25 Jun, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on Why is Jermaine Jones wearing a Chicarito jersey worthy of conversation but…
Earlier this week Jason Davis of Sirius XM radio had a conversation on his show about Jermaine Jones wearing a Chicharito Mexican National Team jersey… My question is, why is this worthy of discussion but USSF Board member Don Garber’s MLS owned Soccer United... Read More
17 May, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on Would you care more about the top division?
Myself and many others out there have speculated that American soccer also having competing leagues instead of just competing clubs adds an extra layer of division for soccer fans in the United States (and Canada) that doesn’t exist in nations with a single unified... Read More
16 May, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on New #ProRelForUSA Flakoglost podcast
Take some time and check out the #Flakoglost podcast put on by NonLeague Colorado. These guys do a great job with all of their interviews. I greatly appreciate them having me on. We talk a wide range of topics concerning #ProRelForUSA including player development,... Read More
15 May, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on Chris Kessell on FarPostFooty podcast
I was blessed to talk to Jon Townsend on the FarPostFooty podcast last week about our efforts here in Charleston, WV building a Futsal Court, plans for the future, and the growth of the pick up soccer culture since then. If you aren’t happy... Read More
5 May, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on What could opening the pyramid potentially do to lower division media rights deals?
One of the most common items I feel that isn’t discussed about an opening of the pyramid and the implementation of #ProRelForUSA is the sheer amount of domestic soccer that would be available to be packaged for broadcast from one source. Lets just use... Read More
3 May, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on Two easy ways to join in on #ProRelWeek
Our friends at ProRelForUSA.com delivered two great ways to join in on #ProRelWeek today! First, an inexpensive 2ft x 8ft banner that you can get printed up to display at your local game during the week (and all season). Need a banner for #ProRelWeek?... Read More
20 Apr, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on Why do US soccer fans worry so much about Attendance and TV numbers?
Last night I had the chance to check out the great World Soccer Talk podcast concerning soccer TV numbers in the United States. I actually listened to two episodes… high quality and informative podcasts. I’ve read a multitude of articles about MLS attendance being... Read More
19 Apr, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on Who should control US soccer’s lower divisions?
The Supporters Group for Promotion and Relegation Twitter page recently ran a poll asking who should control the lower divisions of US soccer. With the recent USL 3rd Division announcement, the even more recent Soc Takes NASL 3rd Division article, and our previously covered... Read More
18 Apr, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on Player development thoughts post MIC in Spain
These are the thoughts of two soccer development people I admire on Twitter post MIC in Spain… It is very important to look at player development in the global context if we ever hope to move beyond what already exists in the soccer landscape... Read More
4 Apr, 2017 Chris Kessell Comments Off on Does Soccer in America need more than one pyramid?
Thank you Craig Gembecki (Follow him on Twitter here) for reaching out and asking to have his multi-pyramid regionally divided national league system idea hosted on the blog… As usual… let us know what you think in the comments and use #ProRelForUSA on social... Read More