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

1. Detroit City FC will shortly pay off the $725,500 it raised to renovate Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck. It moved into the stadium, which opened in 1936 and seats 7,933, in 2016. The funds were raised through the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption Act and used for improvements to the bleachers, locker rooms, restrooms and lighting. Le Rouge will move from the NPSL to NISA in 2020 and open at home March 21 against the Oakland Roots. DCFC will also field team in United Women's Soccer for the first time.

2. United Soccer Coaches and the U.S. Armed Forces Sports Council withdrew their proposed U.S. Soccer bylaw amendment that would have allowed them to vote on the at-large member to the federation's board that includes 15 voting directors. At issue: the weighting of votes between large and smaller organizations. As associate members, two organizations have one weighted vote each at the National Council but can't vote on the election of the at-large position currently held by U.S. Club Soccer's Mike Cullina.

3. NISA's Pro League membership was approved by U.S. Soccer's National Council on Saturday at the federation's AGM meeting in Nashville. The eight-team league kicks off play with its spring 2020 season on Feb. 28. Its teams are 1904FC (San Diego), Cal United Strikers FC, Chattanooga FC, Detroit City FC, Los Angeles Force, Michigan Stars, Oakland Roots SC and Stumptown Athletic (Charlotte).
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