CHICAGO – The National Independent Soccer Association Tuesday announced a shift to a spring/fall season format to mirror the U.S. soccer landscape.

The current fall season will be recorded as a stand-alone table.

NISA had followed a fall/spring format.

“While the current season has been very exciting, it is hard not to look toward the new calendar,” NISA commissioner John Prutch said in a statement. “A spring-to-fall season will make it easier for clubs to contract with players, establish venue commitments for the entire year, and align with the traditional soccer sponsorship calendar. This will be extremely beneficial to our league as we continue to grow.”