National Independent Soccer Association Announces Los Angeles Club
First West Coast Team for NISA
The National Independent Soccer Association is thrilled to officially announce our Los Angeles club as a founding member. The club, the first West Coast team to join NISA, will begin play in August of 2019.
The Los Angeles club and NISA will operate on an open, international model and function quite differently – both on and off the pitch – from other American professional soccer and is the newest sanctioned league by the United States Soccer Federation.
“Los Angeles is a major market, a significant soccer hot bed and has tremendous history and a fervent fanbase,” said NISA President Bob Watkins. “We welcome the club to the growing NISA roster and we know that our ‘new’ approach to professional soccer and their leadership will resonate with the fans of Los Angeles and beyond.”
The Los Angeles team will be announcing their name, colors and more in the coming weeks.
Watkins concluded, “NISA continues to build momentum ahead of our August, 2019 kickoff. Establishing a West Coast team is another critical step for America’s newest professional soccer league.”
NISA is an American professional soccer league. Owned by its member clubs, NISA seeks to establish an affordable and sustainable lower division league.
NISA has been provisionally sanctioned by the sport’s governing body, the United States Soccer Federation and expects to begin play in August of 2019.
Unlike other American soccer leagues, NISA will play a fall-to-spring season with a winter break, allowing time off during the difficult weather of December & January. This integrates NISA clubs into the worldwide game by facilitating seamless scheduling with clubs throughout the world and allowing full participation in the international transfer market.
NISA is headquartered in San Diego, California.