Nación NISA: Abriendo caminos para jugadores locales

  Nación NISA: Abriendo caminos para jugadores locales Por: Nación NISA Staff Uno de los pilares de NISA es la inclusión. En lo que respecta al fútbol profesional en este país, NISA sigue las normas del juego global y tiene una visión para el fútbol de clubes que la gente de todo el mundo reconocerá. Esta visión incluye clubes con identidades únicas. Algunos de los principios de NISA incluyen ofrecer a clubes barreras ...

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NISA Nation: Looking Forward to Spring 2020

  NISA 2020: Ten Things We're Looking Forward To This Spring Season By NISA Nation Staff   There is a lot going on in the NISA Nation behind the scenes as clubs get ready for their Spring Season Openers at the end of this week. Ten things we at the NISA Nation are looking forward to most just before we kickoff our Spring 2020 campaign.   (1.) More matches like the West Coast Championship between Los ...

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Spring 2020: Previewing the Home Openers

  Previewing the Home Openers By NISA Nation Staff Last month, the National Independent Soccer Association announced the spring home openers for our eight clubs beginning play in the Spring 2020 Season.  NISA also announced that club owners decided to proceed in Spring with a single table and each club playing home-and-away against every other club.  The winter break is almost over.  Let’s get to the matches.   February 28 – LA Force – Detroit ...

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NISA Commissioner John Prutch Presents to the USASA

NISA Commissioner John Prutch Presents to the USASA by NISA Nation staff Earlier this month, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the U.S. Soccer Federation was held in Nashville, Tennessee.  It was a landmark occasion for NISA as the league was unanimously approved for membership on the U.S. Professional Leagues Council.  The recognition that NISA clubs are adding to the national conversation about pro soccer is of course substantial but also the ...

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East Coast Championship Preview: Miami FC vs Stumptown Athletic

Stumptown Athletic And Miami FC Tangle for A Title By Justin Hanover, Communications Director Atlanta SC   The top two teams in the Eastern Conference, Stumptown Athletic and Miami FC, will battle on Saturday, November 9th at Riccardo Silva Stadium in Miami for the NISA Eastern Conference Championship and an automatic berth into next season's playoffs. Stumptown Athletic is a club in its first year of existence led by USL Hall of Fame Coach, Mark Steffens. The ...

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Targeting the Number Nine, Episode 3

Targeting the Number Nine: Episode 3 with Kartik Krishnaiyer (Miami FC) The No.9 in soccer traditionally has a job to do. Score goals and change the game.  For NISA Nation’s first interview series, we will focus on the Number Nine – the game changers ahead of NISA’s debut.  These are the game changers who have helped NISA to get up on its feet and made it possible for the players to ...

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Building A Network: Pull Up A Chair (3 of 3)

Building a Network By NISA Nation Staff Part Three: Pull Up a Chair The following is the third part in a three part series regarding the network effect phenomenon and American professional soccer. If you did not read Part One: Network Externality, you can find it here. Part Two: The Cluster Effect can be found here. A running theme of this series has been the manner in which the professional game in the United ...

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Building A Network: The Cluster Effect (2 of 3)

Building a Network By NISA Nation Staff Part Two: The Cluster Effect The following is the second part in a three part article regarding the network effect phenomenon and American professional soccer. If you did not read Part One: Network Externality, you can find it here. clus·ter ef·fect noun – A phenomenon whereby firms from the same industry gather together in close proximity, resulting in an increase in value to consumers due to an ...

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Building A Network: Network Externality (1 of 3)

Building a Network by NISA Nation Staff   Part One: Network Externality net·work ef·fect noun – a phenomenon whereby a product or service gains additional value as more people use it. Also known as network externality, the theoretical framework of the network effect prescribes that for every additional user of a good or service, other users experience an increase in the value of the product or service. To put it another way, there is a ...

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Interview With . . . Brian Costin

In NISA Nation’s first post Ten Reasons NISA will be different, the first reason we mention is: "Any Community Can Have Pro Soccer".  Sure, it’s a little early in the history of this blog to be quoting ourselves but here we go: In the United States, only one top tier (“Big Five”) professional sports team is based outside of the largest 50 metropolitan areas. About 160 million people live outside of ...

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