Indy NASL News

Discussion in 'Indy Eleven' started by NSmith22, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Branko Segota

    Branko Segota Member

    Feb 24, 2003
    HELLO - Can we say USL????Maybe move this thread to the USL forum?
     
  2. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  4. BTL97

    BTL97 Member

    Apr 25, 2014
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It will not happen...as you first have to follow the protocol
     
  6. jeffcoop

    jeffcoop BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 11, 2006
    Central Indiana
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It’s pretty much irrelevant from Indy Eleven’s perspective, as the club is now safely ensconced in the USL, but the club’s original home,, the NASL was dealt a crushing blow in today’s Second Circuit opinion, quite possibly the final nail in the league’s coffin.

    It’s a good thing Indy got out when they did.
     
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  7. jeffcoop

    jeffcoop BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 11, 2006
    Central Indiana
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With three teams, no sanctioning, and now no 2018 season, the NASL is good as dead.

    Really, despite playing a 2017 season, it stopped being a viable entity a couple of years ago.
     
  8. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    coach rennie spoke briefly at the ISA coaches meeting yesterday. he said he was a youth coach 5 years ago, and in that short time he's risen to where he is today. that's pretty neat to think about. obviously he's excited for the season, and it sounds like he expects the team to be pretty good. he also invited all of us to come watch training whenever we want so that's cool.
     
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  9. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  10. jeffcoop

    jeffcoop BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 11, 2006
    Central Indiana
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Absolutely. Peter Wilt was on the Soc Takes podcast last week, and he was highly critical of the way the club handled its existing roster, holding onto players until mere weeks before training camps opened, and only then releasing them, making it harder for them to catch on with other clubs.

    The club was perfectly happy o hang onto Trevor James while it was assembling this year's roster, perfectly happy in particular to take advantage of his knowledge of former NASL players whom the club might want to sign. And now that the roster is assembled, James is let go, too late (in all likelihood) for him to find a job for this season.

    I am not impressed by how Indy Eleven is being run.
     
  11. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i haven't been following the roster assembling closely at all, but i wonder how much differently indy has handled the player side versus how other clubs have done it. informing via text or email by non-technical staff sure sounds crappy though. that being said, i can understand not letting the coach discuss personnel decisions with players they didn't sign. that sounds like they have a good employment attorney. that's not what fans want to hear though.

    as far as trevor james is concerned, didn't he have a contract with the club? did he not have a contract for 2018 or was it a team option for 2018? if not, why was he still working for them? obviously, i don't really know, but it sounds like he either saw the writing on the wall (as the story said) and decided to keep working while the club would have him or he was a poor businessman and didn't protect his own interest. again, neither is a satisfying answer for a support, but it is a business.
     
  12. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The field conversion @LucasOilStadium for @IndyEleven is underway!
    [​IMG]
    Get your tickets now!
     
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  13. jeffcoop

    jeffcoop BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 11, 2006
    Central Indiana
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thank goodness, no gridiron lines (for now).
     
  14. Branko Segota

    Branko Segota Member

    Feb 24, 2003
    New house. New league. New team. New Coaching staff. Same forum league! WE ARE NOT IN THE NASL!!!!!!!!
     
  15. TWiz

    TWiz Member

    Mar 10, 2015
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    I was wondering if the move to Lucus Oil Stadium has improved the game day experience?
     
  16. jeffcoop

    jeffcoop BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 11, 2006
    Central Indiana
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On balance, I'd say yes, by a good measure. There are some downsides. Members of the Brickyard Battalion will complain about the lack of smoke (which, to be honest, I never liked) and other restrictions on their activities. The food is more expensive (and there may be a bit less variety). And there's no question that looking across the field at a vast swath of empty seats, with empty seats all around above, is a bit dulling (this was less of a problem for the opener against FC Cincinnati, when the whole lower bowl sold out, but it's been an issue since, as they don't sell seats along the western sideline). On the other hand, the seats are vastly more comfortable (I mean *vastly*). The sideline seats are much closer to the field than they were at Carroll Stadium--there's no track in the way. And it's nice not having to worry about rain--or worse, about having to evacuate the stadium if there's a thunderstorm. I've already been to more games this year than I did during the whole spring season last year.
     
  17. TWiz

    TWiz Member

    Mar 10, 2015
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Thanks for your perspective, very helpful. I’ve been trying to go to more lower division games when I travel for work and I have found the experience to be varied. I figured Indy would benefit from better creature comforts but maybe lose some of the atmosphere from Carroll. I’m hoping to get to a game there later this year
     
  18. spidermonkey317

    Oct 1, 2013
    Montana
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like that playing at LOS is more comfortable, but hopefully it doesn't end the long term plans for a Soccer Specific Stadium for the team.
     
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  19. spidermonkey317

    Oct 1, 2013
    Montana
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. spidermonkey317

    Oct 1, 2013
    Montana
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. jeffcoop

    jeffcoop BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 11, 2006
    Central Indiana
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. jeffcoop

    jeffcoop BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 11, 2006
    Central Indiana
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jeff Belskus has left. And good riddance. Belskus was never a soccer guy, and IMS hadn't exactly prospered under his direction. His hiring only made sense as part of a concerted effort to gain a new stadium, and that effort never materialized (moving to LOS doesn't count). The team's fan engagement seemed to take a step backward under his direction
     
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  23. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    another cost cutting maneuver?
     
  24. jeffcoop

    jeffcoop BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 11, 2006
    Central Indiana
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That certainly could have contributed. If Belskus were expensive but performing brilliantly, that would be one thing. If Belskus was expensive (as he almost certainly was) and performed as he did, that's another thing entirely.
     
  25. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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