By Jamie Goldberg | The Oregonian/OregonLive | Posted March 15, 2018 at 06:00 AM Nearly every club in Major League Soccer unveiled a new kit ahead of the 2018 season. Here is a look at the five best and five worst new kits across MLS this year. The Best: Houston Dynamo This is easily the best new kit in MLS this season. The kit truly feels as if it belongs in Houston. The orange stripes stand out against the black jersey and help to create a sharp and interesting look.
The National Women's Soccer League has raised its salary cap from $315,000 to $350,000 for the 2018 season. The league has also updated its minimum and maximum salaries for non-allocated players. The minimum salary has been raised from $15,000 in 2017 to $15,750 this season, while the maximum salary has been raised from $41,700 to $44,000. Teams are still required to carry between 18-20 players on their rosters in 2018.
Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath will not play in the club's season opener against the North Carolina Courage on March 24. Heath is still working her way back to full health after undergoing ankle surgery in January. Thorns coach Mark Parsons said that the club needs to be patient with Heath's recovery to ensure that she is 100 percent before she returns to the field. Parsons said Heath will make her regular season debut in either Portland's second, third or at latest fourth game of the year.
Sandra Yu, Gabby Seiler and Bella Geist aren't on the Thorns season-opening roster. That's a surprise since Parsons said last week that Yu would be available for the game against North Carolina #BAONPDX#NWSL
@FDChiefC2218 Not sure if any have left. I think they would have updated the preseason roster if there had been changes. I expect we'll see some players signed to short term contracts to fill out roster coming up
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