"We are an inclusive club with an open welcome to anyone who wants to be a part of soccer in San Francisco through our model"
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Good morning AP readers! I'm really excited for you to read this interview. I got to speak with three members of San Francisco City FC management, covering what makes the team unique, how supporter ownership works, and whether or not they might have a future in the North American Soccer League. And read all the way to the end for a special video. Check it out.
Welcome back to This Week In The Pyramid!
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Poku and the Age of Panic: A great piece from FiftyFive.One, this article covers the transfer of Poku from NYCFC to Miami FC earlier this summer. It's a little more of a technical piece, covering the issue of spending pretty incredible amounts of money for an NASL side, and whether this is a sign of health or panic.
Diversity in Our Stands: Another article from FiftyFive.one. It's hard to describe, but the title gives a pretty good description of the thrust of the article. Highly recommend you not only read this article, but the article that this is written in reply to.
Iraq vs Iran, 2015 Asian Cup: This might be the wildest game to ever happen at a major tournament, and not many people outside of Asia even know it happened. 120 minutes lead to a 3-3 tie, and the game went to penalties. Add in the nearly sold out crowd, split evenly between the two fan bases, and you have an absolute thriller.
"We keep costs down and keep cash in teams pockets so they can grow."
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Good morning again AP readers! Soccer is kicking off everywhere in Europe right now and Ze Germans have a chance at a lot of Gold in Brazil. Got a lot of fun and interesting interviews lined up for you over the next couple of months, ranging from Florida, to Minnesota, to the West Coast. Going to be a crazy ride!
Today you get to read an interview I did with the commissioner of the United Premier Soccer
League, Yan Skwara. We talked back and forth over several months to get this done. Being the commissioner of a growing league with dozens of teams does tend to make one busy. So without further ado, please enjoy the AP interview with Yan Skwara
"I’ve been offered plenty of higher level jobs, but this is where I want to help make a change."
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Welcome, welcome AP readers! Today is a real treat for you, and I'm not going to keep you long before letting you dive in to this latest interview. I want to preface by saying that if AP winds up switching to a podcast format down the road, Brendan Keyes will be one of the first guests, if not the first. This interview is just a portion of everything we discussed, and it's fantastic. Check it out.