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  • Major League Soccer and Apple TV agree 10-year deal

    The Athletic "Major League Soccer has agreed to a new broadcast agreement with Apple that multiple industry sources pegged at 10 years, $2.5 billion. The sources were granted anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the financial terms of the deal. Apple TV+ will broadcast every single..." June 14

  • Away from the games, MLS players' lives are defined by monotony: 'I wish I was more interesting'

    ESPN "For Alejandro Bedoya, mornings mean taking the kids to school, taking phone calls and answering emails for his business ventures before beginning training with the Philadelphia Union. LAFC's Maxime Crepeau and Nashville SC's Walker Zimmerman rise..." April 20

  • MLS media rights deal not likely to be a game-changer

    The Athletic "With the window for MLS to hit commissioner Don Garber’s stated goal of finalizing a media rights deal by the end of March rapidly closing, multiple industry sources outlined to The Athletic this week details of the league’s ongoing negotiations for a new agreement that..." March 18

  • MLS announces loan with Black banks in effort to fix racial economic gap

    ESPN "Major League Soccer has announced a partnership with the National Black Bank Foundation (NBBF) that will see the league leverage a $25 million loan with Black banks. "Major League Soccer's partnership with the National Black Bank Foundation is a tangible step in the efforts..." March 10

  • MLS anonymous team executive survey: Best and worst teams, owners, and underrated players around the league

    The Athletic "Major League Soccer is at an important stage in its history. In just the last five years, the league has added eight expansion teams, changed over several existing ownership groups, grown into the global transfer market and increased spending on players. With a new TV deal coming this..." March 03

  • Welcome to MLS, Season 27: Where one key factor could supercharge the next four years

    The Athletic "If demography is destiny, then Major League Soccer probably doesn’t need to worry too much about its long-term game plan. The U.S. and Canada are changing. Younger generations are more into soccer than ever before, with 70 percent of soccer fans in the U.S. either a Millennial..." February 25

  • Which MLS teams are most watchable in 2022?

    The Athletic "Major League Soccer’s 27th season will kick off this weekend with a full slate of matches. The league will do so without much of the fanfare that accompanied its silver anniversary celebrations two years ago; hopefully it’ll do so without the pandemic disruption that swiftly..." February 24

  • One big question for every MLS team on the eve of the 2022 season

    The Athletic "The start of the MLS season always seems to come out of nowhere. The offseason lacks a signature tentpole moment like the NBA and NFL drafts or the MLB’s winter meetings, making the entirety of the winter an amorphous waiting game.  Once preseason starts, games are hard to..." February 24

  • Do's and don'ts of MLS expansion: Lessons Charlotte FC can take from those who've come before

    ESPN "The story of Major League Soccer in recent seasons is one of expansion and growth. Since the beginning of the 2017 campaign, eight teams have been introduced, including a Charlotte FC franchise that kicks off its inaugural campaign against D.C. United on..." February 22

  • MLS 2022 season: Consistency is key for these 5 teams that could win the MLS Cup

    CBS Sports "The offseason has been so busy, it's easy to forget that the games are actually played on the field. New York City FC won the MLS Cup with a victory over the Portland Timbers last season to capture their first trophy since joining the league in 2013. Can they repeat? If there's one..." February 19

  • Top 5 under-the-radar signings of the 2022 MLS offseason

    MLS Soccer "The requirements are very simple: If you were signed as a fresh pick-up by an MLS team during this offseason and that move did not compel widespread fanfare, you qualify for inclusion. Just for the record, exciting newcomers such as Jhon Duran were not eligible for this..." February 18

  • Top 12 most expensive incoming transfers in MLS history

    MLS Soccer "On Wednesday, Atlanta United – for the third time in their brief history – set a new league record for an MLS incoming transfer fee with their $16 million acquisition of Thiago Almada from Velez Sarsfield. It's another new milestone for a league that has..." February 11

  • Unpacking MLS Offseason's Most Intriguing Signing and Trades

    ESPN "It's only been 49 days since the 2021 Major League Soccer season concluded with New York City FC's triumphant MLS Cup win in Portland, and there are still 30 days before the 2022 campaign gets underway, yet it's been an entertaining offseason so far. The..." January 28

  • Real Salt Lake Sign 14-Year-Old Axel Kei; Breaks Freddy Adu's Mark of Youngest MLS Signing

    Fox News "Real Salt Lake made Major League Soccer history Friday when the club agreed to a first-team contract with 14-year-old Axel Kei. The teenager signed a two-year deal with Real Salt Lake, and he’ll be with the club through the 2023 season. Kei’s agreement makes him..." January 15

  • MLS Next Pro Will Have No Salary Cap, Other Key Differences From MLS Structure

    The Athletic "A new soccer league kicks off in North America this year, as MLS Next Pro looks to begin play in March. The league will operate at the third level of the United States soccer pyramid, with 20 MLS clubs fielding second teams and Rochester New York FC serving as the inaugural..." January 14

  • Seattle Sounders Sign Albert Rusnak for DP After Free Agent Leaves Real Salt Lake

    R1 News "The Seattle Sounders announced on Thursday that they had signed a free agent forward Albert Rousnak to a designated player contract. The 27 year old player Slovakia The international’s deal will keep him at Rave Green for the next two seasons, with..." January 13

  • MLS new side St. Louis names Bradley Carnell as coach

    Ghana Soccernet "MLS expansion side St. Louis City has named Bradley Carnell as manager. Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Major League Soccer expansion club St. Louis City SC has hired former New York Red Bulls assistant coach and former South Africa international defender..." January 05