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  • Chicago Fire sign goalkeeper Chris Brady to Homegrown deal

    Hot Time In Old Town "The Chicago Fire announced today the club has signed Academy goalkeeper Chris Brady to a Homegrown Player contract. Brady, 16, is the fourth homegrown signing this month. Alex Monis, Javier Casas, and Brian Gutierrez all signed just before the coronavirus hiatus..." March 25

  • An MLS team should rescue Gareth Bale from his Real Madrid nightmare

    Dirty South Soccer "What if I told you one of the world’s most recognizable players, who is just 30 years old, is available on a free transfer? Well, that’s apparently what Gareth Bale’s situation at Real Madrid has deteriorated into. MLS has recently swayed away from buying big-named, aging..." March 21

  • Juan Fernando Quintero isn’t coming to the Chicago Fire

    Hot Time In Old Town "We got our first taste of coronavirus hiatus silly season yesterday, when a report linked Juan Fernando Quintero to the Chicago Fire. It was fun to think about, but a league source tells me there’s no truth to the rumor that Quintero is coming to Chicago. The Fire are..." March 18

  • Major League Soccer extends training shutdown to Friday

    The Score "Major League Soccer has extended its halt on training for all its 26 teams until at least next Friday, the league announced on Sunday. "MLS players are expected to remain in each club's respective market, and have been advised to exercise safe social distancing..." March 16

  • 5 things we learned from MLS opening day 2020

    Yahoo! Sports "2020 Major League Soccer opening day had it all. A late winner, a late equalizer, a victorious debutant, a defeated debutant, and lots of great goals. One things people should avoid is making any broad assumptions about a team’s season from just 90 minutes of action, but we can..." March 01

  • Timeline of Major League Soccer's 25 Years

    New York Times "(Reuters) - A time line of the 25-year history of Major League Soccer: 1993 Dec. 17 - Alan Bothenberg, chairman of World Cup 1994, announces Major League Soccer, with official formation in February 1995.  1994 June - Columbus, Los Angeles, New..." March 01

  • Chicago Fire announce signing of Gastón Giménez

    Hot Time In Old Town "It was on. Then it was off. Then it was back on again. And now, it’s official. Chicago Fire FC announced today that the club has acquired holding midfielder Gastón Giménez. It comes via a transfer from Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield in..." February 24

  • Chicago Fire acquire Serbian midfielder Luka Stojanovic

    Hot Time In Old Town "Serbian attacking midfielder Luka Stojanovic is the newest member of the Chicago Fire. The Fire announced today the club has acquired Stojanovic via transfer from Serbian Superliga club FK Cukaricki. Stojanovic, 26, is under contract with the Fire through the 2021..." February 22

  • Chicago Fire sign winger Ignacio Aliseda

    Hot Time In Old Town "Chicago Fire FC announced today the signing of winger Ignacio Aliseda, 19, via a transfer from Superliga Argentina club Defensa y Justicia. Aliseda will occupy a Young Designated Player spot for the team, pending a medical and receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and..." February 20

  • Chicago Fire sign defender Boris Sekulic

    Hot Time In Old Town "Sometimes, transfers come together extremely quickly. Other times, they take time. Lots of time. Such is the case with new Chicago Fire signing Boris Sekulic. It’s been nearly a month since the initial reports about the transfer, and today Chicago Fire FC finally..." February 16

  • Rodolfo Pizarro to join Inter Miami and other MLS news

    Waking The Red "Toronto FC aren’t the only ones making a significant splash lately. As I’m sure you know by now, Major League Soccer has two teams joining the party this season. The most talked about of the two, Inter Miami, seemed to lack acquisitions. After finally naming a head coach,..." February 15

  • Chicago Fire close to signing Ignacio Aliseda

    Hot Time In Old Town "His name has been floating around the rumor mill for a couple weeks, and now it appears the Chicago Fire may actually be close to signing Argentinian attacker Ignacio Aliseda. So, who is he? Aliseda is a left winger for Defensa y Justicia, a mid-table side in the Argentina..." February 14

  • Soccer reacts to Kobe Bryant, daughter deaths

    ESPN "Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among several people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN. Bryant was 41. Drafted 13th overall in 1996 out of Lower Merion High School outside of Philadelphia, Bryant was a five-time..." January 27

  • MLS Offseason Wrap Up: Chicharito joins the Galaxy as TFC’s rivals improve

    Waking The Red "I know, I know, LA Galaxy news doesn’t really affect us as Toronto FC fans. However, this is the biggest news story in Major League Soccer right now, so we have to touch on it. Mexico’s all-time leading goal scorer has joined the Galaxy. Will he produce..." January 25

  • Who is rumored Chicago Fire FC target Boris Sekulic?

    Hot Time In Old Town "It appears the Chicago Fire have their eye on a big right back from Gornik Zabrze in the Polish top division. According to a growing number of reports from Polish news outlets, the Fire are talking to Boris Sekulic about a move to MLS. Fire reporter Guillermo..." January 20

  • Man Utd outcast Nemanja Matic offered £5m-a-year MLS payday by Chicago Fire

    The Sun "Manchester United’s midfield enforcer will be on his way out at the end of his contract this summer. And the exit door may even open in the next few weeks. Chicago plan to make Serbian Matic their ‘designated signing’ and are talking about a..." January 12

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chicago Fire FC's unprecedented makeover is proof they mean business

    MLS News "And with that, the metamorphosis is complete. With the latest unveiling of the Chicago Fire’s new identity — a brand new badge and a name tweak from SC for “Soccer Club” to FC for “Football Club” — there’s frankly not much left to..." November 24

  • Trio of Premier League clubs interested in Nicolas Gaitan

    The Guardian "Nicolás Gaitán could be on his way to the Premier League in January, with West Ham, Aston Villa and Sheffield United interested in signing the former Argentina winger on a two-year deal. The 31-year-old is available on a free transfer with his contract at MLS..." November 21

  • 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

  • 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