TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian Soccer League’s partnership talks with the XFL have ended.
In March, the CFL and XFL introduced in a press release they had been poised to start severe talks a couple of potential partnership.
Neither aspect mentioned who initiated talks, solely that they’d agreed to collaborate on methods to develop soccer.
That got here to an finish Wednesday, with CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie saying: “Whereas we stay open to discovering new methods to work collectively sooner or later, we and our XFL counterparts have collectively determined to not pursue any formal preparations at the moment.”
The CFL did not play in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
It is scheduled to start a 14-game marketing campaign on Aug. 5.
Coaching camps are slated to open Saturday.
The XFL, which was restarted in 2020 by former proprietor Vince McMahon, was shut down by the coronavirus pandemic 5 weeks into the season, USA Right this moment reported.
After submitting for Chapter 11 chapter, the league was bought in August 2020 to traders at RedBirdCapital Companions, which incorporates actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia for $15 million.
In keeping with their web site, the XFL plans to return in 2023.