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  • Carlos Vela says he tried to join Barcelona but LAFC blocked move

    Barca Blaugranes "LAFC striker Carlos Vela has been talking once again about interest from Barcelona and said he tried to move to the Camp Nou but his club made it difficult for him to leave. The Catalan giants came in for the striker in the January 2019 transfer window but..." March 28

  • 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

  • Los Angeles FC unveils massive banner paying tribute to Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant

    The Sports Daily "Los Angeles FC may support a sport that doesn’t allow players — aside from one — to handle the ball with their hands, but they paid tribute to an icon who played a sport that is centered around doing exactly that. " February 28

  • Official: LAFC sign Bradley Wright-Phillips

    Angels On Parade "It’s official: Bradley Wright-Phillips has signed with Los Angeles Football Club. The news was confirmed by the club on Friday after the player announced it last weekend. Wright-Phillips, 34, joins after seven seasons with the New York Red Bulls. A midseason trialist..." February 15

  • 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

  • Walker Zimmerman traded by LAFC to Nashville SC

    Angels On Parade "Blockbuster news, as Paul Tenorio of The Athletic reported on Tuesday that Los Angeles Football Club are set to trade defender Walker Zimmerman to MLS expansion side Nashville SC. The return? Reportedly a “significant” amount of allocation money,..." February 11

  • Bradley Wright-Phillips announces he’s joined LAFC

    Angels On Parade "With Los Angeles Football Club losing Adama Diomande for some time with a fractured foot, questions turned to who would be the reinforcement at center striker in the breach, and this weekend, we found out the answer. Veteran forward Bradley Wright-Phillips, on trial with..." February 10

  • LAFC sign midfielder Bryce Duke

    Angels On Parade "Los Angeles Football Club announced over the weekend they have signed midfielder Bryce Duke. The 18-year-old is a Homegrown signing, but not from LAFC’s Academy, but rather from the Barça Residency Academy in Casa Grande, Ariz., the successor to Real Salt Lake’s..." January 27

  • 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

  • Minnesota United gets starting goalkeeper Tyler Miller in trade with LAFC

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Minnesota United on Thursday acquired its goalkeeper for this coming season and it’s not 2019 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Vito Mannone nor longtime Premier League star Joe Hart. Instead, the Loons traded with LAFC for Tyler Miller, with preseason training’s start in Blaine..." January 17

  • Ex-Ajax and Feyenoord goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer joins LAFC

    ESPN "LAFC has signed Dutch veteran goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer, the MLS club announced on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Vermeer has spent his entire club career with in the Dutch Eredivisie, aside from a short loan in 2018 to Belgian side Club Brugge. "Kenneth is an..." January 16

  • 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

  • Los Angeles FC re-signs veteran Canadian defender Dejan Jakovic

    Sportsnet "Los Angeles FC has re-signed Canadian international Dejan Jakovic and fellow defender Jordan Harvey. The MLS club had declined Jakovic’s contract option in November while Harvey’s deal was expiring. “Jordan and Dejan have been consummate professionals since..." December 31

  • 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

  • FC Barcelona have offer out for Carlos Vela? Barça deny it

    Angels On Parade "Carlos Vela was linked to a move to FC Barcelona last January, and the Los Angeles Football Club superstar is once more linked to the European giant. beIN Sports reported on Wednesday that LA Galaxy and Mexico midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, who knows..." December 12

  • LAFC sign forward Danny Musovski

    Angels On Parade "Los Angeles Football Club announced their first new club for 2020 on Tuesday, as they have signed forward Danny Musovski from USL Championship side Reno 1868 FC. Musovski, 24, is a Nevada native and played at UNLV before being drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes in..." 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

  • Rumor: LAFC interested in Uruguayan winger Brian Lozano

    Angels On Parade "A report emerged on Saturday from Fox Sports Mexico’s Jorge Victor Garcia that Los Angeles Football Club are one of the clubs pursuing Uruguayan winger Brian Lozano, currently enjoying a fantastic season at Santos Laguna. Most notably, perhaps, Garcia claims LAFC are..." December 02

  • LAFC interested in Uruguayan winger Brian Lozano

    Angels On Parade "A report emerged on Saturday from Fox Sports Mexico’s Jorge Victor Garcia that Los Angeles Football Club are one of the clubs pursuing Uruguayan winger Brian Lozano, currently enjoying a fantastic season at Santos..." December 02

  • 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

  • 'Special' Carlos Vela is a 'fantastic leader and player' says the teammate of the new MLS MVP

    Business Insider "Carlos Vela is a "special" player whom everyone at Los Angeles FC wants to learn from, according to his teammate Diego Rossi. Vela was named the MLS' Most Valuable Player on Monday after a record-breaking season in which he managed 34 goals and 15..." November 05

  • 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

  • Carlos Vela keen on loan move to Barcelona to play with Lionel Messi

    Barca Blaugranes "Carlos Vela remains pretty keen on the idea of joining Barcelona on loan so that he can play with captain Lionel Messi. The Mexican revealed back in August that he agreed to join Barcelona last January, only to see the Catalan giants swoop for Kevin-Prince Boateng..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • MLS 2019 awards list: MVP finalists include Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Carlos Vela; other races up for grabs

    CBS Sports "Major League Soccer revealed the finalists for its year-end awards on Monday, which means there are three players in the running for every category. The awards honor the best performers for the 2019 season, and all eyes are on MVP with Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the Los Angeles Galaxy, Carlos Vela..." October 14

  • 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