Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you my interview with Jonathan Wardlaw of the Little Rock Rangers Soccer Club. This is re-release of my second ever interview over at American Pyramid, done in October 2015, so some of the answers might be a little dated.
Little Rock Rangers is a brand new team in the great state of Arkansas, and will begin playing in the National Premier Soccer League in 2016. This was a really fun interview, Jonathan has a solid background in soccer at multiple levels from childhood on up, and he’s building something awesome down in Little Rock. A quick FYI, LR is the abbreviation for Little Rock used several times throughout the article. Interview is after the break!
The Cincinnati Saints ownership group will be moving their National Premier Soccer League Franchise to the City of Dayton. The new club will undergo a complete rebranding that will reflect the Dayton community. The club will begin play in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) in May of 2016. The Cincinnati Saints, founded in 2009, played in the National Premier Soccer League, for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
The club will be led by owner David Satterwhite, who brings 6 years of ownership experience. Satterwhite ran the Cincinnati Saints, from 2009-2015 and is excited to bring his grassroots approach to building a soccer club to the Gem City. The club will focus on being an extension of the Dayton community, looking for opportunities to serve its city and grow the beautiful game locally.
Former Wright State University head coach David Wall will lead the club. Wall served as head coach of the Saints, the past two seasons. He currently coaches within the Metro FC Academy, in Dayton.
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Bryan Speaks and Chris make their final stop in their Great American tour of lower division soccer. Please enjoy a montage of their experiences.
Music Credit: “Where You’ll Go I’ll Follow” by Break Anchor
Burg Brigade 1728 is the newly formed supporters group of Fredericksburg FC. Non League America was able to speak with one of the founders, Tom Leiss to get a closer understanding of the connection to the team, its history and the match day atmosphere they hope to bring to every game. The Brigade was formed ahead of their first home match on June 9th against Legacy 76. Enjoy this exclusive interview with Tom Leiss, founder of the Brigade – and also blogger for Soccer Junkies, and columnist for the Free Lance Star of Fredericksburg.
Fredericksburg FC (FFC), an NPSL club in the Mid-Atlantic Conference played their inaugural match late last month in Virginia Beach, Virginia. While the result was nothing more than a 1-1 draw on the road, it was really a celebration of soccer development in the US and the reinvention the team has accomplished over the past year. Read more →
Still only three matches into the season, Chesterfield United FC leads the conference with 7 points, VB City FC is in close second with 5. FC Fredrick and Legacy 76 have 1 point each in 2 matches completed. Fredericksburg FC has 1 point in as many matches. And ASA Charge rounds out the group with no points after just 1 match.
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Chattanooga FC has built the most consistent 4th Division winning club in the United States reaching 3 finals in 4 years (winning none). Pushed on by their supporters, the Chattahooligans, they drew 9000 to last years national semifinal. They also beat their first professional opposition in 2014, the Wilmington Hammerheads 3-1 in the second round of the US Open Cup before getting knocked out by the Atlanta Silverbacks 5-0 in the third round.
Back again in the cup this year, Chattanooga hosted the PDL’s Ocala Stampede in the first round. This is how it all went down.
Virginia Beach City FC (VB City FC) traveled just two hours up interstate 64 to take on the United Soccer League’s Richmond Kickers Wednesday in the U.S. Open Cup. While the Kickers are no strangers to the competition, having won it in just two decades ago, VB City FC were entering new territory in the sides second season of existence. Read more →