The 2016 NASL season may have started with 11 teams and ended with 12 but it looks like 2017 will have nowhere near that number, if the season kicks off at all. Here’s a look at the most recent available status of every team that kicked a ball in 2016. Continue reading
After a whirlwind of information swirled around on Tuesday concerning the fates of the Cosmos and the NASL, information slowed down considerably, but did not drop off entirely on Wednesday. But very little revolved around the New York Cosmos. Continue reading
The NASL had another round of good news/bad news last week after they revealed the end to all ties with Traffic Sports before news of a lawsuit against them was also revealed. Continue reading
With only one match left to play, the NASL has named the winners of every award minus, of course, the Soccer Bowl itself. But all other awards for regular-season performances have been issued with the NASL Championship Finalists claiming three of them. Continue reading
The NASL released their 2016 Best XI list on Friday, naming the players they felt exemplified play at their respective positions. In 2015, the Cosmos landed a single player on the list in Carlos Mendes. This year, the club claimed the most spots of any team in the league. Continue reading
Now you can add one more item to the list as Juan Arango becomes the first Cosmos to claim the NASL Golden Ball as the league’s most valuable player. Continue reading
Rayo OKC won the final playoff spot on Saturday night, despite the fact that their last regular season match would not kick off until Sunday. Requiring a win and a Rayo loss, Minnesota United instead lost their final NASL match against the Cosmos, granting the expansion side a spot at Shuart Stadium for the postseason match next weekend.
They’ll join FC Edmonton on the road as the Eddies travel to Indy. One thing both road teams have in common? Though they’ve both played a pair of tightly contested road matches this year, neither of them have won a game this year at the venue they’re traveling to.
With the recently announced departures of the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Ottawa Fury to the USL, the impending departure of Minnesota United to MLS, and the uncertain futures of Rayo OKC and the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, these times have mostly been viewed as dark ones for America’s second division of soccer.
A refreshing and different point-of-view from the typical tone of conversation surrounding the league and its relationship with USL, MLS, and the USSF, Helmick believes change has begun that could lead to positive things down the road for the NASL. Continue reading
Following on the heels of the news of the departures of the Rowdies and the Fury today, NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson today released a statement regarding the changes coming for the NASL, which include the aforementioned moves of the two teams to USL, Minnesota United’s departure for MLS, and rumors of other clubs that may not operate next season. Continue reading