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December 18, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

New inductees for this HOF will be Susan Ellis & John Kerr Jr. of Chapel Hill, Sandra Serafini of Durham, Duke University's Men's Program & the 1996 Greensboro United Soccer Association Navy Capture Girls soccer team to the National Champions Hall of Honor within the HOF. The 22nd edition of this event takes place Jan. 26 at the Marriott Winston-Salem. now for the inductees:

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December 18, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

The top tier in US soccer has now gone with single elimination, this will benefit the better teams as they will have home field advantage in each series as it is now one game, in this one game set up the home team has a win rate of 67.3%  as opposed to the 55.1% in a home and home series. This one game only series will reward the team with the better regular season record.  The entire playoffs will be contested in Oct. & Nov., this 3 week 2nd season will be between the FIFA windows. The entire playoffs will occur between Oct. 19 with the MLS Cup on Nov. 10.

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December 18, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Literally the same day USSF called me back as I inquired on coaching licenses, by their count it had been "weeks", comes this announcement. This dozen, the 3rd such group is down quite a bit from the 17 in the last one,  and the 13 of the first one, it is rather expensive and takes a year to complete, a check of the grads shows all to be pro coaches, where I am sure their clubs are bearing the cost and if not it is of course a write off, not the case for most coaches in the nation or those such as myself with lower licenses ( I have a c).

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December 17, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Going bi coastal but avoiding the massive costs of travel with  play between each of the  two coasts. The title game is expected to feature a team from each of these two. The set up will serve to build rivalries and build the buzz of this tourney as it goes from Aug. to Nov. 2019. This will be the lead in to a full schedule for spring to fall in 2020. Michael Collins of Hicksville is the President/General Manager for the California United Strikers team, his team is joined by ASC San Diego, Cal FC, FC Arizona, & Oakland Roots.

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December 17, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

As they warm up for their sophmore season, USL side, Nashville Soccer Club who knocked off an MLS club in the US Open Cup look for their 2nd 1st tier victim in NYCFC. They are set to join MLS themselves after a mere 2 years of existence in 2020. In the inagural season, they were good for 8th in their conference, making the playoffs, losing to 2019 MLS entrant FC Cincinnati on pks in the opening round. Claudio Reyna, we have mentioned his son Giovanni a good deal of late, stated "Our game against Nashville should be an exciting match.

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