The USL, which has plans of launching a third division league in 2019, has sent out league executives Steven Short and Josh Keller on tours of target markets in the Southeast and Midwest. Now, it is
using a digital platform for supporters to request a tour of their soccer market. Audience analytics platform BandSquare
is used by entertainers to build online support and help
them make touring decision. The USL is asking supporters
to let it know where it should look. The top market as of Wednesday
evening was Evansville, Indiana.
The USL could have as many as 34 teams in 2018 with plans to expand to Austin and Birmingham in 2019. The USL's new third division will
concentrate on smaller markets
that fit current U.S. Soccer criteria:
-- Minimum of 1,000-seat stadium.
-- Lead investor with individual net worth of at least $10 million.