Major League Soccer Launches New Professional League
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Major League Soccer has announced the addition of a new league that will be launched in 2022.
The league, which is yet to be named, hopes to facilitate as a pathway for the next generation of MLS stars to compete alongside professional players. MLS believes the new league will assist in the developmental speed of the future generations and help provide MLS clubs with a brighter crop of young players in the years ahead.
“We are excited to launch a new league to complete the professional pathway between our academies and the MLS first teams,” said MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott. “In addition to providing more opportunities for MLS-caliber players, the new league will develop a diverse talent pool of coaches, referees and front office executives while also attracting fans who previously were unable to support a local club in their hometown.”
Furthermore, the league will also provide communities around the United States of America that are currently without a professional sporting organization the potential to welcome one into their community. As a result, the league will give rise to more professional opportunities on the technical and business side of the game, developing new jobs for coaches, referees, and executives to become involved in the growth of the game.
“Further details, including the league’s name and logo, participating teams in the inaugural season, and application process for expansion clubs will be unveiled over the course of this year,” MLS announced via a press release.