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

Discussion in 'NASL' started by oneeyedfool, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. aetraxx7

    aetraxx7 Member+

    Jun 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This would be a smart play. It would be even more motivation to yank the yellow back out of the Fire's color scheme.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    FWIW, the fan vote isn’t binding, they’re just using it to form their decision.

    ...which will hopefully be that the voting public is a bunch of mutton heads and Municipal was the right name all along.
     
  3. Phenix

    Phenix Member

    D.C. United
    Oct 5, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seriouz Zoccer League guyz.

     
  4. aetraxx7

    aetraxx7 Member+

    Jun 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Because the name wasn't horrible enough already...
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    To be clear, this is exactly why they’re in NISA Nation and not NISA proper.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    (Not saying that NISA wouldn’t have taken them, just that this is showing why they didn’t - or more accurately, couldn’t)
     
  7. Phenix

    Phenix Member

    D.C. United
    Oct 5, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1082 Phenix, Jan 1, 2021
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    So the team is featured on NISA's website, but they "chose" to join NISA Nation, which has over a couple months to launch during a pandemic period, if at all.

    NISA operating two leagues at the same time. This is a trainwreck waiting to happen.
     
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  8. aetraxx7

    aetraxx7 Member+

    Jun 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I feel like we've gone down this road with another league in the not-too-distant past...
     
  9. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You can't spell NISA Nation without sanitation.
     
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  10. Phenix

    Phenix Member

    D.C. United
    Oct 5, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1085 Phenix, Jan 1, 2021
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    You might think they should've focus on improving their professional league first before getting through all this NISA Nation mumbo-jumbo.
     
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  11. aetraxx7

    aetraxx7 Member+

    Jun 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But something something pro/rel something something authentic something something open system.
     
  12. Phenix

    Phenix Member

    D.C. United
    Oct 5, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can totally relate them to this.

     
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  13. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can anyone find a list of NISA Nation teams?
     
  14. Phenix

    Phenix Member

    D.C. United
    Oct 5, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here's a list; coming in Spring 2021:
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    I don’t think they had much of a choice, really.
     
  16. aleaguer

    aleaguer Member

    Feb 17, 2000
    Wichita, KS USA
    To be fair, it's not actually waiting. It's a train wreck right now.
     
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  17. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Some amateur teams want to play a full season and are doing so under the NISA banner. I'm not sure why they couldn't do this as part of UPSL, which has the same Fall and Spring format. I guess we'll see what happens.
     
  18. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Yeh, in the big picture UPSL should fit right under USL-1 in the pyramid as it plays a "full" season rather than the "short" season of USL-2 (and I guess NPSL)
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    Given that NISA has set up relationships with several regional leagues with the idea of their champions going to the Independent Cup and the commitment to compensating these leagues if clubs leave to join NISA Nation, my guess is that either UPSL was uninterested or was otherwise unfit for purpose. One aspect of UPSL that I could see being problematic for NISA's needs is that the conferences are completely decentralized and have different standards of professionalism. There was an interview with the owner of Irving FC on one of the Protagonist podcasts where he talks about getting frustrated by the inconsistency of standards in the UPSL and moving to the NPSL as a result.

    If NISA's intention for NISA Nation is to provide an incubator for these clubs to get ready to jump into the pro pyramid, that might not align well with UPSL's priorities (which, understandably, probably does not include professional club development).

    But more likely, UPSL (like USL) is owned by private equity company and seems mostly interested in building their own pyramid(s) (the conferences are free to organize themselves into whatever way they want to: horizontally and vertically). They seem more interested in competing with the regional leagues than collaborating, so they may not have wanted to work with NISA in the first place.
     
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  20. Phenix

    Phenix Member

    D.C. United
    Oct 5, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1095 Phenix, Jan 7, 2021
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2021
    The BIG news coming out of NISA today.

    Jeff Rueter is reporting that the New York Cosmos are on hiatus due to the pandemic. Rumors of Stumptown likely not returning.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    Realistically, no gate-revenue leagues should return until teams can have full capacity crowds. It makes no sense to just burn money with no one watching.

    This goes for USL, as well.
     
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  22. Phenix

    Phenix Member

    D.C. United
    Oct 5, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for stating the obvious.
     
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  23. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cosmos desperately need a new owner.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    And, yet, should NISA announce that they're canceling their spring season because too many teams won't play due to not being able to have crowds, we'll see the inevitable "loL tHiS LeAgUE iS a jOke, tHeY HaVEn'T eVEn GoTtEn tHrOuGH a wHoLE SeaSOn wItHoUt TeaMs qUiTTinG"
     
  25. Phenix

    Phenix Member

    D.C. United
    Oct 5, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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