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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. 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"If you will, and you will love the idea of audiobooks, it's it's an awesome way to kill time. And occupy stimulate your mind, perhaps when your eyes is busy doing something else. And of course, there are plenty of interesting books to be found especially in the world of sports sports history. I think our audience might enjoy a few of these of course, including the seminal work by baseball legend. Jim bowden. It's called ball four. It is not only Britain. But it's also narrated by him. You could use your free credit for that book. And of course, you know, all four centers around the nineteen sixty nine one year wonder that is the was the Seattle pilots of major league baseball. But obviously, the young the background for a whole lot of other observation about sport of baseball. And it remains to this day, perhaps one of the most celebrated writings about the sport of baseball in this country. Of course, you could also if you're not a big baseball fan, you can go into the world of soccer with the autobiography called my turn by Johann cry. The late Johan Christ perhaps one of the world's best ever soccer players. He of Dutch heritage. Of course, plenty of great legendary years at club play as well as national team playing for the Dutch team as well as for our audience, maybe a little bit interest a his journeys in the North American Soccer league in late seventies early eighties with the Washington diplomats and the Los Angeles as techs, and of course, if you're into football this probably. No better book, especially if you find yourself really interested in the sort of deep and rich history of the NFL with the book called NFL football history of America's new national pastime is written by Richard Caputo and narrated by Marlin made that too is an audio book that you could choose from over like, I said a hundred eighty thousand titles. There's got to be something in there. It's going to be of interest to you. And by all means.

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"It's it's an awesome way to kill time. And occupy stimulate your mind, perhaps when you're is busy doing something else. And of course, they're plenty of interesting books to be found especially in the world of sports sports history. I think our audience might enjoy a few of these course, including the seminal work by baseball legend, Jim Belton. It's called ball. Four is not only written. Also narrated him. You could use. Your credit for that book. And of course, you know, all four centers around the nineteen nine one year wonder that is the was Seattle pilots of major league baseball. But obviously, the background for a whole lot of other observations for baseball and remains to this day, perhaps one of the most celebrated writings about sport of baseball in this country. Of course, you can also if you're not a big baseball fan, you go in the world soccer with the autobiography called my turn by Johann Christ the late yawn. Perhaps one of the world's best ever soccer players. He of Dutch heritage. Of course, plenty of great legendary years club play as well as national team playing for the team as well. As for our audience, maybe a little bit interest his journeys in the North American Soccer league in the late seventies early eighties. Washington diplomats and the Los Angeles Aztecs, of course, if you're into football, just probably know better. Book, especially if you find yourself really interested in this sort of deep and rich history of the NFL with the book called NFL football history of America's new national pastimes written by Richard propo- and narrated by Marlin may that to is an audio book that you could choose from over like I said a hundred eighty thousand titles. There's got to be something in there. It's gonna be interesting. You invite all means.

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"If you will, and you will love the idea of audiobooks, it's a it's an awesome way to kill time. And occupy stimulate your mind, perhaps when you're is busy doing something else. And of course, there are plenty of interesting books to be found especially in the world of sports sports history ethic, our audience might enjoy a few of these of course, including the seminal work by baseball legend. Jim bowden. It's called ball four. It is not only written. But it's also narrated by him. You could use your free credit for that. Book. And of course, as you know, all four centers around the nineteen sixty nine one year wonder that is the was Seattle pilots of major league baseball. But obviously the background for a whole lot of other observation about sport of baseball. And it remains to this day, perhaps one of the most celebrated writings about the sport of baseball in this country. Of course, you could also if you're not a big baseball fan, you can go into the world of soccer with the autobiography called my turn by Johann cry the late Johan cry phone, perhaps one of the world's best ever soccer players. He of Dutch heritage. Of course, plenty of great legendary years at club play as well as national team playing for the Dutch team as well as for our audience, maybe a little bit tryst a his journeys in the North American Soccer league in the late seventies early eighties with the Washington diplomats and the Los Angeles as techs, and of course, if you're into football this probably know better book, especially if. You find yourself really interested in the sort of deepen rich history of the NFL with the book called NFL football history of America's new national pastime is written by Richard propo- and narrated by Marlin made that too is an audiobook that you could choose from over like, I said one hundred eighty thousand titles. There's got to be something in there. It's going to be of interest to you in by.

