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    MLS Woos Young International Prospects

    For some, going stateside is the goal. North America’s pro soccer league has long lagged behind its European counterparts in luring top international talent. While its efforts once relied on recruiting big-name established players like David Beckham or Andrea Pirlo, these days it’s looking to the next generation. With 22 franchises in 2017 expanding to 28 by 2020, Major League Soccer is hoping that increasing payrolls and the promise of regular playing time can draw more talent away from European and South American shores to a new land of opportunity.

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