New York Rumors & News

  • Report: Bad-boy Dani Osvaldo linked with move to New York Red Bulls

    Pro Soccer Talk "Dani Osvaldo could be heading to Major League Soccer. Argentine outlet Ole claim that the Southampton striker, who has spent time on loan at Juventus, Inter Milan and Boca Juniors over the past 18-months, could be heading to the New York Red Bulls this summer. Osvaldo, 29, is an Italian..." May 22

  • MLS introduces Minnesota United FC as newest expansion team

    CBSSports.com "Major League Soccer introduced Minnesota United FC as its newest expansion team during a Wednesday press conference at Target Field. United, currently a second-tier NASL club, beat out investors from the Minnesota Vikings to secure an MLS club in Minnesota. "We are proud to welcome Minnesota..." March 25

  • Insiders and agents trash the new MLS labor deal

    Vice Sports "Critics have skewered MLS players in the last few days for supposedly bungling negotiations of the new MLS collective bargaining agreement. The common assessment is that they achieved free agency, but with strict limits on salary; they increased the salary cap, but only marginally; they kept the..." March 09

  • MLS, union come together to avoid calamitous work stoppage

    Pro Soccer Talk "Neither side seems happy about it, and it’s reportedly far from unanimous, but Major League Soccer’s owners and players have apparently found a workable collective bargaining agreement that stops the 20-year-old league from a cringeworthy work stoppage. Simon Evans quotes Real Salt Lake..." March 05

  • MLS, players' union move closer to free agency, but issues remain, source says

    ESPN FC "The MLS and the MLSPU reportedly staked out their positions regarding free agency on Tuesday, with the proposed cap on increasing free agent salaries among the issues putting a potential deal in peril, sources told ESPN FC. For the past month, the two sides have stood their ground on the main..." March 04

  • MLS owners reportedly make ludicrous free agency offer, derailing CBA negotiations

    SB Nation "We might be heading for a work stoppage in MLS if things don't get better quickly. News of a ridiculous proposal dropped on Tuesday. The MLS collective bargaining agreement is expiring, and with the season scheduled to start this week, the players' union and owners need to hash out an..." March 04

  • MLS players threaten to BOYCOTT matches after league dispute as Gerrard and Lampard's USA adventure sours

    Daily Mail "Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard’s moves to America have been shrouded in uncertainty with Major League Soccer facing a player strike. The season is set to kick off in less than two weeks, but the players’ union is at loggerheads with the league and the players are prepared to refuse to turn..." February 25

  • Barcelona makes more television revenue than all of MLS combined

    Awful Announcing "Barcelona and Real Madrid routinely rank among the richest and most successful clubs in all of world sports. They’re both in the Top 5 of the highest payrolls and have the five most expensive players in world football. They continually dominante La Liga, winning 54 titles combined and nine out..." February 17

  • Thierry Henry offered chance to begin coaching career at Arsenal's academy

    Daily Mirror "Thierry Henry has been offered the chance to start his coaching career at Arsenal. Arsenal legend Henry, now a Sky Sports pundit, is taking his coaching badges and will be given the opportunity to work at the club's academy. The Frenchman has already taken some sessions at the club's Hale..." February 17

  • New York Red Bulls confirm Tim Cahill exit

    ESPN FC "New York Red Bulls confirmed on Monday that Australian midfielder Tim Cahill has left the club by mutual agreement, making him a free agent. Per league rules, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Reports in Australia say the 35-year-old is set for a deal with Shanghai Shenhua, the..." February 02

  • Agent: Frank Lampard never signed a contract with New York City FC

    CBSSports.com "Remember when New York City FC paraded English midfielder Frank Lampard around the city in July after announcing he "signed a two-year contract" which started Aug. 1? Ah, those were good days for Major League Soccer fans in New York. Apparently, soccer in the Big Apple is a complete mess at the..." January 10

  • Lampard to join New York City FC in July, claims agent

    talkSport "Lampard’s agent, Steve Kutner, told Cundy that Lampard will be signing a contract with New York City FC in July. It was announced on Thursday that Lampard was solely registered with Manchester City and was not on-loan from the MLS outfit." January 09

