NASL evolution

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  1. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    http://www.ussoccerplayers.com/2013/01/major-league-soccer-and-the-rest-of-the-world-in-2022.html
     
  2. MLSinSTL

    MLSinSTL Member+

    Mar 20, 2009
    Ohio - near a city
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    WSW, it's an interesting read and your post is very eloquently plagiarized. I believe the above should be in quotes since it was written by J Hutcherson.
     
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  3. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here is another tidbit from twitter:

    Q: Can you give us a DEFINITIVE answer on what the Belmont stadium means for the Cosmos' MLS prospects? And what sort of role the NASL (and by extension the Cosmos) is going to have in the American soccer pyramid going forward? Do you really expect 20,000 people a game for NASL soccer in the current system, w/ no promotion and the Open Cup the only path to int'l success? (@MGHeinz)
    ES: We are completely focused on being successful in the NASL. We are already seeing the NASL growing rapidly with new investors and new clubs. Further, we expect to field a team that will feature comparable talent as MLS franchises in a few short years. So yes, we do expect to draw well.
     
  4. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    the Cosmos could have a MLS-level team in the NASL, but I am not so sure about the visiting teams bringing in good and expensive players
     
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  5. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well it's a start.
     
  6. Prosoccercdn

    Prosoccercdn Member+

    Aug 6, 2011
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    One possible NASL evolution in the future and one the New York Cosmos would possibly(probably?) push if they don't get into MLS or want its single entity business model is elevating the NASL to compete with MLS as a division 1 league. A few of the team owners in NASL have greater ambitions and as the league expands and MLS caps its expansion at whatever number of teams they choose a second D1 league with a different business model may seem an attractive option for some.

    A highly unlikely evolution and one I don't think will happen but as someone stated there is nothing stopping the USSF from sanctioning 2 D1 leagues apparently.
     
  7. CShine

    CShine Member

    Dec 13, 2009
    Huntsville, AL
    Club:
    Rocket City United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Cosmos may wish to fight MLS that way but I think most NASL owners would not. It sounds like a recipe for a division 2 at war with itself once again.
     
  8. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think they are at war with themselves, it's just has been for decades status-quo in lower leagues, pay expansion fee, play a year than fold.

    NASL knows their will never (never say never) pro/rel in U.S. So what are their options:

    Going the feeder/minor league route, probably not, USL already conformed itself into that structure.

    Going for D1 sanctioning route, I don't think so either, it's stupid.

    Being a Alternative option to MLS, that's the route I see, No playoffs, single-table, apertura/clausura, no salary caps within reason expenditure.

    Basically bringing grassroots back into soccer..the underground movement that happened in PNW before it all became one-big Microsoft/Starbucks mega industry.
     
  9. CShine

    CShine Member

    Dec 13, 2009
    Huntsville, AL
    Club:
    Rocket City United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't say that. I said it would be likely to happen if some of them got bent on pushing NASL to division 1 status. Ft. Lauderdale, for one, has said they want to be in division 2 for the long haul, meaning they don't want to pay what it takes to meet division 1 standards. I'm sure there will be other NASL owners who feel the same.
     
  10. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope they don't to that at least as far as sanctioning goes, they can push to be on the same level.
     
  11. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Really don't expect any other team to spend lavishly in NASL. I only see the Cosmos wasting away big money to fulfill their insane goals.
     
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  12. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fuck it, expand to Canada (even more) and ask the Canadian Federation to recognize NASL as their D1. ;)

    MLS D1 in the USA.
    NASL D1 in Canada.
     
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  13. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

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

    Bluesfan Member+

    Aug 12, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
  15. tampasteve1

    tampasteve1 Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Care to elaborate? BS, opinion, and fact can coexist but can also be more opinion than actual BS.
     
  16. Alamo City Ultra

    May 15, 2012
    san antonio, tx
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the NASL should try to set itself up here as what the Football League is in England. We should treat MLS as the EPL here in the states (because it basically is just not at the same level of play). Until (if ever) there is pro/rel, the NASL should continue growing slowly and try to establish itself in the same manner as the Football League. Perhaps in the future, there could be some coordination with NPSL and such.
     
  17. NorthernWall

    NorthernWall Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    I predicted Alamo City Ultra's PRO/REL argument in the other thread.

    I get credit for the shitshow that will ultimately envelop from this.
     
  18. evan eleven

    evan eleven Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    California
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    are you guys STILL talkin' pro/rel?! o_O

    give it ten years and then we'll see
     
  19. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    fyp :p
     
  20. HailtotheKing

    HailtotheKing Member+

    San Antonio FC
    United States
    Dec 1, 2008
    TEXAS
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FYP :p
     
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  21. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  23. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Said by someone that has to say it. NASL is Div II. By definition that is a lower level league. To expect it to meet the level of the top division is wishful thinking. One or two of the Div II teams might get close to the top tier from time to time, but the league overall will always be a lesser league. To think any other way is to delude yourself.
     
  24. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

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

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