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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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01:46 min | 2 years ago

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"National soccer hall of fame but also in tandem with that is the fiftieth anniversary of the nsl you can go and find out more about this and be hopefully part of it by going to the website that they've got set up for the nfl reunion it's an asl fiftieth five zero t h n asl fiftieth dot com nass fiftieth dot com that is the place to go to find out all about the fiftieth anniversary reunion of the nsl the north american soccer league in conjunction with the relaunch of the newly relocated national soccer hall of fame and frisco texas the home of the stadium as well as the town the home of the current fc dallas team major league soccer will repeat that later on in the show but i already booked by tickets at least my hotel room i look forward to seeing all of the major stars and and legacy players and and just people involved with this great league and and more to wet your whistle so to speak about the nsl with jim and just a couple of seconds a quick couple promotional notes i of course a sports history collectibles dot com can you think of better sponsor for this episode no no you can't sports history collectibles dot com you want stuff from soccer years past you want asl memorabilia you you know that you can go and bookmark and go off in two sports history collectibles dot com you will find stuff from the nfl you will find stuff that you love and cannot live without at sports history collectibles dot com and once you do and it's not a question of if right it's a question of when you wanna make sure that use the promo code say it with me.

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01:51 min | 2 years ago

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"Opened a lot of doors for me and so anyway that's the way it started there but in poor law roy a i think two years ago two years ago he passed and but i never had strained relationships with him and but that's that's the way it ended up that's very interesting of course if anybody you know the fan of say including of course the north american soccer league during the seventies right i mean you you saw a lot of of paintings and artwork and lithographs that were from both of you frankly and that's that's a pretty remind our audience you know we're going to put up some some of your imagery on our website once this episode posts but you know on wayland more dot com waylon more w why la in the more dot com or sketch book dash images dot com and we'll we'll put those up on the websites so let me let's go back for a second to to the soccer stuff because obviously that's you know we we're are want here's to sort of focus on on these teams and whatnot so the you're mentioning the chiefs you're mentioning the the cosmo's we we already get a sense that the trademark is is the trademarks for both of those are are successful they're out there i guess it's sort of a double edged sword right you're sort of seeing these these logos in these on the uniforms in in the marketing materials and it's got to be great for the sole right because you're seeing your work getting out there right and publicized and widely so especially with the cosmos for god's sakes but but also this got to be a tinge of regret or i don't know missed opportunity maybe obvious now in today's modern day pro sports machinery but you know if you ever thought about g while if you would ever.

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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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01:45 min | 3 years ago

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"Well not not even come much if they're convenience or not but you know they don't have a direct high nanteuil tied for the current organization or the current franchise though the current league you know um you know so that's where you know like the the usfl as a prime example where you know there's a lot of nostalgia for that but because the nfl the dot financially benefit from a cell did the also foul they distance themselves from it or you know some of the old minorleague hockey leagues in franchises or like you said the you know the north american soccer league you know or the world hook all week they're all fascinating lean they've all had an impact on or i'm um that one reason why when i first thought about doing the book on the milwaukee braves 'cause there wasn't the real you know there wasn't a lot in the marketplace you know it's far book didn't couldn't taina capturing the team history other gun bob euro a nominal book called milwaukee braves a baseball eulogy um there wasn't a lot out there capturing the history of the market braves at the time and so i was like well perfect i'm gonna get to tell all these great stories about you know everyone's favourite ball players you know on the field and how they wanna fifty seven world series and and how when they arrived in milwaukee they were beloved they were treated like rock stars and the further i went down the rabbit whole so to speak the more fascinating up on the market very story because one aspect that was never really chronic hold at letting live.

