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Galaxy permanently shut down elite girls’ soccer academy, leaving players scrambling

The Galaxy have permanently shuttered their elite girls' soccer academy, leaving more than 80 girls looking for new places to play.

Judge dismisses unequal pay claim by U.S. women’s soccer players in lawsuit

A judge has granted a request, in part, by U.S. Soccer for a summary judgment in a gender-discrimination lawsuit by the U.S. women's World Cup team.

MLS to reopen team training facilities to players next week

Major League Soccer plans to reopen training facilities to players next week after the coronavirus outbreak forced players to train off-site.

MLS will allow Galaxy, LAFC to decide ticket refund policies

MLS said Tuesday it will allow individual teams such as the Galaxy and LAFC to decide when and how to refund tickets for games affected by the COVID-19 shutdown.

France abandons soccer season even as other European leagues hold out hope

France is scheduled to lift a nationwide coronavirus lockdown May 11, and soccer teams were hoping to return to training shortly afterward.

Megan Rapinoe, Gov. Newsom tackle tough subjects during Instagram chat

California Gov. Gavin Newsom talked to soccer champion Megan Rapinoe about the coronavirus in which he urged people to follow social distancing a bit longer.

MLS extends moratorium to June 8; shortened season could affect player salaries

MLS announces it is extending its moratorium on games to June 8. The league says for the first time it is exploring changes in player compensation.

U.S. soccer shuts down its youth developmental academy

U.S. Soccer is closing its youth developmental academy, the federation announced Wednesday.

LAFC coach Bob Bradley leans on Springsteen for inspiration during shutdown

LAFC coach Bob Bradley, like 'The Boss,' is a favorite son of New Jersey, and he is biding time during the coronavirus shutdown finding comfort in song lyrics.

MLS players to team up with esports gamers in eMLS Tournament Special

The eMLS Tournament Special will feature MLS players teaming up with gamers as part of a five-episode tournament benefiting coronavirus relief efforts.

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