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Natalie Portman among A-listers bringing pro women's soccer team to Los Angeles

TIME's Top Stories

04:49 min | Last week

Natalie Portman among A-listers bringing pro women's soccer team to Los Angeles

"Natalie Portman among those launching women's soccer team in Los Angeles to highlight heroes that are women by an m peterson of the associated, press. Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist. Karen, Nordmann lead a group that will bring an expansion national women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in twenty, twenty two. The team tentatively named Angel. City will bring the League to eleven teams. Louisville AFC will join the nine current. NWS L. Clubs next season. Portman. Nordmann are joined by gaming. Entrepreneur Julie Erman. The consortium President in the majority female group others involved include actors, evil Longoria. America Ferrara, Jennifer Garner and Ouzo a Deuba. Tech Entrepreneur and Reddit Co founder Alexis Oh Hainian the husband of tennis star. Serena, Williams is the lead investor through his firm initialized capital. Portman Nordmann and urban all have a financial stake in the team. I think it's so important to have role models and heroes that are women for kids both boys and girls to see, and it's just such an incredible sport in that it really is a team Sport Portman, said in an interview with the Associated Press. You see one woman success, and all the others are cheering her on because one woman success is the whole team's success among the founding group are more than a dozen former players, including mia a ham, Abby Wambach and Julie Foudy. Other female business leaders. Portman said she heard Wambach. A former US national team. Forward speak at a time is up event and started thinking about how female athletes are regarded in society. Then she and Nordmann met Becca Rue, the executive director of the US Women's National Team Players Association. We started going to games, and we just got so into it, and it was just kind of a revolution to see my son and. And his friends, these little eight year, old boys at the time wanting to wear their REPEA-, no jerseys and Alex Morgan Jerseys I was like. Wow, this would be a different world. It wasn't unusual to them at all. Portman said there were hints that the group was coming together last year when Portman Gardner Longoria and other celebrities went to a national team exhibition game at L. AFC stadium before the World Cup. The women also reached out to a local supporters group that has been campaigning to bring a team to Los Angeles. The plan is to bring on additional investors as the team takes shape. We knew that there would be a strong and passionate supporters group here to support this and from there it was about. How do we do this in the right way? How do we do this differently Urman said? The group is partnering with the La Eighty Four Foundation. A nonprofit formed after the nineteen eighty four Los Angeles Olympics that promotes youth sports. Angel City also announced its formal support of the foundations play the fund aimed at helping kids in minority and underserved communities. We believe these players need to be playing on one of the best stages in the world, but we also know that we have the power and the platform and the voice to make a meaningful impact in our community. Erm, said, and so it's important for us to do that from day one in the same way that we are building to put eleven incredible players on the field from day one. The NWS cell, which began play in twenty, thirteen was the first professional team sport to return to action in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic with the challenge. Cup, tournament, in Utah, the semifinals are set for Wednesday. The official name of the Los Angeles Club and where it will play are expected to be announced later this year. The growth trajectory of the NWS L. is incredibly exciting, but we also need to be strategic and thoughtful about how fast we expand and the communities. We partner with and W ESL, commissioner. Lisa Baird said in a statement Tuesday. We've long sought the right partner in L. A. Considering the NWS L. Fan base that already exists in the region and the massive interest in women's soccer in general.

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Natalie Portman among A-listers bringing pro women's soccer team to Los Angeles

KNX Midday News with Brian Ping

00:43 sec | Last week

Natalie Portman among A-listers bringing pro women's soccer team to Los Angeles

"With an All star roster of owners. It's a star studded who's Who of celebs and women's soccer fans that are behind the announcement that Los Angeles is being given a national women's soccer league team that will start in 2022. Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Karen Northman or atop the list of investors who were being joined by actors Eva Longoria, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Chastain, America Ferrera and Ouzo Adobe. They're joined by Saree. No Williams, her husband, Alexis Bohanan, and their daughter, Olympia, who has to be the youngest investor ever in a sports team. She's too gaming entrepreneur Julie Urman is the president of the team. It's working name. Angel City, Randy cartoon can extend

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Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 3 weeks ago

Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass

"Data released Monday shows sports related businesses were among the hundreds of thousands of paycheck protection program recipients no major league football baseball basketball or hockey teams were among the businesses that applied but at least two Major League Soccer teams tap the program and were approved DC United and inter Miami the national women's soccer league received between one and two million dollars and reported that the money was used to support over two hundred employees another recipient was big three basketball a Los Angeles based three on three basketball league that was co founded by rapper Ice Cube the public might never know the identity of more than eighty percent of the nearly five million beneficiaries because the trump administration has refused to release details on loans under a hundred and fifty thousand that policy is brought a lawsuit by news organizations including the Associated Press I'm Jennifer king

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Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 3 weeks ago

Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass

"Data released Monday shows sports related businesses were among the hundreds of thousands of paycheck protection program recipients no major league football baseball basketball or hockey teams were among the businesses that applied but at least two Major League Soccer teams tap the program and were approved DC United and inter Miami the national women's soccer league received between one and two million dollars and reported that the money was used to support over two hundred employees another recipient was big three basketball a Los Angeles based three on three basketball league that was co founded by rapper Ice Cube the public might never know the identity of more than eighty percent of the nearly five million beneficiaries because the trump administration has refused to release details on loans under a hundred and fifty thousand that policy is brought a lawsuit by news organizations including the Associated Press I'm Jennifer king

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Jazz's Gobert says sense of smell 'still not 100%'

Golic & Wingo

01:45 min | Last month

Jazz's Gobert says sense of smell 'still not 100%'

"Lost this sense of taste and a sense of smell, and three months later, Rudy Gobert says, My sense of taste has returned. But my sense of smell still hasn't all the way And he says, I feel weird sometimes, but I don't know if it's because of the Corona virus still lingering or whether or not I just haven't worked out enough. And Donovan Mitchell, his teammate who tested positive that same day or the day after never had a symptom, right that that's the weird part about this is you Can't say if you get this virus X Y and Z will happen to you because we've seen this run across the spectrum from people having. No issues with it and significant issues with it, depending on who you are and how it affections and I know we're saying basically the same thing over and over again. It's we just have to wait and see. Wait and see MLS, which is going to play down in Disney, a CZ. Well, they've had under a 3% positive. Test rate, which is a great percentage for them again while they're going down there. Remember the WN BA is going to be in breakdown at the academy in Florida. So this is it. You know, we talked about the long runway for sports, especially football. Where we're about. There is July is going to bring the start of a CZ. We already saw the first team sports. Starting is the women's soccer league, which is playing in Utah. Their tournament and now we're starting to ramp up amidst. Many positive tests in sports and a lot outside of sports in the in these particular states as well, So I know we may sound like a broken record, but it's just waiting and waiting. And I really think we say fingers crossed and hope that's going really is going to be a lot of it. I mean, your work. You're starting your starting your seasons under a cloud, right? And it is a hell of a dangerous call that could be hanging over all our heads. So what's

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NWSL players kneel during the national anthem

America First with Sebastian Gorka

00:27 sec | Last month

NWSL players kneel during the national anthem

"But women soccer players kneel for the national anthem players for the Portland thorns and the North Carolina courage to cony Saturday as the national women's soccer league open to challenge Cup tournament in Utah the players wore black lives matter T. shirts in warmups before the game which was nationally televised in addition to the anthem the players knelt for moment of silence before kickoff the teams issued a joint statement saying they wanted to protest racial injustice police brutality and systematic

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All players take a knee in NWSL's first game back

Steve Thomson

01:01 min | Last month

All players take a knee in NWSL's first game back

"The national women's soccer league is back and every player in today's North Carolina courage Portland thorns game took a knee during the star spangled banner before the NWSL challenge Cup started in Utah in the players issued a statement before the game about why they took the knee and the all said it was done to support racial injustice police brutality and systemic racism they want to protest all of those things that have been happening against African Americans and people of color in the USA the players also wore shirts over their jerseys with the words black lives matter so this all happened today in Utah which is where the NWSL challenge Cup is being staged in I think this is going to be a precursor to what we see in all of these

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Soccer: Players take a knee as Premier League restarts

