Tempered Expectations

Expansion and growth are vital to soccer in America, and the United Soccer League has been a catalyst for that growth whether by creating grassroots movements in the lower divisions or providing four teams for Major League Soccer expansion since 2009. Overall the USL has been experiencing stability like never before, and it is certainly […]

What’s Going on in Arizona?

Arizona United, a team that essentially every writer who follows the USL, including myself, told you was destined for greatness this season. They’ve dropped their last three games by a combined score of 10-0, including a 3-0 loss to “Division 4” side Chula Vista FC in the US Open Cup, and have failed to score […]

Taking Stock of USOC Third Round

As I’m sure you all know by now, the USL went an impressive 6-0-1 (1-0 PK) against the North American Soccer League last night in the Third Round of the United States Open Cup. On top of that, the Sacramento Republic was able to avenge their fallen USL brethren, Arizona United, with a 7-3 drubbing […]

Since I’ve Been Gone

I’m back! I’ve been working through final projects and exams the last two weeks, and I apologize for the absence. Quite a bit has happened since my brief sabbatical, and I feel it’s only fair that I give you a recap of some of the major stories for both your benefit, and, especially, mine. After […]

USL Expert Challenge: Way Too Early Predictions

Last week I was challenged to put my mettle to the test in the first-ever USL Expert Challenge. The Rules are pretty straight forward, you have to guess the final positions of each of the 24 teams, as well as the playoff winners and the final score of the championship game. Below are selections, as […]

USL Week 5 Preview

I’ve been a little backlogged this week being on the road every day so far and haven’t had a whole lot of opportunity to write. Because of that, this will be an incredibly abbreviated Week 5 preview. So far this week, Sacramento has claimed a 2-0 victory against Whitecaps 2 that included this beauty from […]

USL Week 4 Recap

Another week done and dusted, with several teams collecting their first wins of the season. In our Game of the Week, Seattle Sounders 2 continue their roll through the Western Conference as Portland was saddled with their first loss of the season.

USL Week 4 Preview

It’s Week 4 already and we’ve already got some controversy brewing in New York after Red Bulls II received 11 one-day loans for their tilt with Toronto FC II last week. I won’t be covering that because Reckless Challenge’s William Brown did such a good job of covering it earlier this week. But that was […]

USL Week 3 Recap

Multiple teams earned their first win of the season in Week 3, including one of the teams in our Game of the Week. With 30 goals scored in the third week, there was plenty of action to keep you glued to your seat. But first, let’s look at Thursday night’s match between the Tulsa Roughnecks […]

USL Week 3 Preview

It’s already time for Week 3 of the USL season. It kicked off with a 3-0 demolition of the Austin Aztex by Vancouver Whitecaps 2 on Wednesday night in Austin. This week, as you might have guessed, features plenty of midweek games and quite a few afternoon games, while for the first time since the […]

USL Week 2 Recap

The league’s second week saw numerous debuts for not only whole teams, but also players like Jack Thompson. With all 24 teams playing this past weekend, it was as explosive a weekend as one could ask for. In our Game of the Week, Charleston and Charlotte lit up the scoreboard for five combined goals, and […]

USL First Kick – Week 2

The first week of the USL season saw six teams kickoff their respective seasons. By the end of Week 2, every team will have participated in at least one game. This second week provides a heavy slate of rivalry matches for your viewing pleasure. Let’s take a look into our Game of the Week before […]

USL Week 1 Recap

Week 1 is done and dusted for the USL. Charleston grabbed a dramatic late winner, while the Sounders took advantage of an injury-riddled Sacramento. In our game of the week, well, sparks didn’t exactly fly.

USL Week 1 – First Kick

It’s finally here, First Kick 2015! The first game up is Charleston Battery against Toronto FC II, but let’s take a look at our Game of the Week first: LA Galaxy II versus Real Monarchs.