August, this article is part of our Fall Arts and Culture preview, which is why it doesn't mention big soccer events in the winter.
You could have mentioned that the NCAA Men’s College Cup, 2014 Division I Men’s Soccer Championship, will be held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC, on December 12 and 14.
The rabble of the hou polloi! Yes
I would like to donate a large scrapbook to the. "Museum"...
I found it. 20 years ago in a junk store and held onto it to find it the proper home.
Articles are mainly written by milt miller.
Including some comic book covers with his article from the comic.
Includes a press release from dumont and programs and journal on a palestinian league on american tour.
Yankee stadium emmets field...
1932 to 1948 looks very complete....please forward contact...I would need documentation that is is property of the "museum"..email@example.com
NuvoTv is available on Time Warner Cable, channel 900 in Chapel Hill. Looking forward to it.
Afraid not, Elizabeth89.
Has anyone heard more rumblings about the MLS getting an expansion team in NC?
What happened to the giant exploding soccer ball?
There is a North Carolina Spurs group with over 80 registered members with Tottenham Hotspur FC and many are based in the Triangle area: http://www.northcarolinaspurs.com
First, I just wanted to say nice write up. It really got me thinking. We've got a local pub in Cleveland where we get together as well. But it's got a bit of a different story. Our bar is more of a non-denominational church of soccer. We get everything from City and United fans to Gooners and Spurs fans singing songs back and forth at each other over a few beers.
I'd love to pitch something like your article to our local media to try and spark some interest and growth in our soccer culture in Cleveland. Any tips on how best to pitch it? Or package it? Would it be best to invite someone out or just try and write something up myself and get it in front of an editor?
Thanks, and again, nice piece.
This comment from Albert Colone was sent to me by e-mail on Friday with a request that I post it "wherever it suits":
Neil, Hopefully your well-researched and well-written piece on the soccer hall will lead to renewed interest in reestablishing a living, breathing national historic center for the sport.
Failure to believe in a Hall and America's soccer heritage is failure to believe in the sport itself. Rather than America being seen as one of soccer's [Association Football's] founding nations, soccer in America is seen as the other guy's sport. That condition dramatically restrains the sport's overall public popularity and growth. Sadly, way too many within the sport here in the US are in that category of non-believers!
Without assessing the pros and cons of the Triangle versus other possible sites, the key issue with any location is sustained financing. There's no lack of eager and willing towns with available real property for a new HOF, but they must also have a viable model for traffic and funding. And, of course, US Soccer must decide they're ready to go down this road again.
So why on earth couldn't a National Soccer Hall of Fame open in the Triangle?????
love the international aspects of the beautiful game!
Speaking of coaches working their way up from the youth ranks to professional, I'd love to see Dewan Bader get a shot at the RailHawks head coaching job when Martin leaves.
Thanks DF for the thoughtful piece. We are sure going to miss him next year. I'd love to know who are some of the candidates for Rennie's replacement.
Great Article. There was a lot more going on behind the scenes than I ever realized being a fan. I'll continue to do my part to get my friends out to see the new Railhawks and hope they continue to grow and survive.
Please though, put out an update on your front page saying the Railhawks Live and are still here. I was walking by and saw the front page with Swoops and the headline and thought Shit!. Most people may not have read the great article and think the Railhawks are gone from just seeing the front page. Get those people to realize that the Railhawks are still going next time they walk by and see a cover stating They Live.
Great article Neil! I think you hit some of the key points about why this has become such a struggle the past 4 years. Maybe this should be required reading for the staff members who haven't lived it.
As a fan, I'm hoping all this is just growing pains resulting in a stronger team and a more mature league. Am I delusional?
Thanks for the Indy for doing their bit to promote the Railhawks.
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