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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

  • That Jeremy Ebobisse loan rumor, and what it means for 2021

    Stump Town Footy "Earlier this week, a report surfaced via ESPN that the Portland Timbers were exploring options for sending Jeremy Ebobisse out on loan to a team in the German 2. Bundesliga. It set off a bit of a discussion amongst Timbers fans, both on twitter and in the comments section, around its..." January 01

  • LA Galaxy looking to acquire defender Jorge Villafaña

    LAG Confidential "Trades are now permitted in MLS in preparing for the 2021 season, and a report Wednesday claims the LA Galaxy could be getting close to sealing the deal on one. Jorge Villafaña could be moving to the Galaxy, in a trade with the Portland Timbers, according..." December 17

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Takeaways from MLS is Back Tournament: Portland and Orlando are surprise finalists

    Boston "Before the MLS is Back Tournament began in July, oddsmakers found common ground in dismissing the chances of both Orlando City and the Portland Timbers. Across the spectrum of pre-tournament picks, the two clubs were universally seen as long shots at best. One online betting..." August 07

  • Portland Timbers top Philadelphia Union, advance to the MLS is Back Tournament final

    Yahoo! Sports "Heading into Wednesday’s first semifinal of the MLS is Back Tournament between the Portland Timbers and Philadelphia Union, the plucky young Union were the fashionable pick to advance to next week’s final in Central Florida. The battle-tested Timbers had other ideas. And..." August 06

  • 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