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

1. Louisville City is scrapping its re-branding campaign, including a new club crest, and starting from scratch. It made the announcement just three days after the unveiling. The USL Championship's 2017 and 2018 champion and 2019 runner-up will stop production of merchandise and allow fans who bought merchandise with the new crest to return it to the team store for a full refund. "To be blunt, our recent brand rollout has failed you," Louisville City president Brad Estes said in a statement fans. "We had the best intentions, but we lost sight of our responsibility to engage you in the process. We make no excuses; we simply commit to making it right." Louisville City will move into its new soccer-specific stadium in 2020.

2. Washington State head women's coach Todd Shulenberger agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the Cougars through June 2025. He led WSU to its first Women's College Cup appearance in 2019. In 2018, the Cougars opened the season with a perfect 10-0 record, the best start and longest win-streak in program history. Shulenberger will return eight of 11 starters in 2019, including Makamae Gomera-Stevens, who was invited to the U.S. women's national team camp after the College Cup. The Cougars' recruiting class includes U.S. U-17 and U-20 Trinity Rodman, the daughter of former NBA star Dennis Rodman.

3. The Portland Timbers signed defender Bill Tuiloma to a multi-year contract extension. Tuiloma, 24, has played the past three seasons in Portland. In 2019, he set career-bests in appearances (25), starts (21) and minutes played (1,919) for the Timbers, who have struggled with injuries at center back. Tuiloma has made 25 appearances for the New Zealand.
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