During the 2015 season, the best places for Canadian soccer players to find work in the United States were San Antonio and Atlanta.
Despite an imbalanced system which sees MLS and NASL teams treat Americans as domestic players north of the border but Canadians as internationals south of the border, the Scorpions and Silverbacks averaged giving 110.2 and 105.5 minutes per game to players from our home and native land. That was the most out of all American MLS and/or NASL teams — and more than the Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact give to Canadians, too.
Now, with the announcement that the Atlanta Silverbacks franchise has been suspended by NASL, both teams are gone.
In this off-season, the San Antonio soccer franchise was sold to the NBA’s Spurs, and moved to USL as the new owners felt that was a more likely route to the MLS end goal — after all, USL has an affiliation agreement with MLS.
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