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The American Premier League Overhaul FM20

A fully redesigned American league system for FM 2020 featuring 7 new leagues with 148 teams, and 3 new cups, Champions League Integration, no more salary cap, draft, etc.

By Updated on Jul 09, 2020   7591 views   11 comments
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Downloads: 637 / Size: 161.0 kB / Added: 2020-07-04
FM 2020 Fantasy Scenarios - The American Premier League Overhaul FM20

Background

Major League Soccer may be a success from a perspective of attendance and profits, but it can only be considered a failure in terms of producing world-class football. In a country like America, where professional sports is a multi-billion dollar industry, that needed to change.

In late 2018, a large group of American investors led by multiple high profile billionaires shocked the footballing world by announcing their plans to completely overhaul the American league system with the permission of the United States and Canadian Football Associations. This plan called for the creation of a four-tier system, with seven leagues in total, that would finally allow for promotion and relegation.

Not only that, but it was announced that after months of negotiation with UEFA, American clubs would be allowed into European continental competitions, a move that did not come without controversy. What eventually caused UEFA officials to cave was the money, which the American investors had a lot of.

Billions of dollars would be pouring into American clubs after a massive 1.2 billion dollar television deal was announced to broadcast American Premier League games and another 250 million for lower league and cup games. Teams were given stipends in order to improve training and youth facilities to attract and produce the game's biggest stars.

On the verge of the inaugural season, tensions are high. The American League has immediately been given a high status in the game but will it be able to attract and produce enough quality players to keep that status? Teams are tense, and with millions on the line and inaugural continental spots at stake, everything is up for grabs.

Format


League Structure

American Premier League: 20 Teams, 3 relegation spots, top four teams at seasons end participate in a playoff to determine an overall champion
American Championship: 20 Teams, 2 automatic promotion spots, 3 relegation spots, promotion playoff between teams 3-6
American Third Division 20 Teams, 2 automatic promotion spots, 4 relegation spots, promotion playoff between teams 3-6
American Developmental League 80 teams divided into 4 sub-leagues, 1 promotion spot per league decided by 8 team playoff

Cups

American Grand Cup: An FA Cup Equivalent, every team participates and the winner gets a European spot
American Super Cup Match between the winner of American Premier League and winner of American Grand Cup
Eagle Classic Cup Cup involving all Developmental League teams

Golden Goal

In an attempt to make the sport more palatable to American fans, all league playoffs and cups will implement golden goal in extra time scenarios. Be prepared to lose on some heartbreakers.

Installation Instructions

Download the file using the link on this page and extract it to Documents>Sports Interactive>Football Manager 2020>Editor Data

Created by Spencer Poole, aspiring Sports Writer, and Football Manager Enthusiast at the University of North Carolina
Twitter: @spencp99

Direct Download Steam Workshop
Downloads: 637 / Size: 161.0 kB / Added: 2020-07-04
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Discussion: The American Premier League Overhaul FM20

11 comments have been posted so far.

  • spencp99's avatar
    spencp99 Page Author2 hours ago
    dboy6000:
    The coefficient for USA keep resetting each January, resulting in the nation losing qualification places even though the clubs are often CL contenders. Is there a way to fix this?

    So from running quite a few 20 year+ simulations I've found that the US nearly always loses continental qualification spots in the first several years because it takes time for the teams to bring in quality players. And I'm also aware that when you go to the qualification places screen it will say zero for each individual year but the total will always be correct. So it should even out at about 3 CL spots or so
  • dboy6000's avatar
    The coefficient for USA keep resetting each January, resulting in the nation losing qualification places even though the clubs are often CL contenders. Is there a way to fix this?
  • spencp99's avatar
    spencp99 Page Author1 month ago
    A shame, you should try the full version sometime. And if you don't like all the micromanaging you can just delegate a lot of tasks to your staff
  • StuartNG's avatar
    Ah, it doesn't allow me to use this with FM Touch. There is no option to change the database, bar the official updates and affiliated leagues. On selecting U.S. it only allows for MLS team selection. Such a shame for me.
  • StuartNG's avatar
    I certainly will do and will give it a try and report back on here.
  • spencp99's avatar
    spencp99 Page Author1 month ago
    StuartNG:
    Can I ask, would this work for the PC version of FM Touch, or is it only for the 'full fat' version of the game?
    I'm not 100 percent sure to be honest. It was designed and tested on the full version of the game but it's definitely possible. I would recommend to start a new career on fm touch and see if you can load custom dastabases.
  • StuartNG's avatar
    Can I ask, would this work for the PC version of FM Touch, or is it only for the 'full fat' version of the game?
    Would be great to play as my adopted U.S. team New Mexico United.

    Thanks, Stuart
  • BartySo's avatar
    spencp99:
    Just added this to the steam workshop version, thanks for the suggestion!

    Great I will definitely give it a try :)
  • spencp99's avatar
    spencp99 Page Author1 month ago
    BartySo:
    - 8 players trained//developed in USA
    Just added this to the steam workshop version, thanks for the suggestion!
    1
  • BartySo's avatar
    Now if you only could change league rules to
    - 8 players trained//developed in USA
    - no limits/work permits for foreigners
    - normal wage's

    Just like in English Premier League :)
  • MFitriee's avatar
    Sorry for asking, is this new overhaul use transfer system like MLS or like normal transfer system like other country?
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