USL General News thread

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

  1. Expansion Franchise

    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    The primary owners, David and Wendy Dworkin, are real estate developers.
     
  2. Phenix

    Phenix Member+

    D.C. United
    Oct 5, 2019
    [​IMG]
     
  3. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is anyone serious about NiSA being anything but a half dead curiosity?
     
  4. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do not count out anything that involves Peter Wilt.
     
  5. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I used to think that, but his track record is a mixed bag of abject failure to moderate success.

    The one he does bring is energy and interest, but that only gets a project so far.

    But a lot of the factors that will dictate success or failure of the NISA are well above his pay grade and controle.

    Disclaimer: Peter is a good friend that has personally stepped in and helped my career. I'm forever indebted to the man.
     
  6. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for this, smart guy with passion can sometimes accomplish quite a bit.
     
  7. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Vegas are at home tonight. The forecast at kickoff is 110 degrees.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    By abject failures, are you referring to his indoor soccer experiences?
     
  9. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He took on a very ambitious program in MLS Milwaukee.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    Seems hard to label that “abject failure”, though, unless there’s a lot more to this story.
     
  11. Phenix

    Phenix Member+

    D.C. United
    Oct 5, 2019
    Rough night for lower division soccer, well at least for Oakland.



    Oakland Roots home match against Sacramento had to be called off and postponed due to unsafe playing conditions. Apparently they have New York Cosmos and Rayo OKC's old turf. Tis but a flesh wound hopefully.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    So I had thought this turf was retired because Benno Nagel said that it was basically unplayable anymore and should be put in the soccer HOF for what it’s been through, and then here we see it getting rolled out again.
     
  13. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cashman Field in Las Vegas is starting to look like a desert, particularly on the side nearest the cameras.
     
  14. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It is in the middle of the desert in a city that is under mandatory water restrictions...
     
  15. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well that would explain it. There were some weird bounces.
     
  16. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The warm up in Oakland. I'm amazed they got into the USLC with that "stadium".
    Screenshot_20210620-092059_Chrome.jpg
     
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  17. Phenix

    Phenix Member+

    D.C. United
    Oct 5, 2019
    It looks like a bad Minecraft render.
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    I could never figure out why, when they were generating all of their hype in NISA, that nobody ever called them out on this. It always looked terrifying on their streams.
    I wouldn’t expect NISA to do it, of course, they’d let a club play in field of broken glass and cinders, but Oakland was getting so much attention, it’s hard to believe that nobody brought this up.
     
  19. JDogindy

    JDogindy Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Rayo OKC turf... takes me back.
     
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  20. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Honestly I don’t recall it being that bad in NISA’s abbreviated season last year. But maybe that’s why it never came up, they only used it briefly last year? I’m honestly shocked USL didn’t call them on it though, that pitch looks worse than my neighbor’s self installed field turf install.
     
  21. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It’s here to help kill a third club...
     
  22. Expansion Franchise

    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018


    Story seems awfully “convenient”.
     
  23. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Read: "We didn't think anyone cared that our third hand pitch was a piece of shit, but now that everyone knows and other teams won't play on it we've placed an express order to China for a new pitch that may or may not be here by next weekend."
     
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    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018
    “And we would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling Sacramento Republic players”
     
  25. Expansion Franchise

    Chattanooga FC
    United States
    Apr 7, 2018


    Apparently the three Rayo OKC turfs in a trench coat the Roots had planned to pass as “the turf that was back ordered and just managed to get here a day late” didn’t fool USL.
     
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