NASL Says Its 2019 Soccer Season Is Off If Suit Lags

By Christopher Crosby (June 4, 2018, 8:09 PM EDT) -- The North American Soccer League asked a New York federal judge on Monday to bump up an initial conference for its case alleging the U.S. Soccer Federation conspired with Major League Soccer to keep NASL from competing as a top professional league, saying it needs to meet sometime this week in order to save the 2019 season. 

Although the parties are due to meet toward the end of June, if a schedule setting a December trial date isn't fixed this week or soon after, there won't be time to prepare next year's soccer season, NASL told the court in a letter. ...

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