Jay Kirkman & Eric Major welcome on Paul Scanling of Gorilla Talk to give us the scoop on the Atlanta Silverbacks ownership issues, the potential impact of MLS coming to town in 2017, and the objectives of the NASL Atlanta Trust.
Jordan Cooper & Jay Kirkman welcome on Jay Landskroener of Jack’s Militia to share the shaky inception of the Charlotte Independence, the stadium issues they’ve endured the past USL season, and how they’re doing outreach to increase the awareness of the club in the community.
In addition, we discuss NASL expansion, the poor state of soccer refereeing in the United States, and supporter group banter on social media.
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.
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.