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6dJeff Carlisle

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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97dJeff Carlisle

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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110dJeff 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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151dJonathan Smith

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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174dAssociated Press

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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243dJeff Carlisle

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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263dAssociated Press

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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327dJeff Carlisle

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.

392dRene Tovar, ESPN Deportes

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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394dJeff Carlisle, U.S. Correspondent

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.

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443dJeff Carlisle

USSF won't alter sanctioning for NASL proposal

U.S. Soccer declined to alter its sanctioning process to accommodate a $500M proposal from New York Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso to revamp the NASL.

USL Ladder

Eastern ConferenceGPWDLGDP
New York Red Bulls II241455+2847
Tampa Bay Rowdies231373+2346
Nashville SC231265+2242
Pittsburgh Riverhounds221183+2041
Indy Eleven201244+1540
North Carolina FC231175+1740
Louisville City FC231067+636
Ottawa Fury FC21894+1033
Charleston Battery21795-230
Birmingham Legion FC227510-1526
Saint Louis FC21687-126
Charlotte Independence245109-825
Bethlehem Steel FC236512-1423
Loudoun United FC205510-720
Atlanta United 2235513-2920
Memphis 901 FC224711-1119
Hartford Athletic254417-3216
Swope Park Rangers223613-2215
Western ConferenceGPWDLGDP
Phoenix Rising FC231652+4053
Reno 1868 FC251357+1244
Fresno FC231283+1644
Real Monarchs SLC221057+1035
Austin Bold FC23968-433
New Mexico United23896+633
Oklahoma City Energy FC25898-133
Portland Timbers 224888+332
LA Galaxy II24888-732
Sacramento Republic FC22949+431
San Antonio FC23869+430
El Paso Locomotive FC22787-129
Las Vegas Lights FC22769-327
Orange County SC23698-127
Rio Grande Valley FC Toros236611-624
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC246414-2022
Tulsa Roughnecks FC234712-1919
Tacoma Defiance224513-3317