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  • Five MLS teams report to preseason: Here's how their rosters look today

    MLS News "The five teams qualified for this season's Concacaf Champions League will begin their official preseasons on Saturday, which means real-life games are almost back. LAFC, Atlanta United, NYCFC, Seattle Sounders and Montreal Impact are among those..." January 12

  • Report: D.C. United pursuing Venezuelan striker Gelmin Rivas

    Black And Red United "Multiple Venezuelan reports have linked D.C. United to a move for Venezuelan striker Gelmin Rivas. Venezuelan journalist Carlos Tarache was first to mention that United, as well as the Portland Timbers had approached the free agent. Now comes word that..." December 23

  • David Tepper's $35 million gamble on Major League Soccer

    The Sports Daily "Major League Soccer awarded a franchise to play in Charlotte, North Carolina earlier today, making it the 30th team in MLS. According to Commissioner Don Garber, this will likely be the last franchise awarded, at least for the time being. Garber went on to tout the potential financial..." December 17

  • Charlotte to become MLS' 30th franchise for record $325 million

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper will spend a record $325 million to bring Major League Soccer's 30th franchise to Charlotte, sources have told ESPN. A Tuesday 10 a.m. ET news conference for what Tepper Sports and Entertainment called a major announcement is scheduled at the..." December 16

  • Wayne Rooney: 'My ambition is to play in the Premier League'

    Daily Mail "Wayne Rooney is convinced he has still got what it takes to prosper in the Premier League as he targets a return with Derby. The former Everton and Manchester United striker will resume his career in England next month after joining the Rams as..." December 15

  • Highly touted Paraguayan attacking midfielder bound for MLS?

    MLS News "Is another Paraguayan set to join Major League Soccer? According to a report in Paraguay, 19-year-old Ivan Franco is being linked to a move for MLS. The Libertad attacking midfielder, who has 16 goals in 63 appearances for the Paraguayan Primera Division side, has a chance to come to..." December 15

  • D.C. United interested in Joao Plata

    Black And Red United "The news outlet Ecuagol from Ecuador is claiming that D.C. United is interested in Joao Plata, the winger/forward who recently had his option declined by Real Salt Lake. The report doesn’t mention much in the way of detail, other than he’d be good with D.C...." December 09

  • MLS breaks with tradition, will no longer have every team face every other team

    Washington Post "MLS teams will not play every other franchise at least once next season, a departure from scheduling since the league launched in 1996. With expansion to Miami and Nashville growing the field to 26 teams and the number of regular season matches staying the same (34), clubs will play..." December 05

  • MLS drastically alters its All-Star Game format

    USA Today "The burgeoning relationship between Major League Soccer and Liga MX – the top soccer league in Mexico – has taken another big step.  Executives of the two leagues — MLS commissioner Don Garber and Liga MX executive president Enrique Bonilla —..." November 20

  • MLS Expansion Draft results

    CBS Sports "The 2019 Major League Soccer Expansion Draft went down Tuesday night, and the league's two newest clubs have bolstered their squads ahead of the 2020 season. Inter Miami and Nashville SC both selected five players from a large league pool after MLS clubs had the chance to protect certain..." November 20

  • What to know about MLS expansion draft

    CBS Sports "Here's what you need to know about the expansion draft. The 2019 MLS Expansion Draft is set for Tuesday, and it's a big day for Major League Soccer's two newest clubs ahead of their inaugural seasons. Inter Miami and Nashville SC, the league's pair of newcomers, can..." November 18

  • Surging MLS is laughing all the way to the bank

    Toronto Sun "The real winner today will not come from Toronto or Seattle. The real winner, big picture, of this giant week and colossal championship is a one-time sporting afterthought called Major League Soccer. The MLS Cup sold out in 20 minutes. One of the largest crowds to ever watch soccer in..." November 10

  • MLS union boss: Players would strike if no acceptable new deal

    ESPN "The head of the Major League Soccer Players Association said players are prepared to strike if they can't negotiate an acceptable collective bargaining agreement with the league. "We've been talking about and preparing for a work stoppage for two and a half years now at..." November 07

  • Derby to ‘give Wayne Rooney strict regime’ to make sure he is ready for Championship action in January

    Daily Mail "Wayne Rooney will be ordered to complete a full pre-season before he can play for Derby County in January. The Manchester United and England legend will join Derby County as a player-coach in January, but the club will make him follow a 'strict' pre-season..." October 22

  • Major League Soccer to Sacramento: What to know about the latest expansion franchise announcement

