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David Villa group gets USL franchise in NYC

An investment group including Spain World Cup winner David Villa has been granted a USL franchise in New York City.

North Texas captures first ever USL League One title (0:34)
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El Paso Locomotive fans honor victims of mass shooting (1:38)
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Adieu, Adu! Jacobs youngest to sign U.S. deal

USL Championship side Orange County SC has signed 14-year-old Francis Jacobs to a multiyear professional contract, both parties have told ESPN FC.

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Has the USL solved soccer's concussion problem?

Two years in the making, the United Soccer League has proposed a rule that will change the way that world football deals with head injuries midgame.

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199dJeff Carlisle

Tulsa owner: 'Zero tolerance' for hate speech

Tulsa Roughnecks president has cited the USL's "zero-tolerance policy" against hate speech as the reason for terminating Fabian Bastidas' contract.

Dairon Asprilla scores with unsaveable bicycle kick (1:06)
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England U17 world champ joins Charlotte of USL

England Under-17 World Cup winner Curtis Anderson has joined United Soccer League side Charlotte Independence from Manchester City.

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Del Piero reveals ownership in small L.A. club

Juventus and Italy legend Alessandro Del Piero decided to go public after the team went undefeated this season, won its division and was promoted.

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Ex-U.S. boss Sarachan joins North Carolina FC

"We are thrilled to welcome Dave Sarachan as the new North Carolina FC head coach," said North Carolina FC president and GM Curt Johnson.

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Second-tier USL players announce plans for union

The United Soccer League said Tuesday its USL Championship clubs have recognized the USL Players Association as their bargaining representative.

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USL confirms new branding, league structure

The United Soccer League has unveiled a new structure as well as a revamped branding of its three leagues, the organization announced on Tuesday.

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Lights boss would use Bolt as a winger

Las Vegas Lights coach Jose Luis "Chelis" Sanchez Sola said he'd play Usain Bolt as a winger if the USL side was to acquire the world's fastest man.

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Las Vegas: 'Why wouldn't we' want Usain Bolt?

USL side Las Vegas Lights has confirmed it has an interest in signing eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt, but his wage demands are prohibitive.