The USSF Second Division Pro League is no more, and the second incarnation of the North American Soccer League is aiming to assume the mantle as the second division soccer league in the United States.
The NASL tabled a bid that included six teams back on September 28, 2010 — two fewer than the eight that the U.S. Soccer Federation requires — with the aim to amend that application and finalize it once the season was concluded.
That new, amended application has been submitted by the NASL this week, after the conclusion of the 2010 Annual General Meeting that was held in Miami Florida at the beginning of this week. In it, two more teams have been added for competition in 2011: the Atlanta Silverbacks and the NSC Minnesota Stars.
Also included with the new submission is San Antonio as the expansion side to start in 2012, and the addition of another team that will be announced at a later date to begin play in 2013. With the Board of Directors of the USSF scheduled to meet during MLS Cup weekend in Toronto, the application will be reviewed and a decision regarding sanctioning likely handed down at the end of November.
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