Sky Blue-Red Bull talks off, Houston tests market
[NWSL] Sky Blue FC CEO Thomas Hofstetter confirmed that talks between the NWSL and MLS's New York Red Bulls to join forces
have ended without a deal.
“Both sides were very eager to make it work," Hofstetter told reporters on Thursday, "but at the end of the day, we couldn’t get on the same
The success of the Portland Thorns FC, working under the same ownership as the MLS Timbers, had spurred talk of more NWSL-MLS partnerships.
Sky Blue has been around
since the days of WPS but was last in the NWSL in attendance in 2013.
It is expected to return to Rutgers University’s Yurcak Field, however, for the 2014 season. The club will have
a new general manager: Tony Novo, formerly of the indoor New Jersey Ironmen.
Meanwhile, MLS's Houston Dynamo is exploring the possibility of
joining the NWSL. It has launched a drive for refundable season-ticket deposits.
Up until now, the NWSL appeared set to remain at eight teams for 2014.
No comments yet.
Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena March 29, 3:06 a.m.
"From what I remember about Concacaf qualifying, it hasn't changed a whole lot in 12 years. ...
MLS Injuries: Atlanta loses Martinez 4-6 weeks March 29, 2:59 a.m.
Josef Martinez, who leads MLS with five goals in his first three games for Atlanta United, ...
Reports: Petke will be introduced as RSL head coach March 29, 2:55 a.m.
Real Salt Lake, which fired Jeff Cassar three games into his fourth season as the MLS ...
Hexagonal Matchday 4: More good results for USA March 29, 2:39 a.m.
The other two results could not have been better for the USA on Matchday 4 of ...
MLS Injuries: Lletget out 4-6 months with foot injury March 29, 2:04 a.m.
LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget went off injured Friday night just a few minutes after scoring ...
USL Moves: Rhinos add three players for season opener March 29, 2:02 a.m.
Rochester, preparing for its USL season opener on Saturday, has announced three player signings. Defenders Raymond ...
Video Pick: Jogo Bonito by Neymar, Coutinho & Marcelo March 29, 1:45 a.m.
In Brazil's 3-0 win, Neymar scored after a solo run that started 75 yards from Paraguay's ...
USA-Panama World Cup Qualifier Player Ratings March 29, 1:36 a.m.
The USA settled for one point, albeit it a valuable one, with a 1-1 tie at ...
USA-Panama: Three takeaways from big road tie March 29, 1:32 a.m.
The USA is back on track for a berth in the World Cup. It still sits ...
What They're Saying: Didier Deschamps March 28, 7:01 p.m.
"If it is verified and it is fair, why not [use VAR]? It changes our soccer ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives