Source: https://www.soctakes.com/2019/09/10/usl-league-one-adds-4-clubs/ USL League One set to add 3 West Coast, 1 East Coast clubs September 10, 2019by Colton Coreschi Timbers 2 and LA Galaxy II get it on at Providence Park. Photo credit: Robbie Mehling/Soc Takes Three MLS 2 and one independent team will join league in 2020 USL League One — the United Soccer Leagues’ third-division competition — is set to add three Western Conference members and one Eastern Conference member for the league’s sophomore season in 2020. According to sources, three MLS 2 teams and one independent will join the fledgling competition and help fill out the league’s Western profile. The three MLS 2 clubs set to move join are Portland Timbers 2, LA Galaxy II — both dropping from the USL Championship — and a newly-formed, unnamed New England Revolution reserve team. The three reserve sides will be joined by a Riverside, Calif.-based club backed by Serie A side AS Roma. The United Soccer Leagues have long been rumored to be seeking a way to move MLS reserve sides down to its newly established third-division league — both to solidify the status of the new league as well as create more room for independent clubs in the USL Championship in Division II. While a definite blight on the USL Championship’s attendance, MLS reserve sides have been hit or miss in terms of on-field competitiveness. Among the three teams rumored to be moving down, Los Dos have been the most successful, reaching the playoffs in three of their five seasons and sitting above the playoff line currently in 2019. Timbers 2 reached the playoffs for the first time in 2018, but currently sit out of the playoff picture.