My Writings. My Thoughts.

MLS Expansion, FC Phoenix

// March 5th, 2017 // No Comments » // Major League Soccer, NPSL, Phoenix Clubs

I’ll be posting articles about MLS expansion city hopefuls as Phoenix Rising FC and eleven other groups compete to join the league.

  • Phoenix Rising FC Stadium Plan: Private Financing, Climate Controlled
  • MLS expansion: An in-depth look at the many bids for the league’s next four clubs


  • On another note, FC Phoenix, the first year NPSL team begain play at Riggs Stadium on the Mesa campus of Maricopa Community College.


    Pundits Predicting MLS in 2017

    // March 3rd, 2017 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

    A link to a post on over 20 pundits’ predictions for the 2017 MLS season.

  • 9th Annual Pundits Prediction Post

  • Phoenix Area Opening Days

    // February 24th, 2017 // No Comments » // NPSL, USL

    Opening Day for Phoenix area’s USL and NPSL teams …


  • FC Arizona(NPSL) – March 4 v Real San Jose – John D. Riggs Stadium (Mesa Community College)

  • Phoenix Rising FC(USL) – March 25 v TFC II – Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex


  • Elsewhere in Arizona


  • Five ‘brothers’ from RSL-AZ boost U.S. U-20 World Cup qualifying campaign


  • About that Phoenix Rising expansion bid …

    // February 3rd, 2017 // No Comments » // Pro Soccer in Phoenix

    With all the chatter about the next round of expansion in MLS, Phoenix Rising FC and eleven other cities have thrown their hat into the ring. Below are some links to articles I found interesing. Hope you enjoy.

  • 12 ownership groups submit MLS expansion applications
  • Evaluating the 12 MLS expansion cities through the lens of future TV contracts
  • Breaking down the 12 cities vying for the next round of MLS expansion

  • USL Schedule
  • Phoenix Rising FC to MLS?

    // January 27th, 2017 // No Comments » // Major League Soccer

    I would be remiss if I didn’t post what you already know.


    The boys from Phoenix Rising FC have thrown that hat into the ring to be one of the next 2 MLS expansion teams, to be announced later in 2017.

  • MLS invites Phoenix group to make expansion application

  • USL and D2

    // December 5th, 2016 // No Comments » // Pro Soccer in Phoenix, USL

      With all the chatter going on about the fate of NASL and USL’s petition to become the 2nd division, here are some thiings that need to be known. Below are some of the most important guidelines set by USSF in 2010 for a league to attain and maintain D2 status.
    • Must start with a minimum of eight teams and have 12 by its sixth season.
    • Three-quarters of its teams must play in metro areas of at least 750,000 people
    • They all have to be in stadiums seating at least 5,000 fans
    • Each club’s principal owner must have a net worth of $20 million.
    MLSPR shirt
      Phoenix Rising FC certainly meets #2 and #3(with the announcement of their new facility’s plans). As to #4, that’s something I don’t know. Here is a link to the page with Phoenix Rising FC’s ownership. Phoenix Rising FC Staff and Ownership Page
      As for the rest of the teams in USL, Brian Straus’ article has this report…“U.S. Soccer has been auditing USL clubs this year to ensure they comply, and sources tell SI.com that the league is confident that meeting a sufficient number of D2 standards isn’t an issue.”. The article is worth a read about the current drama playing out over D2.