USSF votes to not sanction USL or NASL

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.