The National Soccer League™ (NSL) Launches as a New Independent Professional Soccer League in the United States

Reviving the Soul of American Soccer: Honoring Legends and Embracing a New Era

Welcome to the official website of the National Soccer League (NSL), where soccer breaks free from the conventional mold and embraces a new era of excitement and limitless possibilities.

The NSL is introducing an innovative tour-based team model for its initial seasons, bringing affordable professional soccer matches to different locations and captivating fans nationwide. Following this exciting start, the league aims to establish each team in their respective markets, forming strategic partnerships with cities throughout the country. Working hand in hand with private investors, the NSL envisions the creation of vibrant sports entertainment towns, where genuine soccer culture thrives and immersive experiences await. These collaborative efforts will shape the future of the league, building remarkable destinations that showcase the excitement of competitive professional soccer while strengthening the bond between teams, cities, and fans.

NSL Founder Scott Michaels has been the driving force behind this innovative new league, with a vision that encompasses some of America’s most famous clubs, including the federal trademark re-registrations of Chiefs Aztecs, Sting, Diplomats, Minutemen, Atoms, Express, Thunder Surf and Rogues, as well as the relaunch of the Transatlantic Challenge Cup. Discussions are already underway with cities and suitable stadiums across America to house potential NSL clubs, bringing the excitement of professional soccer to every corner of the country.

Soccer, renowned as the world’s most popular sport, demands continuous investment and nurturing to preserve its relevance and vitality. Alas, soccer in the United States has endured a period of neglect. The time has come to awaken and rejuvenate the sport in America, transcending the focus on exorbitant fees and instead prioritizing equal opportunities for all to revel in the joys of playing and watching the game.

At our core, we hold true to the essence of soccer, embracing an alternative approach. We understand that soccer is more than just a sport—it is a universal language that should be accessible to everyone, founded on sporting merit. While acknowledging the evolution of certain aspects within soccer, we remain unwavering in our commitment to upholding the purity of the beautiful game. We deeply respect the players who propel soccer forward, recognizing their profound influence on the very soul of our beloved sport.

In our dedication to breathe new life into American soccer, we prioritize investments in development, promoting inclusivity, and safeguarding the integrity of the game. We comprehend the significance of nurturing and supporting soccer at all levels, from grassroots to professional, as this will undoubtedly cultivate a vibrant and flourishing soccer culture across the United States.

Our Vision

In the NSL, we believe that true innovation lies in challenging what is expected and venturing into uncharted territory. We have departed from the rigid team models of the past and crafted a pro soccer league that is tailor-made for the dynamic landscape of the 21st century. With our sights set on the future, we employ state-of-the-art technologies and cutting-edge strategies to revolutionize the fan experience.

Gone are the days when fan allegiance was solely dictated by geographic location. Instead, we celebrate the hero players who mesmerize us with their exceptional skills and magnetic charisma. Our marketing efforts focus on showcasing these remarkable athletes, investing in their stories, and amplifying their superstar status. Through their unique personalities and awe-inspiring performances, they become the driving force behind a global community of passionate fans.

But we don’t stop there. In the NSL, we understand that teams are more than just names on a roster; they are vibrant characters with their own distinct personality and energy. Each team in our league is a captivating entity, with its own captivating narrative, fierce rivalries, and remarkable dynamics. We immerse fans in a world where the spirit of the game comes alive through the emotions and connections forged with these teams.

As you explore our website, you will witness the fusion of innovation, digital connectivity, and our relentless spirit. Prepare to be captivated by a soccer experience like no other. The NSL is rewriting the rules, pushing boundaries, and reshaping the soccer landscape.

Welcome to the National Soccer League, where soccer becomes an extraordinary journey of discovery, passion, and unity. Join us as we embark on this thrilling adventure that will redefine the way we perceive and engage with the beautiful game.

Our mission is to bring entertaining, affordable, and more player pathways to the elite level of soccer in America.

Our long-term plan is to create a professional soccer league that is entertaining for fans and provides a clear pathway for talented players to succeed,” said Scott Michaels. “The NSL is dedicated to creating a new wave of soccer across communities in America and supporting our stakeholders as well as partners,” said Michaels. “Our innovative approach to the best in class media, affordable pricing, compelling entertainment, and the finest professional player development will make us a very strong league. The NSL is also focused on creating multiple leagues with relegation and promotion between its leagues, bringing competitive soccer to America and this independence also enables the NSL to control its own governance and rules.

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Team Ownership

Are you eager to own and operate your own professional soccer team? We have an exciting proposition for you: Join the National Soccer League (NSL) and enjoy the benefits of a turn-key solution that simplifies ownership, empowering you to focus on the game and the growth of your team.

With NSL, you gain exclusive control over all commercial sponsorships related to your brand, translating into significant revenue potential. Imagine securing sponsorship deals, and shirt sponsors, all while promoting your team effectively within the local market. Furthermore, NSL allows you to establish your academy under your team’s brand name. This venture allows you to develop talented young players while cementing your team’s legacy within the local soccer community. The financial viability of joining NSL is a significant advantage. Unlike traditional franchise models that require substantial franchise fees, our licensing approach enables you to allocate resources effectively toward building a competitive team. By avoiding high upfront costs, NSL offers a more accessible entry point in American Professional Soccer for prospective team owners, fostering a stronger financial foundation for your club.

Our turn-key solution extends beyond financial benefits. NSL provides comprehensive support and expertise in player recruitment, broadcasting, retail, marketing, stadium, and facility management. Our experienced professionals handle these critical areas, allowing you to leverage their industry knowledge and resources while focusing on the on-field success of your team. Joining NSL means becoming part of a vibrant soccer ecosystem, surrounded by passionate fans, talented players, and like-minded team owners. Our league is committed to driving the growth and development of soccer in the country, and together, we can unlock the sport’s immense potential.

Take the first step today by contacting our team. We would be delighted to provide you with detailed financial projections, answer any questions you may have, and guide you toward an exciting future as an NSL team owner. Secure your place in the NSL and simplify ownership with our turnkey solution. Let us empower you to focus on what matters most: building a successful and thriving professional soccer team.