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

Discussion in 'NASL' started by oneeyedfool, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Expansion Franchise

    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    I get it, and I have serious doubts that 2/3 of the announced teams in this league will last longer than 2 years, but I don't fault them for trying. This is a league whose successes are largely based on another league petering out. I'm pretty sure that faceplants are the natural state for 2/3 of the league.

    Like you, I feel like focusing on the weather report in Philadelphia is the wrong end of the stick.
    It may come out that the hurricane was a cover to buy more time, and even then, if they make up the game, does it really matter all that much?
     
  2. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’d also like to point out that they are rescheduling the game on a Monday night in November. Doubt anyone will show up.
     
  3. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  4. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. aetraxx7

    aetraxx7 Member+

    Jun 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ok, I am so confused by this clown show of a league. Are they awarding two cups for this short "season?"
     
  7. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Could be 3 or 4 trophies. This one for what was supposed to be the inaugural game but wound up being the second one, there are East and West championship games in November for 3, and there might be a league championship game after that although it is not on the schedule.
     
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  8. aetraxx7

    aetraxx7 Member+

    Jun 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do they get Tide pods and avocado toast to go along with these participation ribbons?
     
  9. JDogindy

    JDogindy Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If Napa Valley ever scores a goal, they get a gift certificate to Olive Garden.
     
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  10. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Club:
    --other--
    LA Force twitter doesn't mention the Challenge Cup victory. Actually they haven't tweeted since August 16.
     
  12. Expansion Franchise

    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    I noticed that too. Their Facebook page is the same way and the link to their Instagram is broken.
    Was anyone actually there?
     
  13. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #713 Paul Berry, Sep 8, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
    Highlights of the inaugural So Cal Deathmatch!!

    https://mycujoo.tv/video/la-force?id=ck05nq7fschgz0h5vshtzgqi2

    According to the highlights on the right-hand side, full-time was called after 47 minutes after which the game continued. And the announcer doesn't seem to know any of the players' names on either team.

    I guess you have to start somewhere.

    Is LA Force related to FC Golden State Force who play in USL L2?
     
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  14. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Club:
    --other--
    Looks like it. NISA's website says Bob Friedland owns LA Force and he mentions FC Golden State Force in the article there. And according to FC Golden State Force's website Robert Friedland is their head coach.

    Could be a clone created by the SUM conspiracy, though.
     
  15. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the video. I find myself so torn. On one hand is the local San Diego soccer fan in me that is excited to have something tangible and D3 or above to root on locally, and will even be excited to watch them lose in this recap. Then there’s the side of me that is looking at the 1904 team objectively and what a shitshow they’ve made of it so far, who knows something far better is very likely to materialize in 6-18 months with the USL side, that wants to do nothing more than laugh.

    It’s very frustrating.
     
  16. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I went to the Oakland Roots friendly against FC Juárez on Sunday. Packed house, lively crowd. Juárez won 4-2 after going up 3-0 in the first 12 minutes. It was an Oakland crowd--I didn't see a Juárez shirt anywhere, though I'm sure there were some somewhere. The Roots are doing a lot of things very well in the area of operations and community engagement.

    I must correct an earlier post since this was my first visit to Laney College Stadium. The smaller stands opposite the main stand are a permanent part of the facility, not temporary stands brought in for the Roots. I don't know what official capacity they are claiming--they don't seem to be making attendance figure announcements.
     
  17. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They listed it as another sell out. I believe it’s somewhere between 3.75 to 5k. I figured this game would be a sell out. I’m interested to see how the next NISA game does. All in all I’m leaning towards another sell out. They’ve done a great job with community involvement.
     
  18. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another reason I think they’re screwed, once USL San Diego launches (if 1904 last that long). Landon Donovan is a household name to the point my soccer knowledgeless mother knows who he is... Demba Ba and Eden Hazard even I had to look up. They’re famous but only in certain circles, the diehards and hardcore as you say. And that’s not enough to keep a team alive.
     

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