RSD35: Dennis Crowley on putting together a soccer pyramid

Dennis Crowley didn't just start a soccer team. He created a laboratory for "open-source soccer." He shares business and financial info on his NPSL club, the Kingston Stockade, on Medium. And though Kingston might not be the likeliest market to have a club that would climb an open pyramid to Division I, he has become … Continue reading RSD35: Dennis Crowley on putting together a soccer pyramid

A really radical North American pro soccer idea …

I get it. Everyone loves to talk about promotion/relegation. No one likes to talk about actual ideas (like this one) that would make it palatable to all parties in this country, including the people who've been building stadiums and youth academies, among other long-term investments. Fine. Let's go really radical ... Presenting the Total Madness … Continue reading A really radical North American pro soccer idea …

Dispatches from the NASL offensive …

On the heels of Monday's Commisso-palooza, NASL interim commissioner for life Rishi Sehgal presented a more palatable take on the issues, speaking with Nipun Chopra at SocTakes Sehgal is not Commisso. He doesn't have the Trump-style tendency to laud himself in easily refuted terms (e.g., "I'm the only investor in this country who played soccer"). He actually … Continue reading Dispatches from the NASL offensive …

Will Commisso’s money and bluster lure the grownups to the table?

I'm not going to devote a lot of my own time to reporting on and analyzing today's revelation that New York Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso is pledging $250 million to, in essence, prop up the NASL as Phil Anschutz, Lamar Hunt and Robert Kraft propped up MLS in the early oughts. The ratio of "important … Continue reading Will Commisso’s money and bluster lure the grownups to the table?