NASL

  • Robert Palmer

    Opinion: Robert Palmer has compelling vision for new pro league

    Community-based amateur soccer is in many ways the lifeblood of the growth of American soccer on the grassroots level. The remarkable recent growth of local supporters culture taking the best of European traditions and marrying them with small and medium-sized town America is one of the great untold stories...
  • Clause 12b in NASL contract allows easy termination of player contracts

    Recently, we discussed the potentially troubling interpretation of the USL’s player contract in the contract termination of FC Cincinnati’s Tommy Heinemann. From our perspective, the troubling clauses in the USL contract have the potential to be abused to limit the validity of player contracts. Unfortunately, another similar contractual clause exists...
  • Exclusive: Discussions planned regarding new, unsanctioned professional soccer league

    As originally reported by Soc Takes contributor Kartik Krishnaiyer, this weekend, Jacksonville Armada owner Robert Palmer will meet with interested owners about launching an unsanctioned league. Sunday @JaxArmadaFC owner Robert Palmer will convene a "Division Zero" Task Force meeting in Orlando. Among the topics to be discussed are how...
  • Interview with Miami FC CEO Sean Flynn

    On Wednesday, Miami FC announced that they will play a team in the NPSL. This story was originally reported by Soc Takes. Soc Takes reached out to Miami FC CEO Sean Flynn, via email, to ask a few questions about Wednesday’s news: Nipun Chopra – Jacksonville Armada has introduced...
  • Miami FC

    Miami FC to play in NPSL in 2018

    As the Beckham-Miami group is scheduled to announce their MLS expansion news on Monday, Miami FC is expected to make an announcement of their own. Miami FC will field a team in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) during the league’s 2018 season which runs from March through August....
  • Paul Dalglish

    Paul Dalglish appointed head coach of Miami FC

    This morning, Miami FC are expected to announce Paul Dalglish as their next head coach. The team – widely considered to be one of the strongest in lower division soccer – is currently still scheduled to play in the NASL. Dalglish – the son of Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish...
  • Soc Takes Pod - Neil Morris

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 38: Martin Rennie discussion with Neil Morris

    Inverted Triangle Soccer Podcast host and WRAL Sports writer Neil Morris returns to the Soc Takes Pod to discuss the Indy Eleven’s hiring of new head coach Martin Rennie. Morris covered Rennie up close and personal from 2009-11 during Rennie’s tenure with the then-Carolina RailHawks. Co-hosts Aaron Gunyon and...
  • Jax Armada to honor remaining player contracts, include option for players to leave

    As the NASL awaits the court’s decision, all the uncertainty has certainly affected players and front office personnel negatively. In a letter sent to the 10 remaining players on the Jacksonville Armada roster, team owner Robert Palmer has attempted to ameliorate some of their concerns by declaring that they...
  • Soccer City

    ‘Soccer City’ unpacks Eleven to USL with help of Dr. of DII

    Co-hosts Lance McGarvey and Jeff Milby invite Soc Takes staff writer Nipun “The Dr. of DII” Chopra on the latest edition of “Soccer City” presented by LouCity to make sense of his breaking story that the Indy Eleven are migrating to the USL. The move is expected to officially...
  • Jacksonville

    Evidence of another bidder in Jacksonville

    During his press conference today, Robert Palmer, owner of Jacksonville Armada FC, suggested that a USL ownership group had been interested in playing in Jacksonville — one that was also attempting to secure Hodges Stadium as its stadium of choice. Interesting tidbit from Palmer around the time of his...
  • Soccer Saturday

    Nipun Chopra talks Indy Eleven on ‘Soccer Saturday’

    Greg Rakestraw, host of 107.5 FM/1070 AM The Fan’s “Soccer Saturday,” interviewed Soc Takes staff writer Nipun Chopra on the latest episode to delve into the Indy Eleven’s eerily quiet offseason and the inner workings of SocTakes.com. The segment was pre-recorded Friday afternoon before airing Saturday, thus Nipun’s Friday...
  • Eamon Zayed - Indy Eleven - Lucas Oil Stadium

    Indy Eleven to join USL, likely to play at Lucas Oil Stadium

    INDIANAPOLIS — Multiple sources inform Soc Takes that Indy Eleven will play in the United Soccer League (USL) during the 2018 season. The decision was finalized this morning (Jan. 5) and is expected to be announced late next week by USL, along with the USL schedule for the 2018...