1. MLS extended its content agreement with Twitter for two more years. It provides
fans with live matches, highlights and features. MLS
matches airing on Univision Sports' networks are available in English on Twitter. The partnership, originally announced in March 2018, will now go through the end of the 2022 season.
2. The new Canadian Premier League drew crowds of 17,611 in Hamilton and 5,100 in
Victoria for its opening games. The seven-team CPL
is Canada's first pro league since the Canadian Soccer League folded in 1992. The first goal was scored by Toronto FC loan player Ryan Telfer for York 9 FC in its 1-1 tie with Hamilton-based Forge
FC. 3. New Zealand named two NWSL players to its squad for the Women's World Cup
: Abby Erceg (North Carolina
Courage) and Katie Bowen (Utah Royals). Tom Sermanni, who was named head coach last October, also picked University of California sophomore Daisy Cleverley. American-born and -raised captain Ali Riley
is among 10 players on the Football Ferns have played for U.S. colleges. They face the USA in a World Cup warm-up on May 18 in St. Louis.