NASL's Puerto Rico FC to scale back operations

Puerto Rico FC won't field a team in 2018 in the aftermath of the NASL's decision not to play this year.

The Puerto Rican club, which joined the NASL in 2015, is owned by NBA star Carmelo Anthony. It faced the logistical challenges after Hurricane Maria caused extensive damage in Puerto Rico.

The NASL decision came four days after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a District Court's decision denying the NASL's request for an injunction requiring that U.S. Soccer sanction it as a Division 2 league for 2018.

By then, the NASL was down to four holdovers from the 2017 season -- the New York Cosmos, Jacksonville Armada, Miami FC and PRFC, based in Bayamon. The Cosmos, Armada and Miami FC will field teams in the NPSL in 2018.
3 comments about "NASL's Puerto Rico FC to scale back operations".
  1. R2 Dad, March 3, 2018 at 11:29 a.m.

    Good thing we're punishing this guy and NASL. All CA has done is fund a team to support his family's country of origin. Good thing USSF/MLS is all about the money--who cares if this team dies, right?

  2. Bob Ashpole replied, March 3, 2018 at 2:07 p.m.

    Professional soccer is a business.

  3. R2 Dad replied, March 4, 2018 at 1:34 a.m. the USA. In the rest of the world it's more than just a business. Mas Que un club, even.

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