Saint Louis FC Home Opener Draws Ecstatic Crowd


Despite ending its first home match in a 1–1 draw, one might have thought Saint Louis F.C. had won the USL Championship Saturday night. A truly capacity stadium went ecstatic for their home team as it christened its home turf against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, one of the most well established teams in the USL. And […]

Tax Day 2015: New Stadiums Put a Drag on the Economy


On Tax Day 2015 I thought it would be worthwhile to share a story on stadium economics. Northern Pitch has culled some economic research and applied it to the effort in the Twin Cities to build a new soccer specific stadium. The bottom line – the economic impact is never what the promoters tell you […]

Dreaming about Major League Soccer

USWNT Train at World Wide Technology Soccer Park

Congratulations to Saint Louis FC who open their Home account tonight with a sell out at the newly christened World Wide Technology Soccer Park. I provided the first coverage of the stadium name change last week when I interviewed Steve Pecher regarding the MSHSAA bid for the State Final Four. The Club was successful on […]

Julie King, Boston Breakers via Nerinx Hall


As our week of recognizing the female player wraps up, I want to point to some other stories of note. Julie King opens her third season with the Boston Breakers next Saturday, when they travel to Portland to face the Thorns. She was re-signed less than a month following the end of the last season […]

Chicago Red Stars and FC Kansas City at Lou Fusz Soccer April 4th

Haley Albert (IA State/Eureka) heads vs Mizzou at Showcase, 2014

The Parkway College Showcase will feature several College games Friday evening AND a pair of National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) teams on Saturday morning. In addition to bringing some interesting games for High School players to enjoy, it also means College Coaches are on site recruiting your games. I hope you’ve let them know when […]

Chicago Red Stars filled with Potential World Cup players


Jacqui Porter is offering weekly reports on Women’s Soccer leading up to the Women’s World Cup, with a look at players and teams in the National Women’s Soccer League as a key part of that effort. She begins with a look at the Chicago Red Stars, who have a pair of St. Louis natives on […]

Tommy Heinemann Opens PreSeason with Ottawa Fury FC


All signs point to a fierce competition for playing time this year between returning Ottawa Fury FC striker Tommy Heinemann and newcomer Andrew Wiedeman. Both have Major League Soccer backgrounds and a nose for goals and will be looking to play significant roles with the club this year. But by the sounds of it, the […]

Saint Louis FC Succumb to Roughnecks

Tulsa Roughnecks win 2-0 at Saint Louis FC in exhibition

Saint Louis FC fell 0-2 to the Tulsa Roughnecks Saturday night despite dominating statistically. The game-winner was scored in the 32nd when a Tulsa square ball into the box was deflected into the net by STLFC midfielder Parker Maher. It came following an apparent handball. There was no whistle but several STLFC players spent their […]

Saint Louis FC Opens Home Account Tonight


While merely an exhibition against the Tulsa Roughnecks, our second closest USL opponent yet not an Eastern Conference foe, tonight Saint Louis FC will have their first of two opportunities to measure the Soccer Park’s preparations for the return of professional soccer to St. Louis. The event is sold out although I’m guessing at less […]

Houston Dynamo Open vs Crew Saturday

2014-08-30 Dynamo extend Sporting losing streak with 3-1 win

The Houston Dynamo, a team that includes four St. Louis natives, will open the season Saturday at 7:30pm when they host the Columbus Crew. Davis is now the longest-tenured active player in MLS this year, starting his 10th season with Houston. What: Houston Dynamo host Columbus Crew Where: BBVA Compass Stadium When: Saturday 7:30 pm […]