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26dJeff Carlisle

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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117dJeff 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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208dJeff 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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222dJeff 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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263dJonathan 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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286dAssociated 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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355dJeff 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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1yAssociated 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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1yJeff 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.

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1yRene 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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1yJeff 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.

USL Standings

Eastern ConferenceGPWDLGDP
Pittsburgh Riverhounds3419114+2868
Nashville SC342077+3367
Indy Eleven341969+1963
Louisville City FC341798+1760
Tampa Bay Rowdies3416108+2858
New York Red Bulls II3417611+2357
North Carolina FC3416810+2056
Ottawa Fury FC34141010+752
Charleston Battery34111310046
Birmingham Legion FC3412715-1643
Saint Louis FC3411914-142
Loudoun United FC3411617-639
Charlotte Independence3491114-1138
Atlanta United 2349817-3235
Memphis 901 FC349718-1534
Bethlehem Steel FC348719-2931
Hartford Athletic348521-3129
Swope Park Rangers346820-3426
Western ConferenceGPWDLGDP
Phoenix Rising FC342464+5378
Reno 1868 FC3418610+2160
Fresno FC341699+1457
Real Monarchs SLC3416810+1856
Orange County SC3415910+1154
El Paso Locomotive FC34131110+650
Sacramento Republic FC3414614+748
Austin Bold FC3413912+148
LA Galaxy II34121210-348
New Mexico United34111310+246
San Antonio FC3412913+545
Rio Grande Valley FC Toros3411815-841
Las Vegas Lights FC3411815-1041
Portland Timbers 23410816-638
Oklahoma City Energy FC3491114-1338
Tulsa Roughnecks FC3481016-2434
Tacoma Defiance348719-4031
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC347621-3427