Scott Michaels is the founder and driving force behind the NSL, and his vast experience and expertise make him the ideal leader for our ambitious league. His entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with his passion for soccer and extensive knowledge of the sport, make him a true visionary with a clear and compelling vision for the future of soccer in America.
Scott’s vision for the future of soccer is rooted in a deep respect for history and a desire to revive the glory days of the sport. His grandfather taught him these principles, and Scott wants to pay homage to the iconic teams of the old NASL by bringing them back to life in a new National Soccer League.
Scott’s ultimate goal with the NSL is to provide a platform for new generations of players and fans to experience the thrill of professional soccer while also paying tribute to the legends of the sport. The NSL will include some of the most legendary teams of the NASL, including Los Angeles Aztecs, Chicago Sting, Washington Diplomats, Philadelphia Atoms, Boston Minutemen, Memphis Rogues, Atlanta Chiefs, San Antonio Thunder, and Detroit Express.
Starting a new league is no small feat, but Scott is determined to make the NSL a success. He understands the challenges that lie ahead, including the need for resources, planning, and support from stakeholders such as investors, team owners, fans, and governing bodies of the sport. To address these challenges, Scott has put a clear and comprehensive business plan in place, outlining the goals, strategies, and budgets for the league. He has also built a strong network of partners and allies who share his vision and values and is working tirelessly to address the legal and regulatory issues that come with creating a new league.
The NSL will be more than just a platform for players to compete; it will be a celebration of the history and traditions of the sport. Scott’s vision is to bring the excitement of professional soccer back to communities across the country and to create a new era of excellence in the sport.
One of the key elements of Scott’s vision for the NSL is promoting health and wellbeing for players both on and off the field. As an understanding of the pressures athletes face, he is committed to providing a supportive and nurturing environment for players to thrive in, with rules in place that protect their welfare.
Scott is also dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, and affordability in soccer. He believes that the sport has the power to unite people from all walks of life, and he is committed to creating a league that reflects and celebrates this diversity.
Furthermore, Scott firmly believes in the importance of community engagement. He understands that soccer is more than just a game; it’s a way of life for many people. That’s why he is committed to building community links and partnerships around our teams’ home cities, which are essential for the success of our clubs.
With Scott Michaels at the helm, the NSL is poised to become a major player in the soccer world. His leadership, vision, and commitment to excellence are sure to make the league a huge success, and to bring the excitement of professional soccer back to communities across America.