RSD 2-7-19: Dan Loney and I don’t talk about promotion/relegation

Dan Loney and I have three things in common. First, we're parents. Second, we have a goofy sense of humor. Third, we're on the Enemies List of people who push promotion/relegation as The Big Issue That Will Save U.S. Soccer and Make Us A Consistent Global Power. The funny thing is that Dan, unlike most … Continue reading RSD 2-7-19: Dan Loney and I don’t talk about promotion/relegation

NPSL turnover and why we need youth clubs to build up, not vice versa

Stop what you're doing and read the excellent SocTakes analysis of turnover in the NPSL. ... Are you back? OK. If you've followed lower division soccer over the years, you know this isn't a recent phenomenon. Go back and look up the names in the old A-League on Wikipedia, where some kind soul listed each … Continue reading NPSL turnover and why we need youth clubs to build up, not vice versa

RSD38: A sensible promotion/relegation discussion with Kyle Williams

Soccer writer Kyle Williams firmly believed that he and I could have a reasonable discussion about the U.S. soccer landscape and the potential for promotion/relegation within it. And we did. So there. I even found myself thinking of a new way to think about it by the end. If you want to read even more … Continue reading RSD38: A sensible promotion/relegation discussion with Kyle Williams