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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 | 2 weeks ago

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 | 2 weeks ago

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 | Last month

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 | Last month

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 | 3 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 soccer league" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

Good Seats Still Available

12:05 min | 6 months ago

"american soccer league" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

"The Boston Astros and the Philadelphia spartans and and it ultimately fall on the shoulders of one man to keep it going and And hit the past he chose to take was finally Americanizing. Americanizing this league and providing a place where American kids could play our before we get into who that person was and that sort of next step back up F for one quick second and you mentioned the international soccer league. The bill Cox Sort of run a precursor to maybe arguably what is today things like like the The importation literally of full teams and having them sort of play an exhibition schedule and even competitively during the summer months It sounds like that was sort of an existential threat to the ASL's charter and it's a unique position to own if you will professionalism on the east coast host at that time but it's interesting to me. Why did they not? Maybe use that a challenge and having beaten off. I guess that challenge so to speak as the opportunity opportunity to maybe Kinda do what ultimately came after the sixty six World Cup and two or even three depending on your read history groups from the outside that said we want to big league with soccer. I mean it sounds to me naively that the ASL lost the opportunity and needed the fledgling ruling then NASA. Although it'll be flat itself floundering in nineteen seventy to kind of kick them in the butt to realize that. There is an opportunity to do that. I guess from if that's any any part of that is correct. Why was it so dormant and were not ambitious given some of those rumblings in those existential challenges just before this well? I think it's important to remember that the opportunity that the ASL was protecting when it played its card and forced is the US FFA initials missed whatever the US soccer to to step on the international soccer league was not because the American soccer. Doc was afraid that someone's going to step on our status as a professional league it was solely because the ISIL was cutting into profits in the world of foreign tours source of bringing those other teams over The ASL wasn't interested in in the opportunity of being a major league Because again and I don't want to overstate the point because I particularly given the tenor of the Times on the issue of immigration. But Again it must be remembered. The American Soccer League was really just a group of ethnic social clubs with teams playing for the pride of the motherland No they they would use whatever players they could to bring them that gory. I mean some of the later. Ukrainian national sides when he opened cups in the and Later sixties featured Brazilians. And and. What have you they play to play In the end what the real interests of the club owners. There's was glorifying the mother and it wasn't in growing the game. It wasn't in developing American talent and it certainly wasn't in You know just having a professional soccer league in their defense. They weren't equipped for it. They didn't have the money to actually you know throwing the money and In in in try to compete and get television contracts and things like that it just wasn't any ASL's DNA and again that's why you would think the way they fought the ISIL. You'd think they would have fought just as hard against those two or three competing professional groups popping up in late nineteen sixty six Reminding US US assay here. We all don't forget us. We're here we. We had the exclusive right now and they stepped out of the way historically the Aso don that on several occasions prior back in nineteen forty six for instance Again the wars the Second World War is over. American servicemen have been exposed to the game of soccer wild while fighting in Europe. This interest in it and there was Th The individuals are interested in in maybe sort of further the professional is in the game. And it's a group of teams in the Mid West Chicago and Detroit who approached the ASL and said hey we'd like the Bay Western division and he has no thanks to much trouble and so those those individuals instead for them. The North American Soccer Football League which lasted about a year and a half. I mean but again the opportunity to sort of expand beyond its backyard and be something more than just go five Sunday league and they they they took a pass on with no regrets because it just wasn't something that group of individuals at that time was interested in it all right so you hinted it added earlier before that question circuit. Let's get into like nine hundred seventy one right. So what's changing. Now in seventy one and I'll give our audience a bit of a sort of a framing a and a and a hint that you know this sort of North American Soccer League which had a couple of years under its belt after a relatively chaotic start in sixty sixty seven and then sixty eight has its own merged unit itself was not doing all that well they the proverbial top-tier if you will put that in quotes a professional soccer in this country was as history shows down to five teams and not looking very healthy itself but the state of this. Asl In one thousand nine hundred seventy one. You're mentioning this. Really itself was only down to two teams what happens in what transpires that To begin to change some of that. And why why I guess the the final nail in the ethnic the Sol's coffin was as you point out nineteen sixty eight utter collapse of the NSL. It's in the sixty nine flew the work of Philo losing them to Cajole five teams. Just sticking it out and nearing the end of nineteen sixty nine season. The baltimore-based say we can't do it anymore. the Orioles Baseball team. We're pulling funding. We can't do this anymore and wisdom's kind of in a panic. He knows he can't run a fourteen week. So what did he go he reached down to the ASL. To in sixty eight had Had recently expanded expanded a little bit beyond their traditional New York northern New Jersey Philadelphia in Baltimore The territory and put things in in Washington. DC and Rochester the Rochester Lancers and the and the Washington Darts And in nineteen sixty nine. The Lancers beat the darts to win the title and Nineteen Seventy Losing Lords and succumbing to the North American Soccer League. Yes there we say. Two teams promoted from the I so to the show but with that I mean the afl kind of I think the the the old guard Again the the ethnic here the ASL saw the writing on the wall basically anyone who has ambition to really promote soccer and the a soccer team and no answers weren't a social club the darts weren't you know an ethnic club as opposed to New York intern. Somebody other things over there. They they kind of realized. We can't keep this going. Why bother so you get to nineteen seventy-one Ukrainian nationals one of the ISL's most story story teams and and with a lineage? Goes all the way back to thirty three if you count you know. Philadelphia Germans and Philadelphia nationals. The franchises develop jumped on amateur league. You know Newark Stitch couldn't find a field anymore. You only had the Boston Astros and the Philadelphia spartans and everyone kind of had enough and and then up steps We mentioned Walter Chisel wits Well he also. He had a brother Eugene his wits who was also good player. Good coach and he stepped in took over as lead president. Nineteen seventy one and just started hustling His first big coup was to convince the New York Greeks who were the three-time Open Cup winners from sixty seven sixty nine got them to join the League and then because at that point he needed teams. I was pretty much willing to place a team anywhere willing to host. The team manages the place teams in Syracuse and Virginia And the only play so so nineteen seventy-one on you know He. He managed to cobble together. Five Teen League only played ten gangs but separately going and more to the point he had to play started telling anyone who would listen that. And this was his phrase he was GonNa make the American Soccer League quote the American League for the American boy and and at that moment you know at least conceptually. The American Soccer League was no longer just a loose confederation of ethnic social because it was now going to be a truly professional league and again no different than ESL. Just how professional as far as you still work day jobs and things like that is is open to question but at least now is going to hold itself out as a soccer league as far as professional soccer league and and Walnut Challenge. NSL At least initially certainly provide an alternative Again primarily focusing on as opposed Dan. ESL We are going to. Americans plan. I mean in fact just the first thing Jean Shirt which did was he announced that All teams in the NFL would be required to Kylie four Americans on the roster with two in the starting lineup and while that may not sound like much it's It's you know it's four and two more than the. NFL was requiring at that time. So that sounds like a little bit of opportunism but also a bit of of vision right. I mean and I guess it takes a little of both right because you look at nineteen seventy one I mean the. NFL's just starting to maybe regained a little bit of its footing after some very dark years and some gigantic ambitions just a few years prior I mean it almost is feels like on some level. He's thinking that the NFL will continue and continue to gain some strength but but with a sort of a more. I don't know a splash. Year kind of approach and and the ASL could differentiate itself albeit maybe in a smaller kind of manner accordingly. So is that a fair assessment assessment. Or is he just trying to survive and just do a do soccer a different way that he thought was more sustainable It's probably a little both. I mean he certainly saw an opportunity in that again. Game as a nineteen seventy-one unless you're on the Saint Louis Stars. As an American you would virtually zero chance of playing this league. I if you were a native born American can less than zero Again unless you were on the stars So I think he saw both a business opportunity again providing a an alternative You know Sorta like we'll give you playground basketball's opposed stodgy you know Jim Style the NBA was playing very structured structured. But it was but I do think you know changes which was a believer any American player. He wanted to see the Game Americanized. So the it was a it was both vision and an opportunity But it's interesting to point out 'cause as you know the NFL survive sixty nine survive seventy and seventy one. The New York cosmo's which is important not not only because they're back in New York? But because Warner brothers. Communications owns the team. And while they weren't pumping humping cash into it right away. It's it was. It was a high profile owner. It certainly helps attract other owners. I seventy two. Meanwhile the the ASL oh one year after barely surviving itself in keeping with gene with goal to Americanized League. The first thing he does is the press. Call that a merger but it really wasn't. Here's -ffiliated with New Jersey Schaefer..

