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Jos Butler: England Has a Great Opportunity to Capture New Fans and World Cup 2019 Title

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England is hosting world cup 2019 this time, and it’s an excellent opportunity for the England team to grab the title and new fans as well. England team’s right-hand batsman Jos Butler said some lines about cricket world cup 2019 tournament. He shared that England has a great chance to capture new cricket fans around the world this summer, and it is a special feeling for them to playing in a home world cup.

He further went on about the sport that earlier in the champion trophy, it was amazing to play at the home grounds but the world cup 2019 will be more prestigious. Fans are making them unique this time, as they have many expectations from them. They know the conditions and grounds very well than others. And the team has shown brilliant performance over the past few years. Yes, they are favorite and at dominated side this time, but they can not underestimate any team. Any team can beat any team, and it will make this world cup much more memorable. The fans will see some incredible moments in next month when all the teams will clash with each other to get the title.

When Jos Butler was asked about the England team’s preparation for the world cup, he said that the team is all set to fire and they have a good captain and players combination. Till the previous world cup, there was a lot of changes in captaincy, and they did not get the desired results. This time a lot of plannings have gone into the team, which will give them better results.

He also said that this summer is the most significant opportunity for cricket in the country after a very long time. He remembered the time twenty years ago when the world cup tournament was held in England. They respect the fan’s anticipation and will enhance their love for the game as well.

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Why USL2 is the Coolest Soccer League in the USA

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Soccer continues to grow in popularity in the USA. The most obvious signs of this are in the MLS (Major League Soccer), which has expanded to 28 teams, with two more franchises scheduled to join by 2023. New teams such as LAFC, Austin FC, and Charlotte FC, who broke the MLS attendance record in their first game, have been well received by their local communities. In addition, they have helped to raise the profile of the sport with some clever branding and community engagement.

Cult following

The MLS has also picked up many new fans from abroad. The creation of fan groups, inspired by European “Ultras”, has resulted in a unique atmosphere. At first, this seemed manufactured, but it has taken on a life of its own. Many MLS teams are adopted by the local Hispanic communities, but they have also gained popularity amongst the LGBT communities, with rainbow pride flags now a regular feature in stadiums across the country.

Community spirit

However, it’s not just the Major League that has developed a cult following. In the lower leagues, there are some incredible soccer communities developing. The USL2 (United Soccer League Two) is a hotbed of cult teams, cool branding, and community spirit.

One such team is the Minneapolis City Soccer Club. The club is known as the Crows, and this is reflected in their logo, which was on a shortlist of five in a vote for the best crest in the league. Their Citizens support group are among the most loyal in the division and their groundbreaking soccer shirts are sought by collectors across the globe. The community-run club previously competed in the NPSL (National Premier Soccer League), winning the North Conference in 2018, 2019, and 2021. They stepped up to the USL2 in 2022.

A new look for West Virginia

Another new name to appear in 2021 was West Virginia United, which reached the conference playoffs. West Virginia has always lacked any major league sports teams but has a thriving college sports scene. It is also becoming a major destination for sports and casino gambling in the east of the country thanks to its five West Virginia online casinos, which offer online sports wagering. This growth in the gambling sector is expected to have a knock-on effect on the sports scene as more revenue is generated in the region. Like Minneapolis, West Virginia has also nailed their branding with a super cool logo that pays pay homage to the blue ridge mountains. The rebranding coincided with a kit deal with major sports brand Puma.

The team began life as West Virginia Chaos in 2003 before merging with the youth teams of Charleston FC and Fury Soccer Club to form West Virginia Alliance FC in 2018. They joined USL2 in 2019 and it is hoped that the latest change of name will be permanent as the club looks to provide a stable first-team environment in the fourth tier of the US soccer, as well as a development team in the USL Academy system.

Cool branding

Surprisingly, West Virginia United did not make the final shortlist for the best new crest in the USL2 poll. Nonetheless, they were up against some stiff competition, most notably, winners One Knoxville SC who made a brilliant video to show how their crest was designed.

Other teams featured in the vote were Louisiana-based Blue Goose SC, Ballard FC of Washington, and Vermont Green FC, but these teams are about more than just branding.

In the tier above (USL1), there are also some cult clubs including Forward Madison FC, the self-styled “world’s second favorite team.” They made an instant impact after launching in 2019 thanks to their smart social media work and colorful kit designs, but it is USL2 that is leading the way in the fast-growing world of cult community soccer clubs.

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