A Soccer Connection Between A.C. and England?
In the article from the Lancashire Telegraph based in the United Kingdom, it talks about Accrington Stanley wanting to join forces with a club in the Atantic City region.
Accrington Stanley an English football program in the Football League Two which is the fourth highest division in the English football system.
Matt Driver is the one who will set up the team. Driver was a former assistant coach with the New England Revolution in the MLS. He went over to England to meet up with the club’s head John Coleman and assistant Jimmy Bell.
“The way clubs are set up over there is a lot different and he is involved with a few teams, so we have talked about the possibility of an affiliation,” said Bell in the article. “It might be visa wise in terms of getting players over here, plus we might be able to send a few scholars over there. And if we could get a first-team player out of it one day, that would be great.”
Kurtz, a young and up-coming politician in Atlantic City feels this connections is very good for the city.
“Having a local soccer club with an international connection is a fantastic way to bring more attention to our city,” Kurtz said by e-mail. “Anything that maintains our edge of being ‘unique’ is great for the Atlantic City economy.”