BRIAN SCIARETTA - Friday, July 13, 2012
Twenty-five of the 30 SFL clubs today voted on the fate of the new Rangers FC and decided the club must begin in the Third Division.
The news was an enormous setback for the country's most prestigious team who, even if all goes well, will not be able to return to the Scottish Premier league for at least four years. But it also puts the future of its current players in jeopardy who are all surely looking to move elsewhere.
Rangers have three Americans on their roster in Carlos Bocanegra, Alejandro Bedoya, and Maurice Edu. It is very unlikely that any remain with the club as they are now at the semi-pro levels.
Rangers have been mired in a financial downfall this past year and the old Rangers company which was founded in 1872 dissolved last month and were replaced with a entirely new company.
The new company will not be able to carry with it the 54 Scottish title or any other silverware earned by the previous club.