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"american soccer league" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

Good Seats Still Available

11:39 min | 6 months ago

"american soccer league" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

"Tim Henman how are you buddy. This is good seats still available you. I know that by now appreciate your findings are curious. Little podcast are excursion each week into what used to be in professional sports and as you heard there we are. We're going back to soccer and not the obvious forays into the NSL which we've done quite a bit of over many many months of this This little show. We're going into something. We've only talked about just once episode. twenty-nine specifically with our Pal Ronnie Salerno in Cincinnati when we talked about the Cincinnati comets back in I guess it was nineteen seventy four ish or seventy three ish of the old American Soccer League in you know it's been a curiosity and frankly a number of enquiries stories over the last number of weeks about questions about teams and people in the American soccer league the most Perhaps enigmatic of of soccer history St Leagues in this country and we have called upon our resident soccer expert. Steve Holroyd this week to kind of allow allow us to go into perhaps an early survey of this most curious of professional soccer leagues in the United States. The American soccer together but a number of different versions of it for you persnickety Soccer historians out there so this is a essentially known as the second version of the American Soccer League. But it's the longest lasting and perhaps the most Historical I guess of all of the American Soccer Leagues it Got It start Way Back in nineteen thirty three and and truly to its name was envisioned to be a top Tier Professional League especially amongst baseball all team owners and We've sort of heard and seen some of those. Those approaches before however as things sort of war on the war were World War. Two and all these other distractions the American Soccer League. Basically in the forties and fifties and sixties pretty much sort of Languished a AH albeit spirited in as mostly an ethnic league comprised mostly of new immigrants to the United States. It's especially in the east coast a little bit mid West and some very amazing and strong teams and and there's a whole very very deep and rich history there is arguably arguably Most of the the players that for example played on the team of the US national team in nineteen fifty upset England during the World Cup sort of the one of the greatest game ever played in American soccer history. You know of any professional that rose above I guess either play outside this country or even and coach door or was found in the collegiate and and semi pro ranks came out of this American Soccer League During that period of time but it was around in the early one thousand nine hundred seventies which is kind of the time. We're going to be sort of focused on With our conversation with Steve Holroyd and just a few moments is when the American soccer. Really Kinda got the fever. Shall we say. Got The got the bug the top tier professional bug that the North American soccer league had had kind of perhaps to lay the groundwork for and the ASL kind of didn't want to get left behind as we'll get into our conversation with Steve that Kinda all got set in motion in the late nineteen sixties when as we've talked about on multiple episodes to if not even three groups of of business business owners and business Sports are entrepreneurs got together to kind of take advantage of the nineteen sixty six World Cup. NBC's national broadcast of the game In the United States to create once and for all some top tier professional level leagues in the United States. And we all know sort of what the happened there in sixty seven there were two leagues rivaling each other they sort of merge into nineteen sixty eight to become the North American soccer league and then they quickly crashed burnin and an almost didn't survive sixty nine nine hundred seventy. I mean we're down to like five teams in those. NSL Lean years but the American soccer soccer leagues. You know a couple of years after that seventy two seventy three or so as the An. ESL was regaining. Its toehold starting to get a little bit more traction and and as the process by which American soccer was kind of rerouting itself shall we say the American Soccer Soccer League the ASL was us Watching quietly and then not so quietly in the background. And we're GONNA get into that period of time in this American Soccer League from roughly the early nineteen seventies when the sort of The the beginning of the end I guess of these ethnic teams in clubs. You know we're talking about teams known as the New York Greeks The Philadelphia Ukrainians and the Baltimore Saint Gerard's and Roma Sec. The Newark Portuguese Ukrainian stitch also of Newark New York. Inter her these are all teams that literally were the legacy of the American. Soccer League is clearly a conversation for another show at some point. But in the early the seventies we saw the beginnings of a desire to sort of shed those ethnic names and and become a bit more. Shall we say American centric And truly tried to devote more effort around developing the quintessentially American quote unquote player. And that was what the American soccer the League under the under the guidance of guy named gene which Who will talk about to in this Yes his brother was Walsh's which we've talked about him peripherally as well in previous conversations but you saw for example. The New York Greeks become the New York Apollo a little bit more American sounding and teams like the New Jersey. Americans pins in the Los Angeles Skyhawks the Columbus Magic the Sacramento gold. And as you heard in that clip at the beginning of this little show here The Detroit Loyd Express and the Oklahoma City slickers who in one thousand nine hundred eighty two We're playing for the American Soccer League Championship. A three-game affair the last which you just heard there was the championship securing victory in front of guys who is almost thirty thousand people in the Pontiac. Silverdome is the Detroit. Express press unsuccessful in winning a championship in their years in the NSL finally broke through in one Detroit's only professional soccer championship at the tail. End of nineteen eighteen eighty two. As a matter of fact I think it was. Oh my gosh I think it was Sometime in September yes. September twenty second nineteen eighteen eighty two as a matter of fact and that that clip was featuring the the dulcet play by play tones of Bob. Lewin douse key and color. Commentary commentary by Roger Faulkner on the something called the Detroit Express television network. I don't know how significant or deep-rooted that was there in the Pontiac. Silverdome in front of almost thirty thousand fans Was the second to last penultimate American Soccer League champion that was crowned but we get into this period of time the sort of early nineteen seventies through the early nineteen eighties into amazing stories about this. I wouldn't call it. Division to although in in the in the sort of the prism of history sort of considered to be sort of the second tier behind the The then mighty North Americans Arkley the ASL the American and soccer league and it's it's so many different twists and turns And again if you were a fan of the indy daredevils or the Georgia generals perhaps the Houston Dynamos. Or maybe even the second incarnation of the Jacksonville tea men. When they left New York Excuse me the North American soccer league the Rochester Flash the Carolina lightning all kinds of interesting teams. That came and went in the old America. We get into the Pennsylvania's stones. Yes all of those things spend more in our conversation with the great soccer story and we appreciate his joining a Steve holroyd coming up in just a moment or two fascinating stuff. Even if you've if I'd never heard of the ASL or even if you fancy yourself soccer fan you may not know a lot about this American soccer league. And I think you'll enjoy as you will also enjoy the fine wares of one of our great sponsors are pals at old school shirts dot com and our pals Pf Wilson and his band of Mary Women and men in in Cincinnati and Of course there are some great shirts that you can use to commemorate this episode about the old. ASL At old school shirts dot Com using that Promo Code of of course good seats for ten percent all of your purchases and what are they got their. Well they've got shirts commemorating clearly lots of old teams no longer with US certainly a lot. Lot of Great pop culture history amusement parks and and bars and restaurants and all kinds of stuff that you may remember and you'd like to proudly do so in t-shirt form but of course old school shirts dot com. He says Promo Code. Good seats has a number of wait for American Soccer League t shirts. I mentioned the Indianapolis daredevils also known as the Indy dare-devils they played in Indianapolis in the ASL from nineteen seventy eight through nineteen seventy-nine two seasons. They were formerly known as the the Rhode Island Ocean ears and they played in in the Providence area from nineteen seventy four through seventy six and then they renamed themselves the New England Ocean years and seventy seven. I'm not sure exactly where they played. Then but in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight. They moved to Indianapolis to become dare devils. And there's a tremendous shirt there. 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Of course for you Folks paying attention in eighty two then moved to Georgia Atlanta Atlanta suburbs to become the Georgia generals. But all those shirts and more plenty more. Are there for you. Enjoy and reminisce at old school shorts shorts dot com again. Use that Promo code good seats and get ten percent of all of your purchases not just these. ASL shirts but all kinds of other great sports and pop culture culture history shirts and again our friends. PF Wilson and team at old school shirts dot com. Again that Promo code good seats for ten percent of all all of your purchases we thank them and you for trying them out and As they say you'll be glad you did all right. Let's move on into the fun and very very interesting origin stories. I guess of the late Life of the American soccer. We're going to focus on this. This time between the early seventies through through their demise in one thousand nine hundred three of the old asl. Here's our conversation that we have with Steve just a couple of days ago and Please enjoy you want to remind our.

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"If that makes sense where they have ed klein where they wanted to bring some big news over to kind of establish yourself or the american sporting table but they didn't expect it to be how the culture significant a ah ended up being some on one hand there are it wasn't that stole because it was interest in the pure version of the game that being said is like if you put cameras involved recognizable names who are also very good then you ooh people people who come on i think that was the difference between the two where from a purist point of view the american soccer league with the historical aspect of it and it was wall derived from the history that we spoke about earlier on get back on its look deep into but at that point in time people didn't want history. People didn't want what happened before. People wanted the biggest names. They wanted capelli to come over and he did. They wanted beckenbauer's. Come over and he did. It just took longer than people expected to because it had to set sail. It couldn't do overnight because nothing works overnight but i think there was an interest those there was a simmering during interest in the school that just wasn't big enough interest in the aso in the second but i don't think there's anything to do with look. Maybe i'm wrong but the way the already too it was it wasn't the sports it was just the way that it was just circumstances how if if it if it was if time with different backgrounds and different people heading the heading heading league heading the project the maybe we don't have a major league soccer. Maybe don't have an e._s._l. Maybe there is still the americans <unk>. Maybe things done differently but i think there was an interest food for the sport. There's an interest in wanting to watch. Jim wanted to see book. Maybe maybe the was wasn't a single unquote. The acetates phone. Maybe it wasn't an american enough to really driving the interest and that kind of maybe leads to our sort of maybe are concluded thoughts. That's here is on the american exceptionalism right. I mean especially in pro sports right where you know the u._s. Audiences want the best right and and all most of the the major sports that are significantly followed and and invested in in this country right are either you know originated here in the united states. Were are sports that we are you know extremely competitive and or supreme in playing and then when it comes to a sport or sports that aren't right they they sort of get relegated to sort of niche status right so you know rugby or cricket or even even you know when soccer right and and i think that's the real issue right now say with major league soccer most they especially as as communications have gotten better turn worldwide <hes> <hes> television and media and social media and all that you know there's the american audience recognizes that major league soccer is not you know in the top pantheon of of leagues around the world right and given all the the importation of primarily games and lalita and liana and syria syria and the bundestag. I mean we get all kinds of all. The greatest leagues are vase basically available on just about any screen we want right and as is major league soccer right and and there's you know there's still no comparison yet. M._l._s. for all its faults right is still doing the work. I think of all the things that you're hinting at sort of a little bit of the a._s._l. Right it's it's the say the ethnic player but the organically north american player giving giving him the opportunity to play in a professional league something to aspire to in the miners were in the college ranks actually make a living at playing professional soccer. Maybe the the u._s. National team success etc but also recognizing that it's part of the world and the world's game and you know how do you develop up the m north american player how do you how do you increase the opportunities to give players with talent. <hes> the opportunity to get some minutes. Let's and and improve their game but yet. It's really hard to kind of make that investment and make no mistake..

