On hand for FC Cincinnati's record crowd of 35,061 fans -- the largest for a soccer match in the state of Ohio -- for its friendly against Crystal Palace, USL president Jake Edwards told WXVU
that the league should hear soon about its application with U.S. Soccer for Division 2
"We're hoping to hear in the next few weeks," he says. "They're wrapping up their due diligence. They're sending folks out to our teams now; they're inspecting some of our clubs.
They're spending time with our owners. They've got a few more weeks of due diligence to go and then we're hoping to hear in the next month or so."
In 2015, the USL announced along with
its rebranding and Edwards' promotion to president that it would seek Division 2 status currently held by the NASL. There is nothing preventing more than one league from having status at the same
The standards cover league size, size of the markets in which teams operate and financial viability of the teams.