Of course I have takes on US Soccer granting provisional Division 2 status to both NASL and USL. I’m not going to unpack them now, though. Instead, I’m going to post a nice wide sampling of the fun happening on Soccer Twitter tonight.
Let’s begin before the party. I’ll admit I missed this one when it was fresh.
Based only on vague tweets, my guess is that US Soccer is going with co-D2s #nasl #usl— Ben Bromley (@BRUBromley) January 7, 2017
Then there is this bit of genius. #PinkySwear
USSF has granted provisional Division II status to BOTH the #NASL & #USL. Both leagues have 2017 to get houses in order. #USSF pinky swears.— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) January 7, 2017
Ryan Richter got to play for both leagues in 2016, so this is interesting.
Reserve teams D3. Independent teams combine for a good D2. Don't know how I came up with this plan @USL @naslofficial @ussoccer— Ryan Richter (@SHAQALDINHO) January 7, 2017
Everyone enjoys a good beverage and giving credit where credit’s due.
Seriously #NASL fans owe @PeterWilt1 when they see him next time. Pending some #NYCosmos news we'll have this waiting in NY in the Spring pic.twitter.com/pPSMJeZVDz— Ewoks 4 Cosmos (@Ewoks4Cosmos) January 7, 2017
Some creativity here.
I'll take "Reasons no one takes American soccer seriously" for $1,000, Alex. Oh congrats! You've hit the daily double...just like D II.— Sarah Kuklish (@sekuklish) January 7, 2017
LEAKED FOOTAGE of USSF trying to decide who gets D2 pic.twitter.com/Aw6zJx0Znv— Dion Degennaro (@TheDukeNGS) January 7, 2017
These two are smart.
Think the most understated element in that USSF release is that while the USL CEO is quoted, an NASL owner is - not the commissioner.— Ian Thomas (@byIanThomas) January 7, 2017
Also think it's interesting that an NASL owner currently angling towards MLS expansion is the one showcased as leading the charge— Ian Thomas (@byIanThomas) January 7, 2017
Whoops, how’d this get here?
tacos are always right— Tacos (@TWEETLlKEATACO) January 7, 2017
A little self-deprecation never hurt anyone.
May we be the first to congratulate @SaintLouisFC on their promotion. Great job everyone. Helluva season. pic.twitter.com/ZPfbDClM3J— St.Louligans (@StLouligans) January 7, 2017
I'm happy because nobody in #NASL and #USL lost their jobs tonight. So I applaud #ussf for that.We can opine and bicker but that's important— Nipun ⚽️ ⚗️ (@NipunChopra7) January 7, 2017
Yes. A million times yes!
oh there had better be a div 2 championship game between the NASL & USL champs. The USSF Super Cup. The Dysfunctional Community Shield— alec (@alecwilliams) January 7, 2017
I really don't care what becomes of #NASL . #USSF should've put a D3 bullet in them just to snuff the pro rel tinfoil loonies.— Z_is_Binary (@Z_is_Binary) January 7, 2017
But speaking of (oh yeah, I’m going there):
In short, both NASL and USL remain minor leagues whose respective champions are denied the opportunity to progress via sporting merit. https://t.co/XwDYHWwJfp— TheSoccerObserver (@SoccerObserver) January 7, 2017
Stop, I’m crying!
Congrats on your promotion https://t.co/j8rCvzsaPR— Minneapolis City SC (@mplscitysc) January 7, 2017
Real questions: 1. Who is in charge of the NASL? 2. Which teams are still in the NASL? 3. How are reserve teams with 0 attendance in D2?— CTProSoccer (@CTProSoccer) January 7, 2017
So #USSF grants Div 2 status to #NASL #USL and majority rejoices, but let's be honest, this isn't ground for a merger, just a battle royale— Allan Gorman (@allangorman) January 7, 2017
I’ll buy tickets.
@davisjsn @JamesStarritt NASL and USL are like Carrie and Mr. Big. Just get back together and let them make two awful movies about it.— K B (@kjbert) January 7, 2017
And the creeptastic image of the day goes to...
Fin del novelón, USA tendrá dos Segundas Divisiones: #NASL y #USL https://t.co/KNAO1z0WdH pic.twitter.com/wmDu3lgabJ— AS USA (@US_diarioas) January 7, 2017
Last, but certainly not least: Happy Holidays.
Nothing stopping NASL from aiming for D1 status now. And if NASL aims for D1, USL is free to apply for D1 status as well.— Twi††ered Out Deacon (@TheSoccerDcn) January 7, 2017
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