Hello ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to what I hope will become a hub for news, interviews and profiles of teams throughout the lower levels of the American Soccer Pyramid, But first, a primer.
If you're new to the game of soccer, you're probably thinking 'What the heck is a soccer pyramid? What does that have to do with the game?' If you're not new to soccer, you still might be thinking the same thing.
Soccer functions a little bit different everywhere, but follows some of the same rules. One of these is the pyramid. That is the global equivalent of baseballs AAA, AA, A system. Except if you're team is terrible in most countries around the world, you get sent down a level. And if you win the league, the move up one and replace the team that was really bad.
Now like I said, each country can be a little bit different, but follows the same basic principles. In America, we have Major League Soccer is our First
Division. The North American Soccer League is our Second Division and the United Soccer League is Third Division. The Premier Development League and National Premier Soccer League are unofficial Fourth Division leagues. Most countries have Divisions in their pyramid going all the way to the regional level to help find and develop talent. The USA does not officially sanction anything below the Third Division.
Those are the leagues this site is built for. The dreaming, struggling, heaving, convulsing, always changing bottom of the pyramid.Teams in places like Fredricksburg, Virginia and Fargo, North Dakota. Leagues that cover cities like New York and states like California. Keep an eye open, our first interview will be coming up soon, featuring the owner of a team on soccer's frontier, Tim Singleton of FC Fargo.
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