In the same week that the Philadelphia Soul and the San Jose SaberCats announced a return to the AFL after a two-year absence, another former AFL team has laid the foundation for a return.
Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas City Brigade has paid the necessary application and franchise fees to come back to the AFL. The Brigade previously had membership in the AFL from 2006 through 2008.
The Brigade’s return gives the AFL 18 teams for 2011.
The official announcement reportedly will be made during Friday night’s game between Orlando and Jacksonville, which will be televised by NFL Network.