Pitch Invasion

This site aims to explore football supporter culture, politics and passion in all their forms. Pitchinvasion.net is a home for original writing on these topics, and culls from the web news, video and images about fans around the world. [..]

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Pitch Invasion Podcast Episode 9 – Fire Anniversary Special

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PI Podcast co-host Peter Wilt, the founding General Manager of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, looks back 15 years to the club's earliest days, explaining where its name, identity and fans came from in a special Fire Anniversary edition of the podcast.

The show is available to stream or download below and is also on iTunesor availablevia RSS.

Pitch Invasion Podcast Episode 8

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"It's a driver of player compensation." Bob Foose, the Executive Director of the MLS Players' Union for almost a decade, explains why the Union releases player salaries annually. Bob joins Tom Dunmore and Peter Wilt to give some unique insight into how MLS operates, and how he advocates for player rights and explains the reality behind the salaries released each year by the Union.

The head of North America's Professional Referee Organization (PRO), Peter Walto

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The head of North America's Professional Referee Organization (PRO), Peter Walton, and San Antonio Scorpions president Michael Hitchcock join Peter Wilt and Tom Dunmore on episode 7 of the Pitch Invasion podcast.

The show is available to stream or download below and is also on iTunes or available via RSS.

Pitch Invasion Podcast Episode 6

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In episode six of the Pitch Invasion podcast, hosts Peter Wilt and Tom Dunmore welcome Real Salt Lake president Bill Manning and Chicago Red Stars owner Arnim Whisler onto the show to discuss the business of American soccer.

The show is available to stream or download below and is also on iTunes or available via RSS.

Pitch Invasion Podcast Episode 5 – May 2012

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In episode #5 of the pod, hosts Peter Wilt and Tom Dunmore welcome Cal FC Head Coach Eric Wynalda and Minnesota Stars FC Head Coach Manny Lagos onto the show, discussing their giant-killing efforts in the US Open Cup.

The Pitch Invasion podcast is based out of Chicago and Milwaukee, the respective homes for the show's hosts Tom Dunmore and Peter Wilt, covering the world of soccer from a North American angle.

Pitch Invasion Podcast Episode 4 – April 2012

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The fourth episode of the monthly Pitch Invasion podcast features interviews with Sporting Kansas City CEO Robb Heineman and Section 8 Chicago ISA Chairman Joel Piktel.

The Pitch Invasion podcast is based out of Chicago and Milwaukee, the respective homes for the show's hosts Tom Dunmore and Peter Wilt, covering the world of soccer from a North American angle.

Beyond the Blog? The Future of American Soccer Journalism

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Yesterday, the ubiquitous (and I mean that in a genuinely nice way) American soccer blogger/podcaster/twitterati Jason Davis tweeted "Randomly came across another old @TIAS post. Are we finally taking steps with @xiquarterly and @whatahowler?"

The post in question at This Is American Soccer (TIAS), one of the oldest and most thoughtful American soccer blogs out there, was entitled "American soccer media landscape needs to get beyond the blog.

XI: A New North American Soccer Magazine

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1,774 posts have been published to this blog, Pitch Invasion, since its founding in 2007. In late 2011, I decided to collect the very best of those posts in book form, in the unimaginatively titled The Very Best of Pitch Invasion. 39 essays were selected for it, and 39 very good ones they were, by two dozen writers exploring soccer culture around the world in long-form.

Pitch Invasion Podcast Episode 3 – March 2012

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The third episode of the monthly Pitch Invasion podcast features interviews with FC United of Manchester General Manager Andy Walsh and MLS agent Patrick McCabe.

The Pitch Invasion podcast is based out of Chicago and Milwaukee, the respective homes for the show's hosts Tom Dunmore and Peter Wilt, covering the world of soccer from a North American angle.

District Ultras: Small Numbers, Big Support In DC

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In the corner of RFK's crumbling edifice, a small but experienced group of fans have in recent times been making significant shows of support for DC United considerably out of proportion to their actual numbers. They are the District Ultras, founded in 2010. Here's what they did in their first year:

Many of the individual members of District Ultras are not new to DC United, or to DC United's historically active supporters' group scene  arguably the consistently strongest throughout much of the league's 16-year history but as a group they are a new addition to a scene traditionally powered by the well-known Barra Brava and Screaming Eagles groups.

The Pitch Invasion Podcast Episode 2

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The second episode of the monthly Pitch Invasion podcast, focused on North American soccer, features interviews with DC United General Manager Dave Kasper on the club's upcoming MLS season and general development, and a conversation with Jeremy Wright of the Timbers Army, discussing the growth and future of supporter culture in Portland and nationwide following the recent Independent Supporters Council conference hosted in the Rose City.

Amateur Football In Germany

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SV Pfiffelbach vs. SV 1951 Gaberndorf. Ground: Waldsportplatz Pfiffelbach.

Pfiffelbach score.

SpG Glesien/Zwochau/Zschernitz vs. SpG Naundorf/Zschepplin. Ground: Sportanlage an der Mühle.

SG Gnandstein 49 vs. TuS Pegau 1903. Ground: Sportstätte Gnandstein.

SG Gnandstein 49 vs.

Away Days: FC United of Manchester

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In 2005, FC United of Manchester was founded by disaffected fans of Manchester United. They created their own club, one that will forever be fan-owned, and began playing at the bottom of the English football pyramid, about as far from the bright lights of Old Trafford as one can go. From the beginning, FCUM fan Matthew Wilkinson has been traveling far and wide in support of the club and photographing much of their adventure as it has gone on.

DIY Graphics: Portland Timbers Supporter Propaganda

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This was how it began:

Graphic designer Brent Diskin had long liked soccer, but grew up in a household proud of its support of Oregon State's college football team, and that was his main sporting interest until very recently. So how did Diskin end up producing the posters above, upon the Portland Timbers' elevation to Major League Soccer in 2009?

Pitch Invasion Podcast Extra – Interview With Sean Mann of Detroit City FC

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The logo of Detroit City FC does not feature a cartoon soccer ball. In fact, it doesn't say or show soccer anywhere on it: instead, in grand but subdued tones of burgundy and gold, the badge is dominated by a classy representation of the statue below, the Spirit of Detroit in the city's downtown:

This is the identity that Detroit City FC have pinned themselves to.