Red Bull Creating an Empire of Soccer Clubs

Consolidation is the name of the business game. Increasingly if you take your pet to the vet you’re going to a Banfield clinic. If you have cable TV, it’s probably provided by one of a few carriers. And in soccer, we are seeing a series of clubs owned by Red Bull popping up. The issue…

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…

Detroit

Detroit City FC Begins $100k Plus Payout to Investors

Less than one year ago, Detroit City FC launched a fundraising campaign to fix its new home field. Ten months later, the campaign was so successful that the club announced yesterday that it would begin distributing $107,000 in revenue sharing to its investors. Le Rouge plays in the National Premier Soccer League, the fourth tier…

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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