Whenever Leland Archer arrives for training at the Hibernian Training Centre, he enters the facility with a smile on his face—even when it’s cloudy or raining, which can often be the case in Scotland.
Part of that is due to his personality, but another major reason for Archer to smile is his appreciation of the opportunity at hand. Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, Archer is one of the first players to benefit from a new partnership between the Charleston Battery of the USL Championship and Scottish Premiership side Hibernian FC.
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Growing up, Landon Donovan was more interested in the ownership and operations side of soccer than actually playing. Instead of running up the score against the AI when playing video games like Madden, Donovan was more intrigued with scouting, drafting and signing players in order to build a successful virtual franchise.
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In 2016, Brett M. Johnson, principal at real estate development firm Fortuitous Partners, bought a minority stake in Arizona United SC. The soccer club was rebranded as Phoenix Rising FC later that year under new ownership led by Berke Bakay, president and CEO of Kona Grill. Continue reading “USL Expansion Centers Around Stadium-Anchored Entertainment Districts”