KCBS Radio Morning News

01:02 min | Last month

Soccer: Players take a knee as Premier League restarts

"The the English English premier premier soccer soccer league league returned returned on on Wednesday Wednesday with with players players wearing wearing the the black black lives lives matter matter in in place place of of their their names names and and kneeling for several seconds to start the matches it was Manchester city's Raheem sterling a black man a star who represents the English national team who scored the first goal of the restarted season household waste is this thanks what is the first team games in all competitions Raheem sterling the audio courtesy NBC sports man city went on to defeat arsenal three mil here sterling after the win yeah we expected it to be read about the messages became up from you know to a break we had was you know the fine sign living also dig deep enough for the boys kept their composure and for today and but he said that after one Hundred Days off it took a bit for the team to find themselves how to get used to this atmosphere in getting the club was awful awful awful we controlled the game well when we took our chances of

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Premier League approves Black Lives Matter on club shirts

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:08 sec | Last month

Premier League approves Black Lives Matter on club shirts

"English premier soccer league is sanctioned displaying the words black lives matter on the back of soccer jerseys in place of individual players

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Premier League to return on June 17

CBS Sports Radio

00:11 sec | 2 months ago

Premier League to return on June 17

"The English premier soccer league been on hold since March ninth but returns on June seventeenth but a couple of matches the league hopes to complete the suspended season by early August all matches will be played without

NWSL moves to allow training in small groups

WCCO Morning News

00:29 sec | 2 months ago

NWSL moves to allow training in small groups

"Patrick Ewing son says the Georgetown basketball coach and former NBA great has been released from the hospital recovering from covert nineteen at home the national women's soccer league says players may start training in small groups provided it's done under league protocols meets the requirements of local authorities teams will be able to progress to full team training on may thirtieth once a complete five days of small group training Spanish league clubs are not allowed to train with groups of up to fourteen players such a little larger than we've heard

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NWSL moves to allow training in small groups

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:13 sec | 2 months ago

NWSL moves to allow training in small groups

"The national women's soccer league says players may start training in small groups provided it is done under league protocols and meets the requirements of local authorities teams will be able to progress to full team training on may thirtieth once the complete five days of small

European soccer leagues making plans to resume play

KCBS Radio Afternoon News

00:18 sec | 2 months ago

European soccer leagues making plans to resume play

"German soccer resumes tomorrow with the Bundesliga getting under way England Spain and Italy plan on resuming in June and the Russian soccer league is a firm restart date of June twenty first they hope to pack in eight rounds of games in one month to finish on July twenty

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Soccer: Serie A clubs want to re-start on June 13 if government allows

ESPN Radio

00:18 sec | 2 months ago

Soccer: Serie A clubs want to re-start on June 13 if government allows

"Italy's top soccer league is hoping the resume competition on June thirteenth a day that all twenty Serie a clubs agreed to on Wednesday it is subject to approval by the Italian government full team trying to restart on may eighteenth after revised medical protocol was approved clubs already resume training on an individual

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German soccer league says Bundesliga season will resume on May 15

Golic & Wingo

01:03 min | 3 months ago

German soccer league says Bundesliga season will resume on May 15

"But for the first time guys we're seeing maybe the backside of this curve it was announced today that Bundes Liga the German soccer league will begin play may fifteenth and they will trying to include their season on June thirtieth and people are saying why do we care about that for a couple of reasons clearly Europe and in Germany have been hit pretty hard by this as well and they have found a way to find a path back and for those that don't know Bundes Liga ended their two leagues Bundesliga and Bundesliga too of course which is like saying but this Liga you do I went to sleep I have about eleven hundred players that is a significant amount of players that they're going to have to manage and navigate through as you deal with playing in different cities and how are you going to do this without fans whether getting around so that's an important thing for people to model we've also seen the KBO the Korea baseball organization you can see those games on a somewhat regular basis now going forward in the mornings on ESPN two seeing how they are playing through the pandemic and we're getting hits just little hints from places in this country where sports are beginning to up think about re

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South Korea reports three new coronavirus cases, its lowest daily jump since Feb. 18.

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 3 months ago

South Korea reports three new coronavirus cases, its lowest daily jump since Feb. 18.

