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The NASL is back
by Paul Kennedy, November 24th, 2009 7AM

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[NASL] The owners seeking recognition of a new men's second division professional soccer league slated to begin play in 2010 have announced the league's name: the North American Soccer League.
 
The NASL was the name of the men's outdoor professional league that operated in the United States and Canada from 1968 to 1984 and played its final match 25 years ago last month.  Legends such as Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff all starred in the league.
 
"By becoming the NASL, we are paying respect to the players, coaches and leaders who were pioneers for men's professional soccer in North America, many of whom remain involved and committed to the growth of our game in various capacities throughout the U.S. and Canada," said Selby Wellman, principal owner of the Carolina RailHawks and newly appointed president of NASL, LLC.  "For that, we honor and thank them with a new era for the NASL. Further, by going with NASL, we're obligated to operate our league at a high standard befitting a name that means so much to the soccer community throughout North America.  Our intention is to offer an elite brand of soccer and outstanding experience for our partners and fans, something the old NASL did very well during its day.  We will do the same in the new NASL."
 
The new NASL consists of nine teams: Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks, Crystal Palace Baltimore, Miami FC, Minnesota Thunder, Montreal Impact, St. Louis Soccer United, Tampa Bay Rowdies and Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

 



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  1. Patrick Carver
    commented on: July 15, 2011 at 8:01 p.m.
    It's good to see the NASL has been sticking it out. The league obviously has a great deal to improve before it's considered a top-tier league but there are encouraging signs. The league's focus on community will pay off in the long run. Check out the Week 14 recap: http://www.soccerwithswagger.com/nasl-soccer-league-week-14/


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