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Harrisburg City Islanders / Local Leagues / USL

USL – Tryouts, Home Openers, and Notes

With all of the posturing occuring on the MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement and the mess that is being sorted out with the USL and NASL, it is easy to overlook some big happenings in USL -2 soccer in Pennsylvania. Tryouts The Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL – 2) held their 11th Annual […]

History / NASL / US Soccer History / USL

That USL/TOA/NASL thing, part III

In Part 1 and Part 2 I provided a time-line of events leading up to last week. On Tuesday, The Kartik Report posted an update on the situation which said that “USSF has been working diligently to foster a compromise that will work in the best interests of all the […]

Union link with minor league team
MLS / Reading United AC / Union / USL

Union link with minor league team

Philadelphia Union have brought on Reading United AC as a minor league affiliate, the team announced Monday. “Our technical staff will work closely with the coaches at YSC and Reading United AC to ensure everyone in the program has the best insights to the game we can provide,” Philadelphia Union manager […]

History / NASL / US Soccer History / USL

That USL/TOA/NASL thing, part II

On Tuesday I posted a timeline describing the development of the USL  since its origins as an indoor soccer league in 1986, through its absorption of other professional leagues in the 199os and its eventual (incidental?) purchase by Nike in 2008. Creating the time-line was made easier thanks to the […]

History / NASL / US Soccer History / USL

That USL/TOA/NASL thing, part I

You are probably aware that a breakaway group of owners (the Team Owners Association, aka “the TOA”) has left the United Soccer Leagues (USL) to form a new league intended to rival, if not supplant, the USL for Division 2 status in the American soccer pyramid. More recently, you may […]