Meet the New Neighbors: North Carolina FC


North Carolina FC
Where: Cary, NC
Stadium: Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Park
Capacity: 10,000
Last Year: 11-9-12 (3rd overall, NASL)
Average Attendance: 4,471
Hardware: 2011 NASL Regular Season Champion
2017 U.S. Open Cup: 4th Round loss to the Houston Dynamo (MLS)
Supporters: Oak City Supporters and Triangle Soccer Fanatics

The final club joining us in the Eastern Conference this year is North Carolina FC, and they’re the one with the most history. This is actually the second time NCFC will call the USL home. The club was founded in 2006 as the Carolina Railhawks and played in the USL first division for three seasons. Since they were in a division higher than the Hounds at the time we never actually played them. The Railhawks were one of the defectors to the NASL in the…

Meet the New Neighbors: Nashville SC


Nashville SC
Where: Nashville, TN
Stadium: First Tennessee Park / Nissan Stadium
Capacity: 8,500 / 69,143
Last Year: 8-4-2 (3rd South Atlantic Division, PDL)
Average Attendance: *shrug*
Hardware: None
2017 U.S. Open Cup: N/A
Supporters: The Roadies, The Assembly, Eastern Front, Music City Supporters

Nashville SC joins the USL with one foot already out the door after being awarded a spot in the MLS back in December. Since they’ll only be around for at minimum 1 season, and at most probably 3, I find it really hard to give a damn about the club. Why get worked up over renters? That said I guess I have to talk about them a little.

Nashville is another team calling a baseball stadium home, though they have moved the home opener against the Riverhounds…

Meet the New Neighbors: Indy Eleven


Indy Eleven
Where: Indianapolis, IN
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
Capacity: USL: 15,000 | Building: 62,421
Last Year: 7-12-13 (6th overall, NASL)
Average Attendance: 8,395
Hardware: 2016 NASL Spring Season Champion
2017 U.S. Open Cup: 2nd Round loss to the Michigan Bucks (PDL)
Supporters: Brickyard Battalion, and affiliates

Ah Indy Eleven. The team I’m actually excited about joining the league. Indy joins us from the NASL after they finally saw the writing on the wall. Ever since coming into existence in 2014 Indy has been one of the crown jewels of the NASL. They’re a big get for the USL and will instantly become a strong rival to the Midwest teams (probably more so for Cincinnati and Louisville than us, but we’ll see).

When I say crown jewel it’s more so off the field than on it. They…

Meet the New Neighbors: Atlanta United 2


With the USL ever expanding we find ourselves with four new teams in the Eastern Conference this season. Two are brand new clubs and two are refugee’s from the sinking / sunk USS NASL. With the season quickly approaching I figure it’s a good time to take a stroll around the block and meet the new neighbors.

Atlanta United 2
Where: Lawrenceville, GA
Stadium: Coolray Field (Baseball!)
Capacity: 10,427
Last year: N/A
Average Attendance: N/A
Hardware: None
2017 U.S. Open Cup: Not eligible
Supporters: Their moms

Well, we’re not starting this series off great. ATL UTD 2 (vomit) joins the league just checking all the boxes of what we love about some USL clubs. A “2” team with an unimaginative name and logo, check. Based a mere 35 miles from the parent club in a surburb, check. Calling a baseball stadium…