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Old 12-05-2016, 01:43 PM
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If Brian Quarstad is to be believed, and he's got a good reputation about these things...

http://fiftyfive.one/2016/12/source-...-future-bleak/

...you basically have three dead teams walking in OKC, FTL, and the Cosmos. Also, Edmonton seems content to wait for next year's supposed launch of the Canadian Premier League.

That leaves everyone else apparently negotiating with the USL now.
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Old 12-05-2016, 08:26 PM
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The Cosmos resurrected. They got a little golden lifeline, moved to the Brooklyn ballpark... and, eh, why? Relocation doesn't appear to have bolstered attendance.

Jacksonville Armada were taken over by the league. They're not drawing well. It's hard to see how that ends well.

After further rumors of a buyer for the on-hiatus Fort Lauderdale Strikers, they officially became the kicked-the-bucket Strikers. Miami FC, however, is actually the second best draw in the league and a pretty good team in the final 8 of the Open Cup. Only problem; the snail-paced Miami Beckhams keep moving towards the MLS franchise they own.

The league announced an expansion to Orange County (yeah, because the new LAFC won't make a splash, right? Um, they will). The league hopes that will bolster San Francisco Deltas, which are the worst draw in the league. I still hear optimism about this franchise, but my gut says that the young people who would be following this team are the ones priced out of San Francisco.

Meanwhile, Peter Wilt has proposed the NISA, which he intends to be a linkage league between the NASL and the 4th-level NPSL, with a promise of promotion and relegation, noting that NISA is targeting several current NPSL cities/clubs. My gut feeling... the NASL croaks and NISA is the bail-out for Wilt's Indy Eleven and a couple other owners. After all, it's not like Wilt made any progress on bringing NASL to Chicago.
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What is surprising though not really ,is just how little they appear to actually understand the proposed marketplace they claim to see such opportunity within.
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What is surprising though not really ,is just how little they appear to actually understand the proposed marketplace they claim to see such opportunity within.
The NASL's entire strategy is to try to screw with the USL. Most NASL owners have issues with the USL and are keeping the NASL alive out of spite.

It's amazing how long spite can power a league...
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The NASL's entire strategy is to try to screw with the USL. Most NASL owners have issues with the USL and are keeping the NASL alive out of spite.
Nonsense.

Most NASL owners were not around when the split happened. And no one keeps an entire league going out of spite. No one. You're exaggerating.
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Nonsense.

Most NASL owners were not around when the split happened. And no one keeps an entire league going out of spite. No one. You're exaggerating.
That's not true Sam. I heard the ABA has kept going for years out of spite for you.
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That's not true Sam. I heard the ABA has kept going for years out of spite for you.
I'd like to think that was a collective effort here causing that "spite."

The initial splash in Indy, plus some shock team attendances in USL and even a couple in NPSL point to some fairly nice crisp green reasons to make a go of it, whether or not your particular ownership has the right ideas to carry on with team-building. Peter Wilt might still harbor some ill will towards old Chicago Fire ownership (though he's hardly public about it). but he doesn't lack in ability to fill the cheap seats when he can get them open.
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