Rosters Being Expanded Next Season

The BSL is pleased to announce that beginning in the 2019 season, rosters will be expanded from 16 to 18 players with BSL benches growing from 5 players to 7 in total. There is no change to the existing format of substitutions, with players 1 through 3 on the bench being allowed to enter a match if card accumulation happens. The remaining players listed on the bench in the 4th slot through the 7th slot have no chance to enter a match and be counted in the boxscore. (The only exception is playoff matches if overtime is needed for a possible tiebreaker.)

With more players in the pool than ever before (24 MLS teams next year), there is more than enough quality to provide BSL clubs with the opportunity for added depth.

roster size increases:
-  will also add more options on weekly lineup decisions.
-  help with national team call-ups.
-  assist with long term injuries.
-  increase pregame/postgame excitement.

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