"The number of coronavirus cases in South Korea continues a downward trend as the country response professional schools and prepares to reopen schools after reporting around five hundred new cases daily in early March infections have slowed over the past month amid tightened border controls and winning transmissions health authorities fear though a boulder climate spread implant antibody tests to learn how widespread the viruses meanwhile officials have relaxed social distancing guidelines and will reopen schools in phase steps starting with high school seniors on may thirteenth the professional baseball league has also begun it season with no fans in attendance the pro soccer league also kicks off on the similar conditions on Friday I'm Charles de Ledesma

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French soccer league says Paris Saint-Germain has been awarded title

Not Too Shabby

00:48 sec | 3 months ago

French soccer league says Paris Saint-Germain has been awarded title

"The French football authorities say they're rewarding the league one title to party such amount of to the government banned sporting events until at least September because of the pandemic of sports correspondent Alex Capstick reports few will argue against Paris St Germain being crowned champions of France they were twelve points clear with eleven games left but relegation and promotion issues are more complex and could spot legal disputes from those clubs involved the season has also come to a premature end in the Netherlands but Dutch football officials declared it null and void with no winners or losers Liverpool whose lead in England is twenty five points will be hoping the premier league follows the French example although efforts are being made to finish the season it's the same in Germany Italy and Spain although whether or not the game returns will ultimately be a decision for their respective

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Women's soccer league season opens in Belarus

KCBS Radio Morning News

00:29 sec | 3 months ago

Women's soccer league season opens in Belarus

"Month got the women's professional soccer season has started in Belarus where else with a match between Dynamo when the Belarus and national U. nineteen team which competes alongside club teams belum Bruce remains remains the only country in Europe playing pro soccer during the pandemic the men's league started in March under the direction of the country's president Alexander Lukashenko who said among other things I would rather die standing than live

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"american american soccer league" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

Good Seats Still Available

11:17 min | 6 months ago

"american american soccer league" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

"I'd love to hear a little bit more about Bob. cousy and how how he gets. Recruited into being the commissioner of this fledgling in the shadow of the bigger. NSL American American Soccer League. And I really don't know much of the story Ma- maybe maybe you can help fill in some gaps and is there any stuff that you know about about sort of like how it crosses his radar. Why the League felt that? They needed a big name from another sport to kind of sort of burnish their image a bit more like why him versus others were there others considered or thought about an and frankly is this gene With Chiswick Chiswick. I always get the name. It's tough for me. Did gene and his in the board I guess were they the ones kind of pulling the strings to kind of make that happen or was it more of a happened stansell angel kind of thing well. Gene Gene was a coach at heart. And and you know he wanted to go and go back and get back with the Apollo Apollo And I think growing the league beyond it's it's Brown paper bag origins. If if you will against still predominant northeast was just beyond his Ken and you you you started to have you know not big money. Man Against wasn't the North the American soccer. But you had New Money coming into the league that fancy themselves as as being a little more visionary very little business savvy that the thought was we just needed splash and and I think they took their cues in some ways from the American basketball says when when they needed commissioner they went to George. Mike now helped Mike and was at least a basketball player but at the time he was one of the most famous basketball players of the era so having him speak for your league was was was not a bad thing and you know just how who's he came to be. The man is Kinda lost the history because again one of the other problems with the American soccer leagues even in Soccer Media at the time which was predominantly soccer America. Weekly newspaper newspaper Didn't spend a whole lot of time covering ASL But what I what I have heard was essentially the search was was. We need a name that people recognize WHO's not really otherwise engaged You know for instance you might have thought. Oh well we'll get it will chamberlain. But he was still depending on what he what what mood. He was in at the time either. Still playing the place the same Yego Kista doors in the ABA was getting ready. You get ball with the International Volleyball Association. Seems kind of busy but Tuesday was out there. All American Name Beloved Basketball Players Star with the Celtics and and If memory serves just someone Aso group happened to know him happened to approach him. He freely admitted in early interviews. He didn't know thing about the game of soccer but he was here the Commissioner so here I am and And and they signed him up And and it worked. I mean dot the Aso and the newspapers because the newspapers the papers were reporting basketball. Legend is commissioner of Soccer League So it works and it because he's presence you know again much like Mike. Aba that's commissioning wasn't just there to govern the league He was there to meet people. He was there to to energize investors again. I guess the thought was talking to talking to someone who might be willing to invest in pro soccer and might be far more exciting for him to me or commissioning legendary the Boston Celtics Guard Bob cousy as opposed to hey come me. Teaches Witt's brother of walked Chisel. It's you you know that does it doesn't quite have the same bank of So he got the job and it's questionable. What did he do for his money because again the league was largely operated by various presidents working underneath him during his tenure but if they had the desired effect act it put the ASL in the math and the league started growing? It started out the west coast. Started you know making splashes as far as challenging Algerian ESL for top college draft picks and things like that so While it remains a mystery is just help wound up being him and history showed. It wasn't a terrible move on so far. Well he is actually still with us. I know he's well into his nineties. And I I honestly any of our listeners either have Reached to reach out capability to him or if he's even a even a had the capacity to talk but it'd be a fascinating chat for sure as to maybe get to some of the some some of the rationale that he was thinking and and what of this league that he saw was was worthwhile. I maybe I could use this point. Now we're talking. Basically the end of nineteen seventy four. If you're keeping tabs at home on your calendars the I guess my question at this point is now just put it in. Let's put it in context. Pele still is six to seven months away away from being announced as the newest signing of the New York Cosmos Right. So this is this is half a year before any of that. So I guess my real general question around in this period of time is i. It's it seems to me that it wants the ASL recognizes that the ASL is growing in a lot of different ways right this national television coverage of the the seventy four championship game and the West Coast expansion and San Jose and the like is is is doing quite well. It certainly has resuscitate itself and then some but yet I also see that they're probably looking at it as a somewhat of a a threat right because they're starting to feel that they could be professional on themselves albeit in a more differentiated sort of American kind of path. I guess here's The question question does the ASL at this point prior to and then just after cousy arrival are they looking at themselves as a true challenger to this now now somewhat more stable asl or are they kind of just betting that the NFL is on its way and we are going to. I don't know for lack of a better word supplemented in our own American centric way. Almost like a dare. I say second division kind of structure. I think at that point you have a split in Iraq's thanks and yeah you sell. I think you see new owners coming in who want to be a direct challenge. They see they see that. There's a future for professional soccer. But they WANNA get it on the cheap they don't WanNa pay. NSL expansion fees They'd rather be a part of this. Utterly that you know has history which which which is marketable to a point but nevertheless be full blown challenges? Then you have Y- another contingent in the league. Some of the older guard who are content a to be professional you know continue to follow the Chisel Gold America Americanizing and and being a little professional but going with the rising tide approach coach. You know as you indicate we'll be we'll be we'll be a minor league we'll be AAA and in fact you know as tyrod maybe we'll we'll wind up version But like in a sense and that split was was a cause for again. I keep mentioning missed stop by the American Soccer League pay as we all know. Sign here in June of seventy five. What's not as fondly remembered that in February of seventy five George Best Manchester United Fan had committed to signing with the New York. COSMO's name just disappear. This stop pretending clock police calls and that would have been splashed. But meanwhile on the American Soccer League there was a team Nineteen seventy four Rhode Island. The oceans expansion team coached by manny. Shell shied who was on the Philadelphia Atoms champions here before the American team had a kid kid named Arnie. Mouser playing goal for them Very good team. But they realized between the Boston team the Minuteman mm-hmm and and in seventy five the NASO's expanding to Hartford with the bison tunnels that the the the the ocean is realized. They had in some stiff competition so they had the opportunity to make a splash themselves in sign Eusebio the Black Pearl the second greatest player in the world By consensus at that point to delay. Yeah Portuguese star Be You know so his name alone. It'd be quiet coup Being Portuguese he's It would give them a Give Rhode Island a real leg up in that in that area against Hartford and against Boston because it was a significant Portuguese community. Emily when and you know and had the opportunity to sign it but he would have been expensive. I mean he was the certainly What he was seeking was more than what Pretty much all players making so you know. The the ocean heirs tried to take a page out of the Winnipeg jets play book in the in the World Hockey Association. Seven the two they said. Hey Getting Eusebio here. We'll help the entire league. You say his presence here what will will give us player even the NFL. Does it have. It'll it'll bounce the entire early so you should help us sign this guy and and the other owners. No we're not interested in some of them have heard Savio others like that. We're not that interested so was missed and you say you wind up signing with the Boston minutemen in the NFL. So I mean that's just that's even as the league attempted to grow it was still. We'll have used the phrase tripping over itself it never ever up until the end was every position where everyone was on the same page and pointing running the same direction. And that's that's a prime example. You know that if you save you the size of the ASL. At that moment it might be considered by many as an equal to the idea so uh-huh and then and then prepay maybe Merger Talk Start Soon. I mean there's a lot of it but you know that that would have been a huge deal for forty American soccer league at that moment at a time when the NFL hadn't really signed anyone big yet and And indeed fill beside George best and and it would certainly put them on the map but again they didn't have the vision some at least enough owners did not have the vision to appreciate. What signing used to bring the League and they let 'em they let the moment pass that see? That's very interesting and and not only do you wonder about that but I also I also I guess I my twin wonder there as is. Where is somebody somebody like cousy? Who you know Big Name Commissioner to not only generate attention for the league arguably you know commissioner such as that should be and maybe managing this situation properly for the league's benefit I guess where was the management there for to sort of make make that situation.

