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Toronto FC Announces Plans To Field USL Pro Team Next Year

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 20 / 14

Toronto FC today announced plans for a USL Pro franchise in ’15, becoming "the sixth MLS club to field a USL Pro team."  The name and home venue has not been disclosed, but the team will train at TFC’s Kia Training Grounds in Toronto. Toronto FC this past season had a USL Pro partne...

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NFL Concussion Case Approval Still A Ways Off

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Players' Tribune Has Mixed Reviews To Date

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Athletes Poke Fun In New Foot Locker Ads

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Quick Hits....

“It’s good because they’re all major markets. … Great for the league, great for the fans of the league” – Sounders coach Sigi Schmid , on his team being joined by the Galaxy, Revolution and Red Bulls in the MLS playoffs ( Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE, 11/20 ). &ldqu ...

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Facility Notes

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