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State of Illinois COVID-19 Restrictions Force Steamwheelers into Dormancy

October 23, 2020 - The Quad City Steamwheelers announced today they have filed for dormancy with the Indoor Football League (IFL) for the 2021 season. With so much uncertainty regarding the state of Illinois and its COVID-19 policies that restrict mass indoor gatherings the Steamwheelers feel they were left with no alternative. "After speaking with Illinois officials and industry insiders the realization of hosting games with fans in attendance at the Tax Slayers Center in March were bleak" said Steamwheelers CEO Doug Bland. The State of Il... Full Story

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Massachusetts Native Louis-Jean Back with Pirates

October 20, 2020 - WORCESTER, MA. - The Massachusetts Pirates announced today the re-signing of defensive back Al Louis-Jean. A native of Brockton, MA, Louis-Jean played in 8 games for the Pirates in their latest season (2019). He tallied 9.5 total tackles and 1 pass breakup. Louis-Jean spoke with about returning for his second season with the organization. "It feels good to be back. It's too bad we didn't get the chance to come out of the gates this year. We're heading to a new league with some chemistry behind us. ... Full Story

Last Week around the Leagues

OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
October 20, 2020 - This past week MLS's Philadelphia Union completed a historic transfer agreement with FC Red Bull Salzburg for homegrown midfielder Brenden Aaronson, Major League Rugby expansion team LA Giltinis named Adam Freier their General Manager, and the WNBA Dallas Wings and head coach Brian Agler mutually agreed to part ways. Highlights from this week are from Major League Soccer, the National Women's Soccer League, United Soccer League Championship, United Soccer League One, Major League Rugby, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Nor... Full Story

Three-Way Player Butler-Byrd Signs with Sugar Skulls

October 20, 2020 - TUCSON - The Tucson Sugar Skulls have signed wide receiver/defensive back/kick returner Cory Butler-Byrd for the 2021 Indoor Football League season. WR/DB/KR Cory Butler-Byrd (5'10", 180, University of Utah) joins the Sugar Skulls for his first season with the team, and his second in the IFL. Butler-Byrd spent part of the 2019 with the San Diego Strike Force, seeing time at wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner. Butler-Byrd played collegiately at the University of Utah, where he spent two seasons and saw action ... Full Story

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Massachusetts Pirates defensive back Al Louis-Jean
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