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"american american soccer league" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

Good Seats Still Available

11:49 min | 6 months ago

"american american soccer league" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

"Audience who you are by day who you are by night and how soccer soccer and and maybe even Lacrosse for that matter has sort of. I won't say consumed your life but it certainly is taking up a large part of it outside of the way you put bread on the table. Well thanks for having me back Tim my name is Steve Holroyd by day. I and a Labor Attorney Here in the city of brotherly love Philadelphia representing labor unions In what free time I have if it's not playing soccer When my kids were younger including coaching soccer? Now it's mostly spent a lot of time compiling and writing about The great history has an his country even most people think It started in nineteen ninety four with the World Cup. Some people who think they're particularly clever. We'll take it started with payloads arrival in nineteen seventy five live but in fact it's got a history including professional history professional history back to nineteenth century so So that's it's I spend a Lotta time doing that Lately on just collect a lot of primary resources and from their call out to bits and the stuff that I can write about or tweet on twitter just to sort of generate interest in the fact that this sport does have a history and it needs to be honored. That's it As a historian. I'd have to say I'm here today to bury the second asl not to prison And I think we'll we'll get into some of that in due course but to your point I think there's a lot of interest in it for two reasons one There there's a there's a vehemently anti MLS contingent on social media the things that advances there caused by Pretending that professional soccer has always been here in the United States and I guess in a strict technical sense it has but it depends on what you mean by professional as opposed to Major League and this group likes the champion the American Soccer League as oh it was they're just like the NBA and Major League Baseball and we need to honor it and that really wasn't the case and as far as the latter day asl th they were going. Don't even speaking mostly about today. I think I think is interesting because People WanNa take lessons from the past and to the extent they wanna see gene arrival through MLS. And frankly I'm one of them I'd like to see legitimate reliable to major league soccer like the AFL like the like the W. w. h. a.. Had Been in that because I think that rivalry and what really bring about positive change in American sports and I think they're looking to the American soccer league in that brief window when it tried to be something close it's a major league when it tried to If not challenged. NSL offer a different version of how professional soccer Could be and of course it also failed and I think some people would like to take lessons from that. Well let let's talk about the the NSL Ah specifically because you know in my back and forth with you on sort of my memories and then aided by some of my arguably cursory research I kind of circled the early nineteen seventies. I think perhaps nineteen seventy-one ishwar. So as sort of the I guess the sort of I I don't know the the the inflection point of what was the ASL and again for historian Sake. And I don't want to get into the particulars of the the true second incarnation one of the American Soccer League but albeit for since nineteen thirty three in its second Incarnation was really sort of this inflection towards more truly or at least a an Tissa toy or trying to truly get to a more professional or major league kind of thing but I I think actually having having referred to my old encyclopedia cyclope of American soccer history by measures. Alloway Joe's into litterers you. Could you could argue as they have in their entry here for the ASL number you too. Is that the neuron. Nine hundred sixty six really is kind of maybe. In their words they sort of the beginning of the end I guess of the ASL's potential roll oversight of professional game here in the United States because ironically or maybe not so it it it was when the United States Soccer Federation or us. I guess it was called the USS USS FAA at that point still EG e basically gave a grant to a fledgling entity that that wanted to go truly big league and arguably kind of took that power away from this ASL. That I don't know should have had a better game plan to get there. I don't know maybe you can kind of set up. Maybe using that as a starting point step yeah and I think that's an excellent starting point Up The Up In nineteen sixty six. The American Arkansas clearly was extensively professionally but it had it had this status none of the other equally semi pro. They've such as the National Soccer League in Chicago or the Saint Louis Soccer League hat and that was that the United States Soccer Football Association as you indicated you know it was called at the time had granted to the ASL exclusive rights to control professional soccer on the eastern seaboard and that itself is a vestige of compromised from like a second soccer war. Everyone most soccer fans if they've been paying attention and in listening to your podcast and reading the stuff that the Society for American soccer history puts out there where the soccer nineteen twenty eight twenty nine. It