American Soccer League (2014)

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American Soccer League
American Soccer League logo (2014).png
Country United States
Confederation U.S. Soccer
Founded 2013
Number of teams 8
Domestic cup(s) Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Current champions TBD
Website www.aslsoccer.us
2014-15 ASL season

The American Soccer League (ASL) is an American soccer league scheduled to begin play in August 2014. The league footprint will initially be on the east coast with expansion beyond planned for the future. ASL players will be paid, making it different than the NPSL or PDL models where college-eligible players can compete.

The mission statement of ASL is to operate a financially viable, cost-effective regional/national soccer league that delivers investors a genuine, complete, and elite organization and structure at the minor-league level.

The league announced in December 2013 that it has an agreement in place with the Canadian Soccer League (CSL) to develop a close working relationship in the areas of competition and business.[1]

American Professional Soccer (APS) is the parent company of American Soccer League (ASL). The league's goal is to eventually achieve U.S. Soccer Division 3 status. Initially, the league will be sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).[2]

Teams[edit]

Future teams[edit]

Rivalry Cups[edit]

Competition Most Wins Titles Other Club(s) Titles Recent winner
Billy Gonsalves Cup Mass United FC 1 Rhode Island Reds FC 0 Mass United FC[6]
Commonwealth Derby Mass United FC 2 Western Mass Pioneers 0 Mass United FC[7]

Competition format[edit]

The league has announced they intend to play between 24 and 28 weeks, split between a Fall and Spring season (roughly following the European football calendar). ASL opening weekend is scheduled for August 23, 2014.

Organization[edit]

  • Matthew Driver, President and CEO
  • Dan Trainor, Commissioner
  • Michael Wheeler, Legal Counsel
  • Aleks Mihailovic, Technical Director
  • Renato Capobianco, VP of League Operations

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "APS and CSL Agree to a Working Relationship". ASL. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  2. ^ "ASL Receives Provisional USASA Sanctioning". ASL. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Press Conference Review". Evergreen Diplomats. 27 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ironbound Soul SC". Woller Malloy Sports Management. 6 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Old Name, New League". Philly Soccer News. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  6. ^ "Dominating Debut". Mass United. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  7. ^ "United Gets It Done Against Pioneers". Mass United FC. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 

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