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  • MLS announces end-of-season schedule; Decision Day set for Nov. 8

    ESPN "MLS announced the remainder of its regular season schedule, with each team playing nine more matches and concluding on Nov. 8. The last day of the regular season -- which the league is calling Decision Day and will likely have a bearing on playoff qualification and seeding..." September 22

  • Major League Soccer sees five matches called off amid Jacob Blake protests

    ESPN "Most of Wednesday's matches in Major League Soccer were postponed as players chose not to play in protest of racial injustice, and in particular the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The development came as players in both..." August 26

  • A Galaxy bringing in Yony Gonzalez on loan from Benfica

    LAG Confidential "The LA Galaxy are set to return to action in the weirdest MLS season in history in a week’s time, but with the MLS transfer window currently open, come reports they’re set to bolster their attack. The Galaxy are reportedly close to adding Colombian..." August 16

  • MLS will resume regular-season games on Aug. 12 in its own stadiums, some with fans in attendance

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Soccer is coming right back following the MLS is Back Tournament. The top circuit in the United States and Canada announced plans to resume the regular season on Aug. 12, a day after its monthlong, World Cup-style tournament concludes in a “bubble” in Central..." August 08

  • MLS Is Back: Best Stories of the Group Round and the Knockout Stage's Incentive Question

    SI "It may not be at the very top of the list of athlete interview clichés, but it’s probably on the first page. It’s easy to imagine it being entered into Nuke LaLoosh’s little notepad. “We/they just wanted it more.” It’s flexible. It..." July 25

  • MLS is Back: Tournament schedule, dates, scores

    CBS Sports "The MLS is Back Tournament is in full swing in Orlando, as the competition nears the end of group play. Action started July 8 and the knockout stage will get underway July 25. The schedule, which has now been tweaked multiple times due to positive coronavirus tests, features 16 consecutive days..." July 19

  • MLS pushes back inaugural seasons for three expansion teams

    ESPN "Major League Soccer announced on Friday that it is delaying the inaugural seasons of three expansion teams -- Charlotte, Sacramento Republic FC and St. Louis -- by one year because of the impact of COVID-19. Charlotte will now make its debut in 2022, and Sacramento and St. Louis will..." July 18

  • Should the MLS Orlando tournament proceed without FC Dallas?

    The Sports Daily "It was reported on Monday that FC Dallas will not be participating in the controversial MLS is Back Tournament because 10 of its players and one staff member have coronavirus according to Tom Marshall of ESPN. The Major League Soccer season was to begin this season in Orlando starting..." July 07

  • Meals for MLS players at the Walt Disney World bubble are getting Fyre Fest comparisons

    USA Today "The NBA won't be the only sports league to hold its season restart at the Walt Disney World bubble in Orlando this summer. In fact, MLS teams are already arriving to their accommodations at the Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort ahead of the MLS is Back Tournament. And players are already..." July 01

  • LA Galaxy bring in midfielder Carlos Harvey on loan

    LAG Confidential "The LA Galaxy made their latest roster move Friday, announcing they have signed midfielder Carlos Harvey on loan from Panamanian side Tauro FC, via LA’s second team, LA Galaxy II. The 20-year-old will be in Orlando with the Galaxy first team as they are scheduled to..." June 27

  • Baseball's interminable bickering puts MLS in position to pounce this summer

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball’s loss could be Major League Soccer’s gain.  With the Bundesliga season in full swing, La Liga back in action too and the mother of all domestic sports competitions — England’s wildly popular Premier League —..." June 17

  • MLS is Back Tournament to kick off on July 8 in Orlando

    ESPN "Major League Soccer unveiled its plans for returning to play in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with the league set to resume on July 8 with what it is calling the MLS is Back Tournament. All 26 MLS teams will participate in the competition, which will be held at the..." June 10

