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1. The Colorado Rapids signed 18-year-old forward Matt Hundley as a Homegrown Player, making him the third underclassman to leave UCLA after Frankie Amaya, taken by FC Cincinnati as the No. 1 pick in the MLS Draft, and Mohammed Kamara, who signed with German club Paderborn. (Anderson Asiedu was picked by Atlanta United in the first round and fellow senior Erik Holt signed with Real Salt Lake as a Homegrown player.) Hundley, a freshman, just completed a camp with the U.S. U-19s in Florida. The Rapids also signed 21-year-old defender Sam Raben, a senior at Wake Forest, to a guaranteed contract as a Homegrown Player.

2. Stanford All-American defender Alana Cook signed with Paris St. Germain through the 2022 season. The move came after she did not enter the NWSL College Draft. Cook, a two-time captain, led Stanford to its second national championship in 2017, playing nearly every minute of the season. In 2018, she was named the Pac-12 Defender of the Year. PSG is second, two points behind Lyon, in the French first division.

3. The Elm City Express, which won the NPSL title in its first season in 2017 and reached the third round of the U.S. Open Cup in its second season, won't play in 2019. K2 Soccer SA plans on restructuring the club, based in New Haven, Connecticut, and returning to the NWSL in 2020. Co-founder and president Zack Henry is leaving his post. K2 Soccer also owns a lower-division club in the Brazilian city of Tubarao.
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