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# nasl - Sunday 5 April, 2020

George and Me: 'I owe him a great deal and couldn't pay him back over two lifetimes'
# Best Pals
# Best Pals

George and Me: 'I owe him a great deal and couldn't pay him back over two lifetimes'

Apr 5th 2020, 9:45 PM 58,100 Views 14 Comments

Bobby McAlinden first met George Best when they were both fifteen. They became team-mates, business partners and lifelong friends.

# nasl - Thursday 28 February, 2019

'I was an apprentice down the shipyard so it was just a privilege to be on the same field': Cruyff and the Irishman
# Rock 'n' Roll Soccer
# Rock 'n' Roll Soccer

'I was an apprentice down the shipyard so it was just a privilege to be on the same field': Cruyff and the Irishman

Feb 28th 2019, 10:36 PM 22,248 Views 2 Comments

How Bill Irwin from the Ards Peninsula in County Down ended up playing with and against football’s biggest stars.

# nasl - Monday 19 March, 2018

'I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and who knows what can happen over here?'
# Arizona Cardinal
# Arizona Cardinal

'I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and who knows what can happen over here?'

Mar 19th 2018, 6:17 PM 11,138 Views 4 Comments

Lee J Lynch has swapped Shannonside for the US and is hoping to put himself in the shop window.

# nasl - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'A shambles - nobody has thought about the players': Irish contingent caught up in US chaos
# Mayhem
# Mayhem

'A shambles - nobody has thought about the players': Irish contingent caught up in US chaos

Jan 18th 2018, 9:34 PM 44,744 Views 20 Comments

It’s a complicated mess with many layers.

'Bizarre news!' - Former League of Ireland star Zayed a free agent after leaving US club
# On The Move
# On The Move

'Bizarre news!' - Former League of Ireland star Zayed a free agent after leaving US club

Jan 18th 2018, 4:17 PM 9,816 Views 2 Comments

The United Soccer League outfit Indy Eleven have parted ways with the ex-Drogheda, Derry City and Shamrock Rovers striker.

# nasl - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

History-makers and title favourites, the move to Miami proving fruitful for Tipp's Richie Ryan
# Florida Key
# Florida Key

History-makers and title favourites, the move to Miami proving fruitful for Tipp's Richie Ryan

Oct 31st 2017, 7:21 PM 7,465 Views 1 Comment

The former Sligo Rovers midfielder is closing in on another Championship final appearance in the US.

# nasl - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Irish players caught up in confusion and uncertainty regarding North American lower leagues
# Rocky Road
# Rocky Road

Irish players caught up in confusion and uncertainty regarding North American lower leagues

Sep 20th 2017, 6:16 PM 7,543 Views 2 Comments

The future of the NASL is up in the air and that’s bad news for everyone involved.

# nasl - Friday 4 August, 2017

'It’s nice to be able to say to my girlfriend ‘listen, let’s head out to Florida for a year-and-a-half''
# Killer
# Killer

'It’s nice to be able to say to my girlfriend ‘listen, let’s head out to Florida for a year-and-a-half''

Aug 4th 2017, 7:00 AM 10,961 Views 5 Comments

Ex-Dundalk striker Ciaran Kilduff says the opportunity to join Jacksonville Armada was too good to turn down a second time.

# nasl - Sunday 9 July, 2017

With Alessandro Nesta in charge, former League of Ireland star Richie Ryan tastes success in Miami
# Florida Key
# Florida Key

With Alessandro Nesta in charge, former League of Ireland star Richie Ryan tastes success in Miami

Jul 9th 2017, 6:22 PM 7,282 Views 2 Comments

The ex-Sligo Rovers midfielder has had quite the adventure since making the move to North America.

# nasl - Monday 12 December, 2016

Chaos in the lower tiers of North American football and Irish players are caught up in it
# Leagues Apart
# Leagues Apart

Chaos in the lower tiers of North American football and Irish players are caught up in it

Dec 12th 2016, 11:00 PM 36,831 Views 9 Comments

The NASL is on the brink of collapse and its future remains unclear.

# nasl - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'All you can do is keep going': Cork's Colin Falvey on his tough slog being rewarded in US
# Indie Hit
# Indie Hit

'All you can do is keep going': Cork's Colin Falvey on his tough slog being rewarded in US

Nov 13th 2016, 1:00 PM 16,804 Views 3 Comments

The defender leads Indy Eleven out in the NASL final against New York Cosmos later today.

