The lawsuit said: “ ... Mr. Jones, Ms. Clark, Mr. Lund and Mr. Ayala, each received a letter from the USL's attorneys threatening to sue each of them if they did not immediately abandon the idea of a NASL men's professional team in the Oklahoma City area. In addition to threatening to sue (the) plaintiffs, the USL has sent letters to both the board and Mr. McLaughlin.”
Oklahoma City resident Tim McLaughlin has emerged as a leader of the NASL group, and his associates will continue their pursuit of a franchise so a team can be established in Oklahoma City.
Bill Peterson, the NASL commissioner, invited McLaughlin to the league's board of governors meeting on July 25 in Dallas. McLaughlin could make a presentation about his vision for NASL soccer in Oklahoma City.