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  1. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

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

    msilverstein47 Member+

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

    msilverstein47 Member+

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

    msilverstein47 Member+

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

    msilverstein47 Member+

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

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think everyone knew it was a one and done deal. I'm surprised of all the MLS2 teams, Dallas doesn't already have one. Considering they start 5 academy products in MLS already, they obviously have the talent pool.
     
  7. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You are obviously forgetting that their ownership group is pretty frugal. It's not as big of a surprise when you look at how much the Hunt Group does out of pocket.
     
  8. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh I get that. But they do pour a ton into their academy as is, mls2 seems like the next logical step.
     
  9. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Completely agree, and for development reasons, they need to have one. Hope they get one soon, but I'm guessing 2017 instead of 2016, but I've been wrong before.
     
  10. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They had talked about one before, but did not pull the trigger. I guess it finally became worthwhile for them.

    There will likely be some changes at AZU. Supposedly there is a new 49% owner and I would be surprised if they didn't make a coaching change. Some recalibration may be in order here, and the FCD component is only part of it.
     
  11. ChinaBlue

    ChinaBlue Member

    Sep 18, 2013
  12. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do we know who the new investors are? Locals?
     
  14. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I do not. My GUESS would be local, but there has been no announcement.
     
  15. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They may be frugal when it comes to bringing in big name players. But It's very expensive to have their academy system them do. And in their top youth teams no one pays.

    To stay on topic. Maybe AZ will sign a deal with someone else. Although I guess there isn't too many left until the expansion teams come in.
     
  16. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

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

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.uslsoccer.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=210699093&DB_OEM_ID=32800

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    As he builds his squad for Arizona United SC, new head coach Frank Yallop is looking for two qualities in a player.
    In addition to the standard requisite – bringing a level of quality to the side – Yallop is also looking for players who are going to buy into what United is building, on and off the field.
     
  18. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    “I don’t want guys … doing the club a favor by just playing soccer at a club. I want them to be attached to Arizona United. … I [told] them if we’re going to do something together, let’s do it right.

    “I want this thing built properly and built to last. That’s the plan.”

    I don't know if you can get that mindset most places from 3rd division players who are looking to move up. Maybe I'm wrong.
     
    teamed repped this.
  19. teamed

    teamed Member

    May 18, 2014
    Interestingly, I am looking at Yallop's coaching stats, and for every one of his 5 jobs his winning percentage has decreased from the last. After Chicago, he's now on target for a winning percentage in the teens. :p I have a funny feeling the western conference doesn't need to worry much about AU taking the conference by storm. We'll see how he "builds" it.
     
  20. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. Miguel Myers

    Miguel Myers Member+

    Dec 3, 2011
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
  22. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I saw the new soccer stadium Grand Canyon University is building - holy cow is it going to be nice. AZUtd needs to explore that (obvious caveats include parking and alcohol, obviously).
     
  23. ChinaBlue

    ChinaBlue Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    Fall Out Boy’s Wentz Becomes Investor in Arizona United SC
    http://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/635792?referrer_id=2333971
    Thoughts?
     
  24. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2016 LH USOC
    May 11 in Tucson, AZ
    FC Tucson (PDL) 3
    San Nicolas FC (CA) 0
    Minh Vu
    scored twice and was involved in Dom Papa's early goal for FC Tucson, which will host Arizona United SC in the second round.
     

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