FC Edmonton to remain part of the NASL

FC Edmonton will remain part of the North American Soccer League according to head coach and former Rangers’ defender, Colin Miller.

Current NASL sides: Ottawa Fury, and Tampa Bay Rowdies have confirmed they will be leaving for an alternative league, the USL.

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FC Edmonton currently play in what is regarded as the American second tier, the North American Soccer League.

Teams such as Ottawa Fury, and Tampa Bay Rowdies have chosen to leave the NASL for the United Soccer League next year.

The USL, which aims to be the “top second division in the world” according to Fury FC president, John Pugh will host 29 teams including The Rowdies and Fury who will both be expected to join the Eastern Conference in 2017.

Many of the sides within the USL are seen as a reserve squad to a number of Major League Soccer teams.

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The NASL will therefore have 10 teams including current league leaders, New York Cosmos as well as FC Edmonton and Indy Eleven.

Edmonton’s head coach, Colin Miller spoke to local news publication, The Edmonton Sun about a possible move to the UCL saying, “Our club is 100 per cent committed to the NASL.”

FC Edmonton who are currently third in the NASL face Miami FC on Friday where they will aim to pick up three points, sending them back into second place if other results go their way.

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