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NASL Hires Thom Meredith and Rich Levy to Help Establish Groundwork of League

Earlier this month the North American Soccer League announced the partnering with Playbook Management International (PMI), a firm run by former MLS FC Dallas executive Michael Hitchcock. PMI was...
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US Soccer Says “Financial Requirements” Main Reason for Denial of Sanctioning of NASL

IMS spoke with U.S. Soccer’s Neil Buethe late Friday afternoon. The USSF Media Relations Director confirmed that US Soccer had made a decision not to sanction the North American...
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FC Tampa Bay to Play 2011 and ’12 Season at Al Lang Stadium

FC Tampa Bay announced on Wednesday that they will be playing the next two seasons at Al Lang Stadium, a waterfront baseball stadium in downtown St. Petersburg. Andrew Nestor,...
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Dean Johnson Attempts to Invest in Soccer Teams Despite $1 Million in Debts

Uncle Sam or Saint Nicholas are not exactly names that former vendors and employees of Dean Johnson would use to describe the St. Paul, MN native who owned the...
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AC St. Louis Players Told Team is Done

IMS has learned today that AC St. Louis General Manager Tim Owen made phone calls to his players on Sunday informing them the club would not be in operation...
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San Antonio to NASL Division-2 For 2012

  The NASL announced this afternoon that they have signed San Antonio as an expansion team for 2012 should they secure the sanctioning for Division 2 with the USSF...
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Have the Rochester Rhinos Gone to USL Pro?

Not according to Rob Clark, owner of the Rhinos. He stated this morning that nothing has changed and he is still waiting until the end of the season to make...
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St. Louis Resident Ryan Woods Interested in AC St. Louis

IMS has confirmed with numerous reputable sources that St. Louis resident Ryan Woods has interest in purchasing or investing in the USSF D2 Pro League team, AC St. Louis,...
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Austin Aztex Not Committing and Rochester Rhinos Sorting Out Their Options; A USSF D2 & D3 Update

A couple of important D2 stories hit the internet this week. First was Mike Blake’s story in the Cary News. Blake interviewed the Carolina RailHawks’ majority owner Selby Wellmanwho let the cat...
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Austin Aztex Not Committing and Rochester Rhinos Sorting Out Their Options; A USSF D2 & D3 Update

A couple of important D2 stories hit the internet this week. First was Mike Blake’s story in the Cary News. Blake interviewed the Carolina RailHawks’ majority owner Selby Wellmanwho let the cat...
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12 min read

Rethinking Division-2 Pro Soccer in North America – Part 2

This is the second of a 4-part article looking at the future of Division-2 soccer in North America. Click here for part-1. Running teams like a small business instead of...
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Steve Ralston Departs AC St. Louis and Returns to MLS New England Revolution

IMS broke the news last Friday that AC St. Louis was buying out players from the team’s roster who were not from the St. Louis area. As well, they were looking...
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