CHICAGO (September 14, 2021) – The National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) has formally announced a shift to a spring/fall season to mirror the US soccer landscape. The current fall season will be recorded as a stand-alone table.
“While the current season has been very exciting, it is hard not to look toward the new calendar,” says NISA Commissioner John Prutch. “A spring-to-fall season will make it easier for clubs to contract with players, establish venue commitments for the entire year, and align with the traditional soccer sponsorship calendar. This will be extremely beneficial to our league as we continue to grow.”
This is an exciting update for the league and its clubs, said CFC Managing Director Jeremy Alumbaugh. “It will help align our club with player movement opportunities here in North America while providing our fans and supporters a consistent season structure.”
The National Independent Soccer Association was founded in 2017 to bring professional soccer to every city in the United States. A pro league member of U.S. Soccer, NISA focuses on a model based on meritocracy, independent clubs controlling their own league, clubs owning their intellectual property, al without the barrier of territorial rights. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation, NISA also runs the mid-summer Independent Cup, open to independent professional and amateur clubs alike.