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All USSF D-II Matches will Be Available Online, TV & Website News

Kartik Krishnayer, NASL’s Director of Communications and Public Relations, was kind enough to spend a few minutes with us today to discuss developments concerning online streaming, TV broadcast and the NASL website.

Good news for fans of 2nd Division soccer in the United States. Every USSD2 match will be available via online stream for free. The system will be similar to USLLive.com last season and will controlled by the US Soccer Federation. An announcement is expected next week as the USSF is currently working to finalize a media partner and to secure advertisers to help offset cost.

There will be no national TV contract for the league this season. While the NASL is actively pursuing possible deals for 2011, TV coverage will be limited to local contracts that individual clubs are able to secure. As of today, Rochester, Tampa Bay, Montreal and Vancouver all have local broadcast contracts in place. St. Louis and Minnesota are said to be close to deals, with the picture a little less clear for Carolina and Miami. Part of the TV deals will allow visiting teams to utilize the home team’s local TV feed for broadcast back in their home market. For example, if Rochester travels to Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay TV broadcast will be available for airing in Rochester.

Finally, the full NASL.com website will launch the week of April 10th, the same week the season begins. The site will feature original articles and content, rosters, player bios, and audio/video content. The plan is to cover not only the league but soccer new from around the globe as well.

USSF Division 2 will be using the Nike Total 90 Ascente balls. This is the same ball that is used in the English Premier League except with a different color scheme

The above article was taken directly from the NASL News website. 


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