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December 17, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

The most recent interm HC of the USMNT has landed with NCFC, I am surprised that he was still available for hire at this time.  The signing is seen as the start of a new era by the team as they enter this next step in their evolution. He will of course head the pro team while keeping a keen eye on their youth-to-pro pipeline and player development with Academy Director, John Bradford retaining that position while serving as the assistant coach. Nic Platter is now advanced to Asst. GM as he continues on as GK coach, more staff announcements are forthcoming.

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December 16, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

An early season test in facing the best of 2018, Sat. Mar. 9 against two time defending titleholders, time tba. A big opening day, biggest ever for the USL as 17 games are on tap more than any other year. All 3 dozen clubs now know of when and where they begin their quest for the Cup and 4 expansion clubs will host openers. Locally NYRB II host Swope Park Rangers, a reply of the 2016 title match.

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December 15, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

The ever valuable first pick of SKC has been secured by the "Caps as well as their 2nd pick of 2020 when they sent over Erik Hurtado. "Caps HC Marc Dos Santos stated, "We are thankful to Erik for his contributions on and off the pitch over his 6 seasons in Vancouver." Erik now 28, with 17 goals over 13 assists over 123 appearances for 6 years was the 5th pick overall in 2013, spending the second half of 2015 in Norway with Mjendalen IF. 

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December 13, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Two internationals were selected in Cristian Martinez & Marco Urena, Matrinez was choice # 4 while Urena was # 26, both will be offered formal contracts. The 21 year old Cristian spent the last 3 seasons with the Crew, getting 27 games with his MLS high in games @14, 11 starts & 2 assists. For his country, Martinez now has 7 caps debuting in their 1-0 win over El Salvador. For his part, Urena spent last season with LAFC, with a goal and 5 assists over 18 games. 2017 saw him more active with the 'Quakes, 25 games, good for 5 goals and 3 assists.

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December 11, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Yet again making news, Vancouver has inked  Andy Rose from Scottish Premiership Motherwell FC by getting his MLS rights from the Sounders for $50,000 in GAM and has a 2 year deal with a 1 year team option. 'Caps HC Marc do Santos stated on Rose, "Andy is a great guy who is going to show up every day." Following 3 years in the UK, the 26 year old returns to the MLS in Scotland, he had 2 goals over 53 games. In 1.5 years in the EFL, and Coventry City, he had 5 goals over 40 games and led them to the Trophy in 2017.

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