It's been a busy Tuesday for North American Soccer League fans, as quite a few signings have been made official. Neither Indy Eleven FC or Minnesota United wanted to be left out in the cold, apparently, with both clubs making major announcements today.
We'll start with Indy, who have been a major success story off the pitch, and entirely forgettable on it over the course of their first two seasons. In 2016, they might have a bit more talent to work with, however, as the club announced that they've reached a deal with former Ottawa Fury midfielder Sinisa Ubiparipovic.
Meanwhile, Minnesota United continued to load up ahead of the 2016 season, following two straight semifinal defeats. Having already poached the NASL MVP from the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, the club confirmed that they'll be adding FC Edmonton's best player as well, midfielder Lance Laing.
Both moves continue the prevailing theme we've seen this winter in the NASL...the league's big spenders are getting significantly better, while the financial lightweights of the league are going to have to get awfully creative in order to compete in 2016. While it's exciting to see some spending going on, it's hard not to be a little worried about the financial health of the clubs north of the border, and whether they'll look remotely competitive next season.