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If the NASL had lived on after 1984...


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...It would have looked like this IMO:

NATIONAL CONFERENCE-Eastern Section

Northeast Division-Boston Revolution, Buffalo Stallions, Hamilton Steelers, Hartford Hellions, Montreal Manic, Ottawa Intrepid, Providence Oceaneers, Rochester Lancers, Syracuse SaltyDogs, Toronto Blizzard

Atlantic Division-Baltimore Blast, Charlotte Eagles, New Jersey Rockets, New York Cosmos, Pennsylvania Stoners (Bethlehelm), Philadelphia Fury, Raleigh-Durham Shamrocks, Richmond Royals, Virginia Beach Mariners, Washington D.C. United

NATIONAL CONFERENCE-Central Section

Southern Division-Atlanta Chiefs, Birmingham Grasshoppers, Chattanooga Cats, Florida Strikers (Fort Lauderdale), Jacksonville Tea Men, Knoxville Impact, Miami Toros, Nashville Metros, Orlando Lions, Tampa Bay Rowdies

Great Lakes Division-Chicago Sting, Cincinnati Kids, Cleveland Force, Columbus Crew, Detroit Express, Indiana Frogs, Lansing Locomotiv, Louisville WildCards, Pittsburgh Spirit, Toledo Raptors

AMERICAN Conference-Midwest Section

Heartland Division-Des Moines Breeze, Fargo-Moorhead Rapids, Kansas City Comets, Madison Gunners, Milwaukee Rampage, Minnesota Kicks (Minneapolis), Omaha Brigade, Saint Louis Stars, Wichita Wings, Winnipeg Wolves

Gulf Division-Arkansas Diamonds (Little Rock), Dallas Tornado, Houston Hurricane, Jackson (Mississippi) Chargers, Memphis Rouges, New Orleans Swamp Dragons, Oklahoma City Slickers, San Antonio Thunder, Texas FC (Austin), Tulsa Roughnecks

AMERICAN CONFERENCE-Western Section

Mountain Division-Arizona Inferno (Phoenix), Boise Rooks, Calgary Boomers, Colorado Caribous (Denver), Edmonton Drillers, El Paso Patriots, Las Vegas Quicksilver, New Mexico Geckos (Albuquerque), Salt Lake Saints, Spokane Shadow

Pacific Division-Anaheim Surf, Los Angeles Aztecs, Oakland Stompers, Portland Timbers, Sacramento Skyhawks, San Diego Sockers, San Francisco Fog, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps

Any questions?

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i'm shocked...the name attached to the post isn't Retromaniac/Keith/whatever the hell else.

this would all BUT necessitate the European relegation system.

You're right Discrimihater, I will definitely create a European-Style alginment.

As for the other poster, I'm not real good at creating logos :embarassed:

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For Discrimihater, the NASL with Euro-Style relegation and promotion:

NASL ONE: Arizona, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minnesota, Montreal, New York, Saint Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington

NASL TWO: Baltimore, Buffalo, Calgary, Charlotte, Colorado, Columbus, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Jersey, New Orleans, Oklahoma, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Jose, Tampa Bay

NASL THREE: Anaheim, Arkansas, Birmingham, Cincinnati, Des Moines, Indiana, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Louisville, New Mexico, Omaha, Ottawa, Providence, Raleigh-Durham, Richmond, Rochester, Salt Lake, San Diego, Tulsa, Wichita

NASL FOUR: Boise, Chattanooga, Edmonton, El Paso, Fargo-Moorhead, Florida, Hamilton, Hartford, Jackson, Knoxville, Lansing, Madison, Oakland, Pennsylvania, Spokane, Syracuse, Texas, Toledo, Virginia Beach, Winnipeg

(Nicknames for all teams remain same as before)

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Besides Winnipeg getting underestimated (behind Louisville, Ottawa, and Des Moines?), I'd say that's the most ambitious project for a sport no one really cares that much about after age 10 anywhere north of SoCal.

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Besides Winnipeg getting underestimated (behind Louisville, Ottawa, and Des Moines?)

As well it should. ;)

Death Moans... er, Des Moines, yeah, Winterpeg should jump ahead of them. The other two? I'll give them the nod.

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The A-League Mariners play in Virginia Beach, y'all, not Norfolk. (Not that there's really much difference, but hey, I'm a nitpicker.)

Also, I would see Richmond in NASL 2 rather than NASL 3... The Kickers have been very competitive the last few years. And if your Rochester Lancers played at all like the Rhinos have played year after year (i.e. the best club not in MLS), They'd be mainstays in NASL 1, not languishing in NASL 3.

Speaking of teams that should be in your NASL 2, what about the Charleston Battery?

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The A-League Mariners play in Virginia Beach, y'all, not Norfolk. (Not that there's really much difference, but hey, I'm a nitpicker.)

Also, I would see Richmond in NASL 2 rather than NASL 3... The Kickers have been very competitive the last few years. And if your Rochester Lancers played at all like the Rhinos have played year after year (i.e. the best club not in MLS), They'd be mainstays in NASL 1, not languishing in NASL 3.

Speaking of teams that should be in your NASL 2, what about the Charleston Battery?

I've just changed the Mariners' designation to Virginia Beach.

As far as Rochester being in NASL 3 rather than NASL 1, I did the designations based on market size, rather than on the current state of soccer in North America. If it were based on the current state of the game, Rochester would indeed be in NASL 1.

Charleston on the other hand did not make the cut for the original listing due to their market size, but if you go by current trends, they would be a borderline NASL 1 team.

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