Duane Rollins | 24th Minute
Montreal’s Team 990’s Noel Butler reported on his show, Oranges at Halftime, and repeated on It’s Called Football tonight that the USL and NASL have reached an agreement that will see both leagues operate in 2010. The name of the league was unknown.
Joey Saputo told Butler of the deal on Oranges at Halftime. He said that the two groups, along with the USSF, are waiting to work out the fine details of the agreement before officially announcing it (likely during the NASL’s AGM next week), but that there would be a season in 2010. Plans beyond 2010 have yet to be worked out
The leagues will run in a similar way to Major League Baseball, with teams playing an interleague schedule and for a common championship. The USSF will sanction the league, eliminating any fear of teams being ineligible for international play.
Details on the differences between the two structures, what teams would play in what leagues, and who owns the rights to the St. Louis market were not reported.