American Soccer League (2014)

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American Soccer League
File:American Soccer League logo (2014).png
Country United States
Confederation U.S. Soccer
Founded 2013
Number of teams 10
Level on pyramid 5
Promotion to None
Relegation to None
Domestic cup(s) Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Current champions Icon FC (2014-15)
Website www.aslsoccer.org
2016 ASL season

The American Soccer League (ASL) is an American soccer league that began play in August 2014.[1] The league footprint is in the northeastern United States. ASL players are paid, making it different from the NPSL or PDL models in which college-eligible players can compete.

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

Champions

Season Champion Result Runner Up
2014–15 Icon FC[4] 0–0
(6–5p)
Western Mass Pro
2016 TBD TBD

Rivalry Cups

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[5]
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

The 2016 ASL spring season will run from April to June, with playoffs and the championship held in July. After a short break, a new season will begin as the ASL transitions to a yearly schedule similar to that of the NASL.

Organization

  • Matthew Driver, President and CEO
  • Dan Trainor, Commissioner
  • Renato Capobianco, VP of League Operations
  • Dave Behar, Chief Marketing Officer

See also

References

  1. "About the League". American Soccer League. Retrieved November 13, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Partnership with American Soccer League a Historic Occasion". Canadian Soccer League. March 13, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "ASL Receives Provisional USASA Sanctioning". ASL. Retrieved March 6, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
  4. "Western Mass Falls on PKs in ASL Title Match". New England Soccer Today. 4 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "United Gets It Done Against Pioneers". Mass United FC. Retrieved May 12, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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