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Local NYC Soccer: Grassroots, Amateur & Semi-Pro

Discussion in 'Other Football' started by Keith Putnam, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. joe

    joe Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Fantazma Senior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    So USL 2 and NPSL and UPSL have ny teams ( brookyltn Italians, cosmos for NPSL and Manhattan SC for USL 2, Astoria Knights in UPSL, i may have missed others) as they are technically, Amateur or semi pro some as some get paid per game others are college kids. to me they are top of the Amateur Pyramid leagues

    https://www.npsl.com/teams

    https://www.uslleaguetwo.com/league-teams

    https://www.upslsoccer.com/teams

    now in terms of full amateur city leagues you have two: Cosmopolitan League and the Long Island Soccer Football League. Each has lots of teams and multiple divisions. some Open cup winners in cosmopolitan league too.

    http://www.cosmosoccerleague.com/

    http://lisfl.org/
     
  3. joe

    joe Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Thanks!

    Found the following on the women's side. The parade made this way harder than it probably normally would be.
    Sky Blue FC looks like the closest NWSL team. (Rutgers)
    New York Metro Women's Soccer League (www.nywomensoccer.org) has an A and B division. Amateur league.
     
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    I recently stumbled upon an interesting site called Protagonist Soccer. It is not local or even regional to NYC but still of interest.

    https://www.protagonistsoccer.com/index

    Their tag line is "Lower Tier Soccer | Top Tier Coverage." They try to cover all of the UPSL and NPSL and regional leagues. It seems to be only men's soccer, which I suppose you could fault but it's also basically a 3-guy operation/labor of love.

    They dig up interesting storylines and highlight cool kits. Which, by the way, some of these lower league teams have much more interesting designs than anything you see in MLS or even USL.
     
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    Fantazma Senior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    yes i stumbled on them on twitter but havent really had a chance to read their content. looks interesting though for sure.

    another source for some lower league soccer is

    https://mycujoo.tv/

    they sometimes stream some NPSL/ USL 2/ UPSL games.

    EDIT: also the USASSA twitter for the NE region has info on some cups and stuff

    https://twitter.com/USASARegion1
     
  6. Keith Putnam

    Keith Putnam Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Their home field (this season, at least) is in Brooklyn. :/
    Better soccer infrastructure for Astoria now!
     
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    Fantazma Senior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    i think like 90% of the amateur teams play either in the Aviation field ( or whatever its called)/ randalls island/ or the Oval in queens (a historic field as its the last remaining "oval" in the city as there were many before)
     

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