NASL Interim Commissioner Rishi Sehgal’s Statement Following U.S. Soccer’s Failure to Qualify
Surrounded by the flurry of opinion and statements issued by influencers in the soccer world, the NASL’s Interim Commissioner, Rishi Sehgal, issued a Statement Following U.S. Soccer’s Failure to Qualify.
While there are many voices calling for change, the NASL’s frustration with the powers at U.S. Soccer is clear — especially as they await the upcoming court decision on if the league will be able to compete in the professional Division 2.
We thought our readers would want to read the statement, as issued.
Statement from NASL
In the wake of the resignation of Bruce Arena and the media call held by Sunil Gulati, the NASL believes this is the perfect opportunity for us to come together as a soccer nation and change things for the better. Since its inception, the NASL has been committed to bringing more soccer to fans, creating opportunities for players, and furthering the overall development of the sport.
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The NASL agrees with the sentiment that a revolution is necessary to ensure that our national team programs, and soccer at all levels in this country, continue to grow and prosper.
To that effect, the NASL supports calls for systemic changes to enhance access for players, clubs, and ultimately fans. Given the opportunity, the NASL is committed to working with all stakeholders towards achieving those goals.