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# usl - Monday 3 June, 2019

'To have that taken away...I was annoyed and probably a little bitter': Richie Ryan on MLS anger and a new start

The former Sligo Rovers midfielder seemed set to feature in Major League Soccer with FC Cincinnati.

# usl - Sunday 31 March, 2019

'It did break my heart to leave': Steven Beattie on letting go of Leeside and his unfinished business in US

The Dub forged a special bond with Cork City and its fans but he’s excited by a new opportunity in Chattanooga.

# usl - Friday 15 March, 2019

'It won't be perfect, we know that': Jim McGuinness cautious but optimistic ahead of US management debut

The Donegal native’s Charlotte Independence take on Indy Eleven later this evening.

# usl - Sunday 10 March, 2019

All eyes on Jim McGuinness but plenty more Irish interest in US football's second tier

Dubliner Niall McCabe is aiming for a third straight championship while Richie Ryan and Paddy Barrett will also feature prominently.

# usl - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Jim McGuinness lands coup with appointment of ex-Athletic Bilbao coach as assistant

The ex-Donegal boss also gives his opinion on Marcelo Bielsa and Spygate.

# usl - Saturday 15 December, 2018

'He's somebody who knows how to get the best out of people': Jim McGuinness and fulfilling a football fantasy

After six years serving his apprenticeship, the Donegal man has got his chance in North Carolina.

# usl - Friday 7 December, 2018

All-Ireland winner Jim McGuinness takes head coach role with US second-tier side Charlotte

The Donegal man is the new boss of United Soccer League side Charlotte Independence.

# usl - Thursday 8 November, 2018

'The family treat it like I'm playing for Real Madrid and that's what it's about: making them proud of you'

Niall McCabe is out to spoil Didier Drogba’s retirement party later this evening and win a second successive USL title.

# usl - Monday 19 March, 2018

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

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

# usl - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'We've had two years living in paradise but in this business you can't get too attached'

After plenty of chaos and confusion, Tipperary’s Richie Ryan is swapping Miami for Cincinnati and still chasing the MLS dream.

# usl - Thursday 18 January, 2018

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

It’s a complicated mess with many layers.

# usl - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

The ex-Irish underage international who is building quite a coaching reputation in the US

James O’Connor has brought a USL championship to Louisville City in just his third season in charge.

# usl - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'I think I'd be working in some factory or on a building site if I was still back home'

Dubliner Niall McCabe always wanted to be a professional footballer. It took him a while but he got there in the end, just in a different way.

# usl - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

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

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

# usl - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'I wanted out of Ireland - it's been night and day compared to back home'

Former Derry City and St. Pat’s defender Shane McEleney is enjoying his new life in the Canadian capital.

# usl - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

The most acrobatic goal ever? The United Soccer League threw up a cracker last night

Woah! A flip throw-in AND a bicycle kick goal.

# usl - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'John Barnes went to one as Tina Turner...and it wasn't just fancy-dress parties sometimes'

Most-famous for his haircut, the Premier League cult hero is much more than that.

# usl - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Former St Pats' midfielder enjoys eye-catching end to his debut season in North America Man Of Steel This post contains videos

Former St Pats' midfielder enjoys eye-catching end to his debut season in North America

James Chambers has excelled in his first campaign in the United Soccer League.

# usl - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

North American league bans player for rest of season after vicious on-field assault Studs Up This post contains videos

North American league bans player for rest of season after vicious on-field assault

Romeo Parkes was playing with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds when the incident happened.

# usl - Sunday 24 April, 2016

'If I could do it all over again, I'd be on the first plane to come over'

Former League of Ireland midfielder James Chambers has been in the third tier of US soccer since the start of the year.

# usl - Thursday 28 January, 2016

St Pat's Player of the Year Chambers agrees move to the US

It’s pastures new for the midfielder as he joins Bethlehem Steel.