NISA, America’s Newest Pro Soccer League Sets Dates For Fall 2020
The Impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 on Soccer: As American soccer starts to resume play, schedules are set and fans feel excited and even a bit relieved as life starts to return to a new normal that is more acceptable.
The National Independent Soccer Association NISA will restart its play with the Fall 2020 Season.
The Fall 2020 competition format will consist of two parts:
- Regionalized Competition, commencing in August, divided into two conferences; an Eastern Conference and a Western Conference,
- Single Location Tournament to be held in late October at the conclusion of Regionalized Competition resulting in a single Fall champion.
“The health and safety of our players, coaches, staffs, and fans are of the utmost importance,” said NISA Commissioner John Prutch. “As a result, our Return To Play protocol takes into consideration numerous processes and alternative plans. As we move forward, we will continue to adhere to CDC recommendations and state and local mandates.”
Our Board of Governors have been very supportive and unified in this process and have my gratitude. I look forward to our clubs getting back to competing on the pitch and determining a Fall champion, may the best team win!,” added Prutch.
Michael Collins, President of California United Strikers said, “We are extremely elated to get back on the pitch and look forward to the great competition in the fall season.”
“We all know that now there will be a completely new normal and we are hopeful, as a state and a country, that we handle it the correct way and follow the proper protocols to keep everyone safe,” said Collins.
NISA Fall 2020 Regionalized Competition:
Eastern Conference: August 8, 2020 start
Western Conference: September 5, 2020 start
Each club will play every other club in their Conference 2x; 1x Home, 1x Away
NISA Fall 2020 Single Location Tournament:
Late October – Dates to be determined
Resulting in a single Fall champion
NISA Full Schedule & Broadcasting:
Full schedule and broadcast partnership details will be announced at a later date.
More details on the Fall schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
NISA’s Spring Season, which launched in February and had been scheduled to end in June was canceled due to the global impact of the COVID-19 virus.