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OKC Energy FC 2017 Under Armour Jerseys

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OKC Energy FC is Oklahoma City's sole professional soccer team following the dissolution of Rayo Vallecano-owned Rayo OKC at the end of last year. The USL team will wear kits from Under Armour for their 2017 league and US Open Cup seasons. As such they are UA's sole professional club sponsorship in North America so [.

Charlotte Independence 2017 adidas Home and Away Jerseys

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Now in their third year of existence, United Soccer Leagues (USL) outfitCharlotte Independence unveiled their 2017 adidas home and away kits earlier this week. The second division affiliate of MLS' Colorado Rapids, Charlotte will don a blue home jersey featuring gold and white stripes on its front for their 2017 league and US Open Cup [.

Charlotte Independence 2015 adidas Home and Away Jerseys

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New USL Pro franchise Charlotte Independence have unveiled their 2015 adidas home and away jerseys [...]

Vancouver got allocation money in Vitoria deal, USL rebrands, MLS news, more

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Whitecaps received allocation money from Union in Vitoria loan deal. USL has a new identity. Brad Evans says player strike is "imminent." More news.

Philadelphia Union

Sean Johnson shows what the Union are missing

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The Chicago goalkeeper's amazing stretch of saves stole points Sunday from the Union and demonstrated what Philadelphia is missing, PSP's Dan Walsh writes. Also, notes on the U.S. Open Cup, USL PRO in Bethlehem, and "so Union."

2015 U.S. Open Cup Schedule Released

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Local teams find out when they'll take part in the 2015 tournament.

While they may not know who they'll face, the Philadelphia Union, Harrisburg City Islanders, and Reading United all know when they're scheduled to start play in the 102nd Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tournament. The tournament's initial pairings will be announced on April 8, with the Play-in Matches taking place between April 22 to 26.

Corben Bone loaned out to USL PRO's Wilmington Hammerheads

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The Philadelphia Union loans attacking midfielder Corben Bone to the Wilmington Hammerheads of USL PRO.

The Philadelphia Union have announced a loan agreement with USL PRO's Wilmington Hammerheads for the services of attacking midfielder Corben Bone.

Bone was selected by the Union in the 2013 Re-Entry Draft after playing four seasons for the Chicago Fire and seeing a total of 26 minutes in the last two years, John Hackworth was familiar with Bone due to him being in Hackworth's USYNT U-17 camp back in 2005.

Major League Soccer

The USL launches rebrand, will vie for division 2 status in 2016

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The artist formerly known as USL PRO is now known as the USL.

The United Soccer League announced today that it has dropped the USL PRO moniker and will compete instead as the USL. In addition, the league announced new branding as well as customized versions of its new logo in each of the team's colors.

MLS and USL PRO deals for 2015

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When MLS made the announcement two years ago with the USL PRO, it sparked a big investment in the future of soccer in North America. Several clubs have jumped on board with filling out their own USL PRO teams in 2015, following the LA Galaxy's model from last year.

With no MLS Reserve League expected to operate in 2015, other teams will continue to partner with existing USL PRO clubs.

Homegrown – January 2015

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On this month's Homegrown with our hosts, Dan and Jay: The NSCAA Convention. The MLS Superdraft. USL-Pro's role in the American soccer landscape. The USMNT u20's and CONCACAF Championship. Closing out with a few quick fire questions. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Other ways to listen: Download the.

15 Predictions for 2015

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It is a new year, which means it is also time to figure out what will happen in the next 12 months. Given how I failed to really do any sort of thing like this in 2014, it is time to suck it up and make some predictions that are sure to go wrong in the coming year.

So here we go, 15 things I think will happen in 2015.

Top stories from 2014

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The last 12 months were certainly big in MLS. Here are a few of my top stories from the last year.

USL PRO expansion

Take a look at the US third division and you'll see a lot of new faces coming into the fold in 2015. That is due to the partnership with MLS and the ever importance that MLS is putting on having a reserve league set up within the USL PRO.

Homegrown – October 2014

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On this month's Homegrown our hosts, Dan and Jay, bring on special guest Carlos Torres from Threeforawin.comto help them answer some pressing US soccer questions: Is USL-Pro actually the 2nd tier of the US soccer pyramid? DC United has gone from worst to first in one season, is this good..

USL Pro announces All-League teams

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By CARL SETTERLUND

The USL Pro announced the league's top 22 players on Wednesday.

The Richmond Kickers led the 14-team league with three members of the First XI William Yomby, George Davis and Matthew Delicâte while championship finalist Sac Republic FC and future MLS expansion squad Orlando City both had two players apiece.