# nasl - Friday 11 November, 2016

Former League of Ireland striker rewarded for magnificent season in US and named in Best XI
# Amen
# Amen

Former League of Ireland striker rewarded for magnificent season in US and named in Best XI

Nov 11th 2016, 8:31 PM 10,501 Views 3 Comments

Eamon Zayed has been included alongside Joe Cole in the NASL’s Team of the Year.

# nasl - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Forget MLS - the second tier of football in North America is seeing benefit of familiar names
# Blasts From The Past
# Blasts From The Past

Forget MLS - the second tier of football in North America is seeing benefit of familiar names

Aug 23rd 2016, 6:23 PM 10,848 Views 7 Comments

The likes of Joe Cole and former Juventus striker Amauri have rediscovered their form in the US.

# nasl - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

American dream continues for ex-League of Ireland attacker with more personal accolades
# Indy Hit
# Indy Hit

American dream continues for ex-League of Ireland attacker with more personal accolades

Aug 10th 2016, 3:52 PM 6,676 Views 11 Comments

Eamon Zayed can’t stop scoring for Indy Eleven of the North American Soccer League.

# nasl - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Joe Cole's latest goal in the US was a stunning bicycle kick
# No Show Like A Joe Show
# No Show Like A Joe Show

Joe Cole's latest goal in the US was a stunning bicycle kick

Jul 17th 2016, 10:48 AM 11,803 Views 6 Comments

The former Chelsea and Liverpool playmaker is plying his trade with Tampa Bay Rowdies nowadays.

# nasl - Thursday 30 June, 2016

'It's only the beginning': Former League of Ireland striker rewarded for superb form in America
# Indy Hit
# Indy Hit

'It's only the beginning': Former League of Ireland striker rewarded for superb form in America

Jun 30th 2016, 7:14 PM 10,210 Views 2 Comments

Eamon Zayed has been voted as the NASL’s Player of the Month for June.

# nasl - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Former League of Ireland star nets hat-trick as his remarkable American dream continues
# Indy Hit
# Indy Hit

Former League of Ireland star nets hat-trick as his remarkable American dream continues

Jun 12th 2016, 2:00 PM 11,176 Views 6 Comments

Eamon Zayed is in his first season with Indy Eleven of the North American Soccer League.

# nasl - Sunday 22 May, 2016

The Irish influence is proving crucial in the second tier of North American soccer
# Dynamic Duo
# Dynamic Duo

The Irish influence is proving crucial in the second tier of North American soccer

May 22nd 2016, 3:44 PM 7,174 Views 0 Comments

Colin Falvey and Eamon Zayed have been integral to Indy Eleven’s impressive start to the season.

'I closed the door, turned to the missus and said 'What the f**k has just happened?''
# Once In A Lifetime
# Once In A Lifetime

'I closed the door, turned to the missus and said 'What the f**k has just happened?''

May 22nd 2016, 8:00 AM 90,707 Views 18 Comments

Richie Ryan has just signed a lucrative and life-changing deal in North American soccer.

# nasl - Friday 13 May, 2016

Former Sligo Rovers star Richie Ryan is heading for Miami in a massively-lucrative deal
# Tipp Top
# Tipp Top

Former Sligo Rovers star Richie Ryan is heading for Miami in a massively-lucrative deal

May 13th 2016, 12:43 PM 11,399 Views 4 Comments

The midfielder is linking up with legendary former Italian star Alessandro Nesta, who is in charge of the struggling NASL franchise.

# nasl - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

'I’m not coming for an extended holiday,' says Joe Cole as he jets off to play in America
# American Dream
# American Dream

'I’m not coming for an extended holiday,' says Joe Cole as he jets off to play in America

May 4th 2016, 4:46 PM 7,752 Views 6 Comments

Joe Cole and Freddy Adu, together at last at the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

# nasl - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

A pair of former League of Ireland players have made the grade in America this week
# Stars And Stripes
# Stars And Stripes

A pair of former League of Ireland players have made the grade in America this week

Apr 20th 2016, 4:34 PM 5,674 Views 2 Comments

Eamon Zayed’s dramatic brace didn’t go unnoticed while an ex-Sligo Rovers player also came in for utmost praise.

# nasl - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Former League of Ireland star Eamon Zayed living the American dream after dramatic brace
# Irish Influence
# Irish Influence

Former League of Ireland star Eamon Zayed living the American dream after dramatic brace

Apr 17th 2016, 9:32 PM 14,297 Views 7 Comments

The ex-Bray Wanderers, Drogheda and Derry City striker is now with Indy Eleven of the North American Soccer League.

# nasl - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Plenty of Irish interest as North American Soccer League gears up for new season
# Faraway Hills
# Faraway Hills

Plenty of Irish interest as North American Soccer League gears up for new season

Apr 2nd 2016, 8:00 AM 5,723 Views 7 Comments

Richie Ryan and Colin Falvey came so close to the championship in 2015 but both players are now at different clubs.