  • Manchester City have ‘no agreement with New York’ over Frank Lampard

    The Guardian "The Premier League says Manchester City have not broken any rules regarding Frank Lampard’s contract extension and that there is no agreement in place between the club or its owners and New York City FC over his registration. The midfielder was expected to join the MLS side this month following..." January 08

  • New York Red Bulls name Jesse Marsch as new head coach

    ESPN FC "The New York Red Bulls named former Montreal Impact manager Jesse Marsch as their new coach to replace Mike Petke, the club confirmed on Wednesday. "On behalf of the New York Red Bulls, I'd like to welcome Jesse aboard as our new head coach," said the club's new sporting director Ali Curtis...." January 08

  • Report: Mike Petke sacked by New York Red Bulls

    CBSSports.com "The man who delivered the New York Red Bulls its first major trophy in club history may have received his pink slip on Tuesday. With two months before the start of the new season, the Red Bulls have sacked coach Mike Petke, according to a report from Kristian Dyer of Metro. The move comes as a..." January 07

  • LA Galaxy, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls… where will Steven Gerrard go?

    Pro Soccer Talk "So, now that Steven Gerrard has confirmed he will leave Liverpool at the end of the season and “won’t be playing for a competing club and will not therefore be lining up against Liverpool,” where will Gerrard be heading? The most likely destination, according to numerous reports, is Major..." January 02

  • Steven Gerrard 'to be offered contract at New York Red Bulls' if he turns down new Liverpool deal

    Daily Mirror "Steven Gerrard could be offered a lucrative deal at MLS club New York Red Bulls if he fails to sign a new contract at Liverpool. Gerrard has been at the centre of much speculation about his future, as Brendan Rodgers has opted to leave him out of the Reds' starting eleven in numerous occasions..." December 15

  • Thierry Henry confirms New York Red Bulls exit after MLS Cup defeat with Arsenal return rumoured

    Daily Mirror "Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has confirmed he has left New York Red Bulls, in a statement on his official Facebook page. The Gunners legend has spent the last four-and-a-half years in the Big Apple, but was part of the side that bowed out of the MLS Cup over the weekend with a 4-3..." December 01

  • Thierry Henry to return to Europe after this season?

    Pro Soccer Talk "With Thierry Henry’s future with the New York Red Bulls and in Major League Soccer still up in the air, RBNY’s Head of Football Gerrard Houllier has added further fuel to the fire that Henry is heading out of Red Bull Arena. Henry, 37, is deemed likely to leave New York at the end of the..." October 10

  • This Year's Highest-Paid MLS Player Isn't Actually Playing In MLS Yet

    Deadspin.com "So, what we have below is an updated list of every MLS player's salary. There are some things worth talking about. The first thing I usually do when I see lists like that is scroll for the lowest salary, and see how many people are making it. MLS's league minimum is low, at just $36,500 a year...." September 30

  • David Beckham's plan for waterfront football stadium in Miami rejected by city

    Daily Mail "David Beckham's bid for a Major League Soccer team suffered a setback on Tuesday when the city of Miami rejected his plan to build a downtown waterfront stadium on a site next to the Miami Heat basketball arena. Beckham's business group, Beckham Miami United, issued a statement saying city..." June 10

  • Beckham set to unveil plans for stadium in Miami

    Fox Sports "Retired soccer star David Beckham and the Miami-based Major League Soccer franchise he was recently awarded will unveil their plans for a stadium in PortMiami, the Miami Herald reports. There is no timetable for the new team to begin play yet, as it is at least partly incumbent on a stadium..." March 24

  • MLS referee lockout ends after new deal agreed

    Goal.com "The lockout that kept MLS' regular refs from officiating the first two weeks of the 2014 season is over after the referee's union agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement. After weeks of negotiations, and two weeks of replacement referees, Major League Soccer will welcome back its..." March 20

  • New York Red Bulls give head coach Mike Petke new deal

    Pro Soccer Talk "You can take the man out of New York, but you can’t take New York out of the man… Or something like that. Luckily for the New York Red Bulls, they don’t have to worry about either, as talented head coach Mike Petke is sticking around with his hometown club after agreeing a new contract at Red..." March 13

