2018-19 MASL Season Format
2018-19 MASL Season Format Announced
Season Kicks Off December 1st
The Major Arena Soccer League announced the format and launch date for its 2018-19 season.
The fifth MASL season will begin on the weekend of December 1, about one month later than it has in the past. The league says the shift in the schedule is to avoid “overlap with in-market fall audience competition” as well as to give teams more time for marketing and preparations. The league also noted that the change could be beneficial for potential broadcast partnerships.
Additionally, each team will play 12 home and 12 away games during the course of the season, up from 11 home and 11 away during 2017-18, and the season will last about four months.
The announcement comes with a little more than a month left in the current season, significantly earlier than when such announcements are typically made. An expansion team in Toronto has already been announced for the 2018-19 season.