North American Soccer League

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North American Soccer League
Founded2009
Folded2017
CountryUnited States and Canada
Level on pyramid2
Most championshipsNew York Cosmos (3)
Websitehttps://www.nasl.com

North American Soccer League (NASL) was a soccer league with teams from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The league was founded in 2009 and began play in 2011. It is the second level of the soccer pyramid in both the U.S. and Canada, behind Major League Soccer. Puerto Rico has its own soccer league, but it plays at a level below the NASL.

Teams[change | change source]

Club City Stadium Capacity First season Final season Fate
Atlanta Silverbacks Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta Silverbacks Park 5,000 2011 2015 Folded
California United FC Fullerton, California Titan Stadium[lower-roman 1] 10,000 never played Withdrew from NPSL Founders Cup before playing (2019)
FC Edmonton Edmonton, Alberta Clarke Stadium[lower-roman 2] 5,000 2011 2017 Joined the CPL (2019)
Fort Lauderdale Strikers Fort Lauderdale, Florida Central Broward Stadium[lower-roman 2] 20,450 2011 2016 Folded
Indy Eleven Indianapolis, Indiana Carroll Stadium[lower-roman 2] 12,100 2014 2017 Joined the USL Championship
Jacksonville Armada FC Jacksonville, Florida Hodges Stadium[lower-roman 2] 9,400 2015 2017 Joined the NPSL
Miami FC Miami, Florida Riccardo Silva Stadium[lower-roman 2] 20,000 2016 2017 Joined the NPSL (2019); Joined the USL Championship (2020)
Minnesota United FC Blaine, Minnesota (Minneapolis) National Sports Center 8,500 2011 2016 Joined MLS
Montreal Impact Montreal, Quebec Saputo Stadium 13,034 2011 Joined MLS
New York Cosmos Hempstead / Brooklyn, New York James M. Shuart Stadium[lower-roman 2] / MCU Park[lower-roman 3] 11,929 / 7,000 Fall 2013 2017 Joined the NPSL Founders Cup (2019)
North Carolina FC Cary, North Carolina (Raleigh) Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park[lower-roman 1] 10,000 2011 2017 Joined the USL Championship[1]
Oklahoma City FC Yukon, Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Miller Stadium 6,000 never played Abandoned
Ottawa Fury FC Ottawa, Ontario TD Place Stadium[lower-roman 2] 24,000 2014 2016 Joined the USL Championship (2017); Desanctioned in 2019.
Franchise rights transferred to Miami FC.
Puerto Rico FC Bayamón, Puerto Rico Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium[lower-roman 1] 22,000 Fall 2016 2017 Folded
Puerto Rico Islanders Bayamón, Puerto Rico Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium 22,000 2011 2012 Folded
Rayo OKC Yukon, Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Miller Stadium 6,000 2016 Folded
San Antonio Scorpions San Antonio, Texas Toyota Field 8,296 2012 2015 Folded
San Diego 1904 FC San Diego, California Torero Stadium[lower-roman 2] 6,000 never played Tried but failed to join the USL. Joined the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) in 2019.
San Francisco Deltas San Francisco, California Kezar Stadium[lower-roman 2] 10,000 2017 Folded
Tampa Bay Rowdies St. Petersburg, Florida Al Lang Stadium[lower-roman 4] 7,227 2011 2016 Joined the USL Championship
Virginia Cavalry FC Ashburn, Virginia Edelman Financial Field[lower-roman 2] 4,000 never played Abandoned
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Soccer-specific stadium
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Shared facility; not a soccer-specific stadium
  3. Baseball park stadium
  4. Redesigned ballpark for permanent soccer use
  1. "USL Adds North Carolina FC for the 2018 Season". United Soccer League. Retrieved November 16, 2017.