  • Referee lockout looming in MLS

    ESPN FC "With the start of the MLS season just days away, the Professional Referees Organization, the company that employs MLS officials, is threatening to lock out referees belonging to the Professional Soccer Referees Association, according to Steve Taylor, the union's vice president. PRO -- which is..." March 04

  • Come and join me! Thierry Henry wants Chelsea legend Didier Drogba with him in New York

    Daily Star "The Galatasaray star and Chelsea legend, 35, will be a free agent at the end of this season and is set to move on from the Turkish club. And now Drogba is at the centre of a tug of war between two of the Major League Soccer’s biggest clubs, Henry’s Red Bulls, and the Seattle Sounders. Drogba..." February 25

  • Thierry Henry has no plans to retire

    ESPN FC "Thierry Henry has said he has no plans for retirement as he prepares for the 2014 MLS season with New York Red Bulls in the final year of his contract. Henry, who helped his team claim the Supporters' Shield for registering the best regular-season record in 2013 and earned himself the Best MLS..." February 18

  • Beckham seeks MLS funding from PSG owners

    Goal.com "David Beckham has reportedly sought help from Paris Saint-Germain's wealthy owners to fund his new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami. The 38-year-old retired at PSG last May and revealed his desire to establish a MLS side in Miami, Florida last week, but would like help from Qatar Sports..." February 10

  • David Beckham confirms MLS team for Miami

    The Guardian "David Beckham has confirmed that he has taken up the option to buy a new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami. The former England and LA Galaxy winger appeared at a news conference in Miami to make the announcement. Beckham said: "This is an exciting time for myself, my family, my friends..." February 05

  • Beckham closer to starting new MLS team after getting backing to search for stadium site

    Daily Mirror "David Beckham has come a step closer to fielding a new Major League Soccer team after authorities gave him the green light to look for a site for a new stadium. The vote by Miami-Dade county commissioners was the first test of political support for Beckham's football venture in the Florida..." December 18

  • MLS invites 24 players from 16 countries to first-ever Caribbean Player Combine

    MLS News "Major League Soccer announced today the 24 players who have been invited to participate in the 2014 Caribbean Combine from January 2-4, 2014, at the Antigua Recreation Grounds in St. John’s, Antigua. The three-day event, in partnership with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), will feature..." December 16

  • Chelsea's Ashley Cole considering transfer to join Thierry Henry at New York Red Bulls

    Daily Mirror "Ashley Cole is weighing up a move to the United States – with New York Red Bulls leading the race for his signature, writes Dave Kidd in the Sunday People. The Chelsea and England left-back is facing an uncertain future for club and country – as revealed by Sunday People Sport last week. Red..." December 01

  • Red Bulls terminate Digao deal, work on adding Wright-Phillips

    New York Post "The Red Bulls finally parted ways officially with Digão, cancelling the contract of Kaka’s younger brother today. It’s no coincidence that the Post first reported that they’d moved on from their pursuit of Kaka last Wednesday, and by Saturday’s game his brother’s locker was empty. This morning,..." July 19

  • Didier Drogba could join MLS, but not Red Bull

    New York Post "A year after Didier Drogba rejected a proposed $10 million annual salary from MLS – a windfall that would’ve been by far the richest in the league’s history – the star striker now is interested in coming stateside. But if he does, it won’t be to New York. The Red Bulls had put in a discovery..." July 07

  • Oka Nikolov moving to MLS

    ESPN FC "Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Oka Nikolov is leaving the Bundesliga club after 19 years to move to Major League Soccer. Eintracht chief executive officer Heribert Bruchhagen says it is still not clear which MLS club the goalkeeper will join but that his contract with Eintracht had been..." June 25

  • Red Bulls to play Lyon in friendly

    ESPN FC "Seven-time French champion Lyon will play the New York Red Bulls in a friendly on July 16 at Red Bull Arena. The MLS team announced the exhibition on Friday. Two current Red Bulls have played for the French team -- Juninho and Peguy Luyindula. Lyon qualified for the 2013-14 UEFA Champions..." June 25

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  • Tim Cahill rejoining New York Red Bulls after extended stay in Australia

    MLS News "Tim Cahill's groin injury is apparently no longer an issue. New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke insinuated as much during a conference call with reporters on Tuesday morning, stating that Cahill was already en route from Australia to the New York area and would arrive at some point later..." June 25

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