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U.S. Soccer grants NASL and USL provisional Division II status for 2017

Brian McBride discusses the ins and outs of the perils facing NASL as league meetings open.

The U.S. Soccer Federation has decided to grant both the North American Soccer League (NASL) and the United Soccer League (USL) provisional Division II status for 2017, the federation announced late Friday.

"After an exhaustive process working with both leagues, in the best interest of the sport the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors has decided to grant provisional Division II status to the NASL and USL," said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. "U.S. Soccer will create an internal working group that...

MLS chief Don Garber not swayed by promotion/relegation report

ESPN FC's Sebastian Salazar speaks with Sebastian Giovinco concerning his fitness and the hype building up to MLS Cup.

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said a recent Deloitte Sports Business Group study touting the benefits of a promotion/relegation system in North America has not swayed his position.

"I think we have been very, very clear in our views on our structure, and the fact that our structure has worked very well in helping to develop our league, and the sport in the U.S. in Canada," Garber told ESPN FC.

"We are playing the world's game but we are playing it here in North America that has a very,...

Don Garber wants MLS to use video assistant referee system in 2017

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Kasey Keller assesses Greg Vanney and Brian Schmetzer's impact thus far and their roles moving forward in MLS.

MLS commissioner Don Garber has said he hopes a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will be implemented during the second half of the 2017 regular season.

"We have been deeply analysing the use of video assistants for referees for more than two years," he said in a wide-ranging interview with ESPN FC.

"We were one of the first leagues to do so, and we will be one of the first leagues to hopefully roll it out after the All-Star Game in 2017."

Last August, MLS and the United Soccer League received...

Don Garber backs lower divisions but says MLS not to blame for NASL peril

As U.S. Soccer determines the fate of the North American Soccer League, MLS commissioner Don Garber said he believes in successful lower divisions in the U.S. and Canada -- and that his league had nothing to do with NASL's possible demise.

"We're a firm believer that having a vibrant and successful lower-division structure in the U.S. and Canada is going to help grow the game at all levels," Garber said via telephone.

"The fact that MLS has been stronger and increasingly popular, that's allowed us...

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Tampa Bay Rowdies, North Carolina FC unveil campaigns for MLS expansion

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno gives his take on why more MLS players voted for David Villa than Sebastian Giovinco for MVP.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies hope to renovate and expand Al Lang Stadium as part of a plan to join MLS.

The Tampa Bay Rowdies and the former Carolina Railhawks both unveiled campaigns to push for joining Major League Soccer on Tuesday.

Both clubs played this year in the NASL, which is facing financial difficulties. The Rowdies announced in October that they were leaving the second-tier league for the third-tier USL.

But just six weeks later the Rowdies announced much bigger plans to attract MLS, including a privately financed renovation and expansion of its Al Lang Stadium.

"We are committed...