US Soccer has denied claims that a proposed US Soccer league would be relocated to Canada following a new agreement between the league and MLS.
A statement on the USSF website said: “The USSF has no comment on the proposed relocation of the American Premier League, which is based in Orlando, Florida.”
It is also the US government’s policy to support a strong and stable US soccer league, which we support in all of its facets.
“We are committed to supporting the development of the US national team and the growth of our sport.”
It’s the latest in a series of developments since US Soccer was set up in 2015 and its proposed membership of 15 teams in Florida has grown steadily to more than 30.
The announcement came on the eve of the annual FIFA Congress, which kicked off on Thursday.US Soccer has faced a host of controversies in recent months, including the firing of former head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the arrest of two players for allegedly participating in a plot to assassinate the US President.
In the first of a series in a two-part series, CNN’s Kevin Griffin reports from Florida on the latest developments in US Soccer.CNN’s Kevin Griffiths is at the US Soccer headquarters in Orlando.CNN Political Correspondent Jessica Kourkounis contributed to this report from Orlando.