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

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  1. Expansion Franchise

    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    Cosmos did (CFC lost to them in the 2015 championship game), but Miami didn't.
    Regardless, though, neither would be able to field any paid players, which changes the calculus dramatically.
     
  2. JDogindy

    JDogindy Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If they have 20 players on each team, that's over 200,000 jobs. That is something worth investing in.

    It's a very stupid endeavor, but this is America, and America has proved time and time again stupid endeavors sometimes succeed.
     
  3. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Imagine the thrill of getting promoted from the 498th Division to the 497th.
     
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  4. miladmaz12

    miladmaz12 Member

    Oct 5, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    (Terms and conditions may apply)
     
  5. wolfp10

    wolfp10 Member

    Sep 25, 2005
    At least a bunch of lower division colleges/ high schools are about to get some revenue for their athletic fields.
     
  6. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Assuming they pay up front.
     
  7. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lol shots fired. I know these leagues have a history of folding or overreaching and that you have to genuinely care enough to post in these threads but you almost seem like you want them to fail.
     
  8. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well of its D3 certified there'll be a bond to cover any missed payments, won't there?

    "As specified for each division, the league must require each team to post with the league or, if so directed, with the Federation, an adequate performance bond or other security to secure the performance of the teams’ obligations (including, without limitation, player and staff salaries and wages, stadium lease commitments and third party vendor obligations in addition to commitments by each team to the league) for the current season."
     
  9. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, I would prefer they did not.

    That said, I have been at this long enough to have seen this movie several times.

    You can rarely go wrong taking the under with startup leagues. The startup period is almost always rocky.

    It's worse when you make the kind of decisions the NISA's various brain trusts have made.
     
  10. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ( A ) Thanks for shitting on the joke.

    ( 2 ) Not all of these ephemeral 10,000 teams (which I perceived wolfp10's statement to be about) could be D3.
     
  11. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You’re not wrong. However, I know it’s easy to be jaded but isn’t sports about the eternal optimism that there’s always next year or another chance.
     
  12. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.

    The landscape has evolved pretty substantially over the last 20 years to the point where ventures like this can be more easily accepted and taken seriously because the sport itself is more easily accepted and taken seriously.

    Of course, now the customer is more discerning and so you have to step up your game. It's no longer enough to be the Cincinnati Riverhawks.

    It comes down to money (and expertise). Even more than hope springing eternal, THAT'S what sports is all about.
     
  13. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In this case "another chance" could be certain teams ditching NISA for USL L1 in 2020. It would be unfortunate because I think NISA was a good idea.
     
  14. Expansion Franchise

    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    I think it's a little premature to be sticking the fork into NISA. There is clearly a market and an appeal for having independent teams, otherwise NPSL would have no market to L2.
    Again, NISA was really just a sanctioned port in the storm for the Founder's Cup teams and it's probably going to be be pretty volatile while it's evolving.
    On the flip side, MLB just made 42 new prospective L1 owners where a turnkey franchise might fit perfectly into their now empty front offices and stadiums.
     
  15. miladmaz12

    miladmaz12 Member

    Oct 5, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  16. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Commisso, Silva, Matt Driver, DCFC cosplayers, & potentially Palmer all in one league. Man this is going to be an awesome train wreck to watch.
     
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  17. aetraxx7

    aetraxx7 Member+

    Jun 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All of this will be far more entertaining than anything that they could possibly put on the field.
     
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  18. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So long NISA we hardly knew ya...
     
  19. JDogindy

    JDogindy Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a massive conglomeration of egos. One league cannot contain such raw poobah-ishness!
     
  20. SteveUSSF_ref8

    United States
    Oct 25, 2010
    Sun City, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, don't you think its time to change the main thread from NASL to NISA?
     
  21. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I suggest

    NISA (Latest League to be Threatened by Cosmos) Mega-Thread
     
  22. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Men with Blazers wearing an oakland roots jersey.
     
  23. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's a market.

    With wide variance from place to place.

    But mostly, a small market. It's the vocal cosplayers who insist their flavor of the month is the most authentic that make you believe there's a bigger market for it.

    They actually haven't done that yet. And likely won't without a whole bunch of billable hours.
     
  24. Expansion Franchise

    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    Here we go. Only ever lobbed at the independent clubs, never at groups like Timbers Army or Forward Flock for some reason.
     
  25. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's all postulating as the current MLB/MiLB deal runs out next year.
     

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