Round two with Jon Bisswurm from Minneapolis City SC! A lot has happened with Minneapolis City over the course of the club’s inaugural year. From their debut in the Premier League of America, to the historic win over Oakland County FC in the US Open Cup qualifier. We chat about supporter-owned football and the club’s recent decision to make the switch to the National Premier Soccer League for the 2017 season.
Jon also shares a little bit about his time as a player while in the FC Kaiserslautern system. From eating oats and drinking sparkling water in the morning before training, to running around the pitch looking to prove himself in front of his German counterparts.
In May 2016, we traveled to Detroit for what we believed was the most important soccer game of the year in the United States. Detroit City FC hosted FC United of Manchester in a truly monumental match. The "Derby of the People" supporters from both clubs called it. The match was also a dedication to Detroit City FC's newly renovated home, Keyworth Stadium.
This special episode attempts to capture the spirit and ethos of the supporter-owned and supporter-built movements and the loyal people who follow their clubs. Follow along as supporters share why they remain so passionate for their communities and how their efforts have created a foundation for truly great things to come.
We head back west to hear from Colorado Rush in this episode. Peter May and Joe Webb introduce us to the "Rush Way" and the philosophies behind the club. We talk youth development, the exciting news of the men's first team joining the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL), and of course we couldn't resist discussing the complexities and challenges that face US Soccer at the end of 2016.
First place in NPSL's Great Lakes West Conference in 2016, to what new heights can Grand Rapids FC reach? In this episode we sit down with Matt Roberts, the President and CEO of Grand Rapids FC. We chat the crowd funding initiative that got the club off the ground, aspirations for the future, how an open system could potentially benefit a club like Grand Rapids, and the importance of the relationship with the supporters group, the Grand Army.