# nasl - Friday 1 April, 2016

Plenty of stardust as North American Soccer League returns for new season
# Familiar Faces
# Familiar Faces

Plenty of stardust as North American Soccer League returns for new season

Apr 1st 2016, 11:00 PM 9,133 Views 1 Comment

Paolo Maldini is part-owner of Miami FC while Alessandro Nesta is the club’s manager.

# nasl - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

North American adventure continues for Richie Ryan as he swaps Canada for Florida
# Get Rich Quick
# Get Rich Quick

North American adventure continues for Richie Ryan as he swaps Canada for Florida

Dec 16th 2015, 4:55 PM 7,726 Views 2 Comments

The former League of Ireland man is off to Jacksonville.

# nasl - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

'He hugged me, kissed me on the cheek and said 'Ken, it's great to see you''
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

'He hugged me, kissed me on the cheek and said 'Ken, it's great to see you''

Nov 25th 2015, 7:30 AM 21,064 Views 17 Comments

Former Irish underage international Ken Fogarty played alongside and against George Best during the glory days of the NASL.

# nasl - Monday 16 November, 2015

Despair for Irish duo as Spanish icon Raul enjoys fairytale ending to illustrious career
# Bittersweet
# Bittersweet

Despair for Irish duo as Spanish icon Raul enjoys fairytale ending to illustrious career

Nov 16th 2015, 11:28 AM 8,615 Views 0 Comments

Richie Ryan and Colin Falvey were part of the Ottawa Fury side that suffered defeat to the New York Cosmos.

# nasl - Sunday 15 November, 2015

This George Best-esque Wrexham AFC goal from the lower leagues has just made our Sunday
# Filthy
# Filthy

This George Best-esque Wrexham AFC goal from the lower leagues has just made our Sunday

Nov 15th 2015, 5:07 PM 8,659 Views 3 Comments

Dom Vose slalomed his way past half of the Gateshead team before firing to the net.

'I was constantly called a 5-a-side footballer because I wanted to keep possession of the ball'
# Journey
# Journey

'I was constantly called a 5-a-side footballer because I wanted to keep possession of the ball'

Nov 15th 2015, 10:44 AM 16,841 Views 7 Comments

Tipperary’s Richie Ryan captains the Ottawa Fury in the North American Soccer League championship final later today.

# nasl - Sunday 8 November, 2015

It's a big day for two Irish footballers plying their trade in North America
# Journey
# Journey

It's a big day for two Irish footballers plying their trade in North America

Nov 8th 2015, 1:54 PM 8,062 Views 2 Comments

Richie Ryan and Colin Falvey are preparing for a championship semi-final.

# nasl - Friday 23 October, 2015

It's been a pretty special week for a pair of Canada-based Irish footballers
# Eh Grade
# Eh Grade

It's been a pretty special week for a pair of Canada-based Irish footballers

Oct 23rd 2015, 6:22 PM 7,824 Views 1 Comment

Richie Ryan and Colin Falvey are now NASL Fall champions for 2015 but have their eyes on a bigger prize.

# nasl - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Two Irishmen are at the centre of remarkable turnaround in North American soccer circles
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Two Irishmen are at the centre of remarkable turnaround in North American soccer circles

Sep 23rd 2015, 12:24 PM 8,001 Views 3 Comments

Richie Ryan and Colin Falvey are crucial to the Ottawa Fury’s reversal of fortunes.

# nasl - Sunday 5 April, 2015

This Spanish legend made his debut for the iconic New York Cosmos last night
# New Chapter
# New Chapter

This Spanish legend made his debut for the iconic New York Cosmos last night

Apr 5th 2015, 10:00 PM 7,680 Views 1 Comment

Despite almost grabbing a first-half goal, Raul lasted just 53 minutes after reportedly tweaking his hamstring.

# nasl - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Remember Caleb Folan? He's just signed for a club in Burma
# Have Boots Will Travel
# Have Boots Will Travel

Remember Caleb Folan? He's just signed for a club in Burma

Dec 17th 2014, 11:37 AM 6,715 Views 6 Comments

The former Republic of Ireland international has bounced from one country to the next in recent years.

# nasl - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Is Kim Kardashian set to become part-owner of a football club?
# Break The Internet
# Break The Internet

Is Kim Kardashian set to become part-owner of a football club?

Dec 11th 2014, 3:37 PM 9,248 Views 12 Comments

Reality TV star reported to be part of the ownership group behind a new LA franchise.