New Promotion and Relegation structure for Dutch soccer and a US league adds it while growing
While the Dutch have employed Promotion and Relegation among their top professional divisions for decades, the entire pyramid was not “open” and tied together in the same way that the English system currently is until Monday with…
The amateur and professional leagues in the Netherlands will be interlinked more closely from the 2016-17 season in a new football pyramid. The decision was taken on Monday by the KNVB’s Federal Assembly.
In the United States yesterday one of the top amateur leagues in the nation announced that it will be going forth with Promotion and Relegation with a new Premier Division…
The United Premier Soccer League announced today that it is launching the UPSL Pro Premier Division that will begin play May 2015, which will follow the conclusion of the Winter 2014/15 UPSL regular season.
The UPSL Pro Premier Division will consist of the top 10 teams that qualify from both conferences during the regular season. The UPSL will also invite six new teams that are pre-qualified by the league, to participate in the UPSL Pro Premier Division giving the newly created UPSL Pro Premier Division, 16 teams.
The UPSL currently consists of two conferences (Western Conference & South/East Conference – 22 teams) covering Los Angeles County which includes Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Inland Empire with expansion plans that include a footprint throughout California.
Some will ask why should we be excited about some amateur league in California implementing Pro/Rel? One reason is that this league includes some of the top clubs in the nation including