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1. U.S. Soccer named Matt Potter to the full-time position as head coach of the U.S. under-23 women's national team. His contract had not been extended after eight seasons as a head coach of the University of Oklahoma. He was replaced by U.S. U-20 coach Mark Carr. Potter replaces B.J. Snow, who has been coaching the U-23s in addition to his duties as director of talent identification. Snow worked at U.S. Soccer for seven years and coached the U.S. U-17s in two World Cup cycles. He will become the head of ProQuo Sports, a company dedicated to creating equity for women’s sports in the United States.

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2. Dillon Powers signed with Scottish Championship leader Dundee United through the 2020-21 season. The The 28-year-old midfielder spent seven seasons in MLS, most recently with Orlando City, which declined his contract option for the 2020 season. He joins fellow American Ian Harkes at the Terrors, who lead the second-tier Championship by 14 points.

3. New York City FC promoted Mehdi Ballouchy from its academy to become an assistant coach on new head coach Ronny Deila’s staff. The Moroccan-born Ballouchy is a 10-year MLS veteran, having finished his career with NYCFC in 2016. He joined the club's academy program the next year and most recently coached its U-15s.
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