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

1. Ricardo Clark will sign a one-day contract with the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday, allowing him to officially retire as a member of the Dynamo. The former U.S. international was a fixture in the Dynamo midfield when it won MLS titles in 2006 and 2007. Clark, who also played for the MetroStars, San Jose Earthquakes and Columbus Crew in MLS and Germany's Eintracht Frankfurt and Norway's Stabaek, ends his Dynamo career ranked second in club history in games played (304), games started (286) and minutes played (25,319) in all competitions. 

2. The U.S. Under-23 women’s national team will return to Portland for the fourth year in a row to take part in the Thorns Spring Invitational Tournament. The U-23s will face the Chicago Red Stars, Reign FC and host Thorns in the tournament that will run March 29-April 4 at Providence Park.

3. Four months after the Ottawa Fury dropped out of the USL, a team will return to Ottawa -- Atletico Ottawa, which will play in the second-year Canadian Premier League. The CPL's first expansion franchise is owned by Atletico Madrid. Atletico Ottawa's coach will be Spaniard Mista.
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