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  • MLS regular season to begin April 3; MLS Cup final on Dec. 11

    ESPN "Major League Soccer announced the 2021 MLS season will begin on Saturday, April 3 and feature 34 matches for each of the league's 27 clubs, including expansion side Austin FC. The regular season will conclude with MLS Decision Day on Nov. 7, followed by the MLS Cup playoffs..." January 25

  • Alejandro “Kaku” Gamarra attracting transfer attention

    Once A Metro "The window has yet to open, but the transfer season has blown in with the force de un huracán. ESPN Digital reports that New York Red Bulls attacking midfielder Alejandro “Kaku” Romero Gamarra “is in the orbit of the Xolos for the next season.” The..." December 22

  • Chris Gloster linked to Red Bulls return

    Once A Metro "Ah, the rumor mill, grinding innuendos and sources into discourse for consumption by the general public. This week, the connected name is familiar to New York Red Bulls fans, a former player from the academy who tried his luck in Europe. The perpetual stew behind the MLS TransfersTwitter..." December 20

  • MLS to charter flights for players on international duty to sidestep quarantine

    ESPN "In a bid to have players on international duty return in time for the MLS Cup playoffs, the league is taking the unusual step of using charter flights to speed their return to the U.S. and thus avoid quarantine periods, sources have told ESPN. This move will allow these players to be..." November 17

  • Breaking Down What's at Stake on MLS Decision Day

    Bleacher Report "The final day of the Major League Soccer season is here. Decision Day is split into two time windows. The Eastern Conference teams will play first at 3:30 p.m. ET, and then the Western Conference sides will do battle at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Supporters' Shield is the biggest..." November 08

  • Gremio has made an offer for Jesus Medina

    Hudson River Blue "If you were to ask a bunch of random people about their evaluation of Jesus Medina’s performance in 2020, it’s likely you’ll get several different answers. One subset of individuals might laud Medina’s increased effectiveness through this weird ass year and would be..." November 07

  • Six transfer targets NYCFC should be looking at

    Hudson River Blue "With Alexandru Mitrita playing in Saudi Arabia until further notice — possibly for the remainder of his contract — and Jesus Medina’s contract reportedly facing an overhaul next season, New York City FC find themselves in the advantageous position of being able to..." October 21

  • What broke down, and what's next after summer window?

    The Score "Real target Mbappe, will settle for Haaland Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe's eventual move to Real Madrid seems inevitable, and according to Eurosport, the Frenchman will join the reigning La Liga champs next summer to replace Luka Jovic...." October 18

  • Alexandru Mitrita loaned to Al-Ahli until 2022

    Hudson River Blue "Not gonna lie — this kinda sucks. Days after the club revealed that their star player would be the only one permitted to leave on international duty, New York City FC announced earlier today that star DP winger Alexandru Mitrita would be going out on loan to Saudi..." October 09

  • 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

  • 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

  • Portuguese defender Luis Neto reportedly turned down move to NYCFC

    Hudson River Blue "After New York City FC’s lackluster performance in the MLS is Back Tournament, we at Hudson River Blue have opined that perhaps a small shakeup is in order in an effort to regain some kind of momentum should the 2020 MLS season continue after proceedings in Orlando have..." August 03

  • LAFC favorites to reach MLS is Back semis; who joins them?

    Pro Soccer Talk "Who will join the Philadelphia Union, who dismantled Sporting Kansas City in the first of four quarterfinal matchups on Thursday, in the semifinals of the MLS is Back tournament? While it’s impossible to say with absolute certainty ahead of the weekend’s games,..." August 01

  • 3 takeaways as the MLS is Back Tournament heads into the quarterfinals

    Boston "As the month of July comes to a close, the MLS is Back Tournament has settled into a comfortable rhythm. Despite the early problems it had to confront — with two teams having to drop out due to multiple COVID-19 positive tests among players — the league was able to..." July 30