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1. The Chattanooga Red Wolves of the new USL League One plan on building a new soccer-specific facility. They will play at Chattanooga Christian School’s David Stanton Field in 2019 -- temporary seating will boost capacity from 3,500 to 5,000 -- and forego Finley Stadium, where the NPSL's Chattanooga FC has played. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga recently extended its contract for its football and women's soccer teams to have first priority to play at Finley Stadium. Until now, Chattanooga FC has not played into the fall.

2. NISA announced its second market for its planned 2019 fall launch: Philadelphia. Like with Connecticut, no information on the Philadelphia team's ownership group or location was made by NISA, which is seeking sanctioning from U.S. Soccer as a Division 3 league. Expected to be involved in the team, though, is Matt Driver, the American Soccer League CEO who has operated the Philadelphia Fury.

3. The Benin soccer federation (FBF) wants to change the national team's nickname, "The Squirrels," deeming "Les Ecureuils" unfit for the goal of being a name to "resonate with the population and reflect our strong ambitions in the sporting world." The FBF's executive committee has formed a committee to come up with a new name.
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