San Antonio Scorpions FC: Building a Team the Community Wants

The November 2010 Issue of the soccer magazine FourFourTwo, which featured Pelé on the cover, had an interesting article titled the The Fall and Rise of Chester FC. Thanks to the club's supporters, the now-supporter-owned team was able to successfully relaunch in 2010. 

The one section I will always remember about the Chester FC article is the small section titled How to Relaunch a Football Club in Five Easy Steps. The section can be applied to any ownership group who wishes to launch a professional soccer club in North America.

The five steps were: (1) Get the Media Onside, (2) Get Local Business Involved, (3) Get Advice from Other Clubs, (4) Get a Manger Who's in the Know and (5) Get Former Players Involved.

One club that comes to mind that has successfully followed this model are the San Antonio Scorpions FC. They are a team who will make their professional debut in 2012 when they play their first game for the North American Soccer League...

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