Now, football stateside has been there forever but why, WHY hasn’t it been as successful there and grown in the same way and to the same extent that it has in most of the rest of the world?*
What’s now going right with the MLS that wasn’t before for the NASL? Why on earth can’t they do things properly with all that league structure stuff we take for granted?*
We asked these questions and more of Martin Palazzotto, head honcho at worldfootballcolumns.com and one half of the creative force behind the fabulouswww.manandball.com (with the equally fabulous @JudeEllery)
Also, there’s been some rather impressive fan displays going on up in the North West corner of the US with the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders.
We invited Timbers fanatic, author of The Renegade Sportsman Zach Dundas to give us a little about the history of these two teams and the rivalry that has been built between these two cities and what chance of such passionate soccer fandom spreading to the rest of the league.
Visit this site and buy his book. Buy it. It looks good. He’s not given us a free copy so this is not some empty suggestion bought by bribery (although if you are ever to read this Zach feel free to ask us for our address).
Also we feature the second part of our coverage of Wealdstone FC as part of our look at non-league day. We sent David Stubbs over to St George’s Stadium, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip, to go and check out the sights and sounds of a non-league match day.
Check them out here: http://wealdstone-fc.com/
Now, we know there’s so much we didn’t cover, but fear not, this is bound to be a topic that we re-visit in the future.