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

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

  1. JDogindy

    JDogindy Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But, wouldn't you rather try to make as much money as you can while you're building a stadium as opposed to just sitting around, twiddling your thumbs, hoping the stadium just magically builds itself?

    The long term strategy is to eventually control your own stadium, but inactivity means no revenue whatsoever and reduction in recognition in the community.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    Financially, their best bet would be to stay amateur. They're playing now, I'm not sure how squatting in a more expensive stadium to be able put "now 100% more professional" on the end their name is a better idea.

    Honestly, they are far better off being patient and not trying to rush anything. They have no competition, so it makes no sense not to wait until they feel they can do it most effectively.
     
  3. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It also means you're not bleeding money like 90% of the rest of lower division soccer in this country. I mean, you say things that make me think you assume everyone is making money if they're playing.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    It's also worth noting that Armada will be playing in an NPSL without Miami FC and Cosmos next year (as well as all of the other teams that moved up to pro leagues). This is probably their best shot at making a playoff run.
     
  5. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Still find it odd these championship games will be at neutral sites.

     
  6. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Miami FC has clinched 1st place in the East will be in the game and hosting. How is that a neutral site?

    I don't think they have announced the Western championship game site. It might also be at the team with the best record.
     
  7. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think they where supposed to. Heard the final of the East was going to be at the Fury’s stadium up until the team went under.
     
  8. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    OK but how is that "Still find it odd..."?
     
  9. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thought it was odd they originally planned to have the finals at neutral sites for a D3 league.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    This was almost certainly so every team didn't have to reserve a stadium for a game they may not host.
     
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  11. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean it’ll be interesting in the west if it does end up being a neutral site. I could see 1904 in particular having scheduling issues at home.
     
  12. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What will be interesting to see is how many of these teams that do well stay in NISA or try to jump to the more stable USL
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    Without bothering to address the "mOrE sTAblE uSL" claim, the clubs that are the most organizationally coherent in NISA are the least likely to be interested in USL.
     
  14. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well and the least able to. Most of NISA’s current teams can’t jump to USL due to a USL team already being in their city. NISA was literally their only choice.
     
  15. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If Oakland is for real, they may be forced there. (We'll see on the supposed East Bay USL team.) Chattanooga obviously has animus and no interest. Detroit could be forced there. Everybody else, pfft.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    Obviously, if NISA folds, that changes the algebra, but, yeah, CFC is certainly in the worst position here, since even if CRW is no longer a thing by that point, lots of bridges have been burned.
     
  17. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean the Roots would have to partner with East Bay if anything since they have territorial rights to Oakland. But given the response to them the East Bay owner would be a fool not to partner. Detroit too seems appealing.

    I’d say CFC is no worse off than most of the rest. 1904 have already been rejected by USL and then superseded by a better organization in San Diego. Stumptown, Atlanta, Philly, Cal United and LA Force set up shop in an existing USL team’s market in all cases (and LA doesn’t play in anywhere near a USL minimum stadium to add insult to injury).
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    Lumping CFC in with this group isn't exactly improving my confidence about the situation.
     
  19. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's never easy to go from amateur to pro. They seem more suited than most but it is still a challenge. But their animosity toward USL may preclude them from having an obvious home if the NISA fails. (League Zero? Nah.)
     
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  20. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean it wasn’t really meant to. I don’t see much about NISA outside Oakland to have any confidence in.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    I'm not really worried about CFC.
     
  22. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    More likely to go back to NPSL and do their full season amateur option is my guess.
     
  23. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. miladmaz12

    miladmaz12 Member

    Oct 5, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    New York Cosmos joins NISA

     
  25. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

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

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