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Spirit Re-Sign Seven Players Ahead of 2020 Expansion Draft

October 28, 2020 - Boyds, Md. - The Washington Spirit have re-signed forward Ashley Hatch, midfielders Bayley Feist, Dorian Bailey and Jordan DiBiasi, and defenders Sam Staab, Tegan McGrady and Paige Nielsen to new contracts. Hatch, Feist, Bailey, DiBiasi, Staab and Nielsen all signed two-year contracts with a club option for an additional year, and McGrady signed a two-year contract. No allocation money was utilized in the contracts. Spirit Head Coach Richie Burke had this to say on the contracts: "I'm absolutely thrilled to get the sev... Full Story

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NWSL Releases 2020 NWSL Expansion Draft Process and Procedures

October 28, 2020 - CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League today released the rules that will guide the 2020 NWSL Expansion Draft, featuring Racing Louisville Football Club, set to take place on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 at 7p.m. ET. The league has also announced the full draft will stream live exclusively on the NWSL's Twitch channel here. The trade/waiver window beginning the expansion draft process closed last week and the protected/unprotected player lists will be distributed to all teams on Nov. 5, 2020 by 1 p.m. ET. A public release o... Full Story

Last Week around the Leagues

OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
October 27, 2020 - This past week the NWSL Portland Thorns FC were awarded the 2020 Community Shield after going 3-0-1 in the NWSL Fall Series; the Major Arena Soccer League's Milwaukee Wave canceled playing their 37th season due to attendance restrictions arising from COVID-19; and the South Atlantic League's Lakewood BlueClaws rebranded as the Jersey Shore BlueClaws. Highlights from this week are from National Women's Soccer League, Major League Soccer, United Soccer League One, ECHL, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, North American Hockey ... Full Story

Dash and Head Coach James Clarkson agree to new contract

October 27, 2020 - The Houston Dash and Head Coach James Clarkson have agreed to a new contract, the club announced today. Clarkson, the third head coach in franchise history, heads into his third year on the touchline. Through two seasons, he has compiled a record of 14-15-6 across all competitions, including a mark of 7-3-1 in 2020. His leadership was crucial during the 2020 campaign, which was interrupted on multiple occasions by the global coronavirus pandemic. Despite the start-and-stop nature of the season, Clarkson led the Dash ... Full Story

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