These teams including one headed by Michael Collin out of Hicksville, California United Strikers have this league spanning the nation for this new league. The teams will go after the inagural NPSL Founders Cup from Aug.-Nov., 2019 that will then segway into the full on schedule for them in Spring-Fall 2020. As these are to be truly professional teams each one wil be acquiring full time staff with pro players, coaches, and dedication to their markets. NPSL Chairman Joe Batone stated, "We are very excited to bring a new brand of comunity-based soccer to the U.S. market.read
This week the Chicago FIre made it known that they will partake for a 2nd time of the event in Carolina during Feb. Incorporated in their preseason schedule, the 3 games USL host Charelston Battery, FC Cincy as they gear up for their first game in the top tier here and another MLS tbd. This 15th edition being held at the MUSC Stadium in Charleston will be a round robin style tourney with twin bills on Feb. 16, 20 & 23. They previously took the title in 2013 overcoming the Battery, Dynamo & Whitecaps. The Fire open with the unknown team on Feb. 16 @ 4p.m. CT, Feb.read
From last year and a 3-0 loss to this year, a 2-0 win, mostly played with 10 men, but a lead, Haiti made quite the turn around facing Nicaragua. It was foul filled, with cards given later in the game and saw this tiny caribbean nation dominate a game start to finish. The boisterous crowd in Managua did little to deter the visitors or engergize the home team. It was not replayed much but the Haitian player who was sent off seemed to strike his adversary in the throat and then he himself fell? The stricken player stayed on.read
It was announced that the Chicago Fire Soccer Club will have Fire On The Mile, their experimental shop open on Fri. Nov. 16, a great thing for local residents & visitors alike, timely for the holiday season. This limited time opportuinity allows for all to gain new esposure to the Team. Many activiites will abound with soccer skee-ball, foosball and a gaming lounge in store for the 2 months during which it will be in operation. In this interactive space there will be exclusive Fire gear, limited run designer partnerships and adidas soccer gear.read
They are assured a spot in Poland next year for their World Cup, following the latest shutout victory Friday evening, now assured a top 2 spot in Group G, needing only a tie or win to move on to the title game facing Honduras. Now in its 4th straight straight Cup, this includes all under HC Tab Ramos and 11 out of 12 overall. Mov 19 @ 8 p.m. ET will be the next mathc at IMG in FL, watch it live on UDN & the ConcacafGo app.