Armada FC President Nathan Walter Responds to the Cancellation of the 2018 NASL Season

Mar 1, 2018

The North American Soccer League (NASL) announced Tuesday that it has canceled the 2018 Season after failing to receive a preliminary injunction preventing the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) from revoking the NASL’s Division II status.

The Jacksonville Armada FC will continue its plan to play in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) from April until August 2018 as announced previously. Club ownership and leadership are also actively working toward a long-term solution to sustain professional soccer in Jacksonville.

Armada FC President and General Manager Nathan Walter issued the following statement Thursday regarding the club’s next steps.

“We are very disappointed in the decisions made by the USSF and federal court. It is very upsetting how many people across the game have been affected. We have been working very hard to find a path to move forward and we will continue to explore all options to keep the players on the field and fans in the stands beyond the upcoming NPSL season. Mr. Palmer and myself believe in the Jacksonville market and understand there must be a change in the landscape of U.S. soccer to support and stabilize community-based soccer. We are working tirelessly to develop a sustainable future for the club and are committed to finding a solution. I will be meeting with over 20 other teams on March 10 that share similar values and I look forward to what will result from that meeting. Now, more than ever, the Jacksonville Armada can use the support from fans, corporate partners, and supporters during the NPSL season as we secure the future of soccer in Jacksonville for years to come.”