A planned competitor to the National Football League has identified the eight markets it would like to open with next year, and hopes to unveil some of its West Coast teams in the next month.

The United Football League said in May 2007 it would begin play with eight teams in August 2008. However, it postponed the launch to 2009.

The UFL would be the latest in a series of leagues to compete with the NFL since the 1970s, including the World Football League, the United States Football League and, most recently, the XFL — all of which failed.