  • Rumor: LA Galaxy interested in Javier Pastore

    LAG Confidential "Here’s a new transfer rumor for you: The LA Galaxy have been linked to Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore in recent days. The 30-year-old has been at AS Roma since 2018, but the Italian club is said to be willing to let him go, according to reports from TNT..." June 09

  • LA Galaxy release Aleksandar Katai after wife’s social media mocks protestors

    Pro Soccer Talk "The LA Galaxy have “parted ways” with Aleksandar Katai after the Serbian winger’s wife posted racist and violent comments regarding protestors. On Tuesday, Tea Katai posted a comment to “kill the s—-” with an accompanying video of a New York PD..." June 06

  • Aleksandar Katai: LA Galaxy star to face questions on wife's 'racist and violent' social media posts

    The Independent "The LA Galaxy will meet with new Serbian winger Aleksandar Katai on Thursday to discuss a series of alarming social media posts by his wife. Tea Katai made the since-deleted posts on her Instagram story this week, the Galaxy confirmed Wednesday night in a statement..." June 04

  • MLS lockout avoided as players, league ratify bargaining agreement to 2025

    ESPN "The MLS Players Association approved a proposal from MLS related to economics in 2020, as well as a modified collective bargaining agreement, the union announced on Wednesday. The approval of the proposal avoids a lockout that had been threatened by MLSand enables the league to..." June 03

  • MLS, players near agreement that should avoid lockout

    The Score "Major League Soccer and the Major League Soccer Players Association reached a "major breakthrough" in negotiations Tuesday that should avoid a potential lockout, as first reported by ESPN's Taylor Twellman. The two parties are close to agreeing to economic..." June 02

  • Lockout looms as MLS push back on latest offer from Major League Soccer Player Association

    ESPN "The Major League Soccer Player Association announced that it voted to approve its latest counteroffer to MLS as it relates to economic concessions for the 2020 season, modifications to the recently agreed upon CBA, and their agreement to participate in a summer tournament in..." June 01

  • Rumor: Alan Franco to LA Galaxy transfer back on?

    LAG Confidential "If you like old transfer rumors reviving again, here’s a story for you: Reports in the Spanish-language press claim the LA Galaxy may yet land Argentine defender Alan Franco in the near future. Franco was linked to the Galaxy in the weeks leading up to the..." May 29

  • Report: MLS Shortening Time Frame of Return-to-Play Tournament Amid COVID-19

    Bleacher Report "Major League Soccer is amending its plans to resume the 2020 season so that its proposed return-to-play tournament would "fit within a shorter time frame," according to ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle. The Athletic's Jeff Rueter reported May 21 that MLS was..." May 28

  • Rumor: LA Galaxy linked to Peruvian midfielder Renato Tapia

    LAG Confidential "The LA Galaxy remain one of the few teams in North America to have occasional transfer rumors trickle through, the latest linking the club to Peruvian midfielder Renato Tapia. The 24-year-old is set to be out of contract with Dutch club Feyenoord at the end of..." May 28

  • MLS, Players Association continue talks as league makes 10% pay cut proposal

    ESPN "Negotiations between MLS and the MLS Players Association surrounding player compensation continue, with salary cuts, a force majeure clause and revenue sharing among the sticking points. With the league shut down since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic, MLS has been..." May 24

  • Gareth Bale ‘rejected by MLS club due to eye-watering wage demands’

    The Sun "GARETH BALE was reportedly rejected by an MLS club due to eye-watering wage demands. The Welshman has repeatedly been linked with a move away from Los Blancos but his £650,000-a-week wages mean that few clubs can afford him. Bale's current contract does not..." May 21

  • Major League Soccer looking at having all teams play in Orlando

    USA Today "Major League Soccer is looking at the possibility of resuming the season this summer with all teams playing in Orlando, Florida. Details of the plan are still under consideration, but the league's 26 teams and limited staff would likely be sheltered in a resort with games played..." May 15

