United Soccer League rebranding
The United Soccer League is changing the names of its divisions to match those of England's three-tier Football League.
The top division, the second tier of the U.S. soccer pyramid below Major League Soccer, will change its name from the USL to the USL Championship next season under a rebrand the league announced Tuesday. Oklahoma City's Energy FC is a member of the USL.
The new circuit launching next year will be known as USL League One. Its amateur Player Development League will be rebranded USL League Two.
The USL Championship plans to operate with 33 teams, including Energy FC. League One intends to launch with 11 teams and the USL hopes it will expand to 25-30 in later years.
Cowgirl soccer player honored
Oklahoma State's Marlo Zoller has been named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced today by the league office.
Zoller led OSU to a 2-0 start to Big 12 Conference play with a pair of road wins that also saw the Cowgirls extend their winning streak to seven games, the longest by an OSU team since 2011.
The senior forward recorded a pair of goals in wins over Kansas State and Kansas, and both were credited as game winners.
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS