New tier 3 league in the USA.

New NISA  league opens on Aug 31, 2019 in Oakland.

The National Independent Soccer Association began its new 8 club 3rd tier Soccer league with a game in Oakland with the Roots drawing 3-3 against California Strikers at Laney College.

Now this league stands allegedly at the same level as the USL Div 1.

Stadiums and locations,
Team Location Stadium Capacity
East Coast
Atlanta SC Alpharetta, Georgia St. Francis High School /
Lupo Field at Life University

Miami FC Miami, Florida Buccaneer Field /
Riccardo Silva Stadium
1,500
23,500
Philadelphia Fury[a] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Franklin Field 52,958
Stumptown Athletic Matthews, North Carolina OrthoCarolina Sportsplex
Sportsplex at Matthews
5,000
West Coast
California United Strikers FC Irvine, California Championship Stadium 5,000
Los Angeles Force Whittier, California Rio Hondo College 1,000
Oakland Roots SC Oakland, California Laney College 2,700
San Diego 1904 FC San Diego, California SDCCU Stadium 70,561

The league season  is split into a Fall ( NISA Showcase) and a Spring portion. It is alleged that new teams will join the Spring season !

The fall season has already run into problems with the league suspending Philadelphia Fury after only one game , an 8-1 loss in Miami.

Story about Philly – https://nisaofficial.com/news/2019/09/18/philadelphia-fury-to-refrain-from-play-for-balance-of-nisa-showcase

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