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Didn't see this bit of news anywhere on here. As mentioned below, Matthew Wolff, designer of the logos for LAFC and PSG, as well as others, is a co-founder of Vermont Green FC.

 

 

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Vermont Green FC Launches USL League Two Soccer Club

 

Today, Vermont Green Football Club, a men’s soccer club in Burlington, Vermont, announced its entry into USL League Two. The Club plans to kick off its inaugural season in May 2022 and will play home matches at the University of Vermont’s Virtue Field. By joining USL League Two, the Club fills a gap in the Vermont soccer system, giving the state’s top players the opportunity to train and compete at the highest level while maintaining their collegiate eligibility.

 

In addition to supporting the development of soccer in the state, the Club is embarking on an ambitious mission to build a club that embeds environmental justice in its competitive strategy, operational processes, and culture. The Club believes soccer can be a uniquely powerful catalyst for a more environmentally sustainable and socially just world.

 

“Vermont is a soccer state. There is a rich history of soccer in Vermont and we hope Vermont Green FC can honor and build upon that legacy,” said club co-founder Matthew Wolff.

 

“It is a dream come true to see this club come to fruition in my home state. It feels right to launch this club here. The state has a passionate soccer community, a unique Town Meeting culture, a deep connection with the natural environment, and a fondness for a good old-fashioned party. Soccer is a uniquely unifying global force for good and we see a tremendous opportunity to use the game we love to have a lot of fun while addressing some of our greatest societal challenges,” said club co-founder Keil Corey.

 

Source: https://vermontgreenfc.com/2021/10/12/vermont-green-fc-launches-usl-league-two-soccer-club/

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11 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

 

It probably will be.  Once they get an MLS and MLB team in Oakland, they will ask NBA Commish Adam Silver for an NBA team.

And they'll get it, too. Seattle + Las Vegas and shifting Minnesota to the East just makes too much sense.

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3 minutes ago, QCS said:

And they'll get it, too. Seattle + Las Vegas and shifting Minnesota to the East just makes too much sense.

 

In 2015, they had zero major league teams.  By 2025, they could have as many as 5.

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8 hours ago, GDAWG said:

In 2015, they had zero major league teams.  By 2025, they could have as many as 5.

 

In 1965, Atlanta had zero major league teams. By 1972, the city was home to MLB's Braves, the NFL's Falcons, the NPSL/NASL's Chiefs, the NBA's Hawks, and the NHL's Flames.

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2 hours ago, Brian in Boston said:

 

In 1965, Atlanta had zero major league teams. By 1972, the city was home to MLB's Braves, the NFL's Falcons, the NPSL/NASL's Chiefs, the NBA's Hawks, and the NHL's Flames.

 

Wasn't Atlanta a growing city at the time though?  

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3 hours ago, GDAWG said:

 

Wasn't Atlanta a growing city at the time though?  

Yes, but Las Vegas is growing too and at a faster and larger rate than Atlanta.  If we were basing the city having a team on population alone it would actually make more sense to move a team from Atlanta to Las Vegas. The only reason teams avoided going to Las Vegas to begin with was the whole gambling issue. Las Vegas isnt just a tourist trap city anymore.

 

                     Population

Year               Atlanta                   Las Vegas

1960             487,455                 64,405

1970             495,039                 125,787

1980            425,022                  164,674

1990            394,017                  258,295

2000           416,474                   478,434

2010           420,003                   583,756

2020           498,715                   641,903

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The Atlanta case I'd argue is a little different, in that it was in many ways simply a correction of the fact that pro-sports had barely extended outside the North East until that time period though, combined with the related fact that that wider period was, and remains, a basically unprecedented era of expansion as a whole

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On 10/13/2021 at 12:06 PM, RevNet said:

Didn't see this bit of news anywhere on here. As mentioned below, Matthew Wolff, designer of the logos for LAFC and PSG, as well as others, is a co-founder of Vermont Green FC.

 

 

 

Source: https://vermontgreenfc.com/2021/10/12/vermont-green-fc-launches-usl-league-two-soccer-club/


i think I’ve said this elsewhere but Burlington is a perfect town for lower-league soccer, especially with the knee-capping of the Lake Monsters. Test case for the grand replacement of Minor League Baseball. If memory serves, the university soccer field is even adjacent to the baseball field where the Monsters play.

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PRO has absolutely no business officiating games in MLS. What an absolute joke of an organization. In tonights game between Orlando and Cincinnati, Orlando had a goal that in the replays showed the ball bounce off the woodwork and land on the ground past the goal line. No call on the field and VAR did not intervene to stop the match for review.  Orlando at this point should have been up 2-0. Then in stoppage time near the end of the match Cincinnati was robbed of a clear penalty.  Vazquez for Cincinnati was hit in the face in the box and no call on the field.  This time VAR did intervene during the injury stoppage and after review for what clearly should have been a penalty was not awarded. Orlando went on to win 1-0 in a match that should have been 2-0 or possible 2-1.

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I'm so excited for this team. While I not be able to attend many games, having a team to support from the very start is so much fun and I'm hoping that the team can capitalize on the off-field success to build a competitive team right away.

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