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"That was came from directly indirectly from his news, smoking habit before he passed away. That November he went to Elaine says reunion they had. The fortieth anniversary of the teams of any Essel championship from nineteen seventy and they brought back all the players, which, you know, like old timers day in many baseball stadiums, which it was great. I went up there and more fun there, then at a high school reunion. Trust me, and I brought up a few few of my old stories. And I did I major piece about, like stay on of it in a big soccer magazine at the time and I wanted to give him a copy of it, and he was very proud of it. And he gave me something I think he knew he was going to die. But he gave me the letter he received from the Canadian soccer association when he learned that he was going to be inducted into the hall of fame, and he wanted me to have it. And I think he realized that I wasn't gonna throw it out. Maybe he knows that I'm a hoarder of soccer information in books and what not to, and he was absolutely right. I'm not gonna I I never. I haven't phone it out. It's. It's my files and what was great about that. Reunion was that it was done at a Rochester rhinos game. And this is when the rhinos still still bringing in some crowds, maybe not as much as they did back in the mid nineties early two thousands, but they still had a pretty decent crowd. And he was honored at halftime with the rest of the team. And then there was a special Sunday luncheon for the team as well too and got a very, very nice ovation from the fans. I think people knew that they might not see him again and sorry for going on another soliloquy about one player, but he was the one of the most interesting players. The craziest players I ever met in my life, and I could probably tell you a few more stories but. That definitely. He definitely stands out and a great goalscorer to no doubt, but it does speak, though to that. The fact that the fan sort of warmly remembered embrace him, you know, this, and maybe this is sort of a convenient way to kind of closed loop on their little excursion into Rochester and promise me. You'll come back and we'll talk about some other topics because you've covered just about everything in it. But this is to go deep on this one is actually quite revealing. At least to me. It feels to me that, you know, you mentioning the rhinos, right? The mid late nineties. And the fact that Rochester, you know, was this if you will Green Bay of the North American Soccer league, right? There is a soccer culture there, professionally that, you know, I think a lot of, you know, Johnny come lately, MLS franchises, shall we say, would you know, be jealous of? What is it? I mean, there was a time there, I guess, in the late nineties early two thousands that, that Rochester was strongly considered as being a potential MLS. Expansion candidate as as that sort of small smaller city kind of a vibe in, in, in pro soccer as it exists today. What of the soccer culture there now and, you know, is that essentially time lost, or what of the soccer culture, that, that the Rochester Lancers? Initiated. I know they've got an indoor team and they've gone back to the to that name. But is that sort of a time that has passed or were potentially could can flourish again? You'd hope that it could flourish again. Well, we'll get to that in a minute Rochester Lancers like many NASO clubs plan to deceives for what we see today. No doubt about it. You know, if it wasn't for the NFL, I don't know. I don't know what we're talking tonight. Yeah. Today if I'm in the soccer business, who knows? Maybe I would have become a baseball writer, although I probably would have burnt myself out in two or three years on road trips. But. You know, no doubt that they laid the groundwork for teams like the rhinos, you know, they'll, I remember going to Rochester, a number of times in the early days of the rhinos, and there are a lot of Rochester Lancer feigns who will maybe younger teenagers at the time who are now rhino fans. They became ardent soccer fans, you know, and I should say that Rochester soccer did that start with the Lancers it, you know, it was helped by the accounting, American sport club, but I done my research on Rochester soccer history, and they've had a very strong amateur league for decades before even the Lancers. So there was a lot of groundwork done, even before that the rhinos, you know, the lightning in the bottle, no doubt about it. They played it a baseball stadium. And I dislike. Falker being played baseball stadiums. But this atmosphere there was second to none. It was incredible. I, I did not dislike the rhinos playing frontier field, which is the home of the Rochester, Red Wings, the triple A internationally. Get to find. They were the Baltimore Orioles affiliate. And I think now they're the Minnesota Twins affiliate, but it was they, they would draw they would fill up the place fourteen thousand people on a regular basis. It was incredible. And they played. Importantly, or just as importantly, they played some dynamic soccer, you know, winning a league titles, and actually in nineteen ninety nine they captured the willmar hunt US open Cup, the last non MLS team to do so they were they were super red hot for the longest time. Unfortunately, you know they wanted to they wanted their own stadium, and I can understand that because nineteen ninety nine the first soccer civic stadium was built in Columbus Ohio, and that was supposed to start a new era for not just MLS teams. But teams below that league and took a year and a day took. Seemingly forever for for that team to, to get a their own stadium built and. Spe- people claim. It's in the wrong place doesn't have the atmosphere. So many things did not go well for the for the rhinos in, in the last five five years or so even though they were successful on the field. Many times had. I don't think they had poor teams. They had at the worst competitive teams. But some something was lost that lightning escape from the bottle, and they could never really recapture it after the. Eighteen. The two thousand eighteen season of the, the owners, the present-day owners who tried to save the team, they decided to go on hiatus for a year, and they wanted to come back as a lower division team in the US L, and haven't heard from them since about that saying that, yes, the Rochester Lancers are back in a different form as an indoor team they came back for the two thousand and eleven major indoor soccer league season. The new m ISL not the old one Sacre same Bantu's. Oh. A soccer fan from way back win Lancers fan from way back win way back in nineteen ninety five what the Lancers logo and wanted to revive is a team someday. And they did quite well indoor soccer wise soccer. Same knows how to promote the team. It's incredible. How many sponsors he has with? Has had with the team. No doubt about it. Unfortunately, the cost of. Workmen's compensation caught up with the team. And he had to pull it back from Indra soccer for a few years before it came back in the major arena. Soccer league second division this year and they played a twelve game schedule. And the sold out there, a much smaller arena in what they played before. But they were getting twenty five hundred a game. And sometimes it's better to, to see twenty five hundred people at a packed arena than it is to the c six seven thousand at a Rena way. They're all over the points. But Lancers also play outdoor soccer in a league called the national premier soccer league. It's a an amateur league primarily amateur league and they play at a high school stadium and they even have a women's team called the lady Lynch's as well too. When they're. Not these Lancers or the rhinos can recapture the glory days of old, whether it's the regional answers or rhinos. At the moment, I don't see that happening. There are a lot of factors there. Sometimes, I think the, the Rochester media likes to report. Moron buffalo in Syracuse teams, the sheer fishing versity basketball, and football teams and the Buffalo Bills than they do on the on the Rochester teams, which is kind of sad. But then, again, they're not they're probably not the only newspaper that, that does that as well too. But great legacy of soccer for some reason. I can't see Fakher dying in Rochester, professional soccer dying say will always be teams or clubs that are going to try to promote the game. But it will be I think difficult. Maybe not impossible, but difficult for a team to capture of what, what the rhinos had back in the late nineties. Hey, you win a few championships or get a couple of exciting players. Who knows what could happen. All right. So let's one last question then, and then we'll, we'll close the door on the set Rochester. Experience in again. Please promise me, you'll come back and we'll talk about some other topics. Okay, did you ever imagine that, that your coverage your first ever, you know, real sort of full-time, pro- beat reporting gig? You know, would lead to essentially a lifetime of, of, of expertise as a soccer reporter, in this country and, and, and the doors that, you know, it's opened up to you outside the they still fledgling hamlet of Rochester, New York never in my greatest dreams. Never. I mean like I said, I want I grew up being. Baseball fan. I was hoping I was hoping maybe to a baseball team. Maybe a football team basketball team hockey Rochester was not on my plate at all. But what are the owners of Lancers, one of the not one of the original ones, but we came on later on his name is norie Sabuku, you said one soccer gets in your blood. You can't get it out, and I thought, well, what a cliche that was that was in nineteen seventy seven minority stars correctly, and then something years later when I moved getting into this thing, and I went to England for the first time in nineteen eighty two and I so went to Wembley and, and all of a sudden I go to the the Olympics and the World Cup. And I said, yes, soccer is in my blood, and, you know, I think I became a student of the game, I never played it which I feel, I missed out something there. Well, I have played it but media games. So you know how badly media games are. But I think I could tell there's a certain knowledge of tactical awareness on my part humble enough to know that I'm always learning about the game. There's always something new to learn about the the game every day. But never in my great like I said, greatest dreams would I think this would happen? One thing that I enjoyed about the game..

