U.S. Soccer

NASL and USL: What the Heck U.S. Soccer?

Soccer Minnows is a website and community for fans of lower league and smaller soccer clubs. It is with this worldview that we ask: what the heck U.S. Soccer Federation? Late Friday, the federation that oversees the U.S. soccer system announced that the North American Soccer League (NASL) and the United Soccer League (USL) would…

How Tim Hankinson Proved Me Wrong and Saved Indy XI

The early days It became official at the beginning of 2013. Indiana would once again have a professional soccer team in the upper tier of American soccer. The time was right. Soccer had grown in popularity all over the country, including the Midwest. The reasons were multifactorial – increased immigrant populations, growth in popularity of…

USL

USL 32 Game Schedule: Progression or Overambitious?

On Monday, the USL Board of Governor announced beginning in 2017 USL sides would have a 32-game schedule, with the season beginning in the third week of March and lasting no more than 30 weeks. Next year’s schedule is an increase of two games and three weeks. Each team will be able to play its…

Welcome to Soccer Minnows

Welcome to the safe space of soccer fandom. Over the past few decades, soccer has made major inroads in the United States. With the expansion of soccer media in the States, it has become easier than ever to find a club to follow. The days of scrambling to find soccer news in random overseas magazines…

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