NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson Will Speak At NPSL Combine
The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) has announced that North American Soccer League (NASL) Commissioner Bill Peterson will be a guest speaker at the NPSL Combine Tournament in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
“The NPSL is a very important part of the soccer landscape in the U.S.,” Peterson said. “The league continues to grow, and we’re seeing improved talent on the field. I’m looking forward to being there this weekend.” Peterson was named Commissioner of the NASL on November 27, 2012.
No stranger to North American soccer having worked closely with MLS teams when he was the Senior Vice President of AEG Sports and Managing Director of the Home Depot Center from 2000 to 2006, Peterson helped oversee the management of numerous MLS teams and the development of soccer-specific stadiums across the country.
Most recently Peterson provided advisory and event services to a variety of clients in Canada and the United States through his own firm Solve4. Peterson is the Chairman of the USA Cycling Board of Directors and a member of the USPRO Cycling Board of Trustees and served briefly as COO of the UFL.
He was the Executive Vice President of Centerplate, the North American market leader for managing food and beverage, retail, restaurant, and events in sports facilities, convention centers, and entertainment complexes. He spent six years working with a variety of teams, facilities and sporting events while Senior Vice President at AEG in Los Angeles. Peterson spent almost a decade working for the National Football League where he became the President of NFL Europe having been the General Manager of the league’s Amsterdam Admirals.
English Premier League (EPL) coach Chris Ramsey, who currently works for Queens Park Rangers FC, was already announced as a guest speaker earlier this week.
The NPSL is a national league that operates in the 4th Division of the U.S. Soccer pyramid. NPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). The NPSL remains one of the largest national leagues in North America.