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 6
Level on pyramid 5
Domestic cup(s) Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Current champions Long Island Express (2016)
Website www.aslsoccer.org

The American Soccer League (ASL) is an American soccer league that began play in August 2014.[1] The league footprint is in the northeastern United States. ASL players are paid, making it different from the NPSL or PDL models in which college-eligible players can compete.

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]

History[edit]

Initially the league played a traditional FIFA calendar schedule. After the first season ASL switched formats to a Spring-Fall schedule. The 2016 ASL spring season will run from April to June. After a short break, the fall season will begin in late August and run until early November.

Teams[edit]

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Result Runner Up
2014–15 Icon FC[3] 0–0 (6–5 PK's) Western Mass Pro
2016 Long Island Express[4] 1–0 Philadelphia Fury

Rivalry Cups[edit]

Competition Most Wins Titles Other Club(s) Titles Draws Recent winner
Commonwealth Derby Mass United FC 2 Western Mass Pioneers 0 4 Mass United FC[5]
Soccer Factory Derby Philadelphia Fury 2 AC Crusaders 1 1 Philadelphia Fury
Yankee Derby Mass United FC 1 Rhode Island Oceaneers 0 3 Mass United FC

Organization[edit]

  • Matthew Driver, President and CEO
  • Dan Trainor, Commissioner
  • Renato Capobianco, VP of League Operations
  • Adam Manning, VP of League Communications

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the League". American Soccer League. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "ASL Receives Provisional USASA Sanctioning". ASL. Retrieved March 6, 2014. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Western Mass Falls on PKs in ASL Title Match". New England Soccer Today. 4 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Undefeated". American Soccer League. 13 November 2016. Archived from the original on 16 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "United Gets It Done Against Pioneers". Mass United FC. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 

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