Evan Chu

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The NASL, Division I Status, and San Francisco Expansion

November 4, 2015

By: Evan Chu Since the league’s inception, the North American Soccer League closely resembled the International Hockey League of the ’80s and ’90s. Like the IHL, the NASL is a de facto minor league that have and is targeting franchises in major markets either without a big league team or is big enough to support

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Can the NASL Succeed in San Francisco? (Part 2)

August 19, 2015

By: Evan Chu In light of the recent tittle-­tattle regarding a potential NASL expansion franchise in San Francisco, I thought I’d examine the new information and bash it with a sledgehammer. http://twitter.com/EvanReam/status/633721497631240192 Hearing that the NASL is working with a group in San Francisco for future expansion, targeting a stadium site near AT&T Park (1/2) Uh-­uh, not

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Can the NASL Succeed in San Francisco?

April 6, 2015

By Evan Chu Can the NASL succeed in San Francisco? On March 17th, the San Francisco Business Times reported about two potential ownership groups interested in bringing second division soccer to the Bay Area. A day later, San Francisco City FC confirmed they have in fact made initial contact with the NASL regarding a potential

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How to Make Soccer Work in the Bay Area

March 26, 2015

By: Evan Chu Even though the Quakes are entering into their 18th season in Major League Soccer, they are still relatively unknown in the Bay Area.  Why?  How come?  How can that be changed? First, the Quakes need to increase popularity.  In order to increase popularity, they have to win.  Many people in the Bay

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