ISC Statement on USL’s attempted move of Sacramento Republic vs Swope Park Rangers

It’s playoff time in USL which should be a time for supporters and players to relish in the achievements of their club throughout the season and the chance to host games as they chase the Championship. However, this week, USL league officials created a great deal of confusion for all involved with both Sacramento Republic […]

#SaveTheCrew – ISC Statement

In today’s sports landscape, affluent franchise owners using the threat of moving a team to another market has become an all too well-known bargaining tactic. We have seen this play out time after time. Unfortunately, the fans and municipalities that have supported franchises are the ones hurt. Sadly, this epidemic in sports has now shown […]

The Independent Supporters Council stands with the Vancouver Southsiders in wake of US Travel Ban.

The Independent Supporters Council (ISC) stands with the actions of the Vancouver Southsiders soccer supporters group (*1) to limit their organized supporter travel and calls on all ISC affiliated groups to exercise a similar abundance of caution in protecting their members.   On January 27th 2017, the United States government announced the executive order titled […]

Independent Supporters Council Calls for Hypocritical, Unfair and Arbitrary Sanctions in MLS to End

  Recently Major League Soccer has taken harsh steps against DC United’s supporters group the District Ultras and targeted Matt Parsons, an active leader of the District Ultras. The details of the punishment are widely available. Mr. Parsons lit a smoke device under a two lane car overpass in a march from the tailgating area […]

ISC Creates Wooden Spoon Award

The Independent Supporters Council of North America announced today on the eve of first kick the creation of a new trophy to complement the Supporters Shield which the ISC manages. The Wooden Spoon trophy will be awarded to the team, and associated supporters groups, with the lowest point total at the end of the regular season. […]

Independent Supporters Council Holds 8th Annual Independent Supporters Conference

CHICAGO, IL (22 February, 2016) The Independent Supporters Council of North America converged on Chicago, Illinois for the annual Independent Supporters Conference. Leadership from virtually every supporters group in MLS and many from NASL and USL descended on Chicago with much to discuss. The conference has served supporters groups in the past as a way […]

Independent Supporters Council Stands With Triangle Soccer Fanatics

May 27, 2015 – The Independent Supporters Council of North America wishes to voice our support of the Triangle Soccer Fanatics call for local ownership of the Carolina Railhawks. Following the indictments of Traffic Sports Aaron Davidson and the admission of guilt by José Hawilla in the latest FIFA scandal the leadership of the ISC […]

Open Letter to Don Garber and Mark Abbot Calling for an Immediate Removal of ACB Sanctions

To: Commissioner Don Garber, Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbot From: Independent Supporters Council of North America Re: Sanctions on the Angel City Brigade Supporters Group ——————————————————————————————————— Dear Don Garber and Mark Abbott, We would like to congratulate you on negotiating a successful new collective bargaining agreement with the MLS players association. We are all excited to […]

Independent Supporters Council Stands With Major League Soccer Players Association

Call on All Fans to Attend Their Scheduled “Game” This Weekend Anyway In Event of Strike The Independent Supporters Council of North America and its associated members would like to make it clear that they are in complete support of the Major League Soccer Players Union. Members of the ISC constitute the vast majority of […]

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Supporters Groups From Across North America Hold 7th Annual Independent Supporters Conference

DENVER, CO (13 February, 2015) – The Independent Supporters Council of North America continued the tradition of setting aside rivalries for the weekend to confer in Denver, Colorado for the annual Independent Supporters Conference. The Independent Supporters Council promotes soccer fan culture in North America, and actively works to defend the rights of the sport’s supporters. Leadership from supporters […]