was a desperate is a is a body blow to the original. ASL and and just did not help. The sport was actually a second war. Much smaller scope right around right around that I period between the end of the first day I saw him the second. ASL and wanted to compromise is was The United States soccer the United States Football Association at the time continued to say we are going. We are controlling professional soccer. We're not gonNA give the ASL the autonomy. It's been seeking since you know. Nineteen eighteen twenty four. You have you still have to us however we will give you A. ASL exclusive rights that eastern seaboard and all the so ever did with that was they use that as a as a method to import foreign teams over to play exhibitions which were very profitable and help keep the ASL lot. But they didn't really try to do much else with it except to stop the international soccer with Bill Cox's international soccer from continuing because there for the first first time the ISL compel to To waive its hey exclusive pro league here we control this however up until as of nineteen eighteen sixty six the second. ASL remain what hit it always been it was non professional soccer. They as much as it was a loose affiliation of ethnic social flops and so when Major League small saw small l soccer Started to rear. Its Hey in late. Nineteen sixty six They ASL was not only happy to stay out of the way. Wish them luck because having a national league with big budgets and everything else was really nothing that again these little social clubs ethnic social running the NFL teams had any interesting But they also so happy to step out of the way and kind of see their exclusivity status and yeah with that at that moment we asl cease to be relevant And Yeah that's when I should say the ethnic era of the second. ASL cease to be relevant and began on a slow death. Spiral that stopped in nineteen seventy one when the truly American American Soccer League if you will began to take shape yes so it's interesting I mean and maybe this is sort of historical nitpicking. But you almost wonder maybe why obviously it was still sort of in continuation relation but maybe why it wasn't sort of a demarcated almost as if you will the third version at that point given that it took on a different complexion. We'll get into that in a in a second estimate how that started to become but but you know give us a sense of some of the teams around that sort of nineteen sixty six sort of decision point and the early rumblings seventy one issue. So we're talking about You know places like the Metropolitan Oval in New York and teams out of Kearney and and the New York I mean there are all kinds of ethnic enclaves and teams. And it's very much A. Could you call it. Semi pro. I mean was was there was there pay or was it literally just competition and just keeping their keeping their bills paid or what was the construct of that as we then segue into seventy one or so when it truly desire to become more professional it's The the American Soccer League was semi pro Folks were getting paid. Maybe not every team was paying but I guess probably the best description was provided by Walsh's swatches of which was a longtime star. You're in the American soccer league for the nineteen sixties with With Newark Ukrainian Stitch Philadelphia Ukrainian nationals and in nineteen sixty seven he He jumps to Philadelphia Spartans of the National Professional Soccer League. One of the two major leagues that have popped up that year and and he offered he. I guess he was asked to some point. Hey how is this different from playing with the old Ukrainian nationals and choose what said he offered this quote. The I saw what was supposed to be a professional league but I considered it amateur. It was a higher standard of play. Sure but nobody was making any money. It was a joke. There was no money to be had. I got got three dollars for expenses with Ukraine nationals to practice and six dollars on game days every two or three years players believe because imagine problems. Coaching problems. Coach yourself self really. Somebody's just made up the line right. There was always a problem scheduling was never stable. A lot of teams came in with a lot of food and found that they couldn't exist financially. Polish Falcons Ludlow Massachusetts New York per cat and and so on so I mean he he does a pretty good idea of just what they you were to send me. There was a it was a beer in that. You your showed up when you could you make practice when you could because everyone had day jobs and you've got some pocket uh-huh I mean that's that's professional in the truest sense of the word and I showed up and you gave me money to play but to argue that that's professional in the sense that We consider professional particularly when we're talking about professional sports is is is all and that's what they were looking at you As as the as the the age of Inter Brooklyn Italian and and Ukraine nationals. Hakoah Americans Newark Portuguese. What you these you know even even go into the nineteen in the nineteen seventies What was still very much an ethnic soccer elite again especially competing against the North American Soccer League which while far from flourishing was at least trying to play okay and in actual statements as opposed to as you point out the metropolitan or high school fields And and that is really kinda petered out at at the end of the nineteen seventy season so the point where it was really a.

