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Looking ahead to the 2016 NASL season


Spanish soccer star Raul (R holding trophy) celebrates with his teammates after the NASL Championship Final match between the NY Cosmos and the Ottawa Fury November 15, 2015 in Hempstead, NY. Raul has planned to retire after the match. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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The sixth season of NASL action kicks off this weekend, with the league getting some new teams in the mix in 2016.

Oklahoma City and Miami both are represented in the new-look NASL, with plans for expansion in Puerto Rico and San Francisco in line as well.

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The NASL season is split in two, the spring season and the fall season. The champions of each of those seasons then go on to the playoffs, along with the two other best teams throughout the year. The New York Cosmos won the 2015 Soccer Bowl.

Below is a quick look at all the teams competing in the NASL, with their complete records for the 2015 season. Make sure to check out the NASL website to stay up to find a complete schedule for the new year.

New York Cosmos
2015 Record: First place, 56 points (W15, D11, L4)
Key Players: Carlos Mendes, Sebastian Guenzatti
Notable Signings: Niko Kranjcar

Ottawa Fury FC
2015 Record: Second place, 56 points (W15, D11, L4)
Key Players: Julian de Guzman
Notable Signings: Marcel de Jong

Minnesota United FC
2015 Record: Third place, 53 points (W14, D11, L5)
Key Players: Christian Ramirez, Ibson
Notable Signings: Jeb Brovsky, Stefano Pinho

Fort Lauderdale Strikers
2015 Record: Fourth place, 41 points (W11, D8, L11)
Key Players: Kleberson
Notable Signings: Aurelio Saco Vertiz

Tampa Bay Rowdies
2015 Record: Fifth place, 39 points (W10, D9, L11)
Key Players: Freddy Adu, Georgi Hristov
Notable Signings: Eric Avila

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Carolina Railhawks
2015 Record: Sixth place, 35 points (W9, D8, L13)
Key Players: Ty Shipalane, Nacho Novo
Notable Signings: Billy Schuler

FC Edmonton
2015 Record: Seventh place, 35 points (W9, D8, L13)
Key Players: Tomi Ameobi, Albert Watson
Notable Signings: Adam Eckersley

Indy Eleven
2015 Record: Ninth place, 33 points (W8, D9, L13)
Key Players: Dylan Mares
Notable Signings: Lovel Palmer, Jair Reinoso

Jacksonville Armada FC
2015 Record: Eleventh place, 31 points (W8, D7, L15)
Key Players: Al Keita, Pascal Millien
Notable Signings: Pekka Lagerblom

Rayo OKC
First season in NASL
Key Players: Georgios Samaras, Robbie Findley

Miami FC
First season in NASL
Key Players: Dane Richards, Wilson Palacios

The Atlanta Silverbacks dissolved after finishing eighth in 2015, while the San Antonio Scorpions dissolved after finishing tenth.

Puerto Rico FC is set to begin play in the fall of 2016.