[NASL] The North American Soccer League has admitted a new member scheduled to begin play in 2012.
The team will be headed by Gordon Hartman, who recently developed the 14-field South Texas Area Regional Soccer Complex and neighboring Morgan’s Wonderland, a family fun park designed specifically for children and adults with special needs.
Ten NASL teams are playing in the D-2 Pro League, operated by U.S. Soccer after it refused to give Division 2 sanctioning to USL or the NASL, formed by USL-1 club owners. The two other D-2 Pro League members, Portland and Austin, are still USL members.
U.S. Soccer has announced guidelines for Division 2 soccer in 2011 but has not yet approved any league.
The NASL will lose Vancouver in 2011 and Montreal in 2012 to MLS.
Earlier this year, it admitted FC Edmonton for 2011.