“We’re not doing a great job” – Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso on American soccer, pro/rel

Rocco Commisso [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

He may be the newest team owner in the NASL, but he’s one of the most opinionated on the most polarizing issue in American soccer.

At Cosmos Media Day, Rocco Commisso touched on the state of soccer in the United States, openly expressing his thoughts that the United States had peaked in soccer in 1930 and the setup for today’s game kept lower league title winners from being rewarded. It also prevented teams from spending money on building their rosters when moving to MLS. Continue reading

Game changer? Deloitte releases report supporting economic benefits of promotion/relegation

deloitte-logo-promoFor years, supporters and detractors have debated the pros and cons of promotion/relegation and the effect such a concept might have on the American game. With the American soccer pyramid currently composed by closed leagues, a closer alignment of the American structure to the world’s game has been a hotly contested subject.

However, those who desire to see the change applied to American soccer finally received concrete evidence to support their argument. And it comes from a proven and reliable source. Continue reading