1. Any insights into why? cheaper player fees due to scale of USYS vs US club? I thought USYS tended to be more expensive due to overhead of state associations, offices, etc. WYSL is an island (ahem monopoly) and doesn’t really care about who they card with. WYSL removed their poaching rules 1-2 years ago, which were in place for decades, I assume that came from us club soccer and not the local league, maybe that played a role?
2. There are still some teams in New York Club Soccer (formerly New York Club Soccer League, the GG league) that play in NY… I believe they are carded by US club soccer. Why would that not continue next season for that league?
PS Thanks for sharing the letter / news.
1. I have no idea if you are right, wrong, or somewhere inbetween.
2. Anyone can say they have a league. The question to ask is who is sanctioning your league. In the case of NYCSL, if it is still a league then it is sanctioned by SAY soccer and they are a 100% recreational league akin to AYSO. Teams can carry US Club passes, but why would they do that here since there is no US Club League in our area, and after both Grossman and Shilling totally [****] the USCS I doubt they would take them back or if they want to go back?
EDP is a New jersey league and they will not be allowed into ENYYSA in my opinion even though they are trying to get in. The ENYYSA member leagues do not want Grossman nor do they want to allow EDP into their house.
Grossman had everyone by the balls, and while he did rock the LIJSL, EHYSL, WYSL, and clubs in CT., he had to make a deal with EDP who were taking away te NYCSL market share forcing grossman at the midnight hour to abandon USCS our and get under the covers and snuggle up to EDP and Steve Shilling who had previously abandoned USCS a couple of years earlier.
While there is much reason to denigrate and bitch about ENYYSA they do not go out of their way to deceive or screw their member clubs and teams with these midnight soccer panty raids.