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"To make a lot of money they might not have came komo news the they might of been oversaw the players they have but now also stemmed from a lot of people who have been interested in in the same time i'm being intrigued by and they realized at least they tried to capitalize on the charts capsule <unk> grandest way. I think the world had ever seen. I don't think that's an exaggeration when you consider what we was like in other places across the board. Yes it may not be as historical. You know you might not have the talk of hans baron manchester united liverpool chelsea arsenal but they try to usurp istorii and created with. It's the base place in the world. Who's about money and when you do that away you got we will create a buzz and we'll see some civile now in china obviously on the same scale but people are conscious of it. People are aware of it. They are aware of chinese teams because says employers have gone over. There and i can only imagine that when the happened it you know with the n._s._a. In the sixties when people were conscious if there were more conscious of the players it's one thing to eh he pele when he played when he played for brazil is one thing here of jewish balanced. He's willing to he of all these other star players when they come to your your country when they come playing for your team it makes it so much different and i remember reading about how people stay document during the nineteen sixty six welcome and that is what was considered the catalyst for people getting into the school on really the catholic at least four people business owners regained would like to delve deep into it and i think visit is the coincidence that with television taking off with the with how it was an people being aware of eusebio will be more pele play. He liked that the coincidence that when people waivers off stars then it takes off into different lie and take an example from from the sport now is major league baseball fans crying eventful. There is no longer king griffey junior. A barry <unk> bombs mark maguire where people can look and go you are a superstar might trout is probably the best player this generation generation but he's not considered suitable. I wouldn't say he's considered a superstar by the sporting public because he he looks like a clean cut average joe colored guy but then you look aaron judge and he is. He looks like a video game character. He looks like a cartoon. Character and then people see imply any magnificent magnificent things and people familiar with him. It's the same with soccer in that time as well. What set set some people are varies. It can be <hes> how they shoot won't they do on the bowl where they play how they speak and when people become conscious of there's an interesting and obviously you know one hand is down to the fans to being trysted is dances the friends to express interest in everybody's also dance the business and financial backers at recognized this and marvel than tun of you know. Let's keep the american american soccer league zest a pure for when they went no. Let's take it to another level. Let's take to to to the television to the radio's pretty on magazine uncovered billboard. Let's make an extravagant and in some ways. I consider this in my opinion. The was to was a too far ahead of its time. If that happened in the nineties we nearly two thousand. Maybe even the. I think it would have been a much. It would've lasted a lot longer uh-huh and it would have had a bigger impact on the majority of america just because we look at what the impact to the n._b._a. Hat when they had the magic the larry bird they were two characters that people could recognize and they could understand what each player differently thing won't similar but they were going and why and if you can imagine that level of coverage on on that generation pele johan cruyff beckoned by sapio would've exploded award it did yeah i mean i think it's to me. It's very interesting because it seems like the sixties were rife with your hand before but importation on a grander scale and that.

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