SOURCE: St Louis Situation Overblown

This morning, our friends at Inside Minnesota Soccer had a good piece concerning the background of Tony Glavin who has been reported to hold the key to reconciling USL and the TOA/NASL before the USSF imposed Wednesday deadline.

A well placed source indicates to us that Glavin’s license from USL for the St Louis region is not a sticking point moving forward. AC St Louis, owned by Jeff Cooper has already hired a coach, Claude Anelka and begun the process of identifying and signing players for the 2010 season.

Ultimately, the USSF has the power to force whatever second division league plays in 2010 to accept clubs wanting to play. Whether the USSF administers a compromise league or some other deal is worked out, Cooper’s AC St Louis looks to begin play in 2010, assuming we have a second division league operating this year.

The NASL AGM is being held later this week in Fort Lauderdale.