Federal regulators have authorized the merger of the 2 spring soccer leagues, the XFL and USFL, it was announced Thursday.
With the merger authorized, the XFL and USFL introduced that the mixed league will kickoff on Saturday, March 30, 2024. Former Buffalo Payments and Sabres president Russ Brandon would be the high govt of the mixed spring soccer league, per the Sports Business Journal.
Following the approval of the merger, the XFL and USFL launched a joint assertion.
“We’re happy to have accomplished the antitrust overview course of in reference to the proposed merger of the XFL and USFL and intend to play a mixed season this spring kicking off on Saturday, March 30. We are actually finalizing phrases of the definitive settlement and can share extra about this new League within the coming weeks.”
No different particulars concerning the merged league have been confirmed on Thursday, however there was a lot hypothesis and unconfirmed studies.
The brand new identify of the mixed league will reportedly be the United Soccer League (UFL), in response to XFL and USFL reporter James Larsen.
There’s an occasion this morning in San Antonio to launch a “Lone Star” membership for Brahmas season ticket holders, and merger information may come alongside with it, barring any final minute modifications.
— James Larsen (@JamesLarsenPFN) November 30, 2023
Experiences have additionally indicated that the merged league will debut with eight groups, which implies eight different groups are out or have been paused. Beneath are the eight groups that may reportedly kickoff the brand new merged league, per PFNewsRoom.com:
- San Antonio
- St. Louis
We’ll present extra particulars on the merged XFL-USFL league as they’re launched.