New ownership is a massive step for the Jacksonville Armada, but there are several more steps to take in order to ensure the long term viability of the franchise.
The Bucks are home against Southport F.C. on Saturday, July 8th. The friendly is a fantastic one for Bootle. Southport were a Conference National team last season and find themselves in Conference North for the 2017-2018 season. A difference of seven tiers on the pyramid separates the two clubs.
Football is not always a pretty sport. To be a champion, of any league, teams have to learn how to win ugly matches.
The NASL is in a precarious position as an eight team unaffiliated league. Adding an Orange County franchise is an important step towards security.
With captain and stalwart center back Aaron Pitchkolan missing, Armada head coach Mark Lowry decided it was time for not one change, but a litany of change.
Barring adult fans from an advertised, and seemingly open invitation, after-party is never a good marketing strategy. How will the Jacksonville Armada handle their mistake?
Aaron Pitchkolan will miss the Armada's Saturday match against the New York Cosmos. How will Mark Lowry's team respond to his absence?
The Jacksonville Armada looked to maintain their position atop the NASL as they hosted the upstart San Francisco Deltas. The Deltas are new boys to the NASL, and are financially backed by some of Silicon Valley's deepest pockets. However, as mother's everywhere say, "money does not buy class".