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  • 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

  • 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

  • El Tri winger Jurgen Damm headed for MLS this summer

    Pro Soccer Talk "This season’s Liga MX invasion of MLS continues with Jurgen Damm announcing that he’ll leave UANL Tigres this summer after five years with the club. TUDN has the destination as Atlanta, though previous reports have linked Damm to the LA Galaxy is the spot. And..." February 25

  • Are the LA Galaxy pursuing Lionel Messi?

    LAG Confidential "It’s a known condition the LA Galaxy are linked to all manner of transfer rumors, owing to their penchant for spending over the years, for picking up star players and for being, well, an MLS team that people in other parts of the world had heard of. You can..." February 22

  • 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

  • Report: LA Galaxy looking to sign defender Alan Franco

    LAG Confidential "Reports have emerged this week that the LA Galaxy are trying to sign Argentine defender Alan Franco. Argentine-based reporter Cesar Luis Merlo first broke the news. Franco, 23, has played his entire career to date at Argentine outfit Independiente, with whom he won..." February 15

  • Official: LA Galaxy loan Jorgen Skjelvik to OB for 2020 season

    LAG Confidential "The LA Galaxy confirmed on Friday what had been widely suspected, as Jorgen Skjelvik departs the club on loan to Danish club Odense Boldklub (also known as OB) for the 2020 season. “We think this deal will benefit everyone involved,” said LA Galaxy..." February 01

  • 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

  • Chicharito's commitment to the Galaxy and MLS will be judged by goals and trophies, not viral clips

    Yahoo! Sports "The intimate and emotional video of a phone conversation between Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and his parents — a clip that took American and Mexican soccer Twitter by storm earlier this week — was a little bit like a Rorschach test. You see what you..." January 24

  • Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez explains why he joined MLS

    CBS Sports "Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez to the Los Angeles Galaxy is on the verge of being announced and he is set to arrive in the City of Angels on Wednesday, sources tell CBS Sports. But before he arrives, the Mexican international spoke out about the move and from Sevilla to..." January 21

  • Chicharito confirms LA Galaxy move

    TSN "Mexico striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez confirmed his move to Major League Soccer with the LA Galaxy on Tuesday, even though the club has yet to make any kind of announcement. “It was the right time, the right opportunity," the 31-year-old El Tri hitman..." January 21

  • LA Galaxy ‘serious’ about signing Chicharito

    Pro Soccer Talk "Okay, this Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to LA Galaxy report has moved on quite quickly. Chicharito, 31, has been linked with a move from Sevilla to the Galaxy and it appears that a deal for Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer is getting closer as the most..." January 14

  • 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

  • LA Galaxy Star Jonathan dos Santos Hits Cancun With Dos Chicks

    TMZ "LA Galaxy star Jonathan dos Santos is havin' one helluva start to his 2020 ... hitting up the beaches in Mexico with not only one gorgeous bikini-clad lady -- but TWO gorgeous bikini-clad ladies!!! The 29-year-old MLS midfielder is enjoying his time away from the soccer..." January 04

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue has nose sawn off in latest vandalism incident

    ESPN "Zlatan Ibrahimovic's statue in Sweden has been vandalised once again, with the nose sawn off on Sunday. The statue outside Malmo's stadium was set on fire in November and saw marks were found on its feet earlier in December. The incidents of..." December 22

  • 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

  • LA Galaxy sign attacking midfielder Sacha Kljestan

    LAG Confidential "It’s official: Sacha Klestan is back in LA. Wednesday morning the organization announced the arrival of attacking midfielder Sacha Kljestan as a free agent. The U.S. international has enjoyed a successful career home and abroad, originally making a name for himself..." December 12

  • Carlos Vela apparently has an offer from Barcelona

    Barca Blaugranes "According to Jonathan dos Santos, Carlos Vela has an offer from Barcelona. The former Barcelona, and current LA Galaxy player, despite being on vacation, said that Vela indeed has a chance to go to Barca. “As I am now on vacation, I have not had much contact with him. " December 11

  • 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

  • Just how many Hats does Zlatan Ibrahimovic wear?

    The Sports Daily "Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic is following in the footsteps of another former LA Galaxy player, namely David Beckham. He’s become the owner of a football team and now Ibrahimovic has purchased shares in Swedish club Hammarby. It’s his latest business..." December 01

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue SET ON FIRE by angry Malmo fans after he becomes part-owner of rivals Hammarby

    talkSport "Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s legacy at Malmo appears to be in tatters after a statue dedicated to the striker was set on fire following the news he had become co-owner of rivals Hammarby. The former Sweden international has bought a sizeable stake in Hammarby despite his..." November 28

  • Jose Mourinho rules out Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Tottenham: 'We have Harry Kane'

    London Evening Standard "Jose Mourinho has ruled out bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Tottenham... because he already has Harry Kane at his disposal. "I have more than a connection, amazing player, amazing guy, but I would say no chance," said Mourinho when asked about a..." November 25

  • Tottenham poised to move for veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic following arrival of head coach Jose Mourinho

    The Telegraph "Jose Mourinho is considering ­hijacking AC Milan’s attempts to ­re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic and bring him to Tottenham Hotspur. The 38-year-old striker is available on a free transfer in the new year following the completion of his two-year spell at LA..." November 22

