Carolina Railhawks maintain their spot at the top of the table whereas the Canadian teams continue to languish at the bottom with more of