Down The Southern Road


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. The problem, of course, is that US soccer (much like Scottish football) isn’t really a “pyramid”. Some leagues are implied to be more prestigious than others, but without a comprehensive system by which clubs can move up (and down) clubs can never really aspire to greatness in the way they can in England(/Wales). This is compounded by the balanced franchise nature of US sports being antithetical to the more laisse-faire approach taken in Europe.

    I’d love for that to be addressed in the long term. As time passes, it stands to reason that soccer will gradually work its way into the core of US sports society as it has pretty much everywhere else in the world. Eventually the potential profit that a more interoperable approach would require will probably win through.

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