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NWSL has company: U.S. Soccer gives new USL Women’s Super League Division 1 status

The NWSL is no longer the only Division 1 women’s soccer league in the United States as U.S. Soccer announced on Friday that the new USL Super League has been granted top flight status.

The USL Super League will kick off in 2024 with eight teams and already has plans for more cities to join in 2025.

U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone congratulated the new league on their status and said it will create more opportunities for women’s players in the U.S.

Omaha ready to become latest downtown with a gorgeous soccer-specific stadium

Every major downtown area in the United States needs a good soccer stadium as a gathering place for footy fans in our opinion. A new $60 million Omaha soccer stadium will now provide Nebraska with one of its own.

USL 1 club Union Omaha only came into existence five years ago and began playing in 2020. In a few short years the Owls have achieved major landmarks and have revealed plans for a state-of-the-art 7,000-seater stadium.

Omaha soccer stadium

Oklahoma City set to build beautiful $71 million downtown soccer stadium

We here at The18 are suckers for a good downtown soccer stadium in the United States. Whether it’s MLS, NWSL or USL, a shiny stadium in the heart of a city hits the same.

Oklahoma City looks to be the latest major U.S. metro area ready to add the beautiful game in the downtown area.

Who is Da'vian Kimbrough? The youngest pro soccer player in U.S. history

A kid born in 2010 has just made his professional debut in the United States. And we’re here for it.

Who is Da'vian Kimbrough? The youngest pro soccer player in U.S. history

If you haven’t heard of Da’vian Kimbrough yet, you will pretty soon.

Da'vian Kimbrough, 13, just became the youngest U.S. pro soccer player

Sacramento Republic forward Da'vian Kimbrough became the youngest U.S. pro soccer player in history, making his professional debut on Sunday.

Kimbrough, who is 13 years, 7 months and 13 days old, entered a USL Championship match in the 87th minute of Sacramento Republic's 2-0 win over the Las Vegas Lights.

Landon Donovan’s USL team San Diego Loyal will be forced to fold at end of 2023 season

The San Diego Loyal, a United Soccer League club owned in part by soccer legend Landon Donovan, will cease operations after the 2023 season, the league announced Thursday.

The franchise rights will be transferred "in the coming months," per a league news release.

The action is being taken because a "viable near- and long-term stadium solution in the market did not materialize" in the San Diego area, the league said.

13-year-old Da’vian Kimbrough becomes youngest pro in U.S. history, signs with Sacramento

Sacramento Republic FC of the United Soccer League made history on Tuesday by signing a 13-year-old player to a professional contract.

Da'vian Kimbrough, who is 13 years, 5 months and 13 days old, signed with Sacramento to become the youngest pro player in U.S. soccer history. The record most recently belonged to Maximo Carrizo, who signed with New York City FC's senior squad on his 14th birthday in February 2022.

The club also claims that Kimbrough is the youngest professional athlete in American team sports history.

Relegation is coming to the US, but don't expect to see Messi in the USL Championship next year

Major League Soccer is preparing to enter a new era following the arrival of the Greatest Of All Time, but the wall-to-wall coverage of Lionel Messi's movements in Miami has been momentarily broken by a seismic shift from America's second division, the USL.

Milwaukee Professional Soccer Twitter kit contest is a chaotic masterpiece

Should it be Cream or White? Stripes or hoops? Clean and classy or bold and brash? As the city of Milwaukee prepares to welcome its new USL Championship franchise, the club hopes to gain some inspiration from fans so the players look good when they hit the field in 2025. 

For a budding soccer team with no official name, badge, history, or colors, a kit design contest should be pointless, but when given a prompt on June 28, many fans on Twitter took the time to create jerseys that they felt best represented their city. 

FC Cincinnati's Álvaro Barreal scores a must-see winner in the US Open Cup

FC Cincinnati winger Álvaro Barreal is one of the few who prefers to crush our “cupset” dreams. Fortunately for us, he lessened the blow with a goal so technically brilliant, we’re just glad we got to see it.  

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