As far as players who resonate in American soccer go, few can match up to Freddy Adu and that is why NASL commissioner Bill Peterson is not against the idea of seeing the youngster playing in North America's second division.
Peterson touched on the topic of Adu potentially joining NASL on Thursday in the wake of comments made by Atlanta Silverbacks head coach Eric Wynalda to SI.
Beginning in 2015, the Tulsa Roughnecks FC will be the second professional soccer team in the state of Oklahoma.
After it was announced that Tulsa will be getting a USL Pro franchise, the choosing of the name of the team was left to fans, with 50 percent opting for Roughnecks, paying homage for the original Tulsa Roughnecks that played in the NASL from 1978-1984.
Marcos Senna enjoyed a dream first season with the New York Cosmos, and he has no intentions to leave the club in the near future.
The Cosmos announced on Thursday that Senna has signed a contract extension that runs through July 2015. Senna won the Cosmos' Team MVP award last year and helped the club claim the Soccer Bowl by scoring in the 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Silverbacks.
That was the question that Atlanta Silverbacks owner Boris Jerkunica, co-owner Henry Hardin, andtechnical director Eric Wynalda kept coming back to when they began discussions last month about who should take charge of the Silverbacks in 2014.
The North American Soccer League has enjoyed an overall successful first two weeks to its 2014 season. Aside from some difficulties with the launch of the league's video streaming service, NASL Live, and the integration of that streaming on mobile ... Continue reading →
For the 2014 season, NASL will continue using its split-season format which mirrors most of the Latin America but is unique to American professional soccer. Spring season (Apertura): The 10 clubs participating in NASL in 2014 will play nine matches ... Continue reading â†’
We got to sit down with a very busy Peter Wilt, President and General Manager of Indy Eleven, the newest NASL club in the United States. He talks everything from buying players to the growth of soccer in America.
We kept the background noise in to give you a better sense of the intimate workspace that Indy Eleven functions out of.
Editor's note:Indy Eleven plays its first match this Saturday eveningwhen the team battles Carolina Railhawks in the NASL, the second division of US soccer. The debut of a brand-new soccer club is an exciting milestone in the growth of the sport in the United States, so we wanted to capture the excitement and to find out what goes on behind the scenes before a league game is played.
With preseason just around the corner, Indy Eleven's inaugural roster is starting to come into view.
In a ceremony at Indiana University's famed basketball stadium Assembly Hall, Indy Eleven president Peter Wilt and head coach Jurgen Sommer revealed the signings of former Indiana men's soccer standouts Brad Ring and Mike Ambersley, taking Indy Eleven's roster to ten players.
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Eric Hassli will be staying in Texas, after all. He just will not be with an MLS club.
The San Antonio Scorpions announced Tuesday that they have signed Hassli, 32, for the 2014 NASL season. Hassli, who recently parted ways with FC Dallas, reported to San Antonio on Tuesday and practiced with the club.
Starting next week the Free Beer Movement will be home to the best American soccer preview series EVAR. It's that good that we can't even spell words correctly.
With Major League Soccer and the rest of American soccer kicking off in just over a week we've curated an impressive list of players, personalities, broadcasters, front office folk, and fans to have them tell us (and you) about their upcoming 2014 season.
Now that Jurgen Klinsmann has chosen his roster for next week's friendly against Ukraine, we can start considering the possibilities for a starting lineup to help Klinsmann answer some questions about his player pool.
There are several regular starters in the squad, but also enough new faces to provide a different flavor to the group Klinsmann ultimately settles on to start.
Winning may be secondary to Revolution coach Jay Heaps at this juncture of the preseason, but that didn't stop Darrius Barnes from rising to the occasion during the closing moments of Thursday's scrimmage.
With the score knotted at one apiece, Barnes grabbed the game-winning goal in stoppage time to give the Revolution their first win of the preseason with a 2-1 victory over the Ft.
Kleberson will make his NASL debut this weekend, but until then, he is living it up. He's been very active since joining Twitter a few weeks ago, and has been more than willing to engage Indianapolis fans on the microblogging site. Indy kicks off their inaugural season on Saturday, when they will host the Carolina RailHawks.
In the height of the North American Soccer League tours by British clubs to the States in the summer were common. What perhaps wasn't so common was an American side travelling to the UK to play a fixture. This is exactly what Tampa Bay Rowdies (coached by Rodney Marsh) did in 1984 when they travelled to Hull to play the first-leg of the alliteratively named "Arrow Air Anglo-American Cup".
NASL will be adding more teams to its postseason format this year.
NASL announced on Thursday that four teams will reach the postseason in 2014 as opposed to two like in last year's edition. The four clubs will comprise of the NASL Spring and Fall Season champions and the two sides with the next best overall records from the two seasons combined.
Local political figures joined league commissioner Bill Peterson and the team's executives during a press conference on Tuesday morning in Jacksonville, Florida. Council President Bill Gulliford told the crowd that he was "proud to welcome Jacksonville Armada FC to our ... Continue reading â†’
The expansion NASL team in Jacksonville has a name.
The club announced on Tuesday that its name will be Jacksonville Armada FC and unveiled its logo. The team name pays tribute to the city's rich Spanish heritage and strong military connection, and was chosen following a fan competition and survey that invited soccer fans in the region to offer suggestions.