USL Pro Semifinals: A Look Ahead

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By EVAN REAM

With MLS officials currently in town, possible future stadium renderings releasedand a letter of intent signed for a bid for that stadium site, the city of Sacramento has entered full celebration mode.

Though the MLS representatives are not scheduled to stay for the game, the No.

RSL launch Real Monarchs, latest MLS-backed USL Pro team

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Real Salt Lake's foray into USL Pro finally has a name attached to it: the Real Monarchs.

RSL executives unveiled the Monarchs name and crest Wednesday at a presentation including new renderings of the proposed 8,000-seat facility to be added at the Utah state fair grounds.

Kings owner purchases stake in Sacramento Republic, eyes move to MLS

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By FRANCO PANIZO

If Sacramento Republic FC are to make the jump to MLS in the near future, Kevin Nagle will be the man to guide them there.

Republic FC announced on Thursday that localbusiness owner Kevin Nagle, who has a stake in NBA's Sacramento Kings, has joined the USL Pro club's ownership group.

MLS executives set visit for Sacramento viability check

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Sacramento, California is getting the chance to win over Major League Soccer.

Executives from MLSare scheduled to visit the California state capital this month to assess the region's viability as a new home to an expansion franchise. According to a report in the Sacramento Bee, Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott and Charles Altchek, a special assistant to league Commissioner Don Garber, willvisit the area on Sept.

Orlando City’s Yordany Alvarez retires from professional soccer

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Orlando City Soccer Club may have already started building their Major League Soccer squad for next year, but one of their prolonged players won't be there come 2015.

Midfielder Yordany Alvarez, who was on loan from Real Salt Lake and signed an MLS contract for 2015 with OCSC, announced his retirement from professional soccer on Friday after suffering a concussion on June 7 during USL Pro play.

Orlando City’s Molino breaks single-season USL Pro scoring record

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Kevin Molino made Orlando City Soccer Club history when he agreed tobe the club's first Major League Soccer signing. Now he can now add the single-season USL Pro scoring record to his list of accomplishments.

Molino, who now surpasses Dom Dwyer and Jose Angulo, scored his record 16th goal of the season in the 51st minute against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night.

Richmond Kickers

D.C. United and Richmond Kickers renew affiliation for 2015 season

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2015 is the third consecutive season that the Kickers will serve as United's USL PRO affiliate

D.C. United and the Richmond Kickers announced on Thursday an agreement for the Kickers to serve as United's USL Pro affiliate, the third straight year that such an arrangement has existed. As per the agreement, United will send at least four first team players to Richmond on long-term deals.

USL Pro Playoff Preview: First Round

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By AARON CRANFORD

With the USL Pro Playoffs set to kickoff, theOrlando Citybegin their quest for their sixth USL Pro trophy in four years.

The Lions lifted their third USL Pro Commissioner's Cup trophy after their 1-0 win against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night, but they will hope their record-breaking year continues into the postseason.

USL Pro Week 25: A Look Back

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By: AARON CRANFORD

Orlando City SC finished their finalUSL Pro regular season in style.

The Lions, who won the 2014 USL Pro regular season title last Wednesday, topped thethird-placed Richmond Kickers 1-0 Saturday. Midfielder Kevin Molino scored the lone goal, his 20th of the season, by headinga cross fromLuke Boden into the far right corner of the net in the 23rd minute.

USL Pro Week 25: A Look Ahead

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By: AARON CRANFORD

Orlando City SC are USL Pro regular season champions, but playoff spots are still up for grabs in the league's finalweekend.

After their scoreless draw against the Wilmington Hammerheads on Wednesday, Orlando Citywon the regular season title and will raise the trophy after their Saturday evening match against the Richmond Kickers.

Richmond Kickers versus Orange County Blues: USL PRO streaming, prediction, lineups, and gamethread

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The Richmond Kickers head west for two games in three days, starting with the Orange County Blues.

The Richmond Kickers finish up the regular season with three games on the road, the first two of which are on the West Coast. Tonight the Kickers take on the Orange County Blues (formerly the LA Blues), before taking on Curt Onalfo and the LA Galaxy II on Monday.

Richmond Kickers versus Orlando City SC: USL PRO streaming, prediction, lineups, and gamethread

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On the same day as a top 2 battle in the MLS Eastern Conference, the top two teams in USL PRO meet in Richmond.

There are two top tier battles today involving D.C. United players, with the Richmond Kickers taking on Orlando City SC this evening just before United themselves take on Sporting Kansas City.

