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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

  • 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

  • Majid Jordan on Toronto FC's New Kit, the City's Diversity, and Their Personal Style

    Complex "Just hold on, they're going home—but first, Majid Jordan made a quick stop in Manhattan to help unveil Toronto FC's new kit as part of New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night. The Toronto-based pop-R&B duo, signed to Drake's OVO Sound label, took part..." February 08

  • Toronto FC sign RCD Espanyol’s Pablo Piatti as club’s 3rd designated player

    Waking The Red "Toronto FC announced today that the club has signed forward Pablo Piatti from La Liga’s RCD Espanyol on a free transfer. “Pablo comes to TFC with an exceptional pedigree,” said Toronto FC President Bill Manning. “He brings big game experience to our team,..." February 07

  • Toronto FC linked with RCD Espanyol winger Pablo Piatti

    Waking The Red "Reports out of Spain Tuesday afternoon have linked left-winger Pablo Piatti to Toronto FC. The translation of the tweets are rough, but it appears that Piatti—who stands a 5’3”—is not with his current team RCD Espanyol in La Liga, but rather on his way to..." February 04

  • TFC Notebook: A growing possibility that Toronto FC waits to make their big signing

    Waking The Red "Toronto FC are in a position most of us currently want to be: under the hot Florida sun, probably sipping on a piña colada or two. Trying to get back into game shape after a short offseason, the Reds are likely working hard at training camp in Orlando as a few of their..." 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

  • TFC sign 17-year-old forward Jayden Nelson

    National Post "The Toronto FC players travel to Florida on Thursday to kick off outdoor pre-season camp as the club’s youth kick continues unabated. The day after signing 15-year-old academy product Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty and two days after penning 19-year-old defender Rocco Romeo to a..." January 23

  • USMNT's Jozy Altidore: Toronto FC mishandled Michael Bradley's injury

    ESPN "Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley faces a lengthy stint on the sidelines for up to four months after club GM Ali Curtis said he needs surgery for a "severe and complicated" injury. The U.S. international suffered an ankle injury in the 2019 MLS Cup in November, in..." January 20

  • TFC boss Greg Vanney won't rule out Sebastian Giovinco return: 'Never say never'

    The Score "Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney fueled rumors linking Sebastian Giovinco with a return to the club, telling TSN's Kristian Jack on Thursday, "Never say never." "I loved having him here," Vanney said. "I wish he was still here...." January 17

  • 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

  • Toronto FC expected to make a splash in the 2020 transfer market

    Waking The Red "After laying the groundwork early in the offseason, it appears as though Ali Curtis and the rest of the Toronto FC front office may have quite a bit of money to play with in the new year. Thanks to Michael Bradley’s desire to play to win again in..." January 06

  • 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

  • Veteran defender Drew Moor leaves Toronto FC to return to Colorado

    Sportsnet "Veteran defender Drew Moor has left Toronto FC to return to the Colorado Rapids. The Rapids confirmed Wednesday that the 35-year-old free agent, who played in Colorado from 2009 to 2015, has signed a one-year contract. The move reunites Moor with Colorado coach Robin Fraser, a former..." November 29

  • 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

  • USA vs. Canada: Three keys for Berhalter's team in must-win CONCACAF Nations League showdown in Orlando

    CBS Sports "The United States men's national team is under pressure heading into Friday night's CONCACAF Nations League showdown against Canada in Orlando, Florida. Gregg Berhalter's side needs to win its final two games in order to have a chance to finish Group A in first place and punch a..." November 14

  • Bradley: Negotiations taking place with TFC

    TSN "Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley said Wednesday his hope is to remain with the club long-term and revealed that negotiations have taken place to extend his expiring contract. “During this season there has been good discussions between my agent and the club,"..." November 13

  • How USMNT can top Canada without Michael Bradley, Christian Pulisic

    NBC Sports "There’s definitely neither Michael Bradley, Zack Steffen, nor Christian Pulisic for the United States men’s national team in their last bids to qualify for the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals. Some have joked, “Who cares?” about the new..." November 11

  • 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

  • In wake of MLS Cup final loss, Toronto looks to find another goal-scorer

    Yahoo! Sports "Toronto FC returned home to a snowstorm Monday, another unwelcome dose of reality after a painful 3-1 MLS Cup final defeat in Seattle. The playing season is over. The planning begins. Team president Bill Manning offered up one major target in a question-and-answer..." November 11

  • Toronto FC’s place in soccer history will be defined by third MLS Cup showdown

    Toronto Star "It was in the wake of back-to-back appearances in the MLS Cup final in 2016 and 2017, with a victory in the latter, that talk around Toronto FC started to change. A couple of trophies wasn’t going to be enough for the boys in red. One winning season wasn’t..." November 10

  • 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

  • Jozy Altidore says it will take a miracle to play in MLS Cup final

    Sportsnet "Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore offered a blunt update Monday on the quad strain that has kept him out of the MLS playoffs. "It’s been a while. At this point, it’ll take a little bit of a miracle to be out there on Sunday," he said, referencing the MLS Cup final..." November 05

  • Toronto FC firing on all cylinders ahead of MLS Cup final

    CBC Sports "Toronto FC's season has been a slow boil. But Greg Vanney's team is getting hot at the right time. And in reaching the MLS Cup for the third time in four years, Toronto is renewing acquaintances with an old foe in the Seattle Sounders. But to get its hands on the Philip F...." November 02

  • 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

  • Toronto FC spotlight on Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley as playoffs open against D.C. United

    Yahoo! Sports "Toronto FC fans could witness Wayne Rooney's MLS swan song Saturday. They will be hoping they haven't seen the last of Toronto captain Michael Bradley. The 33-year-old Rooney, whose D.C. United visits Toronto in a first-round playoff game, is returning to England to join..." October 18

  • 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

  • Toronto FC beats Columbus, earn home game in first round of MLS playoffs

    TSN "Decision day worked out nicely for Toronto FC on Sunday. Toronto came into the final day of the MLS regular season in sixth place, needing to beat Columbus and have D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls stumble in order to climb into fourth in the East for a first-round home playoff..." October 07