Welcome back to the Pyramid Ladies and Gentlemen! Big things happening in the world of soccer. Leicester City and Arsenal are level at the top of the Premier League, American players are leaving for Mexico, and MLS continues to bring in more offense then defense. And Aberdeen and only one point behind Celtic for first!
I wanted to preface this interview with an interesting note. This was almost the first live interview ever done here on the Pyramid. Over Thanksgiving, I was actually in Santa Fe and was supposed to potentially have time to sit down and interview Ron Patel face to face. That didn't happen, but we still managed to get an interview done. It's a fun interview, shedding some light on the city of Albuquerque, the history of soccer in New Mexico, and the teams 10 year plan. Check it out.
Welcome again to the Pyramid faithful readers. Got a really neat interview to share with you all this week, a special Christmas release. Thanks to everyone who voted on Twitter as to which interview would be released. This was far and away the winner of the poll.
The Milwaukee Barons are a group of soccer fans in, well, Milwaukee, looking to show there is enough support in town for a pro soccer team, whether that's USL, NASL, or something else. Pat Finn is their leader, and he graciously took the time to talk with the Pyramid about the city, and soccer's history there. Check it out, and have a Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas readers! Or Happy Holidays, whichever you prefer. This week is a short week for me, what with travels out of town Wednesday evening for Christmas, so I thought I'd get into the holiday spirit and release two interviews for everyone! This first one is a really interesting interview to have done. Two quick updates before we go further. First, American Pyramid is looking for 3 to 4 quality sponsors for 2016 to help take this site to another level. If you or someone you know would like to be a sponsor, let me know. Second, I will be writing some long form articles on all kinds of soccer related things over at The Football Experience. Check them out, solid stuff.
Now, a preface about this interview right up front. Donna Fouts is the volunteer president of the Hawaii Soccer Association. Due to her volunteer status, and the fact that she took the time to do this interview on top of those duties and the duties of her regular job, I wanted to take the time to extend a very heartfelt, 'Thank you' to Donna right up front. Soccer in Hawaii is something deeply fascinating to me, and Donna was more then willing to answer questions about the state of soccer (no pun intended. Okay, maybe a little) in the state of Hawaii.
Welcome back to the Pyramid ladies and Gentlemen! The Portland Timbers are your MLS Champions, meaning all championships in the United States have been decided. PDL Champs, KW United. NPSL Champs, NY Cosmos B. USL Champs, Rochester Rhinos. NASL Champs, NY Cosmos. US Open Cup Champs, Sporting KC. MLS Supporters Shield Winners, New York Red Bulls. MLS Cup Champs, Portland Timbers. New York state just missed out on winning every single major soccer trophy in the US this year. What a year that would have been in New York soccer history.
Now, I'm really excited to be able to share this interview with you. I've been following soccer for years, often times probably far too closely for my own good, but hey, it's how I am where I am now. Chattanooga is a team I've been watching since it's beginning, and it's been a truly fascinating journey to watch. These guys have averaged several thousand fans a game, and when they hosted the NPSL Championship game, packed the house with 18,000+ This interview with Tim Kelly was fun to do and incredibly insightful. He was even gracious enough to 7 points worth of advice for people looking to start their own teams. Check it all out after the break.