MLU quietly announced two teams - New Jersey Founders & San Jose Black Hats - would be disinvited to their inaugural 2013 season. Each MLU conference (Eastern & Western) intended to have 5 teams. Instead, the 2013 schedule will have 8 teams playing games within their conference over 10 weeks.
Nixing 2 teams from the MLU team roster reduces league total investment shares by $250,000. Excluding the New Jersey Founders as an MLU founding team is paradoxical. The rationale for "dropping" NJ & SJ teams was because these cities were not deemed as a "strong market", and their proximity to other conference teams were "a bit close together". Sound familiar? (Territory License Agreement & its outcome on the AUDL).
In other news, the Boston Bootleggers re-branded to become the Boston Whitecaps. See my suggested names for MLU teams.