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USL Announces PDL+

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The USL Premier Development League (PDL) has announced PDL+. PDL+ will be a fall version of the PDL, which focuses on being an amateur U-23 league, allowing mostly college players to continue to play minutes and compete at a higher level.

MLS Disciplinary Committee Suspends Armando For One Game

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RBNY Defender Armando has been suspended one game for his foul on Deshorn Brown in the 1-1 Draw with visiting Colorado.

PSRA Puts Out "MLS Scab Referee Details"

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The Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) took it upon themselves to document and publish the refereeing history of the replacement referees from Week 1. This was done in an obvious attempt to discredit the ability of the replacement officials, most likely done to put pressure on the Professional Referee Organization (PRO). The PSRA is the union for officials assigned by PRO, which handles referee training and assignments for US Soccer. The PSRA and PRO are currently in the middle of a labor dispute that has seen PSRA members authorize a strike and PRO responding by locking the PSRA members out of working MLS games. Earlier today, PRO announced that the original assignments for Week 2 have been pulled, meaning that replacement officials will most likely be used for a second straight week.

If Not Resolved, PRO Lockout Could Also Affect the NASL

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If the labor disagreement between the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) and the Referee Union (Professional Soccer Referee Association) gets drawn out, the NASL may be forced to employee replacement referees also.

The Travels and Tales of Rhett Harty

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MLS's website has a series titled "What Ever Happened To..." where they explore the lives of former MLS players. The latest piece has been the story of Rhett Harty, the NY defender who went out to find the world after retiring in his late twenties.

Report: Lozano signs two-year contract with Red Bulls

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It looks like Armando Lozano is set to become a New York Red Bull. According to Diario Cordoba — the same source that broke the original story linking him to New York — Lozano severed his contract with Segunda Division side Cordoba and is set to come to New York on a two-year deal. The central defender did not feature in Cordoba’s 18-man roster this weekend. Further, He didn’t travel with the team for their most recent fixture against SD Ponferradina either, perhaps signaling a change in address for the Granada native. Last Thursday, New York Red Bull Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh revealed to EOS that the team was indeed in conversations with the Spanish defender. "There is discussions going on," Roxburgh tells EOS. "As soon as there something to say to you, we will let you know." A seldom used player with Cordoba, Lozano, 29, will have several opportunities for minutes in the Red Bulls’ multi-front season. He made all of 28 appearances in the past year in Spain with eight starts this season. In New York, Lozano will likely be backing two veteran centerbacks in Ibrahim Sekagya and Jamison Olave. While that may not yield the minutes the Spanish defender seeks, New York’s participation in both the U.S. Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League will ensure several appearances for the Spanish back.

Red Bulls trade Kenny Cooper to Dallas for Allocation Money

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Red Bulls trade Kenny Cooper to Dallas for Allocation Money. Thoughts RBNation?

Red Bull Playoff Seats Available This Weekend!

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Red Bull New York is hosting its Select-a-Seat Fan Fest this Saturday, October 13th, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Red Bull Arena. Attendees will enjoy premier access to 2012 Playoff seats as well as season tickets for the 2013 season. Other events will include special player appearances and performances by the Red Bull Street Team.

USWNT-Australia Out-Draws Portland-Seattle

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The Seattle Sounders-Portland Timbers Cascadia Cup game -- the latest clash in that rivalry we'll never understand -- drew a 0.4 overnight rating. The USWNT-Australia friendly drew a 0.5. The second of NBC's two MLS games will be the Red Bulls-Unioin in October.

Graham Parker Goes Inside PRO

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Graham Parker, who you might remember from the Guardian's MLS coverage, now covers the league at ESPN's Grantland and, just like he does for the Guardian, does it well. Here, he examines the Professional Referee Organization -- PRO -- the guys tasked with upping the league's oft-maligned officiating.

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