League One Fun – Episode 83: Owls Still Airborne

Owls Get Two Big Wins

Just when it looked like USL League One’s finals were set, a Richmond Kickers loss and double win week for Union Omaha keep the race going! This week, Ira and Jason discuss the late goal win against Fort Lauderdale mid-week, leading into an Omaha 3-0 win against Tormenta as the owls are looking to take their high-flying offense on a run into the playoffs. Speaking of runs, New England Revolution II continue to be Jason’s playoff spoiler team, with their 3rd win and 3rd clean sheet in a row. This time, thrashing Richmond on the road and setting (most likely) a USL League One record of thirty-six interceptions!

How Many Chances?

Forward Madison struggle to score again FC Tucson for a 2nd win a row and settle for a draw, after 33 chances and 40 shots in the two games against FC Tucson have resulted in only 1 goal for the Mingos. Does this leave them out the dark horse hunt with North Texas and Chattanooga Red Wolves?

The duo also preview this week’s must watch matchups, news on USL’s attempts to progress the inclusivity and awareness of topics involving POC, and USL League One’s debut on big boy TV with the finals being played on ESPN Deportes.

What is League One Fun?

Ira is @irajersey, Jason is @homesweetsoccer, and the show is @league1fun. Last week’s show can be found here. The Black Players Alliance of the USL can be found here.

League One Fun is the Beautiful Game Network podcast that covers the entirety of USL League One, including the final to be held on Holloween. Jason and Ira discuss the third tier and lowest tier of professional soccer. The two conduct player, coach and front office interviews as well as review matches and league news. Independent franchises include Greenville Triumph, South Georgia Tormenta, Richmond Kickers, Chattanooga Red Wolves, Forward Madison and Union Omaha (Owls). The league also includes USL Championship Phoenix Rising’s second team FC Tucson. There are now five MLS2 sides. These include Fort Lauderdale CF (InterMiami), New England Revolution II, Toronto FC II, North Texas SC (FC Dallas), and Orlando City B.

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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.