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#226143 - 01/12/07 07:26 AM St. Louis playing both 'sides'
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Cooper vows area will have pro soccer in \'08

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"We're going to play pro soccer in St. Louis in 2008 no matter what,'' he said. "We're working hard to get a proper stadium and get the league to have a reasonable number for the expansion fee. At the same time, we're working with the USL (United Soccer Leagues) Division I and youth organizations and trying to put that together."
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#226144 - 01/13/07 12:32 PM Re: St. Louis playing both 'sides'
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well he needs to decide...

Does he want a corporate money loser, or a business of grassroots soccer?
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#226145 - 01/14/07 09:46 PM Re: St. Louis playing both 'sides'
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Hey, I think that it is smart move. If MLS doesn't work out then aim for the USLD1. The problem is that if MLS comes knocking in 2010 then the USL side is finished, no chance lance that they survive.
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#226146 - 11/19/08 07:18 AM Re: St. Louis playing both 'sides'
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#282104 - 06/23/12 08:37 PM NASL WANTS TEAM IN ST. LOUIS BY 2014 [Re: jredknapp11]
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Get ready, soccer fans. Men’s pro soccer may return to St. Louis soon.

David Downs, the commissioner of the North American Soccer League, told soccermadeinstlouis.com this morning:

“The NASL is currently seeking a qualified owner to enter a team representing St. Louis into our league, and would hope to have an agreement in place in time for the 2014 season. We strongly believe that the size of the city, coupled with
its passion and history for the sport, makes it a perfect location for a successful NASL team.”


http://www.soccermadeinstlouis.com/Socce...is_by_2014.html

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#282105 - 06/23/12 09:41 PM Re: NASL WANTS TEAM IN ST. LOUIS BY 2014 [Re: EPJr]
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Lets just hope when St. Louis rejoins D2 soccer all their players bring their player passes to their first match.
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#284382 - 10/26/12 09:16 AM Re: NASL WANTS TEAM IN ST. LOUIS BY 2014 [Re: Soccer Boy]
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St. Louis joins race for an MLS expansion club


Lodging Hospitality Management -- a company owned by St. Louis Rams, Colorado Rapids and Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke -- on Thursday closed a $20 million purchase of the historic St. Louis Union Station complex on the southwestern edge of downtown. The group has big plans for the complex and has hired ICON Venue Group to explore how and where to build a 20,000-seat soccer-specific venue a block from the St. Louis Blues’ Scottrade Center and about a mile west of the Cardinals’ Busch Stadium.

http://aol.sportingnews.com/soccer/story/2012-10-11/st-louis-joins-race-for-an-mls-expansion-club

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2012/10/union_station_soccer_stadium.php?page=2

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#296906 - 02/27/14 10:44 PM Re: NASL WANTS TEAM IN ST. LOUIS BY 2014 [Re: EPJr]
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USL Pro team in St. Louis?
MISL's Ambush, PDL's Lions working on it



Friday, September 13, 2013

If all goes well, the next step on the long road to Major League Soccer in St. Louis will be a United Soccer Leagues Pro outdoor soccer franchise in St. Louis for the 2014 season.

Andrew Haines, principal owner of the St. Louis Ambush in the USL’s Major Indoor Soccer League, and Tony Glavin, owner of St. Louis Lions in the USL’s Premier Development League, are working together to start a USL Pro team in St. Louis. Although they have not formally applied for ownership, they are optimistic about having a team in operation in 2014. The USL declined to comment.

The team would become part of a year-round soccer operation with the Ambush. The Ambush begin their first season in November. The Ambush-USL Pro teams would share the front office, and perhaps some players.


Training would start in February or March for the opening of the regular season in April. Glavin will be head coach, and will work together with Ambush head coach Daryl Doran on players who would be candidates to play on both teams. The Lions will continue in St. Louis under Glavin’s ownership but under a new head coach. The USL Pro and Lions teams will train at the Tony Glavin Soccer Complex, which also is headquarters for Glavin’s youth soccer organization.

Home matches probably will be played at Lindenwood University’s Harlen C. Hunter Stadium in St. Charles, Glavin said. The stadium’s capacity is about 7,500. The playing surface is Enviroturf. Lindenwood is considered a temporary home. “Our long-term goal is to build a permanent stadium,” Glavin said.

http://www.soccermadeinstlouis.com/Socce...king_on_it.html


St. Louis duo seeking USL PRO expansion club,
with long-term goal of MLS entry



Two prominent figures on the St. Louis soccer scene want to bring a professional outdoor team back to the city, The Riverfront Times reported on Tuesday, and a place in MLS is their ultimate goal.

Tony Glavin, who owns and coaches the St. Louis Lions PDL team, and Andrew Haines, owner of the St. Louis Ambush indoor team, told RFT that they have begun the process of founding a USL PRO club with an eye towards a 2015 debut.

The duo launched a new website (http://stlprosoccer.com/) to gauge local interest by requesting contact info and ticketing preferences from would-be fans, and they make no secret of their long-term goal: following in the footsteps of the five former USL clubs who have moved up to MLS.

"We felt the timing was right," Glavin said. "This has always been my goal. I think the area has been crying out for something … St. Louis has a rich history in soccer. We want to capture that.

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/20...-goal-mls-entry

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#296913 - 02/27/14 10:57 PM Re: NASL WANTS TEAM IN ST. LOUIS BY 2014 [Re: EPJr]
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I saw the St. Louis Ambush in action last week in KC and they were beyond pathetic. If St. Louis does get a new outdoor pro team, I hope they have 11 players on the pitch when they start their first match.
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#296918 - 02/28/14 06:57 AM Re: NASL WANTS TEAM IN ST. LOUIS BY 2014 [Re: Soccer Boy]
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I wouldn't be too concerned that the current indoor Ambush team would automatically parlay into a below average outdoor team in a different league. In addition, I see that Daryl Doran is returning as coach next season.
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