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Structure vs separation

As FC Fargo, we set ourselves up as a partner to all the local youth soccer clubs, rather than just a senior team for one.
When Dakota Fusion were founded a year later, they took the more direct route of affiliation with Tri-City Storm, including even their color scheme.
Nonetheless, Fusion and FCF are/were geographically distant from anything like a pipeline for a league like NPSL where amateur status doesn't just mean "not yet in college" (see Fargo Force for a model of the latter).

The clubs in the Twin Cities metro, on the other hand, have all partnered up with teams from the local amateur MASL structure. Two are direct relatives (Stegmans/Mpls City and VSLT squared) and the TwinStars have joined them in affiliating to Fire SC.

City have also consciously promoted the ideal of local players on their locally owned club, whereas the Fusion are thus far a melting pot of varied roots.

I have no info on Med City or Sioux Falls.

It will be interesting to see if Fargo's North of Normal isolation is glorious, or ignominious.


Stay Frosty,
Tim