PDL

  • Ivan Rakitic

    The feel-good story you missed: Rakitic visits Des Moines, Iowa

    FC Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic regularly plays at the Nou Camp; a magnificent and historic stadium that can hold just under 100,000 people. 7500 miles away sits Des Moines, Iowa with a population of 200,000. In other words, half the population of Des Moines could fit in the Nou Camp....
  • Omaha

    Opinion: Omaha ready for high-level soccer

    Omaha has a vibrant soccer scene On a warm spring evening in Omaha, Neb., there were roughly 5,000 people in attendance at Creighton University’s Morrison Stadium, the site of the state soccer tournament. Creighton Prep defeated Kearney, and Westside High School beat Millard South to set up a very...
  • Exclusive: San Francisco FC a potential USL team in 2019

    Nipun Chopra – Thanks for speaking to Soc Takes, Jordan. We understand you have information you’d like to share with everyone. Jordan Gardner – Yes, we have applied for an USL expansion franchise in San Francisco to kickoff in Spring 2019. We’re still looking at venue sites in the...
  • San Diego NASL

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 20: San Diego NASL, San Fran #soccerwarz and more

    We welcome Burlingame Dragons FC president Jordan Gardner to the panel to chat about the San Francisco #soccerwarz, the now-official San Diego NASL club and much, much more. LISTEN HERE You can follow Soc Takes on Twitter @SocTakes....
  • 2017 U.S. Open Cup first round

    Preview: 2017 U.S. Open Cup first round

    It’s almost Open Cup time again! The 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament kicks off this Tuesday, with the first day of the first round. We have 56 clubs entering in the first round, with 21 from the PDL, 18 from the NPSL and 17 through the local...
  • Kartik Krishnaiyer

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 8: From A to Z with Kartik Krishnaiyer

    Boca Raton FC director of communications and one of the sharpest soccer minds around, Kartik Krishnaiyer, joins Aaron, Nipun and Kevin to discuss literally every soccer league in America. Strap in and enjoy the ride. Listen: You can follow Soc Takes on Twitter @SocTakes....
  • New Division III league begins to take shape

    THE SET UP An ecological niche is the response of an organism and/or species to changes in its environment. If an apex predator (a lion, for example) loses numbers rapidly, a new predator (a wolf) might dominate that niche. Or, alternatively, the population of the prey species (deer) might...