Editorials


Five players that will spark their team in USL League One

In the inaugural USL League One, these five players will be key to the success of their clubs. Whether it's a midfielder, defender, or striker, there's always a player who does the extra work to help his team compete for a win. From tracking back...

Our Two Cents: Phill & Jason discuss the variables for USL A(cademy)

We discuss and analyze the newly announced USL Academy. The USL announced on Thursday its intent to start an Academy tournament in 2020 in preparation for a new academy league, which, according to the USL CEO Alec Papadakis, will include academies...

Five players that should rack up goals in USL League One

These five players could set the USL League One scoring charts on fire in 2019. Many players will have their own advantage for being a striker in a league's first year. Some come with decades of international experience and a read of the game that's...

Indy Eleven need to put a short leash on tactical innovation

A look at Indy Eleven's formation and its shortcomings. It was widely speculated that Indy Eleven would deploy a 3-4-3 formation in their season debut against Saint Louis FC in St. Louis and that's what they did as Ilija Illic, Dane Kelly, and Thomas...

USL Expansion Ramble: Loudoun United

This week, the Expansion Ramble takes us to a historic, wealthy area just outside the District. With expansion news coming hot and heavy recently, we, Brian Cook and Richard Rainwater, are taking a look at each of the new teams gearing up to begin...

CONCACAF needs to reconsider blocking Ottawa from USL play

Ottawa Fury could be prevented from playing in USL Championship in 2019 by CONCACAF Per a press release on the team's website, Ottawa Fury have been advised that CONCACAF is seeking to prevent them from playing in the USL Championship in...

So You’ve Started Watching Soccer…

Thinking about diving into the life of a soccer fan? Take these tips from someone who has done it. I started watching soccer in college. I had never played soccer (even as a child) and I didn’t know anything about the game. Like many people growing...

The Orange Blocks: End of Season Review for RGVFC

A look at the 2018 season for the Toros. The 2018 campaign for RGVFC was not one that the club desired as they missed the playoffs, but there are positives to look forward to in 2019. The Toros finished with a record of 8-12-14 under first-year head...

Saturday is more than just a playoff game for the Riverhounds

It will be a big night in the 'Burgh on Saturday as the Hounds host a playoff game for the first time in their stadium's history. 1,120. That is how many days it will have been since the Pittsburgh Riverhounds were in the playoffs. For those that...

Dissecting the USL Goalkeeper of the Year award

We look at how goalkeepers are evaluated and look into the top award for goalkeepers in the USL. The "best goalkeeper in the world" debate is ongoing and will probably never be agreed upon.  The same can be said when it comes to soccer awards...

Big, Bad MLS had to Flex on FCC and USL

News broke this week that Fussball Club Cincinnati (sorry, I don't know how to make that German "B" using my keyboard) had attempted to sign US Men's National Team star, Fabian Johnson, over the summer.  Johnson, who is currently signed with...

USL Expansion Ramble – USL Chicago

The latest feature in our expansion article series breaks down USL Chicago. With expansion news coming hot and heavy recently, we, Brian Cook and Richard Rainwater, are taking a look at each of the new teams gearing up to begin play in the USL...