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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

  • Seattle Sounders FC support staff member tests positive for coronavirus

    USA Today "The Seattle Sounders announced Sunday that a member of the organization's support staff has tested positive for COVID-19. That person has been placed in isolation, and no other cases within the Sounders have been identified, the team said. "Over this current weekend, we were..." March 16

  • 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

  • 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

  • Emanuel Cecchini goes on loan to Union de Sante Fe

    Sounder At Heart "UPDATE (1/31): The Sounders announced on Friday that they’d sent Emanuel Cecchini on loan to Union de Santa Fe for the rest of 2020 when his original loan to the Sounders was due to expire. UPDATE: The latest team to be linked to Emanuel Cecchini is an interesting one: Union de..." 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

  • Emanuel Cecchini drawing interest from Argentina

    Sounder At Heart "The latest team to be linked to Emanuel Cecchini is an interesting one: Union de Santa Fe. If that sounds familiar, it’s where Yeimar Gomez Andrade — who appears to be on the verge of joining the Sounders — currently plays. While there’s nothing in this report..." January 24

  • Intriguing centerback target emerges for Sounders

    Sounder At Heart "There are some Argentinian reports that have claimed the Sounders and Santa Fe settled on a transfer fee of $1.5 million, Niko Moreno’s reporting suggests the deal isn’t quite that close to being final. Still, this seems like reasonably good news. At long last,..." January 22

  • Intriguing centerback target emerges for Sounders

    Sounder At Heart "At long last, there seems to be something like a credible rumor connecting the Seattle Soundersto a centerback. An Argentinian radio station is reporting that the Sounders have made an offer for Union de Santa Fe’s Yeimar Gómez Andrade. Reports in..." January 20

  • Sounders offer about $4M for Bahia’s Gregore

    Sounder At Heart "It’s starting to look like the Seattle Sounders may really be closing in on making their first significant signing of the offseason. Brazil’s UOL Esporte is reporting the Sounders have made a bid of about $4 million for 80 percent of Gregore’s rights...." January 15

  • 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

  • Japanese attacker briefly linked to Sounders

    Sounder At Heart "If you blinked, you probably missed the latest transfer rumor. Early today, a report out of Belgium suggested that the Seattle Sounders were one of two MLS teams interested in Japan international Yuya Kubo. By this afternoon, a report in The Athletic narrowed it..." January 06

  • Sounders linked to Brazilian defensive midfielder

    Sounder At Heart "There’s a bit more evidence that the Seattle Sounders may be targeting Brazil for their next significant foreign signing. Following a report last month that passingly mentioned the Sounders interest in Bahia’s Gregore, Niko Moreno has confirmed that some..." January 01

  • Roman Torres joins Inter Miami

    Sounder At Heart "It appears to be the end of an era for the Empire of Roman — at least in Seattle. Sounder at Heart has independently confirmed a report from Paul Tenorio of The Athletic that Panamanian center back Roman Torres is set to sign with expansion side Inter Miami,..." December 30

  • Brazilian midfielder’s rumored price tag illustrates how CBA may be affecting offseason

    Sounder At Heart "Last week a report emerged suggesting the Seattle Sounders might be targeting Brazilian midfielder João Paolo, with Botafogo openly welcoming an offer for the 29-year-old. Given his durability, quality of play and apparent eagerness to come to the United States, the..." December 18

  • 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

  • Garth Lagerwey hears your concerns, still urges patience

    Sounder At Heart "In Garth Lagerwey’s office is a board with list of various potential signings. The list includes some names that apparently display a good deal of ambition. For now, it remains very theoretical. Despite having just 20 players under contract — only one of which is..." December 15

  • 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

  • How to assess the latest Nicolas Lodeiro transfer rumor

    Sounder At Heart "The thing about signing good players is that someone else always wants them. It’s not always fun, but in a weird way it’s probably a good sign that guys like Nicolas Lodeiro always seem to be involved in various rumors. But just because there are rumors..." December 09

  • 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

  • Iñigo Eguaras linked with a move to Seattle

    Sounder At Heart "It has been a relatively slow offseason so far for the 2019 MLS Cup Champions Seattle Sounders. That’s to be expected, given that the season ends a full month earlier this year and the transfer window doesn’t open until January. But, it looks like we’ve got a..." November 26

  • 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

  • Seattle Sounders 3, Toronto FC 1: Takeaways from MLS Cup

    Yahoo! Sports "The hometown Seattle Sounders sent almost 70,000 of their closest friends home in ecstasy in Sunday’s MLS Cup final against Toronto FC, beating the Reds 3-1 in the domestic league’s championship match for the second time in four years to hoist the hardware despite being thoroughly..." 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

  • 2019 MLS Cup Final: What You Need To Know And A Prediction "Who’s playing In a three-peat the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC face each other in the 2019 MLS Cup Final after tangling in the 2016 and 2017 finals. Three years ago, the Sounders beat TFC after a penalty kick decider at BMO Field in Toronto. A year later, Toronto..." November 08

  • Seattle Sounders FC set new standards for Major League Soccer, now gets to host final

    USA Today "As much as his lingering doubts want to convince him otherwise, Adrian Hanauer knows what's about to take place Sunday and the numbers aren't lies. Hanauer is the majority owner of the popular Seattle Sounders but sometimes can't let go of his early struggles with the..." November 08

  • TFC’s Michael Bradley could be playing for his job in MLS final, though that’s hardly his motivation

    Toronto Star "There is a $6.5-million elephant in the room as Toronto FC prepares for its third MLS Cup final against the Seattle Sounders. Toronto’s captain and longest-standing designated player, Michael Bradley, could be without a contract after Sunday if the Reds don’t hoist the..." 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

  • Sounders sell out MLS Cup 2019, more than 69,000 expected

    NBC Sports "MLS Cup 2019 will be contested in front of a sold-out crowd at CenturyLink Field in Seattle next Sunday, Nov. 10, the Seattle Sounders announced on Friday. More than 69,000 fans are expected to attend this year’s final between Seattle and Toronto FC, the third time in four years..." November 01

  • 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

  • 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