League One Fun – Ep 63: League Two, Top Drawer Soccer & Total Soccer Show

USL League Two, Top Drawer Soccer & Total Soccer Show

Final League One Fun recorded at the United Soccer Coaches Convention. Interesting discussions about where USL League’s One and Two fit within the US soccer landscape. We also discover Ira is old.

1:23 Joel Nash, VP of USL League Two and Super Y – talks about the player path, and how USL2 teams can help build players and staff for teams in League One and across US Soccer.

20:12 Travis Clark from Topdrawersoccer.com (use promo code “Podcast” for a discounted subscription) talks about the usefulness of USL League One and where it fits in player pathways.

31:07 Taylor Rockwell of the Total Soccer Show discusses how his relationship with the Richmond Kickers may have influenced his love for soccer.

42:00 Daryl Grove, the other half of the Total Soccer Show, talks about his journey from the “Black Country” in the West Midlands, UK, to the US and how he discovered soccer in his adopted hometown of Richmond, VA.

Also Ira recently published an editorial about how pro/rel for MLS2 teams could work see article here.

On twitter Jason is @homesweetsoccer, Ira is @irajersey and the show is @league1fun.

What is League One Fun

League One Fun is the Beautiful Game Network podcast that covers the entirety of USL League One in the third tier and lowest tier of professional soccer in the U.S. Teams in the league include the independent franchises Greenville Triumph, South Georgia Tormenta, Richmond Kickers, Chattanooga Red Wolves, Forward Madison and Union Omaha. The league also includes USL Championship second team FC Tucson. MLS2 sides currently include Fort Lauderdale CF (InterMiami), New England Revolution II, Toronto FC II, North Texas SC (FC Dallas), and Orlando City B.

Ira Jersey

twitter: @irajersey Soccer fanatic and nerd with many hobbies, Ira is a New York Red Bull supporter who loves lower division soccer. He is a youth coach with several USSF and United Soccer Coaches licenses; and also a competitive youth referee. He writes and podcasts on USL League One for BGN. Ira has worked in finance for more than two decades focusing on bond markets and is currently the Chief U.S. Interest Rate Strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence, Bloomberg LP's research arm.