The Major Arena Soccer League announced the divisional and conference alignments for the 2017-18 season. The MASL enters its fourth season with 24 teams in the MASL pyramid, including an expected eight to 12 teams in the newly formed MASL2. The full 2017-18 MASL schedule is set to be released next week. The league will be split into Eastern and Western conferences, with two divisions in each conference. The Eastern Conference's Eastern Division has the Blast, Florida Tropics, Harrisburg Heat and Syracuse Silver Knights, and the Central Division has the Cedar Rapids Rampage, Kansas City Comets, Milwaukee Wave and St. Louis Ambush. The Western Conference's Pacific Division has the Ontario Fury, San Diego Sockers, Tacoma Stars and Turlock Express, and the Southwest Division has the El Paso Coyotes, Monterrey Flash, RGV Barracudas and Soles de Sonora. The RGV Barracudas and Monterrey Flash return to the MASL schedule this season, while the first Canadian franchise will begin play in Toronto in 2018-19. The Kansas City Comets remain in the MASL 1st Division after an offseason restructuring of the team's ownership and management. The Blast are moving to SECU Arena at Towson University this season.