NASL severs ties with president and drops from 12 to eight teams

Bill Peterson is out as president of the troubled North American Soccer League, which will be cutting from 12 teams to eight

Bill Peterson is out as president of the troubled North American Soccer League, which will be cutting from 12 teams to eight.

The move was called a shared conclusion by the league on Monday. Peterson had been in charge of the league since 2012, a year following the NASL began in its present incarnation. Rishi Sehgal, the NASLs manager of legal issues and business development, is named as interim commissioner.

The NASL said it and four fewer teams will play this season. Its second- division standing was expanded Friday that is provisionally by the US Soccer Federation. The 30-team United Soccer League additionally was given provisional second division standing by the USSF, upward from third grade from 2011 16.

Aaron Davidson was a NASL investor and the NASL board chairman before he was indicted within a US Justice Department investigation into football corruption. He pleaded guilty to national racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy charges and is expecting sentencing.

The league said it cut ties with Davidsons football management business in November.

The defending champs, the Cosmos, said they’ll discuss financial obligations and their possession status to players. As it restarted play in 2013, Seamus OBrien has been the teams chairman team.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/09/nasl-bill-peterson-president-teams-cut

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