  • 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

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'demanding £860k per month' to return to Serie A

    Daily Mail "Zlatan Ibrahimovic is demanding £860,000 per month from any Serie A club that wants to sign him as AC MIlan, Roma and Napoli battle for his signature. The former Sweden international confirmed earlier this week that his time with LA Galaxy has come to an..." November 17

  • LA Galaxy after PSG’s Edinson Cavani

    LAG Confidential "It seems the LA Galaxy have been preparing for life without Zlatan Ibrahimovic long before the big Swede announced his departure yesterday on social media. Sky Sports Italia outfit Di Marzio reports the organization have initiated talks to sign striker Edison..." November 15

  • LA Galaxy want Edinson Cavani to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    NBC Sports "A day after Zlatan Ibrahimovic left LA Galaxy, the representatives of the Major League Soccer giants are reportedly in Paris trying to sign his replacement. Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan forward, 32, has missed most of this season through injury and with Mauro Icardi..." November 14

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic bids farewell to Los Angeles Galaxy, tells fans to 'go back to watching baseball'

    CBS Sports "Zlatan Ibrahimovic's days in Major League Soccer are over. On Wednesday, the superstar tweeted a thank you message to the LA Galaxy as they part ways and told fans to "go back to watching baseball." The 38-year-old Swedish forward joined two seasons ago and scored over 50 goals..." November 13

  • Manchester United could be tempted to try to bring striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to Old Trafford

    Daily Mail "Manchester United are reportedly targeting a shock reunion with former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 38-year-old star had departed Old Trafford for MLS side LA Galaxy in 2018, after netting 29 goals during his two-season spell with the top flight giants. But..." November 11

  • 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

  • Latest on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's situation with L.A. Galaxy as European teams pick up their interest

    CBS Sports "Major League's Soccer 2019 season comes to a close on Sunday as the Seattle Sounders host Toronto FC in MLS Cup, but one of the hot topics remains what will happen with Los Angeles Galaxy star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 38-year-old forward has been a sensational signing for the club..." November 09

  • 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

  • Manchester United make contact over Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer ahead of January window

    Express "Manchester United have made it clear that signing a striker is a priority in the upcoming January transfer window and have set their sights on Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And according to Italian publication TuttoMercatoWeb, United have already made contact with the 38-year-old..." November 02

  • Paul Ince Says Zlatan Ibrahimovic Should Return To Manchester United To Become ‘The Godfather’

    Fadeaway World "Following a terrific season with Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer, Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been heavily linked with a return to Europe, especially to Italy, Spain, and England. It’s precisely in England where people have started to ask for Ibra to..." November 02

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Carlos Vela or Josef Martinez: Who should win Major League Soccer MVP?

    ESPN "Take a gander through past winners of Major League Soccer's MVP award and you will spy some of the league's legends. There's inaugural winner Carlos Valderrama to Preki to Robbie Keane to Sebastian Giovinco to David Villa and that Landon Donovan fellow,..." November 01

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for LA Galaxy talks over prolonged MLS stay

    ESPN UK "LA Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese has said he plans to meet with Zlatan Ibrahimovic to discuss the striker's future, with a view to keeping him at the club. "My deal with him, and I have known him for a long time, is to sit down with him after things have..." October 31

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at La Liga return following LA Galaxy stint

    Metro "Former Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted he could join a La Liga club following his 18-month stint with LA Galaxy. The Swede moved to the States in 2018 but the Galaxy’s 5-3 defeat to rivals LAFC in the play-offs last week is expected to be his final..." October 30

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic Fires Crotch Grab At LAFC Fan After Postgame Taunts

    TMZ "Zlatan Ibrahimovic grabbed a huge handful of his junk and aimed it right at an LAFC fan who was taunting him ... and the whole scene was captured on video!!! The soccer star and his LA Galaxy squad had just taken a crushing loss to LAFC on Thursday night ... when a fan decided to..." October 25

  • Zlatan non-committal about future after loss

    TSN "Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s MLS season came to an end Thursday as the Los Angeles Galaxy were eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals by their crosstown rivals LAFC.   With his contract set to expire, the 38-year-old was non-committal about whether he plans to..." October 25

  • El Trafico: 10 reasons to be excited about latest LAFC, LA Galaxy matchup

    MLS News "It's time for the most anticipated MLS match of the season to date: LAFC vs. LA Galaxy in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. The stage is set for the Western Conference semifinal Thursday night (10:30 pm ET | ESPN, ESPN Deportes in US; TSN4, TVAS in Canada)..." October 24

  • Napoli's 'desire' is to sign Ibrahimovic, decision rests with player - president

    ESPN UK "Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said he would be interested in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic but the final decision lies with the player. Ibrahimovic will become a free agent in January when his contract at LA Galaxy expires and recently talked up the..." October 24

  • 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

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Jose Mourinho still 'Special One,' Pep Guardiola hid from me in dressing room

    ESPN "LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said Jose Mourinho is "still the Special One," but continued his long-standing criticism of Pep Guardiola. Ibrahimovic spent a total of 18 months working with Mourinho at Inter Milan and later Manchester United, winning a..." October 19