Dayton Dynamo FC Retain Christian Johnson

An integral part of the Dayton Dynamo FC back line will be returning in 2017. The club announced on Monday that Christian Johnson has agreed to return for the upcoming NPSL season. The Dynamo did not take to the pitch last year without Johnson. The Hamilton, OH native appeared in every match. Johnson started his…

NPSL Continues to Grow

Expansion continues at a torrid pace in the NPSL. When Scratching the Pitch last reported on the addition of teams, 15 had been added. In the last month, another 8 clubs have elected to join one of the largest amateur leagues in the country. The most recent slate of NPSL expansion teams stretches across the…

USL Gets Facelift in Orange County

Since being eliminated from the USL playoffs in October, the franchise in Orange County embarked on a new season, a season of change. First came the announcement that the club had been purchased by Southern California businessman James Keston, who also serves as President. Then came the affiliation with MLS’s LAFC. Next was the appointment of…

Peaceful Transition of Power at Cincinnati Dutch Lions

The Cincinnati Dutch Lions have made changes to the top of their organizational structure ahead of their fourth season in the Premier Development League. Local businessmen Hans Philippo and Robert Rack have joined the ownership group. Sid van Druenen has been named as the club’s technical director. Philippo, owner of Holland Roofing Inc. and other companies,…

Mowery Rejoins Dayton Dynamo FC

The announced Dayton Dynamo FC roster grew to four players on Thursday, when the team revealed that Peyton Mowery would be returning for the 2017 NPSL season. Mowery, a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati, joined the Dynamo late last season and appeared in a handful of friendlies. Mowery has appeared in 35 matches for…

Louisville City FC Finds 2017 Broadcast Partner

On Tuesday, Louisville City FC announced a broadcast partnership for the 2017 season with iHeartMedia. Home AND away matches, including pre-game and post-game content, will be broadcast to radios in Louisville and surrounding regions. According to a press release issued by the club, this is the first full-season media rights agreement for Louisville City. The…

Two Additions to Dynamo FC Roster

A pair of sophomores from universities in Ohio will be joining Dayton Dynamo FC for the 2017 NPSL season according to press releases from the club. Defender Eric Hutton is returning for his second season with Dynamo FC. Midfielder Tate Robertson arrives at the club after spending last offseason with Columbus Crew SC U23s. These…

2017 MLS SuperDraft Should Provide Talent for USL

MLS conducted the first two rounds of its 2017 SuperDraft in Los Angeles on Friday, and the final two rounds will take place via teleconference on Tuesday. This means soccer fans across North America are getting their first introductions to players that will be filling out USL rosters next season. Yes, USL rosters. If 2017 resembles 2016,…

Dayton Dynamo FC Sign Pinto

Dayton Dynamo FC has announced its first signing of a new player for the 2017 NPSL season. Paulo Pinto, a goalkeeper hailing from Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, becomes the first addition to the roster ahead of the club’s move to Roger Glass Stadium. Additional roster moves will be made public in the coming weeks. Pinto…

USL Announces 2017 Conference Alignment

A sign that the dust is beginning to settle after USSF elected to provisionally sanction the USL as a D2 professional league in 2017 is the official announcement of the USL conference alignment for the upcoming season. The league will comprise 30 teams, split equally between Eastern and Western Conferences. The Mississippi River will essentially serve as…