Major League Soccer has no comment on the North American Soccer League’s amended lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, in which the league added MLS as a defendent Saturday.
The league issued a response Monday:
“Major League Soccer is aware of the amended lawsuit that the North American Soccer League has filed against U.S. Soccer, MLS and Soccer United Marketing, but we have not yet received a copy of the complaint and are unable to comment on it.”
The statement said also said: “The suit is a continuation of the unsuccessful action filed against US Soccer last September in which both the Federal District Court in New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the NASL. The Second Circuit held, among other things, that the NASL did not prove any conspiracy, that the SUM/USSF agreement does not create a conflict of interest and that the Pro League standards that the NASL complains about serve legitimate, pro-competitive purposes.”
The USSF rescinded the NASL’s Division Two status last Sept. 1.
The NASL is taking a hiatus this year.