El Paso Locomotive fans honor victims of mass shooting (1:38)
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8dJeff 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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99dJeff 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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113dJeff 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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154dJonathan 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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177dAssociated 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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246dJeff 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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266dAssociated 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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330dJeff 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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395dRene 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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396dJeff 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 Ladder

Eastern ConferenceGPWDLGDP
New York Red Bulls II241455+2847
Tampa Bay Rowdies231373+2346
Nashville SC241365+2445
Indy Eleven211344+1643
North Carolina FC241275+2243
Pittsburgh Riverhounds231184+1541
Louisville City FC241167+739
Ottawa Fury FC22994+1236
Charleston Battery22796-330
Birmingham Legion FC238510-1429
Saint Louis FC22688-226
Charlotte Independence2551010-1025
Bethlehem Steel FC236512-1423
Loudoun United FC215511-920
Atlanta United 2235513-2920
Memphis 901 FC234712-1219
Hartford Athletic254417-3216
Swope Park Rangers223613-2215
Western ConferenceGPWDLGDP
Phoenix Rising FC231652+4053
Reno 1868 FC251357+1244
Fresno FC231283+1644
Austin Bold FC241068036
Real Monarchs SLC221057+1035
Sacramento Republic FC231049+834
New Mexico United248106+634
Oklahoma City Energy FC25898-133
LA Galaxy II25898-733
Portland Timbers 224888+332
El Paso Locomotive FC23887+132
San Antonio FC24879+431
Orange County SC24798+230
Las Vegas Lights FC237610-627
Rio Grande Valley FC Toros246711-625
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC256415-2422
Tulsa Roughnecks FC244713-2319
Tacoma Defiance234514-3517