Richard and Jose hold down the fort while Todd's travels take him to San Francisco. While Todd is checking out San Francisco City FC, Richard and Jose talk about Detroit City's latest win, the United States national team finishing forth place in the Copa America Centenario, Lionel Messi's penalty miss and "retirement" from the Argentina National side. We also discuss the US Open Cup, NASL fall season and a brief Major League Soccer roundup. Sit back, listen, and enjoy.
Todd has returned from his travels to Nashville and Chattanooga to check out some more lower league soccer from Tennessee. Who knew that Tennessee was in two separate time zones? Harpo's FC defeated FC Denver in the Colorado Amateur Soccer League championship. There were several US Open Cup matches to discuss and Puerto Rico FC has started to prepare for the NASL Fall season. Finally, MLS returned after a two-week break and the Copa America Centenario Semifinals are upon us!
We take a peek behind the supporter built movement that is Nashville FC - or as Chris Jones the President of NFC prefers - Community Owned. We chat soccer culture in Nashville, why community engagement at a grassroots level matters, whether or not NFC is potentially abandoning the supporter owned model with the likely move to USL, and whether there is a future for the supporter owned model in the US.
Todd has successfully returned from his travels to the deep south. Atlanta and Charleston were the destination for this past weekend. UEFA EURO 2016 kicked off with a brilliant winner from France star Dimitri Payet. The United States national team somehow wins their group while Brazil crashed out in the group stage. The US Open Cup has another full slate of matches with the MLS sides entering and Indy Eleven won the Spring season in the NASL.
We are back from Detroit! In our latest episode we briefly discuss our trip to the motor city and some of our experiences. We also discuss the Copa America Centenario and the fact that Mexico are probably the favorites to win the tournament. The United States were extremely disappointing in their debut match against Colombia. Jurgen Klinsmann is getting on Richard's nerves! Finally, we discuss diversity when it comes to youth soccer in America.
A work in progress! In this episode, Todd had a chance to pick the brain of SF City FC's President, Jacques Pelham. We learn how the SF supporter-built model came about, staying solvent as a club in the Premier Development League (PDL), the process of attracting the right investors, day to day operations of the club, and if US Soccer operated under an open system...