The Blue Tide: An Interview With Tim Kelly of Chattanooga FC


Welcome back to #FromtheVault on Non League America ladies and Gentlemen! Today I have the pleasure of pulling the Chattanooga FC interview out of the archives and back into the spotlight. Like Disney says, ‘Hurry, before it’s locked away for good!’ (Or you go find the DVD on Amazon, but, you know, whatever)

Now, I’m really excited to be able to share this interview with you. I’ve been following soccer for years, often times probably far too closely for my own good, but hey, it’s how I am where I am now. Chattanooga is a team I’ve been watching since it’s beginning, and it’s been a truly fascinating journey to watch. These guys have averaged several thousand fans a game, and when they hosted the NPSL Championship game, packed the house with 18,000+ This interview with Tim Kelly was fun to do and incredibly insightful. He was even gracious enough to 7 points worth of advice for people looking to start their own teams. Check it all out after the break.

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A Regions Team: An Interview With Jason Barbato of North County Battalion


Welcome back readers, it’s time for another From the Vault interview! This one features Jason Barbato of North County Battalion out of Carlisbad, California. He gives one of the best, longest, and deepest interviews I’ve had. It’s a real delight, and I’m excited to see what you all think. Check it out.

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Rockin’ in Little Rock: An Interview with Jonathan Wardlaw of Little Rock Rangers


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!

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Cincy Saints Rebranding & Moving to Dayton

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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Non League America Vol. 5: Detroit City… We Adore You

Non League America Vol. 5: Detroit City... We Adore You

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

NPSL 2015 Playoff Format

NPSL Playoffs [Click on link for higher definition, updated 07.09.15]

Huge thank you to the supporters of FC Wichita who engineered, developed and created this fantastic NSPL playoff structure chart.  Thank you!



Supporters Section: Burg Brigade 1728

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.

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Club Profile: Fredericksburg FC – A Relocation Done Right

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

NPSL Mid Atlantic Round Up [05.29 – 05.30]

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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Non League America Vol. 4: D4 Dominance in Chatt Town

Non League America Vol. 4: D4 Dominance in Chatt Town

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.

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