  • MLS eyes June 1 for Orlando training, tourney to start 3-4 weeks later

    ESPN "Major League Soccer's plan to return to play in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic is solidifying, with the league proposing a summer tournament in Orlando involving all 26 teams sources confirmed to ESPN. The proposed competition would see players and coaches from all teams head..." May 13

  • LA Galaxy Player Posts a Picture of Himself in Bed With a Naked Model That Was Confused for Kylie Jenner

    Be Soccer "Jonathan Dos Santos won't know where to go. The neglect of the Mexican player has already gone around the world. After mistakenly posting a photo with Kylie Jenner's lookalike on his official Instagram account, social media has been set alight. Although he immediately deleted the photo,..." May 12

  • LA Galaxy star Dos Santos posts naked picture of himself in bed with model

    The Sun "MEXICAN international Jonathan dos Santos gaffed by posting a naked selfie in bed with a stunning model in the middle of an apparent romp. The LA Galaxy midfielder, brother of former Spurs and Ipswich forward Giovani, erased the saucy pic five minutes after it ended up on his..." May 12

  • MLS proposing all 26 teams come to Orlando to resume season this summer

    Washington Post "With no indications of when it could resume the season in home markets, MLS has proposed placing all 26 teams in the Orlando area this summer and playing competitive matches without spectators at the Disney sports complex and possibly other locations, multiple people familiar with the plan..." May 12

  • Major League Soccer proposes 20 percent pay to players' association

    ESPN "Major League Soccer has made a formal proposal to the MLS Players Association regarding salary reductions due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the league now seeking a 20 percent pay cut across the board, sources told ESPN. The league is also asking the MLSPA to accept additional..." May 11

  • MLS Players Return to Team Facilities For Individual Workouts, Temps Taken

    TMZ "Major League Soccer players are returning to their team's outdoor facilities Wednesday for individual workouts ... and you bet your ass everyone is undergoing medical screenings on the way in. MLS officials say the league worked with medical experts to come up with new safety..." May 06

  • MLS Players Can Restart Individual Workouts on Wednesday

    SportTechie "Major League Soccer will allow players to begin individual workouts at team facilities beginning May 6. The workouts will be voluntary and players will have access to outdoor fields operated by their clubs, unless local government policies prohibit access. This is similar to the NBA’s..." May 04

  • MLS to allow individual player workouts but only under strict rules

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Soccer is easing its training restrictions, allowing clubs to use their practice fields but only for individual workouts and under strict rules.  Team training facilities have been closed, other than for approved rehab, since the league suspended play March..." May 01

  • Major League Soccer extends team training moratorium

    Pro Soccer Talk "With games off until June, it’s logical that Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium until at least May 15. MLS announced the extension Thursday night, saying it expects its players to stay in their respective markets pending special..." April 23

  • Schelotto says he would like Gonzalo Higuain at LA Galaxy

    LAG Confidential "The star machine rumbles on at the LA Galaxy, with head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto telling Italian outlet TuttoSport he is interested in bringing Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain to the MLS club. Schelotto said, “It would be a..." April 20

  • Wayne Rooney: MLS owners use trade system to take advantage of players

    The Score "Wayne Rooney is not a fan of the trading system in Major League Soccer, which he believes is unsuitable for the North American game and its players. An incident early in Rooney's D.C. United career didn't sit well with the English legend, who was blindsided by..." April 19

  • LA Galaxy looking at James Rodriguez

    LAG Confidential "A big transfer rumor came down a few days ago, with the Spanish-language press claiming the LA Galaxy are pursuing Real Madrid star James Rodriguez. The initial report came out of Don Balón, the site initially claiming that the Galaxy could swoop for..." April 17

  • Jurgen Damm says he’s not joining the LA Galaxy

    LAG Confidential "There had been rumors in recent months that Mexican winger Jurgen Damm could join the LA Galaxy this summer, but regardless of when the summer transfer window actually opens now because of the coronavirus pandemic, the player himself has denied he’s coming to..." April 09