"The problem, in my view, is the loophole created by lower standards for leagues in their first few years — which can be used as a reset button for failed leagues who (like NASL) couldn’t/didn’t meet the increased standards as time went on." - OnTheGrid On the Grid I think you are well meaning but wrong on this point. If a league fails the standards but there are clubs from that league capable/willing to go forward where would you have them go? Would you mandate their end? Would you mandate they must join a certain league? I don't think you would but having a place they can move to is an issue. In our current scenario if the NASL is done and some clubs go to NISA what exactly is wrong here? The new league office may or may not hire employees from the NASL office but it will not be the NASL office. NISA has clearly stated how they will function going forward. NASL clubs who apply and are accepted are agreeing to NISA's rules and must meet the PLS. The NASL clubs that survived, if anything, are helping NISA to accomplish their goals which I may or may not agree with [but I don't see a problem here].