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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry.   COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Cal and USC Postpone Game Over COVID-19 Outbreak Posted: November […]

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Amanda Vandervort Named USL Super League President

Amanda Vandervort will be the first president of the USL Super League, the professional second division women’s soccer league slated to kick off in 2023. The United Soccer League made the formal announcement on Tuesday morning. A sports executive with more than 20 years of experience across all levels of women’s and men’s soccer, Vandervort […]

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Monterey Bay F.C. Breaks Ground on Cardinale Stadium

Monterey Bay Football Club, the newest addition to the USL Championship, has broken ground on the expansion club’s new stadium on the campus of California State University-Monterey Bay and also announced that Cardinale Auto Group has agreed to a stadium naming rights deal as part of a multi-year partnership. Cardinale Stadium will serve as the […]

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USL Names Will Kuhns as SVP of Communications

The United Soccer League has hired Will Kuhns as its senior vice president of communications and public relations, charging him with building and maintaining relationships with national, local and international media as well as creating and executing communications initiatives to promote the USL and its member clubs. As a member of USL’s executive team, Kuhns […]

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MLS to Launch New Professional League in 2022

Major League Soccer will launch a new professional league in 2022 that will focus on youth development and provide a more direct link between its teams’ youth academies and the first-team rosters, the league announced on Monday. The aim of the new reserve league is to complete the player pathway from MLS Next to the […]

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USL Reviving W League Starting in 2022

The United Soccer League is reviving the W League as a pre-professional women’s soccer league that will begin play in 2022 with eight teams paired in USL destinations. The W League founding members will be in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Greenville, South Carolina; Hartford, Connecticut; Kaw Valley FC in Topeka, Kansas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; South Georgia; Queensboro FC […]

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USL Team to Open First Soccer-Specific Stadium in New York

Queensboro FC, a United Soccer League expansion club, has become the latest team to announce a new purpose-built stadium when it begins play in at York College of The City University of New York in spring 2022. The 7,500-seat modular venue will be the first purpose-built stadium for soccer by any professional sports team in […]

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Colorado Springs Stadium to Feature Leroy Nieman Art

The new soccer stadium in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, will have an artistic flair. As the future home of the USL’s Colorado Springs Switchbacks prepares to open, Weidner Field’s exterior will feature 10 multicolored 9-foor by 12-foot sports-oriented pieces of art by famed artist Leroy Nieman. The prints will be installed on the stadium’s outside […]

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USL Partners with HotelPlanner for Bookings

The United Soccer League has announced a multi-year partnership for HotelPlanner.com to become the official online hotel reservation partner of USL. The partnership will focus on providing hotel options and prices to teams across USL League Two, USL Academy and the Super Y League, as well as to USL fans. “We are thrilled to bring on HotelPlanner.com as our Official Online Hotel Reservation […]

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