The ex-Philadelphia Union forward heads to the Bay Area
Former Philadelphia Union winger Danny Cruz has signed with the NASL expansion side San Francisco Deltas. Cruz came to the Union in 2012 when he was traded from D.C. United for Lionard Pajoy, and remained with the team through the 2015 season.
Former Philadelphia Union midfielder Michael Lahoud wins the NASL Humanitarian Award
Michael Lahoud came to the Philadelphia Union in 2012 in part of the Danny Califf trade with Chivas USA, and would stay with the team until 2016 when he was loaned to the New York Cosmos in NASL. The loan was cut short and he was rumored to be coming back to the first team, only to find that he was being transferred to another NASL side, Miami FC.
Just a short while after talking up Canadian Designated Players as a focus for MLS, commissioner Don Garber had some choice comments about the new NASL rule regarding Canadians as domestics on U.S. rosters.
Earlier this week, the NASL announced that all Canadian players would be counted as domestics on all teams in the league, including those based in the U.
Is this the perfect time for USSF to reorganize 'Division 2' and include a Promotion only tool?
There are new developments and transitions taking place in the minor leagues of pro soccer in the U.S. The NASL is in tumult and its complete demise may not be far away. Its rival, USL, appears ready to take over the mantle of 'Division 2', the highest level of pro soccer below MLS.
Ahead of its release on Monday, Deloitte's Sports Business Group's analysis on promotion and relegation in the U.S. was hyped by supporters of the philosophy as groundbreaking. In reality, the release inspired much more mixed feelings.
While confirming the theory that promotion and relegation is economically viable in the U.
After an offseason full of turmoil, the NASL is ready to focus on the on-field action that will take place during the 2017 season. The league announced the format for the new campaign on Friday, with the season kicking off on March 25.
Both the Spring and Fall seasons will consists of 16 matches for each of the eight NASL sides, with eight of them at home and eight on the road.
The New York Cosmos recent struggles took another, potentially fatal, turn this weekend.
The Cosmos have reportedly ceased operations and released their players and staff, according to Big Apple Soccer. The team could be saved, however, as the Cosmos ownership have entered negotiations with a New York group for the purchase of the team, along with several million dollars in debt.
Belson Stadium might not have felt like home for the New York Cosmos at the beginning of Sunday night's match, but by the end of the 2016 NASL ChampionshipFinal the Cosmos had brought the winning feeling to their temporary home.
The Cosmos outlasted the Indy Eleven in a penalty shootout on Sunday night to claima second-straightNASL Championship.
While he may have only played a bit part in New York Cosmos' 4-0 trouncing of FC Miami over the weekend, midfielder Danny Szetela still emerged from the game with the most impressive stat of all: a 100% proposal conversion rate.
Indeed, immediately after the final whistle, Szetela took his girlfriend out onto the pitch and, with an assist from his cronies in the terraces, got down on one knee and popped the question.
Oguchi Onyewu remains without a club, but it remains unlikely that the former U.S. Men's National Team defender will be signing with the New York Cosmos following a recent training stint.
The 34-year-old defender recently trained with the Cosmos. However, a club spokesman told SBIthat Onyewu is being viewed as "just a guest", while adding that it is unlikely the team makes any more signings this season.
With most clubs only having six matches left in the Fall Season, the push for the playoffs is truly gainingits steam this weekend in the NASL.
Almost every single match this weekend has some type of playoff hunt ramification, as five clubs are currently separated by only four points from fourth place in the Combined Standings andthat glorious last spot in the postseason.
As the NASL playoff race began to heat up, so have some of the matches. In a midweek treat of four Wednesday night matches, Miami FC and the New York Cosmos got crucial victories, as the former remains the league leaders in both the Fall and Combined standings.
The final weekend of NASL regular seasonsaw one of the league's expansion side claim the final playoff spot, while one of the league's perennial contenders said farewell with a loss.
Minnesota United departedthe NASL and the playoff picture with their loss at home to the New York Cosmos, while Rayo OKC will play in the postseason in their inaugural season thanks to a win over Indy Eleven.
November has arrived, and with the cold weather and holiday outfits comes NASL's postseason.
While it took to the final weekend the cement the matchups for The Championship's head to head matchups, the semifinals look to be very intriguing. Home dominance takes on stingy defense in both Indianapolis and Long Island, where the home teams have beenunbeatable in 2016.
The Indy Eleven had been winless on the road in the fall season,but no longer.
The Eleven finally seized their first road victory of what's been a long fall season on Wednesday night, as they dispatched the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 3-2, at Al Lang Stadium and took back second place in the Fall and Combined standings.
As the Fall Season in the NASL begins to wind down, the scenariosand battles for playoff positions continue to grow.
There are six clubs fighting for the fourth spot in the Combined Standings, the last ticket into the postseason, who areonly separated by a margin of five points. One slip could break playoff hopes, whilea crucial kick could bring postseason glory.
It is fitting that Brian Schmetzer is head coach when the Seattle Sounders reveal their first-ever throwback kit. The new secondary uniform, officially known as the Heritage Jersey, is based on the kit he wore during the NASL era. The design, white with classic ‘80s teal blue trim and just a hint of green, is a departure from the Rave Green, Sounders Blue and Cascade Shale of past primary and secondary kits during the MLS era.
After months of uncertainity, the second and third divisions of the US soccer pyramid have yet more uncertainty. For the first time since 2010, the USL is again the second division of American soccer. After a forced joint season in 2010, the NASL has been the second division and the USL has been the third division.
One vs. two. The best of the best in the NASL will be on display on Sunday in the league's finale.
Both sides will enter the final match of 2016 already having won silverware this season; Indy Eleven won the Spring Season while the Cosmos won the Fall Season. New York will attempt to be the first club to win back to back Soccer Bowls in the NASL modern era while also collecting their third championship in four years.
What does a run of good form earn you as an interim manager? The removal of the 'interim' tag.
The Jacksonville Armada announced on Tuesdaythat Mark Lowry would become the team's full time manager after his strong nine-match performance since becoming interim manager on August 7th.The promotion continues a rapid ascendancy for Lowry, as he was appointed an assistant coach at the club in just September of last year before taking over after the firing of manager Tony Meola in August.