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How Chattanooga FC, Nashville FC and the NPSL are Proving the South Is Ready For Soccer

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How Chattanooga FC, Nashville FC and the NPSL are Proving the South Is Ready For Soccer

It started out with a poster of Taylor Twellman I found at a garage sale. Growing up in Middle Tennessee, I had no idea who the New England Revolution were, I had never seen a Major League Soccer game, and I definitely didn’t know what a Shalrie Joseph was, but this Taylor Twellman guy had […]

Detroit City FC Prepares for First Round U.S. Open Cup Match

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Detroit City FC Prepares for First Round U.S. Open Cup Match

NPSL side Detroit City FC is busy preparing for their first appearance in the 2014 U.S. Open Cup  tournament.  On May 7th in Livonia. Mich. at 7 PM, they will play host to the Chicago based RWB Adria. The Croatian club, founded in 1959 by immigrants, were the 2013 USASA Amateur Cup national champions. The club competes in the National Soccer […]

NPSL Northeast Region Team Preview

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NPSL Northeast Region Team Preview

The NPSL Northeast region extends from Virginia to New England and into most of Pennsylvania.  There are four clubs in New York alone.  For those soccer fans still waiting for the NASL Virginia Cavalry to settle their stadium issues, there are five clubs in the state to go support.  RVA FC won the league last season. THE […]

NPSL: Know Your West Region Clubs

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NPSL: Know Your West Region Clubs

The jump to the West Coast Region is for a simple reason. They are two games into the season.  The weather or rather lack of cold and snow have drawn a pool of post-college talent to the West Coast. In 2012, Eric Wylanda’s  Cal FC , a D5 amatuer team, consisted of former pros and ex-collegian […]

NPSL: Know Your Local Midwest Division Clubs

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NPSL: Know Your Local Midwest Division Clubs

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) occupies the fourth tier of  the American soccer pyramid. The NPSL grew out of previous organizations. They are summer bridge leagues for college players to have a systematic way to stay in shape and further polish their skills. A handful of players play for the love of the game […]

NPSL: Detroit City FC, Chattanooga FC Punch Above Their Weight

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NPSL: Detroit City FC, Chattanooga FC Punch Above Their Weight

The NPSL‘s explosive growth  in the past two seasons has brought into clear focus certain trends.  With no broadcast money, it’s all about getting people through the gates.  The lifeblood for any club, is ticket sales, merchandise and sponsors.  These three factors are so intertwined, a failure of any one can catastrophic. Zanesville AFC and SPARTA […]