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MLS to create new reserve league starting in 2021

League twice previously had reserve circuits Move represents a shift away from USL New league to seek Division III sanctioning in closed US soccer pyramid MIAMI  (October 14, 2020) — Major League Soccer’s last attempt to have a league made up of reserve teams was terminated six years ago. Now, in a year of unpredictable […]

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USL Championship returns | Who the Miami FC will play

MIAMI, Fla. — (June 29, 2020) The USL Championship is back after a four month hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The league plans to restart the 2020 season on Saturday, July 11 after reaching an agreement with the USL Players Association. On Friday, the USL Championship announced the groups that will battle for a place […]

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USL Championship, players reach tentative deal to resume season with no pay cuts

Player Salaries to remain unchanged MIAMI, Fla.  (June 19, 2020) — The USL and its players association reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a return to play this year, in what was described as “three grueling days” of coming to terms on the final agreement. This follows the USL Championship’s previous announcement of […]

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USL seeks to have Force Majeure Clause

Note: It now appears that USL will return to action; details are forthcoming. MIAMI, Fla. — (4 June 2020) As negotiations go on between the USL Players Association and the USL Championship involving a return to play as well as pay cuts for players, the league is seeking to have a force majeure clause inserted into […]

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USL Players Association sends counterproposal

MIAMI, Fla. — (20 May 2020) As domestic soccer continues to be in a holding pattern, clubs and leagues alike need to make adjustments to deal with their new financial situations. The USL Championship is no differnet. In ongoing discussions between the league and its players, the USL Players Association has sent a counter proposal back to […]

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USL eCup 2020 Begins Today

32 clubs from USL Championship and USL One in 6 week FIFA20 tournament MIAMI, Fla. (4 May 2020) – The United Soccer League and its clubs are returning to the virtual arena in a new competition. The USL announced last Thursday its second esports competition, called the USL eCup: FIFA20 Edition. This virtual tournament will see […]


Meet USL League One’s Newest Club: Fort Lauderdale Club de Fútbol

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (February 1, 2020) — On February 1, 2020, Inter Miami CF revealed the name of their affiliate team in the USL League One. The name they have chosen is Fort Lauderdale Club de Fútbol. The team also begins its inaugural season this March.  The League One side will provide a defined path […]


USL League One – New Teams For 2020

Division Three League Will Field 12 teams in 2020 Season  MIAMI, Fla. (January 25, 2020) — For its second season, the USL League One will field twelve teams. Among the newcomers will be second teams for Inter Miami CF’s and the New England Revolution. Miami and New England join Union Omaha SC as expansion clubs. Club […]

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The Miami FC To Join USL Championship For 2020 Season. How It Happened & Why It’s A Positive Move

Club will begin season in March 2020 Home games will be at Riccardo Silva Stadium On The FIU Campus MIAMI, Fla. (December 12, 2019) — The Miami Football Club will once again be in the second division of U.S. Soccer. The fifth-year club, which began life in and became one of the flagship teams in […]

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The Real Monarchs’ Philosophy As An MLS2 Side

Clubs approach to its USL Championship club seen as a model MIAMI, Fla. (December 18, 2019) — Real Monarchs SLC, the second team of MLS club Real Salt Lake, recently won the USL Championship with an impressive 3-1 away victory over Louisville City FC. That result was unexpected, both because of Louisville’s impressive record at […]

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Ottawa Fury FC Suspend Operations

Club has been in dispute with Concacaf over sanctioning Not Interested in Canadian Premier League at present time Ottawa, Ont. (November 9, 2019) — Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (“OSEG”) announced at a morning press conference on Friday, November 8, 2019 that the Ottawa Fury FC will suspend operations, effective immediately. The Fury are one […]

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ESPN retains USL broadcast rights in three-year extension of Rights Agreement

Three-fold increase in league coverage September 7, 2019 — US-based broadcaster ESPN has retained domestic broadcast rights to the second and third tiers of the US club soccer system after extending its deal with the United Soccer League (“USL”). The Disney-owned network has signed a three-year deal that covers TV and digital rights to the […]