Monthly Archives: December 2009

Well, Now It Gets Interesting

The United States Soccer Federation has declined to sanction either the USL First Division or the proposed North American Soccer League for Division II professional status in 2010, saying “neither organization on its own was able to provide a viable and sustainable operation during the upcoming season.” Duh. Makes sense, if you think about it […]

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Okay, Now It’s Out Of Control

Okay, Indianapolis. I know you’re upset because (boo hoo) your Colts lost a regular-season game for the first time in 24 tries on Sunday. I know seeing Peyton Manning leave the game and someone named Curtis Painter come in and proceed to stink up the joint isn’t what you had in mind. But, no, you […]

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This Place Is A Dive!

A most excellent Christmas present from my awesome girlfriend, Brenda – we went indoor skydiving today at SkyVenture Arizona! It’s a big wind tunnel that simulates skydiving, only without the plane and the possibility that you’ll go kersplat and all that. Oh, and you don’t have the sensation of falling – just floating. It’s cool!

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My Christmas Wish To You

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USA Today Isn’t Even Trying Anymore

Nicely done in this story on notable deaths in 2009, USA Today.

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Numbers Game (Update with PDL numbers)

With today’s announcement that there will be just six teams competing in the USL Second Division in 2010, here’s a chart (still to be updated) showing the number of teams at each level of men’s pro outdoor soccer here since MLS launched in 1996: Year Div. I Div II Div III PDL TOTAL USL 1996 […]

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WhoSL? (Updated)

Today’s news that the Western Mass Pioneers, who have been a very successful club at the USL Second Division level since 1998, would drop down to the Premier Development League is proof that while the drama is at the top, there’s plenty of churn at the lower levels of the United Soccer Leagues as well. […]

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That’s The Ticket

With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the midst of a horrendous season (even for them), I dug up some fond memories of the (mostly) good old days. Okay, there were some bad days then, too, but at least now we can look back on them fondly, like we do with the creamsicle uniforms now. Anyway, […]

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Ghost Of Christmas Past

Twelve years ago today, then-MLS Commissioner Doug Logan sent this missive to soccer fans in Seattle, promising them a team by 2003. Only missed it by six years. And Doug Logan, at last report, worked for USA Track & Field.

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FC B.C.

In the beginning…the game of soccer had issues.

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