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MLS will seek compensation for affiliated academy players who sign outside the league

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Major League Soccer announced Thursday that its clubs will now assert training compensation claims for any player developed in a league-affiliated academy who signs his first professional contract with a non-MLS team outside the U.S. and Canada.

MLS clubs will also seek FIFA-administered solidarity payments when players developed in MLS club ...Read more

US men's soccer team draws challenging group for Gold Cup tournament

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The U.S. was placed in arguably the most challenging group for this summer's Gold Cup on Wednesday, landing in a foursome that includes Panama, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.

The Americans will open their tournament against Guyana, playing in the Gold Cup for the first time, on June 18 in St. Paul, Minn. They play Trinidad and Tobago -- the ...Read more

Infusion of youth and new tactics will be on display for US against Ecuador

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ORLANDO, FLA. -- On his first day working with the full U.S. national team, Gregg Berhalter took his players out on a field behind their resort hotel outside Orlando and had them visualize some of the motions that are central to his style of play.

It didn't go well.

"I could tell the players didn't have the context to the movements that we ...Read more

Carli Lloyd: 'I know that I still have a lot left to give' to the US national team

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NEW YORK -- Carli Lloyd was the guest of honor at Telemundo's presentation of its women's World Cup coverage plans Monday. Her appearance came with an admission that she doesn't speak much Spanish (she didn't have to at this) and a disclaimer that hosts Ana Jurka and Andres Cantor didn't ask about the U.S. women's soccer team's lawsuit against ...Read more

Atlanta United again held to one goal in 1-1 draw with Union

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ATLANTA -- Ezequiel Barco's goal in the 70th minute salvaged a point for Atlanta United in a lethargic 1-1 draw with Philadelphia on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Barco's header, three minutes after he came into the game, offset a goal by Brenden Aaronson in the 47th minute. It also saved Atlanta some embarrassment because its offense was ...Read more

UCLA men's soccer coach placed on leave after indictment in college admissions scam

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LOS ANGELES -- Longtime UCLA men's soccer coach Jorge Salcedo was placed on leave by the school Tuesday morning after he was indicted for his alleged role in a widespread corruption scheme involving the admission of students to top universities using falsified test scores and athletic profiles.

Salcedo was alleged to have accepted $200,000 in ...Read more

Fire sign 14-year-old goalie Gabriel Slonina; youngest pro contract in MLS since Freddy Adu

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CHICAGO -- Oh kids, they grow up so fast these days.

The Fire on Friday signed goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina from the team's academy, making the 14-year-old the second-youngest signing in MLS history and the team's youngest homegrown player.

Slonina, an Addison, Ill., native who attends Addison Trail High School, is contracted through 2022 with a...Read more

US women's soccer players sue for equal treatment just months before World Cup

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LOS ANGELES -- For the second time in three years, members of the world champion U.S. women's soccer team have sued their governing federation, alleging systemic gender-based discrimination in wages and other terms.

All 28 members of the national team player pool are asking for compensation and working conditions equitable to what the U.S. ...Read more