Golden Team Soccer

The United States Soccer Federation announced today that it will sign the MLS SuperDraft free agents, including the New England Revolution, as well as the LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, Minnesota United, Chicago Fire, Atlanta United, FC Dallas, Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC. 

The USSF also announced the signings of five players from the New York Cosmos, a team that is in the second round of the NASL playoffs. 

“I want to thank the players that came out to the press conference today,” USSF President Sunil Gulati said in a statement.

“They have done a fantastic job in the past two weeks, and we are very proud of them.” 

In addition to the signing of the New Eden Revolution and the New Orleans Fusion, USSF announced that the Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy and the Portland Timbers have signed free agents. 

Gulati added that the federation is committed to continuing to develop players from outside the U.K. On Monday, Gulati was in New Orleans for the announcement of the league’s new two-year sponsorship deal with New Orleans Saints. 

A press conference on Tuesday will be held to announce the signing dates for the next four players to be added to the USSF roster. 

As the first professional team to join the USL in the United States, the New Mexico Energy FC joins the MLS after two seasons in the PDL. 

USL Commissioner Bill Peterson said that the league has already seen a significant impact on the development of its young players. 

New Mexico Energy is the first new USL team in more than three decades. 

After winning the 2017 PDL Championship, the Energy defeated the Portland Thorns FC 2-0 in the semifinals to advance to the semifinals of the PDl Championship. 

Peterson also said that USSF has “significant” success with its academies and has plans to add more academy teams. 

Formerly known as the Albuquerque Bighorns, the USMNT is currently competing in the 2016 CONCACAF Champions League and has recently added new members to the team in the form of the Houston Dash. 

In 2018, the club signed former Seattle Sounders forward Eddie Johnson to a multi-year deal. 

This season, Johnson scored three goals in seven matches, including three in the US Open Cup. 

Johnson joined the US Soccer Development Academy (USSF) in 2019 after playing with the US U-20 national team. 

He signed with the Dash in 2019 and has scored six goals in six appearances. 

With a total of 11 players currently on USSF rosters, the federation said that it expects to add 20 new players in 2018 and will continue to expand. 

Additionally, USMNSoccer.com has learned that US Soccer will add the following players to the squad: Drew Creager, who is currently with the LA City SC, will return to the Earthquakes starting lineup after playing a season with the club. 

Dwight Yorke, a USMOSoccer reporter for the Sacramento Republic, is on the US national team roster.

He has scored four goals in nine appearances.