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Lower Division News over the Long Weekend

First USLPro gets a team on the West Coast, down in LA. An odd move, as the closest team is Orlando, FL. Hard to have the regional organization that would lower travel costs. As things stand right now, the division 3 in USSF has a North East, South East and Caribbean with a team in LA.

Current expected structure with announced and expected teams for 2011 in USLPro (USSF D3)
Caribbean - Antigua, River Plate, Sevilla, Indios, PR United
North East - Dayton, Harrisburg, New York, Pittsburgh, Rochester
South East -  Charleston, Charlotte, Orlando, Richmond, Williamington
West - LA (Fullerton)

Vancouver and Montreal are still trying to remain in NASL, while in MLS as well. "MLS has not given green light for 2nd Division membership." Listening to that interview it looks like their will be a mutual relationship with MLS, but rules are still under potential development. The linked interview is a must listen if you are interested in the structure of leagues in North America. They remain targeting middle to large markets for their expansion ultimately a 20+ team league.

There remains a possibility of MLS Reserve in NASL, continuing financial promotion from NASL, and/or something else.

Current teams in NASL (USSF D2) - Atlanta, Carolina (Raliegh via Cary), Edmonton, Miami, Montreal, Minnesota, Puerto Rico (Bayamon), Tampa Bay.
For 2012 down in San Antonio, and expansion in 2013 in Canada to be announced in December.

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