The XFL and USFL intend to merge to create a singular spring soccer league, the leagues announced Thursday.
“Topic to customary regulatory approvals and if the transaction is consummated, the brand new league will set up best-in-class operations based mostly on the latest seasons of each leagues,” the discharge said. “This historic mixture will anchor skilled spring soccer with substantial capabilities and sources to make sure future progress and proceed to boost the event of the collective gamers, coaches, and employees which might be coming collectively.”
A report Wednesday outlined the upcoming merger, together with a trademark submitting for the potential new title of the mixed league.
BREAKING: The USFL has filed for the Nationwide Spring Soccer League trademark (NSFL), per @KondoudisLaw.
— James Larsen (@JamesLarsenPFN) September 27, 2023
The USFL additionally despatched a discover to its gamers relating to the transfer.
UPDATE: Official assertion from the #USFL relating to this merger.
The #XFL and USFL will likely be merging, and with the current logos for the #NSFL and the Nationwide Spring Soccer League, it definitely appears to be heading in that course. https://t.co/0KGKCyRMRP pic.twitter.com/7lTwKLkFJY
— James Larsen (@JamesLarsenPFN) September 28, 2023
Extra particulars in regards to the merger will likely be made out there pending remaining approval and regulatory clearances.