Scratching the Pitch is dedicated to covering lower-division soccer in the United States, where the landscape is constantly changing. We want to bring you the most interesting stories both on and off the pitch, from player profiles to match reports to expansion news and more. Discussion of American soccer starts here because American soccer news happens here.
StP has its headquarters in Dayton, OH. You will find many of the stories here are related to soccer in southwest Ohio. The USL, NPSL, PDL, and MLS all have teams within an hour drive from the home office. We feel the best way to grow the game is to support your local team(s).
The primary focus of this site, though, has always been the USL. StP has used its resources throughout the league to break stories about division sanctioning, expansion, player transfers, and more. We hope to continue to be a source for emerging USL news, as well as provide thoughtful opinion on the stories.