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power rankings: NISA spring tournament preview

Lower-league soccer is well and truly back! In fact, professional soccer is well and truly back! As far as we can tell, the unofficially named NISA Spring Tournament in Chattanooga, TN will be the first professional soccer event of 2021 when it kicks off in mid-April. It should be an exciting time for grassroots soccer-lovers […]

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nuestro nivel: perfil de emilio torres

Hoy volvemos a nuestro nivel! Ha llegado casi completamente el fútbol de bajos niveles en estados unidos, y una competencia que hemos seguido en especial es la NISA Independent Cup. La Independent Cup era una copa que consistía de clubes de varias ligas, algunas profesionales y otras no. Pero de hecho, los equipos semi-profesionales jugaron […]

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power rankings: NISA fall season, week 1

This post is sponsored by Offside Marketing! Mkay so technically it’s week 2, but there was only one match in week 1, so we’re just going to call the last two weeks week 1 collectively. We haven’t had a power rankings episode in a while, but as NISA opens up its regular season, it’s high […]

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smlwld stans 7/6: NISA Independent Cup, vol. 1

This post is sponsored by Offside Marketing. Check out what they do here: http://www.offsidemarketing.com/ Last week, it was oblige the author. This week, there’s another new series to introduce called smlwld stans! smlwld stans is our way of following the on-field action in men’s soccer, with a focus on the clubs we stan in the leagues […]

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Match Recap – Detroit City FC v LA Force

I missed watching my favorite Liga MX club for this. I spent two and a half hours of my Friday evening for this. I braved MyCujoo streaming quality for this. That’s right, I watched the NISA home opener tonight, and as SmallWorld will try to do with important games this summer, we’re posting a full […]

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SmallScale Arguments – Ranking ALL the Newbies

This is what happens when you try to make any sort of list with the UPSL. I wanted to do something similar to my USL2 and NPSL expansion lists, ranking each expansion team in said league for the 2020 season and explaining my excitement, or lack thereof (looking at you, Valeo), for their entrance onto […]

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Lower-League Laments

Well, this isn’t exactly a post I enjoy writing, but one that’s interesting and relevant nonetheless. It doesn’t really fit into a category, but then again, neither does SmallWorld as a whole, so it kinda works. We’re going to take a look at some of the biggest explusions from the lower-league soccer community for the […]

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SmallScale Arguments: The Fault in Our Cosmos

Take a look at how people generally feel about the New York Cosmos, all taken from tweets in the past few weeks. The New York Cosmos, as far as I’m concerned, unfortunately, they’re no longer a soccer team @thatgalen Good morning to everyone except the New York Cosmos @kate3robertson The only thing worse than karaoke […]

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SmallScale Arguments – Hell Hath No Fury… and Neither Does NISA

Hello again! Welcome back to SmallScale Arguments. Each edition of this series takes a piece of local US soccer news and presents a platform to converse about the issues surrounding that news item. Today is volume two, and it’s a bit more straightforward than last time. Last week’s topic of Boston City FC’s distress over […]

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Lower-League Round Table: Start of Season-Sep 1

Welcome to another edition of Round Table, this being our first look into the rest of the leagues in session this fall. For those new to Round Table, this series is designed to provide weekly updates on American soccer leagues that typically don’t get a lot of coverage. The three leagues on tap here are […]