1904 FC Opening Day Delayed

January 7, 2018

Sources close to the North American Soccer League (NASL) claim that the league plans to open the 2018 season in August instead of March as they await the results of an appeal against US Soccer. The appeal, spearheaded by Miami FC, challenges US Soccer’s decision to revoke the NASL’s second-division status. The 2018 season is likely to follow the schedule of major leagues around the world, beginning in August and…


Recap of the 1904 FC Closed Door Practice

December 17, 2017

East Village Times were invited on the behalf of 1904 FC and their general manager Alex Gontran to attend their closed-door team event this Saturday. I was there to watch the team play a friendly scrimmage, as majority owner and international player Demba Ba (who has played for teams such as Chelsea and Newcastle United) attended the event, alongside Gontran and their technical staff to evaluate their players and construct…


1904 Monthly Review: Thanksgiving-Sized Helpings of Good and Bad in November

December 5, 2017

There is no one-word description of how November went for 1904 FC. Still yet to sign their first player, the club finds itself in the midst of drama that could determine the future of the North American Soccer League. November saw three teams depart the NASL, two of which – FC Edmonton and recently crowned champions San Francisco Deltas – ceased operations entirely. The third team, North Carolina FC, will…


1904 FC’s Community-First Approach Benefits US Soccer as a Whole

November 7, 2017

  On October 10th, the US Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Fingers were pointed everywhere; players, coaches, US Soccer higher-ups – including President Sunil Gulati – and even player development academies. On October 16th, news broke of Columbus Crew FC, one of the founding members of Major League Soccer (MLS), possibly relocating to Austin, Texas. In comparison to major…