The First Round of the US Open Cup is documented by Non League America. The Seacoast United Phantoms of the PDL travel to Cambridge, MA to take on local side GPS Massachusetts.
The Non League America team was out in San Francisco last week for the historic preliminary round match between supporter owned San Francisco City FC representing US Club Soccer and the re-assembled Wynalda led Open Cup legends Cal FC representing USASA Region IV. The match posted a record preliminary round attendance of 1519. We caught up with some of the supporter owners and the head coach, and were treated to a truly exceptional halftime honorarium for all the past San Francisco US Open Cup championship teams, many from the “long lost dark ages” (Pre 1996 MLS entry) when local ethnic based USASA affiliated clubs offered the highest level of competitive football in the United States. We love to see this kind of reverence for history, and hope to uncover additional historical connections as we investigate the lower division landscape. Thanks to Evan Ream for the great work. Check him out on twitter @EvanReam.
On Saturday, the American Soccer League entered their second week of the 2015 season. Our own Bryan_Speaks was present at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, MA to witness the match up between the Rhode Island Oceaneers and Western Mass Pro Soccer. The match saw Western Mass far from their beloved Lusitano Stadium, where they regularly play their home matches as a result of the harsh New England winter.
The 2015 National Premier Soccer League season is upon us. When the league released its 2015 division alignment a total of 19 clubs were missing from the previous season. While that is not an earth shattering number for anyone who follows lower division soccer in the states, this season we at Non League America have decided to ask the question… “Where are they now?” Read more →