USL Pro Week 23: A Look Ahead

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By AARON CRANFORD

Orlando City SC's position in the standings could be under threat this weekend.

Orlando City has sat on the top of the table for most of the season, but the recently hot Richmond Kickers are looking to take over the mantle. The two clubs meet in a must-watch battle on Saturday evening, with home field advantage in the playoffs on the line.

Rodrigo Lopez

Republic beat City Islanders to end dream inaugural year as champions, make MLS case

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — All Sacramento Republic FC had to do to cap off a dream start for the first-year franchise was win a championship.

In front of a rowdy sellout crowd Saturday, it hardly felt like any other outcome was possible, despite the Harrisburg City Islanders' best efforts.

Long journey finally paying off for Sacramento Republic leader Rodrigo Lopez

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ByEVAN REAM

With four days until the USL Pro Championship, emotions are running high at Sacramento Republic FC training.

On one side of the field, the goalkeepers are messing around, cussing at each other and telling jokes. On the other side is an eight-on-eight scrimmage with Republic head coach Preki asthe center of the action.

USL Pro Playoff Rewind: Sacramento pulls off dream comeback, Harrisburg continues Cinderella run

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ByEVAN REAM

SACRAMENTO Down two goals to rivals LA Galaxy II with 20 minutes left to play in their USL Pro semifinal playoff series, Sacramento Republic FC's dream inaugural season was in jeopardy.

But as he had done all year, midfielder and MVP candidate Rodrigo Lopez made sure that the dream continued, scoring a hat trick to lead the Republic to an improbable 3-2 comeback victory in front of afired-up sellout crowd of 8,000 at Bonney Field on Saturday night.

Wilmington Hammerheads

USL Pro Week 24: A Look Ahead

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By AARON CRANFORD

Week 23 was tense as nine red cards were produced and a massive altercation occurred between the Wilmington Hammerheads and the Orange County Blues.

Expect this week to have more of the same.

The USL Pro regular season is winding down, and playoff positions are on the line.

USL Pro Week 23: A Look Back

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By AARON CRANFORD

Nine red cards and one massive scuffle.

USL Pro had an entertaining weekend, as nine red cards were produced, and an altercation occurred between members of the Wilmington Hammerheads and the Orange County Blues on Saturday night.

Wilmington Hammerheads' Sunny Jane scored the first goal in the 72nd minute by shooting a low drive into the far corner of the net on a breakaway.

The Rest

Preseason IMG Tournament schedule announced, Bradley says players “ready to strike,” WWC turf suit dropped, more

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IMG announces preseason Suncoast Pro Classic tournament schedule. Michael Bradley says players ready to strike over free agency. Solo suspended. Turf lawsuit dropped. More.

D.C. United season review: Defender Jalen Robinson

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D.C. United's newest Homegrown player spent almost the entire season in USL PRO, which makes judging his season harder.

Jalen Robinson, D.C. United's newest homegrown player, was signed in January; after that, he played 15 games in USL PRO and in the US Open Cup debacle against the Rochester (Ragin') Rhinos, where it was his man who beat him for the goal.

State pro notes: Milwaukee's Banks named to USL PRO second team

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MLS Ticker: Red Bulls steer away from USL Pro team plans, Orlando City announces MLS roster moves, and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

In a surprising development, the New York Red Bulls have stated they will not be fielding a USL Pro team in 2015.

Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh told BigAppleSoccer.com on Monday that the club will not be following through with their plans to launcha third division side next season.

USL PRO Playoff Rewind: Islanders shock Orlando City

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By AARON CRANFORD

The Orlando City Lions will head to the MLS without their sixth USL PRO title, following a shocking 1-0 playoff quarterfinal loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders.

Philadelphia Union loanee Antoine Hoppenot scored the only goal of the match in the 40th minute.

USL Pro Week 24: A Look Back

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By AARON CRANFORD

Only three playoff spots remain in the 2014 USL Pro season as the Charleston Battery claimed the fourth Saturday evening.

With their Saturday night 4-0 blowout over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, the Battery secured their spot in the USL Pro playoffs. Dane Kelly scored a hat trick, which giveshim a total of 10 goals onthe season.

Dan Hunt reveals FC Dallas’ USL-Pro plans

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As mentioned in today's soccer notes published here in the blog and in the paper, FC Dallas' President, Dan Hunt, discussed with our Steve Hunt the progress on the team forming a USL Pro team. Here is the full transcript of that conversation.

Where is the club at as far as either naming a USL Pro affiliate for 2015 or starting its own franchise?