NISA (New NASL-allied D3 league) Mega-Thread

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  1. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All part of the conspiracy, I guess.
     
  2. soccermilitant

    soccermilitant Member+

    Jan 14, 2009
    St.paul
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How will the sum/mls/ussf conspiracy theorist will spin this?
     
  3. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Because the MLS/SUM/USSF/USL/USASA cartel insists that leagues formally apply for sanctioning rather than just Tweeting their intention.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    Not all teams are playing in the fall season. I don't know if 1904 are still even a thing or not, but not playing in the fall doesn't really answer that question. Roots aren't playing in the fall either, fwiw.
     
  5. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sonsabitches.
     
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  6. aetraxx7

    aetraxx7 Member+

    Jun 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's the over/under on this league actually kicking a ball?
     
  7. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The owner of San Diego 1904 promised the season will start in September last night. But I have my doubts.
     
  8. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They still exist? Where are they playing now that the USL team took Torero stadium?
     
  9. JDogindy

    JDogindy Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I heard Qualcomm is open.

    Think of the money they have since they don't pay fees.
     
  10. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fees to join the league? Yeah that might cover a half a game at SDCCU...
     
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  11. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
  13. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Some more news and rumors dropping.





     
  14. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #564 Darkwing McQuack, Jul 25, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2019
  15. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So the fall half champions get automatic spots in the spring half playoffs. Not sure how I feel about that.
     
  16. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    #566 newtex, Jul 25, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2019
    Some questions about that schedule.

    1. The Detroit/Philly game on August 31 is an exhibition. Is the Oakland-Cal United game on that day? The league is really promoting the start on September 7.

    2. What is the NISA Challenge Cup?

    3. I'm counting games for each team, not counting the ones labeled exhibition. Any ideas on the disparity?

    East
    Philadelphia - 7
    Atlanta - 7
    Miami - 7
    Stumptown - 6

    West
    1904 - 7
    Cal United - 7
    LA - 6
    Oakland - 5

    Ah, they have a 1904 at Miami game listed. That is probably Stumptown at Miami. That would make 7 each for the East. The West would then have 12 games but still not evenly distributed.
     
  17. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wait, there is a team called "Stumptown?"

    What. The. Actual. ********?
     
  18. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, how adorable, 1904's games start at :04 past the hour.

    I am gonna guess (total guess) that the "NISA Showcase" means "We just had to get something down on paper."

    1904, Atlanta and Los Angeles all have three league home games, while California, Miami, Philadelphia and Stumptown have three and Oakland has two.

    The other 8/31 game shouldn't be an exhibition, as it's between two league teams, unlike the Philadelphia/Detroit game.

    Can I just say this? Philadelphia at Franklin Field has the potential to be the biggest disaster in recent history. And the "Los Angeles" and Atlanta teams? Oh, boy. Good luck.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    So the "NISA Challenge Cup" was originally intended to kick off the season and I assume that had all been arranged and agreed as some "thing". Oakland and Cal United had a friendly scheduled the week before, then they both joined the league, so I guess they just decided to make that a league game, as well.

    Why the hell they had to keep the "Challenge Cup" name for a game between two teams (one not even with a name released yet) in the second week, I don't know. I assume somebody must have sunk some money into marketing something and didn't want to lose that.
    From: http://midfieldpress.com/2019/06/10...er-news-from-nisa-board-of-governors-meeting/

    "The Fall season will start on September 7th. We are going to roll out with a limited schedule of 4 home games and 4 away games. It will feature a lot of regional play."

    Obviously we're not seeing that, but my guess is that at the last minute, either 3 extra teams showed up they weren't expecting, or (more likely) 2 they were expecting didn't. That's probably where the Chattanooga and Detroit friendlies come in (which is also probably a consolation given that defections to NISA made their fall season fall apart).

    Honestly, I would have called this whole thing they're doing in the fall "the NISA Challenge Cup", but I have no idea what sorts of constraints they are under to maintain sanctioning. I would imagine that's the whole purpose for any of this in the first place.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    More so than SD1904 at SDCCU-formerly-Qualcomm-formerly-Jack-Murphy? Go on...
     
  21. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Neck and neck but The Matt Driver Factor has Philadelphia hitting the tape a fraction earlier.

    I am trying to think of recent abject disasters to compare what the Fury is likely to be to. California Victory isn't it. Orlando SunDogs? That's going way back. Phoenix FC was a wreck, but they weren't trying to play at Sun Devil (football) Stadium.

    Will have to check.

    I mean, the whole thing is likely to be a mess. You have teams that apparently just showed up the other day and somehow meet PLS (?), no one I am aware of with track records in selling tickets, little lead time and some way-too-big stadiums.

    About the only positive is that Boca Raton FC isn't one of the teams.

    Yet.
     
  22. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What about the disaster that was FC New York?
     
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  23. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's a good one. At least FCNY played a complete season. I called one of their home games on Fox. They finished 6-11-7 and drew an announced 900 people a game, so I've seen worse. But they weren't good.

    Antigua Barracuda (at the end, when they were a road-only team for some reason, and didn't win a game all year) was bad. If you're old enough to remember the Sacramento Scorpions/Team Sacramento, that was bad. As were the Edmonton Aviators.

    There are probably other candidates.
     
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  24. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, the 2009 Cleveland City Stars were a trainwreck, though they were well-intentioned and had done well at the D3 level before either overreaching or being pulled up to D2. They moved away from their downtown location to some high school in the sticks (and they renamed their home Middlefield Cheese Stadium on game days) and went 4-19-7 with a -30 goal differential. That was the end of that.

    I still think that will be better than the Philadelphia Fury.
     
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  25. annapolis

    annapolis Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    Just noticed that the Atlanta team is Atlanta SC, last in the division the NPSL. Wondering about the competitiveness of this league.
     
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