Set Piece Analysts Podcasts: USL/NASL/TOA Situation
On Wednesday, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) announced that neither the NASL nor the USL has been approved for play as the second division of soccer in the United States, rejected the NASL petition for certification while simultaneously (functionally) revoked USL-1’s sanctioning. In a statement released by the governing body, president Sunil Gulati said there were too many “uncertainties” surrounding each league and prescribed a seven day period for the two sides to work out a compromise and appeal to the USSF. In the interim, much of North America has lost a football league.
SPA Coverage, Audio: In a series of podcasts recorded and distributed on Wednesday night, Richard Farley interviewed a number of leading figures who have been following this story (as well as our own Set Piece Analysts):
Round-table: Krishnaiyer, Quarstad, Vázquez | Krishnaiyer, as the news broke |Kristian Vázquez, on the Puerto Rico Islander-implications | Duane Rollins, on Montreal and Vancouver’s perspectives | Daniel Feuerstein, on Crystal Palace Baltimore’s view | SPA Johnathan Starling | SPA Brian Zygo