    CBS Sports "On Monday, Major League Soccer finally announced what was widely reported and speculated in the past few months. The city of Sacramento was awarded a franchise at an event held in the city and attended by MLS commissioner Don Garber, Sacramento mayor Darrell Steinberg, California governor Gavin..." October 21

  • Why Wayne Rooney's MLS legacy could be profound

    The Score "Each of Wayne Rooney's three shots around the hour mark on Saturday were reminders of the player who plundered so many goals for Manchester United and England. His first effort was a characteristically impatient chop at the ball; his second followed a determined run..." October 20

  • MLS Cup Playoff Predictions

    NBC Sports "There will be upsets. While Major League Soccer’s playoffs certainly should provide plenty of love for home teams in the one leg format, it will also give underdogs the chance to outfox better seeds over 90 minutes. Considering that 92 of 408 MLS matches ended in ties..." October 19

  • Toronto FC spotlight on Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley as playoffs open against D.C. United

    Yahoo! Sports "Toronto FC fans could witness Wayne Rooney's MLS swan song Saturday. They will be hoping they haven't seen the last of Toronto captain Michael Bradley. The 33-year-old Rooney, whose D.C. United visits Toronto in a first-round playoff game, is returning to England to join..." October 18

  • D.C. United interested in Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham

    Black And Red United "Personally speaking, as Wayne Rooney plays out his final weeks with D.C. United before moving to Derby County we’ll hopefully see a reduction in crazy rumors. That said, it’s a little hard not to take one (admittedly from the Daily Mail) at least with a..." October 15

  • Wayne Rooney's wife in social media fiasco

    USA Today "It's an international break in the soccer world, meaning not a lot is happening. Well, not a lot was happening. On Wednesday morning, one of the great soccer stories of recent memory broke, and it was all centered on Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy. This..." October 09

  • Can Atlanta repeat? Why all 14 playoff teams could lift MLS Cup - and why they won't

    ESPN "Decision Day has come and gone, leaving Major League Soccer's 14 postseason-bound sides with nearly two weeks to contemplate their paths to MLS Cup glory. In the regular season's afterglow, playoff hopes will never be higher for many, which is why we've detailed precisely why..." October 08

  • David Tepper asks Charlotte to pay for MLS stadium

    WBTV " Members of the Charlotte City Council got an initial request to fund a new stadium for a Major League Soccer team in Charlotte during a closed session meeting Monday night. WBTV has spoken with two people briefed on the request, both of whom requested they not be named in order..." September 24

  • Yamil Asad signs pre-contract with D.C. United

    Black And Red United "A nearly year-long saga has finally ended, as Yamil Asad has signed a pre-contract with D.C. United that will see him officially join the club for the 2020 season. Financial details were not made available, though the Washington Post’s Steve Goff reports that..." September 19

  • Wayne Rooney says U.S. players in MLS are 'underpaid'

    ESPN "D.C. United striker Wayne Rooney has said that American players in Major League Soccer do not get paid enough. The former Manchester United striker told ESPN FC in an exclusive interview that his U.S. teammates do not earn enough money, calling for team owners and league..." September 18

  • Chris Durkin loaned to Belgian club Sint-Truidense VV

    Black And Red United "D.C. United announced today that Chris Durkin would be loaned to Sint-Truidense VV in Belgium’s First Division. News of the deal was first reported by Steven Goff of the Washington Post. The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer mentioned that Sint-Truiden had been watching the 19 year old for..." August 31

  • Wayne Rooney clashes with ref, blasts MLS travel plans

    ESPN "Wayne Rooney was involved in a furious altercation with the fourth official during D.C. United's 1-0 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, before criticizing Major League Soccer's travel arrangements on Twitter after the match. The former Manchester United..." August 19

  • Mesut Ozil transfer talks held in America as DC United try to persuade Arsenal ace to join

    Daily Star "Mesut Ozil's representatives are in Washington as they continue to explore the possibility of moving the German to America from Arsenal. Ergot Sogut, Ozil's agent, is currently weighing up whether to move his client across the Atlantic and fill the void Wayne Rooney will..." August 18

  • Sources: D.C. United set for talks with Mesut Ozil

    ESPN "D.C. United will hold talks this week with representatives of Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC. The Washington Post was the first to report D.C.'s interest in Ozil. One source added that any deal involving Ozil would occur during the..." August 07

  • Wayne Rooney on verge of leaving DC United at end of MLS season

    Sporting News "DC United star Wayne Rooney is on the verge of making a surprise exit from MLS at season's end for a role as player-assistant coach with Championship side Derby County in England. Derby County is "confident" of completing a deal to sign the former England captain on..." August 06