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1. The third class, consisting of 12 coaches, completed the U.S. Soccer Pro License on Friday. Paul Riley, who led the North Carolina Courage to the 2018 NWSL title, is among the graduates of the year-long program. The rest the class, all men, included head coaches in the NWSL (Vlatko Andonovski) and USL (Mike Munoz, Anthony Pulis, Ian Russell and Steve Trittschuh) and MLS assistants (Kenny Arena, Brian Callaghan, Robin Fraser, Junior Gonzalez, Ezra Hendrickson and Sean McAuley).

2. Brad Evans announced his retirement at the age of 33. He won MLS titles with Columbus and Seattle and finished his career with Sporting KC, where he did not play an MLS game in 2018. He won MLS Cup and the Supporters' Shield with Columbus in 2008 before moving to Seattle with head coach Sigi Schmid for its 2009 expansion season. In addition to MLS Cup 2016, Evans won four U.S. Open Cups (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014) and one Supporters' Shield (2014) with the Sounders. His one goal in 27 games for the USA was the late winner in a 2-1 win over Jamaica in World Cup 2014 qualifying.

3. Toronto FC has signed 14-year-old Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty to a USL contract. The young forward will play for Toronto FC II in the new USL League One. He leads the Development Academy's U-15 age group with 20 goals in 12 games for TFC's academy team.
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