Targeting the Number Nine, Episode 2

Targeting the Number Nine: Episode 2 with Ron Gilmore (Cal United Strikers 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 ...

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Building the Foundation Through Opportunity and Inclusion

Building the Foundation Through Opportunity and Inclusion By: NISA Nation Staff With each passing day another voice joins in the call for an open system for American soccer. Unfortunately, in some circles there seems to a certain level of dissonance between what is being demanded and what is required to meet those demands.  What we must remember though, is while a system of meritocracy is a core component of an open system, ...

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Interview With . . . Chris Kivlehan

Turning the Tables on Chris Kivlehan By NISA Nation Staff If something is happening in the world of U.S. independent soccer, the odds are pretty good that Chris Kivlehan of Midfield Press will already have heard about it.  Chris and Midfield Press have been following NISA from the earliest days so NISA Nation wanted to catch up with him to detail how far NISA has come with less than three weeks to ...

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Why is NISA an association instead of a league?

Why is NISA an association instead of a league? By: NISA Nation Staff The term ‘association football’ comes from England’s Football Association attempts to standardize the rules governing the game in the mid-19th century.  FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, is an acronym for the French translation of International Federation of Association Football. But NISA – the National Independent Soccer Association – does not include Association as an homage to Association Football. As an association ...

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How can new clubs join NISA?

How can new clubs join NISA? By NISA Nation Staff With the introduction of the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) into the American professional soccer scene, there is a new ownership option for those interested in sports investment opportunities. As with all sanctioned U.S. based professional soccer leagues, NISA’s clubs are subject to the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) professional league standards (PLS). The Professional League Standards (if you click the link, look ...

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Greenhouses

Greenhouses By NISA Nation Staff On August 31, 2019, a ball will be kicked in a National independent Soccer Association game for the first time. With that kickoff a new association of independent soccer clubs will officially be up and running. But as NISA’s on-field launch approaches, many United States soccer fans are left to ponder what the future will hold. Professional soccer in the United States has not provided fans with the ...

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New Opportunities in Player Development

NISA: New Opportunities in Player Development By:NISA Nation Staff As the world of sports continues to develop and accelerate like the rest of society, the particular development of youth soccer players into professional soccer players has continued to advance. In particular, within the last two the three years, some of the most talked about professional soccer players are under the age of twenty-three, have commanded exponential transfer fees, and reframed the narrative ...

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Targeting the Number Nine, Episode 1

Targeting the Number Nine: NISA Nation Interview Series By: NISA Nation Staff 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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You Want Answers

You Want Answers By: NISA Nation Staff Soccer twitter can be a scary place but as the time gets closer and closer to kick-off, NISA wants to connect with fans – and knows there are lots of interested people with questions.  So on behalf of the NISA clubs, let's get some more information out there. Every week NISA Nation will select a question posed to the twitter handle @TheNISANation and answer a question ...

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Ten Reasons NISA Is Different

Ten Reasons NISA Is Different By NISA Nation Staff For a start-up to succeed, it usually comes down to two critical things: (1) Identifying a gap in the marketplace. (2) Filling that gap with a needed good or service. Whether it is unveiling a new app, opening of a new store, or launching a new professional soccer league the objective is the same. Identify that gap and fill it. With this in mind, let’s look ...

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