"American Professional Soccer": take notice, ignore, or laugh?

Discussion in 'Soccer in the USA' started by LordRobin, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. FC Concordia

    FC Concordia Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    No idea. Maybe a friendly? The Eagles seem to have moved on to the UPSL. Mass United as well. In theory they could play in both leagues. Maybe the ASL even counds UPSL matches in its standings. From the scheule listed above, there appear to be four teams in the ASL at the moment.

    Ah, to think tha this thread almost had drifted to the second page.
     
  2. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    apparently FC Penn and the Fury tied 0-0
     
  3. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I assume FC Penn is not the same club as Penn FC?
     
  4. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  5. Owen Thornhill

    Dec 22, 2012
    Club:
    Cork City
    It's like the IRA, The Provisional IRA, The Real IRA, The Continuity IRA, The INLA and the INDIRA . (ok the last one is actually a wine)
     
  6. Beau Dure

    Beau Dure Member+

    May 31, 2000
    Vienna, VA
  7. MLSinCleveland

    MLSinCleveland Member+

    Oct 12, 2006
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Club:
    Cleveland C. S.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great article. Whys is it so hard for American soccer to identify and develop elite players? Other American sports do it well despite far less hierarchical and organized systems. Maybe we'd be better off with high school and college ball (with all of their rule differences) as the primary development mechanisms. Heck, NFL teams manage to build good squads (my hometown team being an obvious exception in recent decades :D) despite amateur American football being nearly a different sport than the professional game.

    Summer leagues could fill in the gaps in rules/style of play (as they do in wood bat baseball leagues*), but they can be regional, as they are in baseball.

    Seriously, this is "unable to organize a kegger in a taproom" territory.

    *It took a lot of restraint for me not go into my rant about metal bats in high school and college baseball, but I recognized the above rant was off-topic already.
     
  8. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How do you know? Who are you measuring them against? A quarter of MLB players come from a handful of countries outside the US. Most NHL players come from Canada. And football? We'll never know.

    MLS teams are pumping $100 millions into youth academies rather than relying on the college system.. This should pay off in 5+ years.
     
  9. asroma1982

    asroma1982 Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    Club:
    AS Roma
    i say laugh untill you play france and if you loose (which Lichtenstein draw) then you should be ridiculed
     
  10. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Matt Driver‏ @HC_Matt_Driver Apr 29
    Another fine performance by the Fury! Wining 1-0 against a very good Maryland team! Way to go boys. If you have not been to a game guys really do knock the ball around well!
     
  12. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Matt Driver‏ @HC_Matt_Driver 1h1 hour ago
    Philadelphia’s answer to the el Classico:
    Philadelphia Fury
    vs
    Philadelphia Atoms
    Rowan University
    7pm kick off
    tonight!
     
  13. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lol. Knowing his league, that game either happened a month ago, or will be postponed for some reason.
     
  14. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ohhhhh either is possible...but apparently they do keep on trying...lol
     
  15. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    winner winner chicken dinner...

    Matt Driver‏ @HC_Matt_Driver May 12
    Fury vs Atoms game tonight at Rowan University is canceled thunderstorms and lightning due to hit between 5-10pm stay home stay safe !
     
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  16. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Matt Driver‏ @HC_Matt_Driver 59m59 minutes ago
    New look ASL coming in the Fall of 2018. New Logo, New ASL partners, Sponsors , Teams. Lower Fee and Cash Prizes for the winners of both divisions ASL Pro Division 1 and ASL 2 more to come #makingchanges
     
  17. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So is the spring season over? Was a championship awarded? The website has no news since last fall.
     
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  18. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    roll_safe_asl.jpg
     
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  19. Beau Dure

    Beau Dure Member+

    May 31, 2000
    Vienna, VA
    I'm a little surprised. I know a couple of teams have moved to other leagues.
     
  20. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ASL and surprise...never use those 2 words in the same sentence again!;)
     
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  21. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

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

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    American Soccer League is now the US Premiership with a nationwide footprint.

    The US Premiership is a National Soccer League with a purpose to empower and promote the SPORT of Soccer for Organizations and Top Talent to Reach the TOP. The leagues vision is to promote soccer in a very competitive and marketable method to create greater awareness of soccer and talented athletes to communities across America and Growth of the Sport.

    The league will use and provide a national platform, as well as latest technologies and marketing
    available to help teams grow.

    We provide Top Level Soccer for Teams and Fans across the US. Our league is also geared toward providing a TOP Level Entertainment Experience for all included soccer Enthusiasts across the US.

    As a Soccer Enthusiast, we welcome you to find your local TOP Ranked Soccer Team to Enjoy! Our leagues structure is built on a National Scale with each team playing State Regionals. The Championship team of their region then advances to their State Championship. State Champion then Competes on a National Regional Level to then Advance to the National Champion of the US Premiership.

    Our League also focuses on providing the highest available Technology and Marketing for our teams to be able to grow to the Highest Level of Soccer.


    [Maybe one day they'll get the links on their website working].
     
  24. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don’t see any New Jersey clubs so I think this is fake news. ASL still lives!
     
  25. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Club:
    --other--
    The quality will be much improved now that their logo has more of a Euro style.
     
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