Usl Franchise Agreement

On January 29, 2014, LA Galaxy announced the creation of LA Galaxy II, a reserve team within the club`s existing development structure. The Galaxy purchased a USL Pro Expansion franchise[42] and became the first MLS club to join its reserve team in the USL Pro. The most worrying aspect of the agreement, from the point of view of those whose personal preferences coincide with the way sport is structured in the rest of the world, is that of trademarks and intellectual property. If a franchise is not renewed or terminated, the franchisee is required to „not compete in a rival league“ for two years, defined as NASL, NPSL or PASL (and may be modified now to include UPSL). Indeed, in accordance with the franchise agreement, the League can continue to use these brands for two years in the future. This restriction is undoubtedly due to the creation of the Team Owners Association (TOA) in 2008 among the owners of the USL First Division which, despite its cleverly misleading name, was a USSF sanctioned Second Division. . . .