League expansion news and rumors pop up regularly and it is hard to keep track of who said what, where and when. Midfield Press has created the Expansion News & Rumor Tracker as a monthly installment following the word on the web about possible future North American Soccer League clubs.
In front of a packed room at City Hall, the St. Pete City Council unanimously approved the ordinance that would create a referendum on extending the existing Al Lang Stadium lease. Currently managed by Big 3 Entertainment, the group owned by local multimillionaire Bill Edwards, Al Lang stadium is in
City Council meetings are admittedly never very exciting. Much of the discussions revolve around parcels, ad-valorem taxes, zoning questions, program awareness, and the occasional personal complaint about something the city is doing to anger one of its residents. Very rarely do you see a great deal of outside discussion, or
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
In a report commissioned by Silva International Investments, Deloitte, one of the "Big Four" accounting firms, suggests that the net economic impact of introducing promotion and relegation to the United States club soccer pyramid would likely be positive. Silva International Investments is an owner in the North American Soccer League club