Carlos Cordeiro is the president of US Soccer

There was an event of some note in Nashville this weekend, so I haven’t yet had time to discuss this, so here we go. First reaction: at least it wasn’t one of the two candidates who are utterly horrible. Kathy Carter was not an option in my mind first and foremost because she was going to do nothing to unentangle the MLS/SUM/USSF web. In fact, she … Continue reading Carlos Cordeiro is the president of US Soccer

Pitch Points is so… close…

Rounding up the latest in Nashville SC, USMNT, and the world of soccer in Middle Tennessee and beyond… Nashville SC season approacheth Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post for quick access to everything I put up after Thursday’s media practice. The homies over at Golden Goal discuss how Atlanta United’s fast start in MLS should be the blueprint for NSC to follow. “Sell out a … Continue reading Pitch Points is so… close…

Pitch Points goes D-3

The USL’s second division moves toward its 2019 launch with its first team announcement, pro-rel on the horizon, women’s soccer, and much more! Who will be in USL D-3? For starters, Tormenta FC will move up from the PDL. SB Nation’s Orlando City blog has a few other likely choices. A healthy third division is important for the growth of soccer in this country (in … Continue reading Pitch Points goes D-3

Pitch Points has problematic public statements

Wait no I don’t! But somebody does… USSF president. Not delving deeply into the topic for now (that’s a post for another day), but it’s clear that the Eastern New York State Soccer Association – which has voting power fo the USSF President – is run by people who shouldn’t be allowed to vote for anything. Rapaglia said he was impressed that Carter had not … Continue reading Pitch Points has problematic public statements

Pitch Points schedules friendlies

Across the pond. The US Men’s National team will take on France shortly before the World Cup. The June 9 fixture in Lyon will probably be paired with another UEFA away match against a team preparing for the big stage. With England set to take on a CONCACAF side (Panama) in their opener, that’s a pretty good bet. This likely means any sort of NIT-type tournament … Continue reading Pitch Points schedules friendlies

Pitch Points has its stadium location picked out

We don’t want MLS anyway. I’d probably chalk it up to curmudgeonly columnist being curmudgeonly, more than an accurate local sentiment (and the one-sentence paragraphs and random usage of bold and italics throughout would underscore that), but there’s at least some expression of “MLS shouldn’t pick Cincinnati” coming directly from the Queen City. Of course, that I almost feel guilty linking it because that’s tacit … Continue reading Pitch Points has its stadium location picked out

Pitch Points has a weird Anthony Precourt fixation

I really have STRONG FEELS about the Crew. I really don’t care about how the team actually performs, but when something is Not Right (and extremely damaging to the game in our country, not that MLS commissioner Don Garber gives one half of one fuck), it is Not Right. First of all Anthony Precourt looks like this: That’s the “this is a photo my employees … Continue reading Pitch Points has a weird Anthony Precourt fixation