It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in mid-June in the central Appalachian Mountains. Today in the hills in the upper northeastern-most corner of Tennessee, the town of Bristol is playing host to a PDL (Premiere Development League) match between the West Virginia Chaos and the Charlotte Eagles.
The PDL is the top-level men’s amateur soccer league in the United States and is sponsored by the USL (United Soccer League). The league consists of 63 teams in 10 divisions spread out over the US and Canada. Today there are 19 PDL games taking place.