"It's a safety issue, and we want to make sure that we're doing everything that we can do to protect the safety and well being of the players. That's it. It's that simple. As we've seen what's going
on in the leagues around the world with some high-profile incidents lately, it's important that we come up with a plan that gives the medical personnel the appropriate time to properly assess the
potential for head injuries."
-- USL president Jake Edwards
on "head injury substitution," the league's proposed rule change to the International Football Association Board that
would allow teams to assess players with head injuries and replace them with a temporary substitute (who would become permanent if the injured player is deemed in no condition to continue playing).