AC STL at AGM?

Discussion in 'St Louis FC' started by East Side Boy, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. East Side Boy

    East Side Boy New Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    GC
    Were representatives from AC at the AGM. I saw a blog (Miami Supporter) saying they were, but has anyone else heard this?
     
  2. time4wine

    time4wine Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    St. Louis
    Club:
    St. Louis Lions
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yes, someone with connections to the team told me the same this past weekend.
     
  3. Jozd

    Jozd Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    red rock vs blu rock
  4. Redhawk1

    Redhawk1 Member

    May 12, 2006
  5. demunb

    demunb Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Crystal City, MO
    Club:
    St. Louis Lions
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. wester_brad

    wester_brad New Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    St. Charles
    Club:
    AC St. Louis
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.nasl.com/article/nasl-concludes-successful-agm-and-finalizes-ussf-application

    "The North American Soccer League (“NASL”) recently concluded its 2010 Annual General Meeting held in Miami, Florida on November 7th and 8th. The meeting was highlighted by the approval of two additional teams for the 2011 season - the NSC Minnesota Stars and the Atlanta Silverbacks - and their inclusion in the application to the United States Soccer Federation for sanctioning as a Division II league. The completed application, which was originally submitted with six teams on September 28, 2010, was submitted to the Federation immediately following the conclusion of the meeting.
    The application also includes San Antonio (which will commence play in 2012) and an additional team to be announced (which will commence play in 2013). The NASL is looking forward to favorable consideration of the application by the Board of Directors of the USSF at its meeting on November 21 in Toronto, Canada.

    “This is an exciting time for the NASL as it nears the finish line in its two year quest for second division sanctioning from the USSF. We were encouraged by fans to return second division soccer to Atlanta after a two season hiatus and are thrilled that over twenty years of continuous professional play in Minnesota will continue in 2011 and beyond ” said Aaron Davidson CEO of the NASL.

    Club owners and general managers will continue working on developing the schedule for the 2011 season over the coming weeks. The NASL plans to release the opening weekend schedule of games later this month."
     
  7. Bend_it

    Bend_it Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    Club:
    AC St. Louis
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All is not lost for AC St. Louis fans. I'm optimistic that St. Louis will field a team in the NASL for the 2011 season if the club is sold to a new owner or ownership group.
     
  8. time4wine

    time4wine Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    St. Louis
    Club:
    St. Louis Lions
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. speedcake

    speedcake Member

    Dec 2, 1999
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't see any reason to think St. Louis wouldn't be allowed to play in the upcoming season should they get their affairs in order in time. They just seem to be left off the bid for now. however, not even being repped at the meeting doesn't seem very positive.

    Just weird that Atlanta comes out of left field, but no one can seem to get a promising market and already existing team back on it's feet.
     
  10. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd imagine Cooper burned his bridges with NASL with how he handled the sale of AC St. Louis to the Vaids and the cluster that erupted when the Vaids walked away from the team. That being said, as Bend_it said, if/when the team gets a new owner, I'm sure they'll find themselves in NASL.
     
  11. Redhawk1

    Redhawk1 Member

    May 12, 2006
    I'm don't like what I'm hearing. If additional investors or new owners have been found, we would have been in that NASL application. I'm not even sure that the NASL even wants us anymore. We're pretty much stuck in this region by ourselves. It doesn't look too good gals and pals.
     
  12. Redhawk1

    Redhawk1 Member

    May 12, 2006
    After talking to a few guys "in the know" over the weekend, apparently the sale of AC STL is almost complete to Ryan Woods.....BUT the word on Woods is that he's basically a "Con Artist" and is NOT good for St. Louis soccer. He's had a number of financial deals break down recently, so no one is really sure what kind of money he has. This should be real interesting to see how it all pans out.
     
  13. jasontoon

    jasontoon Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unfortunately, anybody with money who would be "good for St. Louis soccer" is still sitting on the sidelines.

    Guess we'll have to go with the guy trying to keep a team here, whatever else his motives/background may be.
     
  14. New_York_Cosmos

    New_York_Cosmos Red Card

    Nov 10, 2010
    Monza
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy

    they can always join USL pro.....
     
  15. time4wine

    time4wine Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    St. Louis
    Club:
    St. Louis Lions
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    no, they can't actually. St.Louis Lions (PDL team) own the rights to any promotion within USL.

    And you can't say that Ryan Woods is corrupt or whatever, the guy is a business man who has his hands in many deals. The crooked charges hold no merit, unless you have proof. Plus, the guy sat with us at one of the AC St.Louis games and seemed like a good guy, despite his wearing of a German National Team jersey. If you want to know more, look up St.Louis Business Journal and search his name.
     
  16. New_York_Cosmos

    New_York_Cosmos Red Card

    Nov 10, 2010
    Monza
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy

    he can join them and do a team with them, so what....
     
  17. demunb

    demunb Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Crystal City, MO
    Club:
    St. Louis Lions
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I'm not sure what you're saying, but AC STL will not be let into USL as long as the STL Lions are around. AC's pretty much NASL or bust at this point and its pretty much down to Cooper and Woods to make that happen. I still think they will find a way to make it happen for 2011, but I could be wrong. Going forward, the NASL has several hurdles and the recent Canada ruling is one of them. Hopefully the economy will improve and so will the desire to support lower level soccer. Not just in St. Louis, but across the country.
     
  18. New_York_Cosmos

    New_York_Cosmos Red Card

    Nov 10, 2010
    Monza
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    AC St Louis is a ugly name anyway
     
  19. demunb

    demunb Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Crystal City, MO
    Club:
    St. Louis Lions
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    that was well thought out. thanks for the input.
     
  20. New_York_Cosmos

    New_York_Cosmos Red Card

    Nov 10, 2010
    Monza
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy

    yw :)
     
  21. New_York_Cosmos

    New_York_Cosmos Red Card

    Nov 10, 2010
    Monza
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy

    They could in case the 2 clubs merge and AC St Louis (what a ugly name anyway) play in USL Pro while St Louis Lions stay in PDL providing them with best players after a couple of years
     
  22. demunb

    demunb Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Crystal City, MO
    Club:
    St. Louis Lions
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I can pretty much guarantee that no merger between the two groups will ever take place. St. Louis soccer politics is an ugly business.
     
  23. New_York_Cosmos

    New_York_Cosmos Red Card

    Nov 10, 2010
    Monza
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy

    everything can happen, it's America baby! :)

    so let's hope one of the two folds so the other can survive
     
  24. SilentAssassin

    Apr 16, 2007
    St. Louis
    I'm not sure whether you're talking about fans or rich people supporting soccer, but I suspect that for fans, an improving economy wouldn't necessarily be a good thing. Minor league soccer might be what economists call an inferior good, where demand goes up as income goes down, which is why walmart does well in recessions. In a better economy, they might switch to more expensive forms of entertainment.
     
  25. demunb

    demunb Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Crystal City, MO
    Club:
    St. Louis Lions
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I was talking about Rich People investing in teams, but your point is interesting. I never thought of it like that from a consumer standpoint.
     

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