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"So why did the team kind of I dunno meander their way through the seasons following? I gotta think that financial issues kind of had a role and, and, and it's interesting too, that, that Popovich, you know, probably had a role to play in this to as we what I'm always trying to figure out. And I'm sure you're gonna lead into this is I get the sense in those those later years after what arguably would have been some of the most exciting soccer that, that town at ever seen. You know, the financial issues caught up with them. And, and maybe then Bhagat what became the New York EROs and all that kind of stuff. He can you can you walk me through some of that sort of stuff in the seventies. Sure. And I'll go back to presentable. Call us spinach area from the nineteen seventy team. And I know that seven years before, but at the time he was, making twenty four hundred dollars a year from the land whose and that was the highest salary on the team yet another job. Job in the meek department of a local supermarket. Chain star market to give you an idea of what it was like being a Falker player, then back, back in nineteen seventy wasn't a fulltime job. A many players needed that second job Americans on that nineteen seventy seventeen we're making free to four thousand dollars a year which was barely getting by. They were living together and one American Craig Reynolds, had to go on during the OT's, which is totally absurd for professional athlete. So unfortunately, the salaries were not very, very high with the Lancers and to be fair. They weren't always high with other teams in the league to. Let's face. It seems like the Cosmo's Tampa Bay rowdies Minnesota kicks, perhaps the aspects I said galaxy there they were paying their players more or but they unfortu-. Financial issues. Didn't add did not help the team. Again. The league was growing the, the owners who had their hearts in the right place. You know, just didn't have keep a pockets, unfortunately, for them, and then came in opera tune ity indoor soccer was born and Don Popovich who had a background of indoor soccer, bringing over some of the best indoor players in the world to play together on an all star team include Bobby Moore. English captain than nineteen sixty six World Cup championship team say be oh, the black Pearl on you believe one of the greatest players of all time from Portugal on other players. So Popovich had some connections around the world and some John, Luciano, New Jersey, real estate developer. Got got the Popovich said, hey, how would you like to to coach his indoor team? I wanna put in the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. And, and he had money. I dunno. If John Luciano was a billionaire, but he was a multi millionaire, and in those times that was enough to, to, to run a professional soccer team at the time you have to remember people complaining that outdoor soccer was boring. Not enough goalscoring chances indoor soccer was the exact opposite plenty of goalscoring opera tune these may be too many. Like a lacrosse game. But it attracted new type of fan, maybe some ole type of fans to it gave an opportunity for many Lancer players to play indoors in, in the wintertime. So they literally have a career playing soccer not worrying about having a second job now not every Lancer went down to play with the arrows. But plenty of them did some of them went to other other teams in the league Dave Saragan. I think that's familiar names to some soccer fans out there. He was a member of the nineteen seventy six seventy seventeen. He went to play for the, the Pittsburgh spirit and actually was one of the top goal scorers in the league that year that first year in seventy eight seventy nine so it gave gave it an opportunity to continue with soccer career. Dave, by the way was. Bruce arenas first Lieutenant, maybe even more so than that for, you know for a World Cup teams for the LA galaxy. And he coached the team, the national team on a they, they said he was an interim coach but he coached team for an entire year. I if you can coach T and national team put entire year. You're not an interim coach but was also the coach of the Chicago fire both desist in and his head coach win that when Bradley left as well back in the days when the fire actually were relevant. But that's another story for another day. Yes. Definitely. And so I mean, gave players like him a chance to continuous and soccer their career and soccer and Popovich put together he, he knew what skills certain players had that he could from the land, choose that would make a successful team. Any brought in this one player from Yugoslavia cold Steve Young girl who he just knew that he could fill the net. And they put together a juggernaut of team that won. I four titles in major indoor soccer league from the seventy eight seventy nine season through. Kind of do the math through the eighty two season. I think it is. Yeah. And they also had this seventeen year old player on the team called Broncos to, to from Toronto by the way, a lot of great soccer players in back in the day came out of Toronto that brand up about play, not just for the Lancers but throughout the North American Soccer league. In fact, at one time, Canadian soccer was a head of US soccer in terms of talented players impact players, and even the national team, but that changed in the eighties Broncos to go to seventeen years old and. The perfect complement supplement to Steve jungle sigo had a blistering shot. You once broke the nose of New York arrows practice goalkeeper with his hard shot. And as it turned out, he eventually joined the land choose for a couple years in seventy nine and nineteen eighty with an amazing run round up scoring fourteen goals in thirteen games at the end of the. Nineteen Seventy-nine season in the land is just on the verge of making the playoffs. But going back to the New York arrows players were able again to turn living players such as Jim Powell Eoghan, Craig rentals on the you know, they might have had play soccer, ten months year two different types of soccer, but they were playing sport that they love the that, that they were talented and they could bring something to the game. And in fact, Craig Reynolds fund up as as as coach and his assistant coach at the college level, I think both recently with the university of Virginia. So, and I it gave them a second life. The problem was, of course. Indoor soccer and outdoor soccer. He's in sometimes meshed together. And in that stinking Seventy-nine season. The, the arrows won a title their title in Philadelphia, beating the Philadelphia fever that had come back and then have a week of training as the Rochester Lancers come back to Philadelphia and play the Philadelphia fury the next weekend in there. Any SO opener. It was crazy Lancers lost that game two three nothing. They did not look good at all. I can't say the entire Lange's team came from the arrows, but it enough players were not in outdoor soccer shape that you could tell that the team was for lack of better words listless, but, you know, at least from the player standpoint, they were. Earning money. It took a while for the nineteen seventy nine team to to get back on track. And like I said they came close to reaching the playoffs, but it became a tug and war tug of war between the arrows and Lancers and players who are making more money, either playing with the arrows or indoor soccer, and let's face it, which way, are you going to go, which way, you know? Would you rather play for well at that time was place maybe to where you can make more money, and there was a tug of war between the, the ownership of, of, of the arrows and the Lancers as well to as it turned out, John, Lucy, any bought into the Lancers as a as a part owner. So did is partner Bernie Roden and. Is that rivalry became a Rochester versus New York rivalry and the ownership and basically what happened was the new owners from New York injures e area had the money, the fresh money, the new money, but the owners in Rochester had the votes, I believe they had sixty percent of the voting stock on the team and it made for some intriguing off, and unfortunately, fast forwarding to the nineteen eighty season the the team. Well, let's put it this way, they hired rake Leveque as the coach to replaced on Popovich. He was the former coach of the New York Cosmo's sheriff thought he would he would be perfect for the job. The ownership was on board on this. It's like things are going to be clear sailing. But there were a lot of things happening behind the scenes Rochester, which was very slow starting team because Rochester, New York. It's in western New York, upstate, New York, the it's still pretty cold at this time of the year. There they didn't. They wouldn't have their first game at Howard estate even so like the first week in may. So usually they'd have to play their first two three four five games on the road and they would wind up always being behind the eight ball. Well, in mid-may they, they beat the Toronto team and they were called now the blizzard because they were soul to a communications concern up in Toronto. They beat them three to one and it was a fantastic performance. Everyone was happy. However, behind the scenes. There was a lot of tension between the, the owners, the Rochester, New York, New Jersey factions the next day after Rochester beat around a tweet a one their record was three and four, which the first time in years, they were almost five hundred this early. The owners the Rochester owners call Ray Quebec into the office. They said you were the greatest on paraphrase. Them. Now, but you rate is coach the team has ever had the team is playing very well. And by the way, you're fired. Because they wanted to show they wanted to flex them muscles. You know, they didn't have the money but they had the power and this started a year long battle between the owners and, you know, one time the team hadn't been paid the Rochester Lancers hadn't been paid for several weeks and before the cosmos came to town in June, the replays actually met in considered boycotting the Cosmo's game, which was their big cash cow. But they were so peeved that they hadn't been paid that they were considering that it never got close to boycotting it, but it was talked about I that was my reporting at the time, and it just got worse and worse and worse. And basically what the New York owners decided to do is. Not pumping any more fresh money, and basically the, the ownership of the Rochester facts in went into their pockets. And like I said they didn't. They weren't millionaires by any means but they were trying to keep a things float. And unfortunately for the team, I it caught up to them. One time we turned off the trinity at the stadium with the players couldn't, they didn't have hot water after practices, and it got to a point where, you know, the New York ownership where they really wanted to sell the team and the Rochester owners because they lived in Rochester, they didn't want to sell the team. So this was a back and forth, affair. I think I was writing more about, he's battles than the team that year the team white the way rehired coach..

