Hopeful third-tier league NISA announces first 8 markets

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The National Independent Soccer Association has announced the first eight markets involved in its chase for Division III soccer sanctioning from U.S. Soccer. Charlotte, Chattanooga, Connecticut, Miami, Milwaukee, Omaha, Phoenix, and St. Louis will be the markets applying to open play in Spring 2018. The league says it has 15 letters of intent, with the [more]

MLS confirms “advanced discussions” with Minnesota United; will evalute expansion past 24 teams


Minnesota United look all set to grab the 24th (23rd?) expansion slot, while MLS says they'll consider more than 24 teams. Who gets in, then? [more]