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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S. Soccer Expands

The American Professional Soccer League, or APSL, announced the addition of teams in Houston, Seattle and Toronto.

The new franchises increase the number of teams in the league to eight for this season. Plans are to add another four teams by 1995, League chairman William De La Pena said Tuesday.

"This will quell any doubts about the resolve of APSL owners in moving forward," De La Pena said in a statement. "We offer the highest level of soccer in North America and our goal is to remain at the top of the sport."