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THE NEW ENGLAND FORCE JOIN THE ASL

THE NEW ENGLAND FORCE JOIN THE ASL

The American Soccer League (ASL) is delighted to announce that the New England Force have joined the league. “We are extremely excited to be adding another strong team to the League. The New England Force has taken its time over the past couple of years to build upon its exhibition season by adding several new and exciting prospects to their squad. This will make them a commendable force in our inaugural season. With high-level games already under their belt (having played against MLS, USL and foreign competition) the NE Force, in my opinion, will be an early front runner for the...

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EVERGREEN DIPLOMATS JOIN THE ASL

EVERGREEN DIPLOMATS JOIN THE ASL

The American Soccer League (ASL) is proud to announce that the Evergreen Diplomats have joined the league. “I strongly believe that the Diplomats will be a great addition,” ASL Founder/CEO Matt Driver, who will own and operate two teams in the ASL, stated. “The ownership and management group have been amazing to partner with and I know that they are the right group to bring professional soccer to Northern Virginia.” The group that owns the team is the United Paradigm Group LLC. They are presently working on the front office staff and will make those announcements at a later date. The coaching staff...

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ASL RECIEVES PROVISIONAL USASA SANCTIONING

ASL RECIEVES PROVISIONAL USASA SANCTIONING

American Soccer League (ASL) is proud to announce it has received provisional sanctioning from the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). The provisional sanctioning comes after months of preparations by the upstart league, which plans to kick off in August. As a sanctioned member of USASA, the ASL will also be accredited by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and FIFA governing bodies. “I believe this is a momentous step on our journey to the inaugural kick off,” said ASL CEO, Matt Driver. “It allows us to carry out the business model as planned.” The ASL season will be split into fall...

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PHILADELPHIA FURY JOINS THE ASL

PHILADELPHIA FURY JOINS THE ASL

The American Soccer League (ASL) is proud to announce that the Philadelphia Fury have joined the league. “We expect to put a young and competitive team together on the field,” Fury President/CEO Matt Driver stated. “We want to embrace the spirit of the league by allowing young American players the chance to showcase their abilities on a national stage.” The Philadelphia Fury is an iconic soccer brand set to make history again by joining American Soccer League (ASL) for its inaugural season in 2014. Originally founded in 1978, the Fury brand was dormant for decades before Driver resurrected the team in 2012....

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NJ GLADIATORS JOIN THE ASL

NJ GLADIATORS JOIN THE ASL

The American Soccer League (ASL) is proud to announce that the NJ Gladiators have joined the league. “The ASL had been aware of Mario and his other team through their unique approach to sports marketing when they created a tremendous following with their ‘out of the box’ marketing and internet sports branding with GS Croatia,” ASL Founder/CEO Matt Driver, who will own and operate two teams in the ASL, stated. “The ASL is absolutely excited about the innovative approach that the NJ Gladiators will bring to the league both on and off the field, bringing another good team operator to our...

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MASS UNITED JOINS THE ASL

MASS UNITED JOINS THE ASL

The American Soccer League (ASL) is proud to announce that Mass United FC has joined the league “This is a great first step forward for the ASL to have Mass United as one of our founding team members to step forward and join our league,” ASL Founder/CEO Matt Driver, who will own and operate two teams in the ASL, stated. “Jim Antonakas has been a great team operator and recently had two teams compete in the NPSL and has shown great faith in the ASL by deciding to jump on board with the ASL in our inaugural season. Knowing Jim he...

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ALEKS MIHAILOVIC APPOINTED TECHNICAL DIRECTOR FOR AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE (ASL)

ALEKS MIHAILOVIC APPOINTED TECHNICAL DIRECTOR FOR AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE (ASL)

PHILADELPHIA - January 17, 2014 - American Soccer League (ASL) is proud to announce Aleks Mihailovic of Chicago, IL has been appointed as its inaugural Technical Director. Mihailovic will oversee the league’s talent development as well as its corresponding reserve and youth modules.  The desire to launch APS was driven by the fact that the U.S. needs to develop a deeper professional soccer system to accommodate the increasing number of young, talented players. The lack of an adequate professional soccer structure relative to the number of players throughout the U.S. was expressed by FIFA president Sepp Blatter in 2011. Blatter made...

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APS AND CSL AGREE TO A WORKING RELATIONSHIP

APS AND CSL AGREE TO A WORKING RELATIONSHIP

PHILADELPHIA, PA - December 17, 2013 - American Professional Soccer (APS) has reached an agreement to forge a working relationship with the Canadian Soccer League (CSL). The historic agreement provides many opportunities for growth and development on both sides of the border, allowing the beautiful game to prosper in a suitable environment.  The desire to launch APS was driven by the fact that the U.S. needs to develop a deeper professional soccer system to accommodate the increasing number of young, talented players. The lack of an adequate professional soccer structure relative to the number of players throughout the U.S. was expressed...

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CSL AND AMERICAN PRO SOCCER (APS) AGREE TO A WORKING RELATIONSHIP

CSL AND AMERICAN PRO SOCCER (APS) AGREE TO A WORKING RELATIONSHIP

TORONTO – Monday, December 9 - The Canadian Soccer League embarked upon a new path on November 18 in what was described as the beginning of an era and just two weeks later announce a first major step in its new direction by reaching agreement to forge a working relationship with American Professional Soccer (APS), a newly-formed league with teams in the northeastern United States.  APS, which is at an early stage of development with plans to kickoff in 2014, is driven in part by a longstanding position that the U.S. needs to develop a deeper professional soccer system to accommodate...

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