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"Week a little special treat for you. Soccer fans out there. We're gonna get into one of the more enigmatic franchises in the old North American Soccer leagues history that being the Rochester Lancers with our guest this week. The great soccer writer, these of soccer he calls himself. Michael Lewis, who has been reporting on the sport. Even before it was a thing. I know cheese was thirty some odd maybe more years ago and is still going strong. Thank you very much running the website front, row soccer dot com, but before and during that journey many, many stops, many ports of call and stories written about the great sport of soccer, and professionally, especially in the United States, you'll you'll seen. Some of his great history pieces in the guardian and just a whole host of places got his start as you'll hear in our conversation stumbling into this fledgling franchise in the old ASL in the middle of the nineteen seventies called the Rochester Lancers, you'll hear sort of the story of how he's sort of discovered and then became sort of the beat writer for that team and sort of road that rocket ship, not only along with the Lancers, but with North American Soccer league for the years that followed until their demise at the end of the decade. And we get into some really sort of interesting history before the Lancers sort of hit Michaels radar. A lot of people sort of forget that, you know, while the Rochester Lancers had a pretty fun and interesting run in the NSL during their time until nineteen eighty they joined the NSL in nineteen seventy and if they hadn't join along with the, the Washington, darts these two teams from. The shall we say relatively ragtag an ethnically Centric American Soccer League, the NSL which had really was down to five teams and depending on your review of history, maybe even four teams after the nineteen sixty nine season after having started with grand fanfares two leagues in nineteen sixty seven and then as a combined North American Soccer league newly named in nineteen sixty eight those two years in pro soccer, some of which we've exported previous episodes, essence sort of yielded or melded into an unmitigated disaster, and almost knocking on death's door after the nineteen sixty nine season. I mean you have mo- majority of the franchises running z hill, shall we say the ownership, and the, the dollars lost. And you were talking about, you know, basically a handful of teams that were left without the, the introduction, and the defection shall we say from the AFL of the Rochester. Lancers. And the Washington darts. The NSL would have died a whole lot earlier that wound up doing so after meteoric run through the early part of the nineteen eighties. And we've talked about that and other episodes, but our focus this week is on the unique story of the Green Bay Packers. If you will, the NSL being the Rochester Lancers, that's the topic, we're gonna get into today with our guest, Michael Lewis. And this will be one of a number of conversations that have Michael because he is probably, you know, probably one of the most prolific and long lasting and has been there done that in the realm of soccer, professional otherwise in this country and lots of other topics to explore in other in other settings. But today we I thought we kinda start with the Rochester Lancers story since that was his beat his real, I prob- eat, as a fledgling reporter for the Rochester democrat, and chronicle arguably a shell of its former self now on by Neten, and we'll see who own. Owns it in the months. The com- is private equity circles it. But back in the day. Michael Lewis was a prodigious writer and follower and a chronic cler chronicler, you say that it's hard to say you know, under duress for this franchise notice, the Rochester Lancers, and that's our. It's our topic this week. I think you'll find it really interesting. I learned a bunch of stuff in particular, you indoor soccer fans, you MSL fans, you New York arrows fans, you want to squint really hard and listen, very carefully because, as you may or may not know the Rochester Lancers of the late seventies became largely the team that was the indoor New York arrows in the for most of their four years of consecutive championship runs from the nineteen seventy eight seventy nine season all the way for the next four seasons. Don Popovich, who was the coach of the Lancers was also the coach of the New York arrows you had players. Who did so so or okay in Rochester outdoors, but killed it indoors. I mean, we're talking about or not cheat lie and Fred, Gurov, gene, Strasser, and who could forget Bronco sa- Goede, Don. Mircea Tefft ski. I mean these are these are names pattern these were all players did double duty and Steve jungle, even the Lord of all indoors, right? Wanda plank for both of these teams while so very interesting connection between these two teams sort of an interesting little footnote in the annals of pro soccer all of that as we get into our conversation with Michael Lewis coming up in just a moment's time. And before, so we want to call out one of our, awesome sponsors. We've got a bunch under our wings. And we, we appreciate all of them, of course. But this week, we want to put the spotlight on our friends at streaker sports, streaker sports dot com. That's the website to go to and they fancy themselves, and frankly rightly, so as the purveyor of sports culture and. Once you hit the site, you will know immediately what they're all about. And it's a lot of sort of old school, kind of tipping of taps, shall we say to, you know, the spirit of what sports was, and frankly, in a more modern way can be all over again. And there's just amazing array of, of jerseys, and t shirts, and hats and sweatshirts other kinds of accessories. They've got some really cool sort of collections. They've got the D two Mighty Ducks twenty fifth anniversary collection. They've got a Caddyshack collection of really cool stuff. And they also have of course, which is really special to us a bunch of defunct league collections. I'd in particular four great leagues all of which we've explored in various facets on this show and will continue to do so, in episodes to come the ABA you're gonna find great shirts and memorabilia, there, the USFL, of course, the WHAT, lots of great shirts and stuff there and even the predecessor to. 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02:56 min | 2 years ago

