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  • Premier League-bound? The next MLS youngsters with European futures

    Pro Soccer Talk "The amount of young talent — whether from the USMNT, Canada or a handful of South American nations — thriving after making the jump from MLS to the Premier League or the rest of Europe has spiked in recent years, leading many on the other side of the pond wondering,..." April 16

  • MLS to implement concussion substitutions; Jeff Agoos explains how 'medical sideline reviews' will work

    CBS Sports "Major League Soccer Monday announced the introduction of concussion substitution trials for the 2021 season with two additional changes for suspected head injury victims allowed outside of the regular five that will continue into the new campaign after being introduced last year. U.S. Soccer..." April 06

  • Texas-born Leon Flach a transfer target for the Philadelphia Union in Germany

    Brotherly Game "A report has surfaced in Germany identifying 20-year-old Texas-born Leon Flach as an incoming transfer target for the Philadelphia Union. Using the translated headline “From St. Pauli to the Champions League,” Bild reports that the deal will bring in..." March 23

  • Philadelphia Union set to sign Stuart Findlay

    Brotherly Game "Scottish center back Stuart Findlay is set to become the first 2021 signing for the Philadelphia Union, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The 25-year-old, who has one cap with the Scotland national team, is a left-footed center back who will join a..." February 17

  • Major League Soccer announces dates for preseason training camps

    ESPN "Major League Soccer announced the dates for the opening of training camp, with players on most teams reporting on March 1. The first week will consist of a quarantine period that will include medical exams and testing for COVID-19. The first day of full training for most teams will be..." February 14

  • MLS bracing for potential lockout ahead of 2021 season

    CBS Sports "MLS president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott has issued a memo to teams and league staff telling them to prepare for a potential lockout of players if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't figured out this week, according to Jeff Carlisle of ESPN. The league has imposed a..." January 28

  • 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

  • LAFC trading for goalkeeper Tomas Romero’s rights

    Angels On Parade "With Los Angeles Football Club presumably looking for a third goalkeeper for 2021, a report emerged publicly on Thursday indicating they may have targeted their man for the position. LAFC are nearing a deal to trade for the MLS player rights for goalkeeper Tomas Romero from..." January 15

  • Talk of Philadelphia Union interest in Nicolás Demartini resurfaces

    Brotherly Game "Could the left-footed center back Ernst Tanner has said he is targeting to replace Mark McKenzie 21-year-old Argentine Nicolás Demartini? Rumors of the Philadelphia Union’s interest in Demartini circulated in the fall around the same time rumors started picking up..." January 11

  • Philadelphia Union announces transfer of Mark McKenzie to KRC Genk

    Brotherly Game "Mark McKenzie to Belgium is official. The 21-year-old homegrown center back from Bear, Del. is heading to KRC Genk after the Philadelphia Union agreed to a multi-million transfer fee plus performance-based bonuses with the Belgium Pro League club. The Union will also retain..." January 07

  • Belgium club KRC Genk closing in on Mark McKenzie

    Brotherly Game "After months of Scottish media reports about Celtic interest in Philadelphia Union homegrown Mark McKenzie, Belgium club KRC Genk appears to be closing in on the U.S. international. Reports surfaced Monday of the club’s interest in the 21-year-old from Bear,..." December 29

  • 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

  • English Premier League, Bundesliga teams tracking Kai Wagner

    Brotherly Game "Philadelphia Union left back Kai Wagner is drawing interest from the English Premier League, according to a report from Kristian Dyer. Dyer cites a source saying the 23-year-old is being tracked by West Ham and Fulham, among others and that “a couple Bundesliga clubs”..." November 16

  • 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