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  • MLS to implement concussion substitutions; Jeff Agoos explains how 'medical sideline reviews' will work

    CBS Sports "Major League Soccer Monday announced the introduction of concussion substitution trials for the 2021 season with two additional changes for suspected head injury victims allowed outside of the regular five that will continue into the new campaign after being introduced last year. U.S. Soccer..." April 06

  • Major League Soccer announces dates for preseason training camps

    ESPN "Major League Soccer announced the dates for the opening of training camp, with players on most teams reporting on March 1. The first week will consist of a quarantine period that will include medical exams and testing for COVID-19. The first day of full training for most teams will be..." February 14

  • MLS bracing for potential lockout ahead of 2021 season

    CBS Sports "MLS president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott has issued a memo to teams and league staff telling them to prepare for a potential lockout of players if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't figured out this week, according to Jeff Carlisle of ESPN. The league has imposed a..." January 28

  • MLS regular season to begin April 3; MLS Cup final on Dec. 11

    ESPN "Major League Soccer announced the 2021 MLS season will begin on Saturday, April 3 and feature 34 matches for each of the league's 27 clubs, including expansion side Austin FC. The regular season will conclude with MLS Decision Day on Nov. 7, followed by the MLS Cup playoffs..." January 25

  • Columbus Crew's Lucas Zelarayan named MLS Cup MVP

    ESPN "Columbus Crew coach Caleb Porter described midfielder Lucas Zelarayan as "unbelievably special" after the Argentine was named the 2020 MLS Cup's Most Valuable Player for inspiring their 3-0 victory over holders Seattle Sounders in the final on..." December 13

  • MLS to charter flights for players on international duty to sidestep quarantine

    ESPN "In a bid to have players on international duty return in time for the MLS Cup playoffs, the league is taking the unusual step of using charter flights to speed their return to the U.S. and thus avoid quarantine periods, sources have told ESPN. This move will allow these players to be..." November 17

  • Columbus Crew SC's Lucas Zelarayan named 2020 MLS Newcomer of the Year

    MLS Soccer "Columbus Crew SC midfielder Lucas Zelarayan has been named the 2020 MLS Newcomer of the Year, the league announced Friday. The award caps an impressive first season in the league, with the Argentinian playmaker instrumental in the Crew's table-topping form early in..." November 13

  • Breaking Down What's at Stake on MLS Decision Day

    Bleacher Report "The final day of the Major League Soccer season is here. Decision Day is split into two time windows. The Eastern Conference teams will play first at 3:30 p.m. ET, and then the Western Conference sides will do battle at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Supporters' Shield is the biggest..." November 08

  • What broke down, and what's next after summer window?

    The Score "Real target Mbappe, will settle for Haaland Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe's eventual move to Real Madrid seems inevitable, and according to Eurosport, the Frenchman will join the reigning La Liga champs next summer to replace Luka Jovic...." October 18