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"Circling the North American Soccer league at that time in nineteen Eighty-four, you could probably a little bit of it behind the scenes in the in between the in the words there in the interview clip, but we're gonna get into all of that. Of course. And prior to all of that, just the the actual rise of the league of the North American Soccer league which Clive was instrumental in, frankly, you know, besides say, somebody like Phil wisdom, the longtime and former, and a now deceased Commissioner of the North American Soccer league is probably nobody more quintessentially relevant. An important in the history of that league. The North American Soccer league that of Clive toy. We're going to get into his entire, very impressive and a story filled a career through the the primordial ooze of the NFL that being the international soccer league with a guy named Bill Cox, we've talked about in a previous episode or two who ran something called the international soccer league, which was sort of this international round Robin tournament in the United States. Of course, the nineteen sixty six World Cup in England, fueled even more interest in the. Right here in terms of getting some professional leagues going plural. There were no no fewer than three entities that wanted to get leagues running in two of them wind up doing so in nineteen sixty seven. You're going to hear from Clive and his his work with with Bill Cox as well as Mr Cox's involvement in one of those two leagues, the NPS l. national professional soccer league. We've talked about that if you as well and how that led to the the NSL, which was sort of the repository of the two leagues of the came together after a somewhat disastrous nineteen sixty seven competing against each other to create at least one a standalone league in nineteen sixty eight. And you're going to hear a an amazing set of stories from Clive in our chat in a few minutes about sort of what sort of transpired there. And matter of fact, it was basically the league on life support for a few years and then slowly but surely through the efforts of of. Live Toifilou them in a handful of other long-term believers. Lamar hunt of course, and a few others got the league back on its feet and then some into just an absolute crazy time in the latter part of the decade in the early nineteen eighties, we get into all of that not only the league, but the teams like the Baltimore bays of the NPS l. and then and ASL the New York cosmos, which with which Clive toy was essentially the architect of at least until nineteen seventy seven or so when the team really was rocketing to the super stratosphere, the Chicago sting makes an appearance for a couple of years as well as the Toronto blizzard.

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01:47 min | 2 years ago

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"The pennsylvania stoner's american soccer league they wanna championship in eighty and i still think they were the first team at the name on the jersey must somebody else has a has another one alpha was a big sponsor and they were local they were in either allentown bethlehem as it may headquarters so and it was not big money at the time but whatever it was it was for the american soccer league so they had helpful in jersey and i remember people were making fun of it you know and there would be jokes about the team's going to the dogs and all that stuff but it would help keep the team in in business and in some ways you know that team was a little bit ahead of the curve oh no doubt and having grown up in the northern new jersey area myself certainly very familiar with obviously an esl in the cosmos and and those and the teams playing there but is it the stone as well i am curious because you know having had a little taste of the what i guess then that was at its maximum twenty four teams in the north american soccer league at that point and then the asl which was sort of this you know newly rechristened professional league obviously it had kicked around for many many years earlier on more mostly as an ethnic sort of regional kind of thing but then you know as the nsl sort of got going at the afl sort of fancied itself almost as a professional like a circuit as well did you any any early recollections of sort of the the differ or the zeitgeist of each of those leagues and your perceptions of albeit in early form what pro soccer was sort of like in going to be did you see there was a long term future here or were you suspicious or just just hungry for a job and not caring really about what the future the.

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02:01 min | 2 years ago

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"Fascinating stuff are a thanks again to an plunder leaf and let's see the book we need to remind you early and often it's called rock and roll soccer the short life and fast times of the north american soccer league afforded by rodney march and the forward alone is is well worth the price of ambition uh that book is available of course on our website at good seats still available dot com just search for episode number forty nine you'll see a quick link to that book obviously through amazon and we'll get a little scratch for that if you buy the vote through there uh but it is published by a thomas done books which itself is an imprint of st martin's press i came out in 2014 i believe and depending on the version that you find you will likely fine uh a very cool cover a picture or so either a couple of different versions of that but uh depending on the version that you find you will find the picture of george pastor rodney marsh on their there's another one's gotta elton john holding a soccer ball as he uh surveys his newlyacquired los angeles as tech's team uh some and some great photography in this in this book of course but the stories they literally in a just scratch the surface of of what the nasl was all about in in this book is uh an essential read it is a fun read you will not find it a chore by any means and you will uh scratcher head going wow that really happened and indeed it did and again i can't recommend this book enough can called rock and roll soccer by our friend in plunder leave them forward staying in touch with him and let us try to make it to some kind of a possibility here where somebody either in the world of documentary f a documentary films he says uh or uh frankly just in the in hollywood generally you might want to uh uh perhaps put some story lines in a creative way that that the league of the north american soccer league and the people and the.

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02:24 min | 2 years ago

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"When he took about the nfl legacy that is one of several examples but it's the one that always strikes me first there's a salko culture but was created buddy nasl and which jeweled until the windows teams to survive in various formats a think that made playing semi pro at least until we were taken up by major league soccer gave major league soccer a real boost so on the legacy of vienna shell is i remember when i played in in washington dc iran an old man over 35 team inaugu bumping into players who would talk about that will play as with my age and they were talking about their first experiences of soccer with washington diplomats gone to wash washington diplomats shen rfk in the 1970s and co senor nkoy play the the diplomat said that interests at state ever since even through the barrett barron period in between leagues and when it seemed to the domestic game in the us crash them on was not gone to be revised so on the at astle is with first professional league in the us the was the the the american soccer league in nineteen in the 1930s that nuts when same way as any as hell did but i think levy and aso was the fez national coast most league and that was what made it to me kind of slows down as as as the really true beginning point all of soccer in america said as a nationwide phenomenon a match what when he was used to laugh in in in england when i went back visit some people would say to me well this is soccer of going to catch on in america i said he used to drive around suburbs on a spring evening and every single grass you will see their kids playing soccer so many leagues as so many tournaments weekend after weekend is in already is it's already cornered america a long time ago has already a massive slaughter there and and and that i encounter huge amounts of credit goes to fill two of the of the north american soccer league.

