League One Fun – Episode 84: Are “2” Teams Departing?

Phill Grooms joins Ira and guest host Elliot Barr from the River City 93 podcast to talk “2” teams. Earlier this week, Phill broke the story that Multiple MLS “2” Sides to Leave USL Championship & League 1, noting Orlando City B may be dropping out of USL League One next year. The other “2” teams departing were from the USL Championship. The three discuss the ramifications of such a move and if other teams could follow.

After the “2” team discussion, Elliot and Ira discuss the week’s news – how Jason swept the week’s Pick ‘Em, Ira was shut out. They review all the week’s action, with a special focus on Elliot’s side Richmond’s good and not-so-good performance. Plus they preview this week’s matches.

What is League One Fun?

Ira is @irajersey, Jason is @homesweetsoccer, and the show is @league1fun. 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 October 30th. 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 MLS “2” 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.