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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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01:30 min | 3 years ago

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"A little things if you're not a good enough and get enough athlete to do the main sports of america and thankfully i think my winning the superstars that may have been the best contribution that i had made um to soccer to get rid of that concept that the only reason a kid would play soccer is because he got cut from the football basketball baseball team we get off of 73 per second and go into this i um i i thought i heard something and i don't know where but we kinda tried when covered these little pieces of uh sometimes apocryphal information but um there was that fame as an aha moment well eight i may be let's say so in september rights when sports illustrated had that cover a of the nfl championship game right and by the way they think it people kids people today need to know you know how just dramatically jarring or or significant quitting the north american soccer league circuit 1973 on the cover of sports illustrated which was a at the time you know the preeminent sports publication in this country right that was that was a major editorial decision into what but but my understanding and tell me if you know this to be correct or not that you're the ones can be featured on that cover should dallas have one but you guys didn't and thus bob rigby got the sort of a the accolade so to speak despite your pictures well.

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01:38 min | 3 years ago

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"Erin even just beyond that they were bringing wholesale teams in and there was no oh interaction with any uh american players at all so an this is probably a good time to ask you this question right so as you think about being drafted in the first draft from this thing called the north american soccer league right obviously you had some exposure to wood having worked with uh the tornado in in scrimmage fashion in in in meeting some of the personnel involved rights you had an inside understanding but you know from a uh let's put it this way professional sports career perspective right and especially uh being the progeny of a a a a national sports figure in his own right right and the name uh the comes along with that wh how do you how do you square that as an opportunity to pursue given all the i guess the uncertainty of the sport a professional soccer certainly the league up until that point and perhaps having a famous dad who's been successful uh w but what does the calculus of saying yes i'm going to do this well the calculus number one was that uh soccer was becoming more world sport at to those of us in america and that we needed to join the rest of the world and uh i call my father we talked a little bit about it uh he made a comment along the lines and he he didn't argue with me at all he he really freed me up which i was very thankful for.

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01:31 min | 3 years ago

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03:06 min | 5 years ago

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"There's a decent soccer culture there already and the stadium. Sounds like it's going to be in a good spot. So what what's not to be excited? Nothing. Not to like, let's go to Nick right now. Nick Rogers, the president of Minnesota United f c underscore Nick Rogers underscore underscores there and his Twitter, you can fall in their Nick. How's it going? It's gotta be a good day for you here. It's great guys yesterday was a historic day here in Minnesota for soccer. We're really excited about the expansion us and our phones have been just burning up. I think we've done more ticket sales in the past two days in in any two day period in the club's history. Well, that some of the folks remember out there, it's not like Minnesota going away. They've got a couple of years in a cell to get going. Maybe some championships to win before they come into molest. Let's let's start at the beginning for you, though. Nick, I heard a very I read I should say very interesting story about how this all went down. You have a unique connection to Dr Bill McGuire to the to the bid, of course, being the president. But there's more to it than that. How did did Mr. McGuire get involved in give us an idea of how you're involved? Kind of a fun story. So back in April two thousand twelve I was attorney in private practice. I guess I'm still an attorney. But I was working for in downtown, Minneapolis. And my wife at the time got an Email from David down. So you guys might know who in two thousand twelve was Commissioner of the North American Soccer league, David David's daughter, and my wife had a personal connection roommates in college. And so David emailed, my wife and said, hey, you know, we've got the the legal team Minnesota. It's called the stars. I've taken meetings with with anybody who would need with me and Minneapolis. And and I can't find somebody to take over ownership of the team. If you could introduce me to somebody. I'd be really, you know, really grateful. So, you know, at the time, I was still a pretty big labor support. I big a fan of pro soccer for a number of years. And so she forwarded that Email to me, I would it to her father documentum, Aguire and. And I said billionaire we should go out to a few these games and see what's going on up there. 'cause I hadn't even heard of the team to be honest with you. I mean as a league run enterprise, they had very low budgets too hard. You know, everything there was actually four people total running the team got, you know, God bless them. The thing was held together at duct tape and string for the most part. But they may do what they had. And you know, we went to some games at summer and Bill got the bug, and, you know, over the course of the next six or eight months, I was involved with brokering the deal that resulted him resulted in taking over the team. I guess I resigned from the law firm and Tober November of that year and took over full time management the club at that time, and it's been a while ride since then no, Nick when when you guys took the club over was the idea always MLS, you weren't just taking over a minor league club to try to keep it going. The idea was always Malysz. No, you know, at the time the idea was to preserve something that you know, we had seen when you going up there. And watch the games we saw that. There was this group the support group that cared..

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