Friday morning: What's in the news ...

1. MLS announced dates for all club home openers for the 2020 season, which will begin the weekend of Feb. 29-March 1. All 26 clubs will begin play on the opening weekend, including the league debuts of Nashville SC (at home against Atlanta United) and Inter Miami (at LAFC).

-- Home Openers: Major League Soccer 2020

2. Former U.S. U-17 World Cup forward Joe Gallardo has been transferred to USL Championship winner Real Monarchs from the Richmond Kickers. He signed with the Kickers prior to the start of the inaugural USL League One season and scored six goals and added two assists. He grew up in the Monterrey academy system, but a broken leg set back his career.

3. Grand Rapids FC is the newest Michigan-based member of USL League Two, joining AFC Ann Arbor in moving from the NPSL to the USL League Two's Great Lakes Division. Also new in 2020 will be a third Michigan club, former UPSL team Oakland County FC.
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