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Could SEC Network Launch Open the Door for Men’s Soccer within the SEC?

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Could SEC Network Launch Open the Door for Men’s Soccer within the SEC?

Two nights ago at 6PM EST, college sports coverage entered into a new era with the arrival of the SEC Network. The SEC Network will take the most storied conference in college sports and turn it into a 24-hour channel that will air 160 basketball games, 40 volleyball games, 45 football games, 50 softball games, […]

Austin Aztex to join USL Pro

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Austin Aztex to join USL Pro

The Third Division USL Pro league is growing just a little bit more as the Austin Aztex have announced their entry into the league starting in the 2015 season. Austin currently plays in the fourth-division Premier Development League, the top level of amateur soccer in America. The Aztex are the defending PDL Champions defeating the […]

Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: A Late-Round Change That Will Improve the Competition

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Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: A Late-Round Change That Will Improve the Competition

This past Wednesday night brought with it the third round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup; this is the round where the eight American-based NASL clubs joined the 24 winners from the second round to see who would earn a dream match-up with an MLS side in Round Four. We had four upsets in […]

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 […]

US Open Cup Is Historic; Can Be Improved Further

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US Open Cup Is Historic; Can Be Improved Further

One of the biggest frustrations as a passionate soccer fan is that it seems like the United States Soccer Federation is content with allowing those other passionate fans to be the minority. It’s no doubt that soccer is lacking in popularity in our country, especially when you consider how many different sport options are out […]

Reading United AC Qualify for Historic Sixth Straight US Open Cup Appearance

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Reading United AC Qualify for Historic Sixth Straight US Open Cup Appearance

On Thursday, US Soccer announced the teams and first and second round pairings for the 101th running of the US Open Cup. This year’s edition will feature 80 teams from throughout leagues within the United States Soccer pyramid. Last year’s US Open Cup featured a then-record 68 teams. With the increase of teams, some professional […]

Know Your West Division USL-PDL Clubs

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Know Your West Division USL-PDL Clubs

The USL-PDL West Division is an interesting counterpoint to the NPSL West Region that I covered earlier.  The PDL Northwest Division is heavily centered around the traditional Seattle-Portland-Vancouver axis for the old A-League.  The NPSL targeted expansion into their league’s void with a newly created conference this season.  This reflects the West Coast where the USL […]

Oklahoma City Energy’s Kyle Greig Named USL PRO Player of The Week

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Oklahoma City Energy’s Kyle Greig Named USL PRO Player of The Week

Kyle Greig not only became an instant celebrity by scoring Oklahoma City Energy’s first goal, but he also won USL PRO Player of the Week honors this week. Likewise, the stunning goal could have wongoal of the week honors if the league had such an award. The Wisconsin native played for the USL-PDL side Kansas City Brass in […]

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 […]