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NASL exploring expansion to San Diego, Orange County

NASL exploring expansion to San Diego, Orange County

The financially troubled North American Soccer League could be adding teams in San Diego and Orange County as early as this summer.

Peter Wilt — who led the Chicago Fire to an MLS Cup title as team president and general manager, then helped put an NASL team in Indianapolis — said Wednesday that he is working with two groups to study the feasibility of placing expansion teams in Southern California.

“We’re looking at a business plan,” Wilt said. “No decisions have been made.”

Wilt declined to name his clients but said discussions have been ongoing for months in the hopes of having both teams on the field for the fall season, which...

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