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SPSL expecting provisional sanctioning as USASA Regional League
Somebody has decided to consider the SPSL wiki page for deletion. I believe this is motivated by sour grapes from the team that dropped from the league.
The league is very unique in the United States do to the natural season schedule and teams from three different state associations. USASA is expected to rule on the Regional League sanctioning by April 7th.
A deletion of only the 2nd sanctioned regional league in the United States would be a mistake.
We are seeking a new wiki football expert to take over for the gentleman that had been updating the page. StephenHeisler1966StephenHeisler1966 (talk) 15:01, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
The facts speak for themselves. The league has 4 teams, is expanding to 7 and the level of competition is simply not on par with American 4th division soccer. No natural season leagues operate in the USA because Colleges operate during the FIFA natural season, and the market is filled because of it. The league simply is a poor attempt at creating a semi-pro environment for people who were not good enough to go play collegiate soccer. Those who play collegiate soccer during the year play in the sanctioned Division 4 leagues in the summer, and this is why the level of competition in the SPSL is not up to par. There is little significant news coverage of the league and not only is the league not notable as a soccer entity, it is not notable as an organization. That isn't to say that it will not be notable in the future, but unless there are big changes, the league will not be anything more than an amateur men's soccer league. Also, even if the league obtains USASA regional sanctioning, a D5 regional league is not notable. The league is not considered D4 until considerable success allows the teams to compete realistically on the same level as NPSL and USL-PDL teams, so gaining notability is not impossible for the league, but it is pretty far down the road. Demitrius39 (talk) 08:07, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
I do not agree. I am trying to find anything "offical" from the United States Soccer Federation that describes a sanctioned Regional League as D5. D5 is generally the premier league of the local association. My club, Regals FC, will represent south Texas at the Region III Tournament with the expectation of advancing to the first round of the US Open Cup. I am just thankful that one person is not going to be able to kill the wiki article. StephenHeisler1966StephenHeisler1966 (talk) 14:54, 4 April 2011 (UTC)