Judge denies NASL request for mandatory injunction against U.S. Soccer
(Via NASL) – The North American Soccer League’s request for a mandatory injunction against the U.S. Soccer Federation to regain its Division II designation was denied by Judge Margo K. Brodie in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
North American Soccer League (NASL) Interim Commissioner Rishi Sehgal issued a statement on Sunday following the appeal filed by the NASL to the U.S. Court of Appeals. The statement reads:
“Following the disappointing ruling issued by the U.S. District Court yesterday, the NASL filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. We remain confident in the merits of our case and that our request for a preliminary injunction is supported by the law. For that reason, we’re hopeful that the Second Circuit will deliver a ruling that allows the NASL to play at the Division 2 level in 2018 and enables us to continue growing and developing the sport. We have asked for our appeal to be expedited to eliminate the uncertainty facing all of our clubs, players, coaches, fans, and other stakeholders.”