On this special edition of Cincinnati Soccer Talk we visit with Jake Edwards, the President of USL. Jake took time out of his very busy schedule to fill us in on some developments within US soccer’s structure, particularly Division 2 status. Plus we have breaking news surrounding league rules that we bring you EXCLUSIVELY on Cincinnati Soccer Talk.
Here are some highlights of our interview:
Jake talks about his playing days and how he got involved with soccer stateside after a successful career playing in England and for the Charleston Battery.
One of the bigger topics Jake is dealing with quite a bit right now is league expansion. He talks about the league’s plans for expansion and why some markets are favored over others. He also doesn’t like to put a cap or limit on how many teams could potentially play in USL. There’s also plans to make USL a 3 division league with a Central Conference hopefully added by the 2018 season.
We asked him about the league’s application to USSF regarding Division 2 status.
Jake also broke some news surrounding some league rules, particularly the 5-substitution rule.
We discuss the off field success of FC Cincinnati as Jake had a hunch this could be a big year for the orange and blue.
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