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Atlanta mentioned as possible NASL lifeline

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It is no secret that the future of the North American Soccer League is murky at the moment, and no true resolution has been found after the Board of Governors’ meeting last week. However, multiple reports have Atlanta mentioned as a possible location for a new NASL club.

Brian Straus of Sports Illustrated mentioned a number of cities for potential new teams. Atlanta was one of those cities, along with Los Angeles, San Diego, Detroit, Chicago, and Hartford.

Nipun Chopra of Indianapolis’ ULF Podcast reported on more details from his sources. While some of the details echo our report from May about a group exploring a NASL/NWSL joint facility in DeKalb County, he also mentions that Georgia Soccer is assisting the potential ownership group in their search for a stadium.

Neil Morris of WRAL Sports Fan reported that the NASL proposed inter-league play with the USL in 2017 as one solution to its issues. The USL was not interested in the proposal. It remains to be seen what will happen with the New York Cosmos, Rayo OKC, and the league itself after this week’s U.S. Soccer Board of Directors meeting in New York.