October, 2015
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The Final Judgment #6: Club Over Everything

Jordan Cooper, Jay Kirkman & Eric Major are joined by Sergeant Scary of Northern Guard Supporters (NGS) to share the history of Detroit City FC, the development of their “die-hard” supporter culture, and why it’s important to spread the gospel of your local club.

In addition, we discuss the scope of MLS in growing American soccer, supporter-invested clubs, and the differences between organic fan support and manufactured “puppet” groups.

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The Final Judgment #5: Local Boys Vs. Better Boys

Jordan Cooper, Jay Kirkman & Eric Major are joined by Peter Evans of Slaughterhouse-19 to discuss the impact of foreign players in the lower divisions of American soccer and the development of professional soccer in Indianapolis.

In addition, we recap the USL championship game, the style of soccer broadcasting in the United States, and debate how important supporter culture actually is in drawing casual fans to the game.

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The Final Judgment #4: It’s OK To Be Upset

Jordan Cooper, Jay Kirkman & Eric Major recap Louisville City’s playoff loss to Rochester in the USL eastern conference finals and give our prospects on what players are staying or going heading into next season.

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The Final Judgment #3: Buzzed & Blitzed

Jordan Cooper, Jay Kirkman & Eric Major are joined by David Ezell (Dr. Bees) of Purple Kingdom to recap Louisville City’s playoff victory over Charleston at Slugger Field and preview our upcoming matchup with Rochester in the USL eastern conference finals.

In addition, David fills us in on the origin story of the Dr. Bees character, the impetus in starting the Purple Kingdom blog, Louisville’s unique supporter culture and whether or not fans care much about the team’s prospect for MLS expansion.