By Michael Lewis
In an attempt to resolve their lawsuit out of court, the North American Soccer League and United States Soccer Federation recently held talks before they broke down.
Negotiations began last Thursday and went through the weekend, according to a source in the U.S. soccer community.
The sides agreed on several points, but could not reach an agreement, the source said.
Details of the talks and why there was no resolution were not known.
The NASL has appealed a ruling by Judge Margo K. Brodie for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York was denied. The league wanted the court to rescind the USSF’s decision to revoke its Division Two status for 2018.
On Monday, the NASL filed a 68-page brief that argued why the in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit should overturn the U.S. District Court’s ruling.
The USSF’s response in the appeal is due Tuesday, Nov. 21. The league will get a reply brief that is due Monday, Nov. 27.
The appeal will be heard in court Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.