Jordan Cooper, Jay Kirkman & Eric Major welcome on Steve Bayley of Non League America to discuss his travels chronicling lower division soccer in the United States, the Atlanta Silverbacks’ potential NPSL operation, US Open Cup qualifiers, and the myth that soccer is a fringe sport that needs to be coddled.
Jordan Cooper, Jay Kirkman & Eric Major welcome on Lee & Patrick of SA 118 to discuss the dissolution of San Antonio Scorpions, the transition towards the city’s new USL franchise, and the differences in the supporter culture between the USL and NASL.
In addition, we weigh in on Matt Fondy’s rumored move to Jacksonville Armada, the Rochester Rhinos ownership woes, and the NASL suspending operations of the Atlanta Silverbacks.
Jordan Cooper, Jay Kirkman & Eric Major welcome on Jon Townsend of These Football Times to discuss the accessibility of American soccer on television, translating the concept of Boxing Day to MLS, the US Open Cup as an untapped boon to the sport in this country, and the factors needed to develop an American global soccer superstar.
Jordan Cooper, Jay Kirkman & Eric Major discuss Rovers’ youth system and the academy scene in Louisville, if the American approach of coaching youth sports is hindering soccer player development, and educating fans about the game to help create cultural touchstones for the next generation.