USL General News thread

Discussion in 'United Soccer Leagues' started by thefishy, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member+

    Aug 17, 2014
    Sunny San Diego
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not news but can one of the mods clean up the sub-forums. FC Tucson has a sub-forum and they aren't even a team in USL. Harrisburg changed their name, Orlando City moved up and Wilmington moved down and doesn't even exist anymore.

    Also now that USL is announcing teams for USL 2 or 3 or whatever they call it maybe get a sub-forum set up for it in here.
     
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  2. oneeyedfool

    oneeyedfool Member+

    Nov 17, 2012
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FC Tucson must announced for USL D3 yesterday so do they get to survive this purge?
     
  3. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member+

    Aug 17, 2014
    Sunny San Diego
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes they can go into the newly created USL D3 sub-forum.

    Also North Carolina and Indy should be moved as well.

    Maybe Create some Defunct Team Archive forum like the one Chivas USA has but for all of them. That way the San Francisco Deltas and Wilmington forums aren't just deleted. I'm really just spitballing ideas right now.
     
  4. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Amazingly, it's still there. BigSoccer ain't what it used to be.
     
  5. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hi, thanks for the suggestions. But here's a couple reminders and points.
    • The mods for this forum, do not have the power to do some of the things you asked.
    • We can put in a request to the super mods to do things like move those NC and Indy over to the USL leagues forums.
    • The forum that FC Tucson and Wilmington are in is called USL Leagues. So they are fine where it is. As we get more into the league and closer to the launching of D3 we can discuss possible changes in the Forum. But will still need the super mods to make more of the big changes.
     
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  6. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    While that’s true, it’s gone now.

    I hate Illinois Nazis and forum spammers.
     
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  7. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Bring mod jackboots back!

    I looked great in them. :D
     
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  8. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member+

    Aug 17, 2014
    Sunny San Diego
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the reply. These things were just something I've been curious about for a while but unsure of who and where to ask.
     
  9. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

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

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    kinda funny in a sad way...

    Ryan Allen‏ @ILM_Ryan 5h5 hours ago
    #USL has more English managers (6: Fresno, Nashville, OKC, Real Monarchs, Richmond and San Antonio), than the @premierleague (5: Bournemouth, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Everton, West Brom)
     
  11. hipityhop

    hipityhop Member

    New Mexico United
    United States
    Jan 10, 1999
    Mission TX
    Club:
    SønderjyskE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Opening nite, for Swope Park Rangers, They must have locked the stadium to keep the fans out, because there seems to be zero at the the game.
     
  12. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I submitted the request to the have NC and Indy moved. I'll follow up with that. move.
     
  13. hipityhop

    hipityhop Member

    New Mexico United
    United States
    Jan 10, 1999
    Mission TX
    Club:
    SønderjyskE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Swope Park on a Wednesday night drew 700 brave souls to Children Mercy park. That will be the average for the team in USL 2 for them.
     
  14. Branko Segota

    Branko Segota Member

    Feb 24, 2003
    Indy Eleven - New house. New league. New team. New Coaching staff. WE ARE NOT IN THE NASL!!!!!!!! Give us our own USL forum page moderators.......PLEASE!
     
  15. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is an interesting story.

    So, follow me here: very wealthy individual founds a lower-level team. It does well, probably generates more revenue than most lower-level teams. Yet this high-wealth individual has lost multiple millions of dollars and may not be able to continue to do that.

    But I'm sure League Zero and fan-owned clubs will be fine just letting anyone in, without regard for the Professional League Standards. Big help.
     
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  16. bnyc

    bnyc Member

    Jan 20, 2015
    New York
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Great article; this shows how difficult the decisions are to operate a professional team.

    Of the numerous factors involved is owning your stadium is one of the biggest. Indy pursued their own stadium but have failed to acquire one and now comes the move to Lucas Oil Stadium. That's got to be expensive and more expenses on top of previous loses is either brave or franchise ending. Hoping for the best.
     
  17. soccermilitant

    soccermilitant Member+

    Jan 14, 2009
    St.paul
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    but but but the Magic of pro/rel
     
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  18. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Not really sure why the NC subforum exists at this point. It's been a ghost town for several years. Other than the RailHawks->NCFC rebrand and the NWSL relocation of the Flash to the NC Courage, almost all NCFC/RailHawks talk has happened in the main NASL forum.

    EDIT: And don't let the "SKC" in my profile fool you. I'm a former RailHawks and current Courage team photographer who has probably worked more Sahlen's (SAS/WakeMed) Stadium events than any non-employee since it opened in 2002 for the original WUSA Courage, and I've lived in the Triangle since 1982 but for my college time at KU. To be honest almost all of the individual club subforums should probably be closed at this point.
     
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  19. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Reminds me of when the USL Sounders moved from Memorial to Qwest(?) when it first opened.
     
  20. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    The whole lower division sections of BS are a mess.

    Forums for former NASL that are now in USL are still in the NASL section. USL expansion teams that are now playing are still in the expansion section.

    Teams that will play D-3 are mixed in with USL-2. Needs to be organized better.

    And while we're at it, why is PDL a sub-forum under USL when NPSL is a sub-forum of the college board when both leagues are basically summer leagues for college players?
     
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  21. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Because the PDL is operated by the USL.
     
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  22. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. matbluvenger

    matbluvenger Member+

    Reno 1868
    United States
    Aug 2, 2010
    Reno, NV
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks good to me. If teams play each club in conference three times that really increases the chance that I can travel to each town at least once.

    Plus decreased travel for the clubs means cheaper cost of operation and less jet lag.

    Three conference set-up needs to happen if the league is going to keep growing. Hell, if it keeps growing at this rate we'll need divisions within conferences soon enough.
     
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  25. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    A quick glance at that map also makes clear how many more places there are that could add a USL team at some point in the future with the right ownership.
     

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