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January 13, 2017
DRAFTING FOR DEPTH
DC United selects three in MLS SuperDraft

LOS ANGELES – D.C. United drafted three players in the first two rounds of Friday's 2017 MLS SuperDraft. The Black-and-Red selected defender Chris Odoi-Atsem with the 12th overall pick in the first round, and goalkeeper Eric Klenofsky (34th overall), and defender Jo Vetle Rimstad (43rd overall) in the second round.


January 13, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
College-by-college selections



January 13, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
Team-by-team selections



January 13, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
First and Second round selections



January 13, 2017
RIGHT TO BE NO. 1
Minnesota United selects UCLA forward Abu Danladi

LOS ANGELES -- Minnesota United FC selected UCLA forward Abu Danladi with the No. 1 pick in the MLS SuperDraft Friday.


January 13, 2017
MLS INFORMER
Coming full circle

When MLS started in 1996, all 10 teams played in stadia where either NFL or college football teams were the primary tenant (if not the building owners). Oversized seating capacity, narrow fields, obtrusive line markings, uneven surfaces and schedule changes necessitated by NFL games – not to mention the exorbitant rents in some cases, restrictions on advertising and the loss of other revenue streams – were among the many reasons MLS teams strived to distance themselves from their American football brethren.


January 12, 2017
THREE FROM 'SC
Breakers, Sky Blue go for NCAA champs in first round

LOS ANGELES -- NCAA champion Southern Cal became the third school to have three players selected in the first round of the NWSL College Draft Thursday.



January 12, 2017
THE BIGGEST SEASON
MLS schedule includes two rivalry weeks, most games, new teams, new stadiums



NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer Thursday unveiled the regular season schedule for its 22 clubs, including broadcast coverage across the five national broadcast partners in the U.S. and Canada.


January 12, 2017
EXECUTING THEIR PLAN
Spirit pick forward, two midfielders

LOS ANGELES – The Washington Spirit selecting forward Lindsay Agnew (Ohio State University), midfielder Meggie Dougherty Howard (University of Florida), and midfielder Cameron Castleberry (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill) in the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft.


January 12, 2017
SPRING CHILL
Four of first five United games at home

WASHINGTON – Major League Soccer has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2017 season. D.C. United are featured in three nationally televised matches and conclude their final season at RFK stadium with a home match against the New York Red Bulls on Decision Day: Oct. 22 at 4 PM ET.


January 11, 2017
DEFENDING THEIR BELIEF
USWNT to meet England, France, Germany

The defending champion U.S. Women’s National Team will meet England, France and Germany in the second SheBelieves Cup, with doubleheaders scheduled March 1-7, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday.


January 9, 2017
SECOND STRAIGHT
Carli Lloyd captures FIFA player of the year award

U.S. Women’s National Team co-captain Carli Lloyd has been named Best FIFA Women's Player for the second consecutive year, becoming the fourth player to win the award in consecutive years.


January 9, 2017
AN AMICABLE DIVORCE
NASL, commissioner Peterson part ways

Only three days after announcing it will return in 2017, the North American Soccer League Monday announced that it has parted ways with commissioner Bill Peterson.


January 8, 2017
CATCH THE DRAFT
NWSL draft on Facebook, YouTube Thursday

The National Women's Soccer League will live stream its college Draft via Facebook and YouTube Thursday at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention in Los Angeles.


January 6, 2017
PROVISIONAL STATUS TIMES TWO
U.S. Soccer grants both NASL, USL D-2 standing

Both the North American Soccer League and United Soccer League have a year to get their respective houses in order.


January 6, 2017
LIKE FATHER ...
Ian Harkes named MAC Hermann Trophy winner

ST. LOUIS -- Wake Forest midfielder Ian Harkes became the first son of a MAC Hermann Trophy winner to capture the award, it was announced during a ceremony during the Missouri Athletic Club banquet Friday night.


January 6, 2017
MLS INFORMER
Vegas wants back into MLS expansion race

Las Vegas’ hopes of getting an MLS team were put on hold nearly two years ago when Commissioner Don Garber said Sin City wouldn’t be considered “until after 2018." Two years until the start of 2019, Las Vegas is moving to re-enter the race.


January 5, 2017
CAMP NEWCOMERS
Arena calls in Frei, Manneh for USMNT

U.S. Men's National Team coach Bruce Arena has called in 32 players, including the Vancouver Whitecaps’ Gambia-born forward Kekuta Manneh, for training camp starting Tuesday in Carson, Calif.


January 4, 2017
JANUARY CAMP
Amy Rodriguez returns to USWNT

U.S. Women's National Team coach Jill Ellis has selected six uncapped players, plus FC Kansas City forward Amy Rodriguez, for a training camp roster at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., Jan. 13-23.


January 3, 2017
THEY'RE ON TRACK
USMNT will make first stop in Chattanooga in February

The U.S. will play its final preparation match before 2018 World Cup qualifying resumes against Jamaica at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3 (FS1 and UniMas, UDN) on an artificial turf field in Chattanooga, Tenn., U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday.


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