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01:46 min | 2 years ago

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"Incentive to vote the blow around the world who to a washout lady so coming out of this project first of all do you think there's a documentary or two in here right so you mentioned the cosmos documentary which you know to me was sort of heaven right because i grew up watching the cosmos's kid and it's a very fond memory but indeed you know narrative was you know a lot a of lot of with it's about you know giorgio in sort of you know the heavyhandedness and you know maybe he was part of a bid the iron fist that kinda brought this team down but i wonder what i've yet to see though is anything that uh you know kind of really does a decent treatment and frankly i think the the twists and turns and the visuals right of of the journey of the north american soccer league i think at least in some sports cable history kind of segment would be very interesting especially and this is this leads me to us a to a legacy question when you finally see major league soccer her in this country actually reaching barack not necessarily fully in genuinely but you know the fact that a number of teams are are named after or a or and and seemingly continuations of teams that came in the '70s in north american soccer league rights of seattle and portland in san jose in vancouver and in other near cosmo's in the in the reported dead north american secondly the tampa bay rowdies these names have come back and it's very interesting to sort of see how a new generation of fans kind of wanna know like where this team name and all the history very little of it that that's known know started from and and what sort of led it to what it would with the around now i guess my question is twofold one do you think there's any further work in your world a either written or in a documentary former number two.

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02:19 min | 2 years ago

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"I am i am enormously a thankful for for your time i i've tremendously enjoyed your book from a couple of years ago and i think it is the quintessential tome in many respects not just a store lee but just a desite geist i think of this at wild and crazy north american soccer league that as a kid growing up in the northern new jersey area i was frankly i've just spoiled with being a cosmos fan and going to games i guess from nineteen seventy seven onward which is kind of i guess the that the true hay day of it but but looking back over the years you know this thing obviously didn't start with uh a gentleman by the name of pele coming in nineteen 75 middle of the season you know things were obviously a growing and in festering and and building up into something of a significant and you know before we sort of got to the the craziness i guess of this league uh a lot more was sort of in in play prior to i'm really curious just maybe as a starting point where you're coming from uh with this story what is your sort of association or attachment to the story perhaps both professionally and then just as a topic uh to uh pursue in a in glowing detail in this book while the room there are a long of reasons why i was interested in the north american soccer league and why i wrote this book which sounds all because i grew up far away from it ninety seventy three thousand four three thousand four thousand miles away from it in england but in england where you were aware of it because of course a lot of english players went over unplayed that and there was a lot of coverage it in of them in a show in in the british press and even on the ah soccer programs on tv and i got a magazine at the time called salk a monthly which you live for a couple of years it was very intelligent magazine and which made it stand out from the other publications anate pieces about the nasl they were very curious about the developments in america and they followed a lot of players over there to see how the beginning on him while it's all about so that's when i first became aware of the interesting jersey's a new.

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01:31 min | 2 years ago

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"It began as badly as this would have for the north american soccer league for the forest of empty seats in the silence of a two but it grew at first very slowly then with an explosion with a great hugh stadium jammed with more than seventy seven thousand people with a definition of sound that sent the message echoing across the metal ends of new jersey the message was clear big time soccer had come to america the time was now how did that happen well first of all no single man has ever had the impact on the growth of the sport in the great country that it's in a run things go not humans okay this mediumsized black man from brazil known to the world with pay lay and retired after the greatest career in the history of science he would perhaps the best known for her in the world outside the united states honored by kings and presidents and athlete an artist but an extra dimension of warmth and excitement the truth people towards he was born in a village named free heart were times when he seemed to possessed that many himself in terms of energy in the most this was the day of the final game and his his final goal but why his entire career who period in which he played for the cosmo the north american soccer from june fifteen nineteen seventy five for the day here witnessing here his final game on october first nineteen 77 relase american career marks the arrival of soccer as an american spectator support epa so many folks.

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01:36 min | 3 years ago

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"You know to try to get the wings into the american soccer league you know after that fell through i mean the am i s saw was for next obvious option and knowing that the week with looking to expand especially to the midwest um because most of the teams were in the east coast mid atlantic as well as houston but uh they put teams in detroit to put a team in st louis and so geographically wichita with good um but again uh given wichita size um you know we were always kind of more of a minor league town we you know manual minor league baseball uh we had wichita state basketball but we didn't have you know history of any kind of major league team like every other city of the am i have felt it at that time in the wings were the first major league uh team in the history of the state of kansas and of course you know the kansas city royals cancer she through missouri so um you know it was the eib is and kansas first actual major league team of any sort and like i said you know they i think i think the league with like well you know if if they have the money let's let's see what they can do and then it became you know the wings sort of b k and i don't know who exactly made the were the first to make this comparison but they basically became the green bay packers of the mi slu you know the they were the the little town in the in this big lead with you know you go down the list of teams in the league you know new york baltimore philadelphia saint louis cleveland chicago buffalo these are all nfl.

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01:51 min | 3 years ago

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"And so he had uh eventually made his way to um they to america and then play for the dallas tornado in the old in a sl uh north american soccer league um and roy was his nickname with the digger uh he was a spill you know basically specialized than in getting the ball and once he could get the ball from from the other team than he would distributed two guys like kevin kiely another great wing another other players that play for the dealth tornado and roy was known as the iron man of the nfl he played owned a a huge number of games uh interro and um was um was very a good at just getting the ball from other teams and so as his playing career came to an end uh in dallas he was very involved with the you know getting the the kids in dallas to you know become soccer players and he'd go around of schools and all over the place uh you know it attempting to grow the game and um so then whatever than mike well uh roy's career with coming to an and um and about my seventy eight and they're consequently in wichita uh youth soccer was starting to grow um there was a guy named tom marshall and with respect to roy turner uh tom marshall was really the true founding father of the wings thomas from originally he was from upstate new york so he was from a a pretty you know soccer heavy area and he came to wichita in the '70s and he had a son who was playing youth soccer so tom got involved in a way a so it's like a commissioner.

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01:33 min | 3 years ago

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"A dark past in in a world that's important to us in the and our little podcast here and that's your exploits in the old north american soccer league and and you didn't say no to a conversation so i guess some of the scars are still not fully healed but i'd love to delve within with your uh your history a little bit about some of your times in the nasl if if you don't mind regaling us with some of the stories we'll be mind get her okay well i guess the first place to start is at start how did you even get enmeshed in the fledgling north american soccer league i guess is so somewhere in the mid 70s right where gesher first tastes was with the the lancers of rochester correct an air one on aggregate alley soccer in baseball cook and and my career goal was to work in pro sports on namely in professional met major league baseball and i was with colleagues soccer base for coach like i said but i was really a baseball coach i and they told me that when i coach baseball found wanted to coach soccer and i didn't i never played and i said that are you know they're really didn't interests me and then they told me that well to soccer coach is also going to be the baseball coach in his college and i said well then i'd be happy to do it so that was back in the late nineteen seventy seventy one.

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02:05 min | 4 years ago

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