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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

  • City's Bravo considering offer to join NYCFC this summer

    ESPN "Claudio Bravo is considering an offer to join Major League Soccer outfit New York City FC when his contract expires at Manchester City this summer, sources have told ESPN. Chile goalkeeper Bravo, who helped City win their third successive Carabao Cup at the weekend after..." March 03

  • NYCFC officially sign Nicolás Acevedo

    Hudson River Blue "It is a rumor no more! New York City FC announced yesterday that they have purchased midfielder Nicolás Acevedo from Uruguayan club Liverpool Montevideo. The news comes a little over a week after Sport890 originally linked the young midfielder to the Boys in..." March 03

  • 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

  • No one wanted this NYCFC fiasco

    New York Post "Think awkward. Think uncomfortable. Think unhappy — for everyone involved. This was the bizarre backdrop to Wednesday night’s CONCACAF Champions League match between New York City FC and AD San Carlos of Costa Rica. NYCFC won 1-0 on a first-half goal by..." February 27

  • NYCFC has signed Nicolás Acevedo

    Hudson River Blue "New York City FC’s 2020 roster seems largely complete. Their absolute dominance in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League tie against AD San Carlos seems to be the proof of that. Still, there is always room for depth. And it seems the Boys in Blue have made one..." February 24

  • 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

  • NYCFC sign Gudmundur Thórarinsson

    Hudson River Blue "Just days ago, our own Connor Donahue wrote an article saying that the only key piece New York City FC was lacking going into 2020 was a left back to back up — or even eclipse — veteran Ronald Matarrita. And it seems that City has answered that..." January 29

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ronny Deila officially named as NYCFC’s manager

    Hudson River Blue "Yeah, this article is a bit of a short write-up. For more information, check out this article we did on Ronny Deila a few days ago. You’ve heard the rumors. But now, it’s a rumor no more. This morning, New York City FC officially announced Ronny Deila..." January 06

  • Everything you need to know about Ronny Deila

    Hudson River Blue "Rumors of Giovanni Van Bronckhorst coming to New York City FC as a head coach have come and gone, with the former Barcelona player now reportedly taking a job in China. And without any time to react to such a revelation, a new name has surfaced, that being former Celtic coach and..." January 04

  • Inter Mi...ami join Pedro MLS speculation

    We Ain't Got No History "Chelsea winger Pedro may be hoping, wishing, waiting for a fateful call from Barcelona, but he may have settle for something a bit less high profile as he plots his next career move. With just six months left on his contract, the 32-year-old is free to talk to teams starting this..." December 29

  • 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

  • Academy player Tayvon Gray signs with NYCFC

    Hudson River Blue "With just a little over a month remaining until the beginning of the winter international transfer window, New York City FC have made their first official signing of the offseason. Earlier today, NYCFC announced that they had signed highly touted Academy..." November 27

  • Report: NYCFC “determined” to sign Giorgi Papunashvili

    Hudson River Blue "According to a report from El Periodico released earlier today, New York City FC has shown in an interest in signing 24-year-old winger Giorgi Papunashvili, commonly known as Papu, from Spanish club Real Zaragoza. From what I’ve gathered about Papu, the..." November 25

  • 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

  • Joe Scally Transferred to German Giants

    Hudson River Blue "As first reported by Jeff Carlise of ESPN, New York City FC homegrown defender Joe Scally has been sold to current Bundesliga leading side Borussia Monchengladbach. Sources told ESPN that the initial fee is for around $2 million, with bonuses that can add up to around $7 million..." November 14

  • 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

  • NYCFC, head coach Torrent part ways

    TSN "New York City FC announced on Friday that the club and head coach Domenic Torrent had agreed to part ways. Torrent assumed control of the team in June 2018 upon the departure of Patrick Vieira to Nice. “While I’ve greatly enjoyed coaching NYCFC and the incredible..." November 08

  • 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

  • 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

  • NYCFC looking to sign Florinel Coman from FCSB

    Hudson River Blue "It’s not quite silly season just yet. Nonetheless, the first winter transfer rumor pertaining to New York City FC has emerged. Emanuel Rosu — Romanian football journalist and Ballon D’or juror — has reported that NYCFC have gotten in contact with..." October 10

  • 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