NASL 2017 News Thread

Discussion in 'NASL' started by Sandon Mibut, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    I think Toronto's soccer team played in the American first division last season and also won it. ;) :(
     
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  2. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    San Diego? Who else would defect at this point?

     
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  3. C-Rob

    C-Rob Member

    May 31, 2000
    Jacksonville is the only other possibility, albeit not a likely one.

    I posit that Indianapolis leaving NASL and allegedly another team looking at making the jump is as much an indictment of NISA as it is of NASL. If NISA had managed to put together a group of interested teams that made these teams confident in their clubs' futures in NISA, then they would probably have gone that route.

    NASL has been circling the drain for a few years, so the fact that they are leaving NASL is hardly a surprise. Yet, for all the pie-in-the-sky concepts that NISA and its proponents have put forth, the economics simply are not there. I doubt it is a total coincidence that Indy jumped to USL when it did, and that another team allegedly is looking at doing the same. That was right after NISA announced that fees were being waived for would-be clubs, which certainly suggests that the original plan on how to populate the league had failed. Staying on the NISA bandwagon comes with the risk of seeing everything you built come crashing down.
     
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  4. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    San Diego or Jacksonville I’d think
     
  5. Cirris

    Cirris Member+

    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    I'm thinking Jacksonville. And It wouldn't surprise me if they make an affiliation deal with Orlando City shortly thereafter.
     
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  6. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Didn't they say San Diego won't start till 2019? If so, that would have no bearing on the schedule for 2018.
     
  7. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    There is a 2018 thread, by the way.
     
  8. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Probably should have just had this threads name changed. :p
     
  9. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Merging works
     
  10. barroldinho

    barroldinho Member+

    Man Utd and LA Galaxy
    England
    Aug 13, 2007
    US/UK dual citizen in HB, CA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    That's potentially ironic.
     
  11. jeffcoop

    jeffcoop BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 11, 2006
    Central Indiana
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Miami?

     
  12. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope that's been shared with #prorelforusa
     
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  13. JDogindy

    JDogindy Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Club:
    Indy Eleven
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Would NOT be surprised.
     
  14. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Orlando did close down their USL team correct.
     
  15. 2in10

    2in10 Member+

    LA Galaxy, Internazionale
    United States
    Jun 19, 2016
    Sparks, NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For this year anyway.
     
  16. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First NCFC, then INDY. I really felt those 2 would. Now MIAMI comes totally out of the blue if true. JAX, I felt may have held out for NISA (total wild speculation on my part- owner said he " didn't have a league to play in", but his choices were very limited. ) A league that is dying (NASL), a league that may never see the light of day (NISA) or a large national league that is steadily growing (USL). Really, not much of a choice, huh?
    Now if JAX jumps to USL and affiliates with ORL, it too now has some rival teams nearby to cut travel costs (TB, Charleston, Gwinnett, Nashville etc. Miami would be also be if they really jump over. That would truly only leave the NY Cosmos since you have to consider OC & SD don't even exist except on paper. Assuming egos & legal issues can all be put aside, NY Cosmos also would have a fair amount of easy distance teams and a "rival" NYRB2 if they joined too.

    I can't remember were I posted it, but i put a post out there that if NASL died and the remaining teams joined USL + all the proposed expansion teams came on , I projected 4 divisions (West, Central, South & East) of 10-11 teams each.
    That would make a pretty significant D2 to fit under MLS.
     
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