USSF votes to not sanction
The board of directors for the U.S. soccer federation has voted
unanimously not to sanction the United Soccer League or the North
American Soccer League in 2010.
Tuesday’s vote came on the recommendation of the Professional
League Task Force, which determined neither league would provide a
sustainable operation during the upcoming season.
USSF president Sunil Gulati says there are “still too many
uncertainties for both organizations.”
The USL and NASL were unable to meet the minimum requirement
of eight viable teams, and the board has given each seven days to
work out an interim solution.
Gulati says the USSF has encouraged both leagues to come
together and develop a plan which would allow a single league to be
approved on a provisional basis.