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 9
Domestic cup(s) Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Current champions Icon FC (2014-15)
Website www.aslsoccer.org
2014–15 ASL season

The American Soccer League (ASL) is an American soccer league that began play in August 2014.[1] The league footprint is initially in the northeastern United States, with expansion to other areas planned for the future. ASL players are paid, making it different from the NPSL or PDL models in which 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.[2]

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).[3]

Teams[edit]

Locations of American Soccer League clubs.

Future teams[edit]

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Runner Up Result
2014–15 Icon FC Western Mass Pro 0-0 (6-5 PK's)[6]
2015–16 TBD TBD

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[7]
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

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
  • Renato Capobianco, VP of League Operations
  • Dave Behar, Chief Marketing Officer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the League". American Soccer League. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Partnership with American Soccer League a Historic Occasion". Canadian Soccer League. March 13, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ "ASL Receives Provisional USASA Sanctioning". ASL. Retrieved March 6, 2014. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Press Conference Review". Evergreen Diplomats. July 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Old Name, New League". Philly Soccer News. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Western Mass Falls on PKs in ASL Title Match". New England Soccer Today. 4 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "United Gets It Done Against Pioneers". Mass United FC. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 

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