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News in Brief: Mallory Pugh Signs With Washington, and More

by on 16 May 2017

USWNT star signs with Washington

USWNT and former UCLA phenom Mallory Pugh has signed her first professional contract with the Washington Spirit. The winger went against the norm when she declared she would be leaving UCLA after her freshman season. Usually, women’s players will stay for all four years of college eligibility. According to SI’s Grant Wahl, Pugh was coveted by French giants Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais. Wahl also noted that Washington was not Pugh’s first choice club in the NWSL. Pugh wanted to sign with the Portland Thorns.

LA Galaxy defender to miss match against Minnesota

Galaxy right back Bradley Diallo received a red card in the 90th minute while playing against the New York Red Bulls. Head coach Curt Onalfo will have to field a makeshift back line when his team visits TCF Bank Stadium. Friendly reminder: the last time Miguel Ibarra played across from a backup right back he earned a starting spot in the MLS Team of the Week.

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