The Rayo OKC experiment has failed. The league announced its intentions to expand to the city in 2013, but had its efforts to launch there derailed when Oklahoma City FC investor Tim McLaughlin jumped ship to join the USL bid in the town that would become the Oklahoma City Energy. Sold
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
When La Liga’s Rayo Vallecano announced it would be starting a satellite club in Oklahoma City, it was met with a lot of skepticism from NASL fans. Why would NASL want to allow a club, who barely has a presence in their home city of Madrid, to invest in the league?
The Cosmos currently sit top of the table. They do not control their own destiny. With only two games remaining in their season and Minnesota and Indy just two points behind them with a game in hand, it will be crucial for them to win in their final home match
Who is Rayo OKC?
Rayo OKC is a professional soccer team playing in the North American Soccer League (NASL), the Second Division of professional soccer in the United States as recognized by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). 2016 will be Rayo’s inaugural season, despite the core ownership group having been
If you’ve never played Football Manager, good god man, don’t. It is one of the most addicting sports games on the market, particularly if you enjoy business and sports and like the idea of simulating the experience of running a soccer club, similar to how Out of the Park Baseball
Our Media Day podcast, continued.
In this episode, Porter & Will discuss Rayo OKC's first preseason game and attend media day. Due to file size, we split this podcast into 2 parts.
If the North American Soccer League truly wants to become Division 1A alongside Major League Soccer, it will have to compete against MLS in some of the biggest markets in the country. This is already happening, of course.
The New York Cosmos are trying to carve out a niche for themselves
This article is Part III in a series covering markets that could be excellent fits for NASL. In Part I, we discussed Big League Cities that NASL should consider. Jacksonville and Indianapolis showed how successful NASL can be in towns that have teams in some but not all of the