Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Silverbacks fan Paul Herzog has decided to give the North American Soccer League (NASL) one more year to overthrow the entire setup of United States and Canadian Soccer before he jumps ship to an MLS team or just stops caring entirely.
"I've invested a ton of time into the idea that somehow a league with no real central core of organizing is going to inspire thousands of Americans and Canadians into a revolt against the core groups that run their federations and league while provoking the league structure and corporate entities that run and sponsor Major League Soccer to change for the better," said a clearly exasperated Mr. Herzog in an interview with The Nutmeg News. "I'm giving the NASL one more year to completely change the entire structure of the way things are run in the United States and Canada before I jump ship."
While Mr. Herzog may have completely unrealistic ideals when it comes to the reach of the league in soccer, he has decided to believe, despite all the signs showing him the opposite, that change can happen in 2016. However, if that change doesn't happen in 2016 he plans on throwing all of his support behind Atlanta United in 2017.
"I'm a man of principles and I'm going to stick with the NASL based on those principles until my principles change in 2017. If the NASL isn't the dominant league in North American and challenging the elites internationally by then, my relationship with them is OVER!"
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Mr Herzog's support for the NASL is eroded by his Aunt Vickie's birthday gift of an Atlanta United scarf and a bag of Werther's Original (sugar free).