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  • 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

  • Camilo Sanvezzo’s exit from Xolos comes as no surprise

    FMF State Of Mind "After becoming a star with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS and living up to the expectations in Liga MX with Gallos Blancos following his arrival in 2014, Camilo Sanvezzo appeared destined to for great things in Mexican Football. Unfortunately, a torn ACL prior the start of the Clausura 2015..." July 26

  • MLS Is Back: Best Stories of the Group Round and the Knockout Stage's Incentive Question

    SI "It may not be at the very top of the list of athlete interview clichés, but it’s probably on the first page. It’s easy to imagine it being entered into Nuke LaLoosh’s little notepad. “We/they just wanted it more.” It’s flexible. It..." July 25

  • Whitecaps' goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau (thumb) to undergo surgery

    TSN "The Vancouver Whitecaps announced on Tuesday that goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau incurred a fractured thumb during Sunday's MLS Is Back Tournament match against the Seattle Sounders and will return to Vancouver to undergo surgery. The injury occurred during a second-half coming..." July 21

  • MLS is Back: Tournament schedule, dates, scores

    CBS Sports "The MLS is Back Tournament is in full swing in Orlando, as the competition nears the end of group play. Action started July 8 and the knockout stage will get underway July 25. The schedule, which has now been tweaked multiple times due to positive coronavirus tests, features 16 consecutive days..." July 19

  • MLS pushes back inaugural seasons for three expansion teams

    ESPN "Major League Soccer announced on Friday that it is delaying the inaugural seasons of three expansion teams -- Charlotte, Sacramento Republic FC and St. Louis -- by one year because of the impact of COVID-19. Charlotte will now make its debut in 2022, and Sacramento and St. Louis will..." July 18

  • Should the MLS Orlando tournament proceed without FC Dallas?

    The Sports Daily "It was reported on Monday that FC Dallas will not be participating in the controversial MLS is Back Tournament because 10 of its players and one staff member have coronavirus according to Tom Marshall of ESPN. The Major League Soccer season was to begin this season in Orlando starting..." July 07

  • FC Dallas clash with Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS is Back Tournament postponed

    ESPN "MLS announced that it has postponed the match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps at the MLS is Back Tournament until a later, undisclosed date. Dallas has been hit hard by a series of positive tests for COVID-19. FCD arrived in the Orlando area on June..." July 04

  • Meals for MLS players at the Walt Disney World bubble are getting Fyre Fest comparisons

    USA Today "The NBA won't be the only sports league to hold its season restart at the Walt Disney World bubble in Orlando this summer. In fact, MLS teams are already arriving to their accommodations at the Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort ahead of the MLS is Back Tournament. And players are already..." July 01

  • Baseball's interminable bickering puts MLS in position to pounce this summer

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball’s loss could be Major League Soccer’s gain.  With the Bundesliga season in full swing, La Liga back in action too and the mother of all domestic sports competitions — England’s wildly popular Premier League —..." June 17

  • MLS is Back Tournament to kick off on July 8 in Orlando

    ESPN "Major League Soccer unveiled its plans for returning to play in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with the league set to resume on July 8 with what it is calling the MLS is Back Tournament. All 26 MLS teams will participate in the competition, which will be held at the..." June 10

  • MLS lockout avoided as players, league ratify bargaining agreement to 2025

    ESPN "The MLS Players Association approved a proposal from MLS related to economics in 2020, as well as a modified collective bargaining agreement, the union announced on Wednesday. The approval of the proposal avoids a lockout that had been threatened by MLSand enables the league to..." June 03

  • MLS, players near agreement that should avoid lockout

    The Score "Major League Soccer and the Major League Soccer Players Association reached a "major breakthrough" in negotiations Tuesday that should avoid a potential lockout, as first reported by ESPN's Taylor Twellman. The two parties are close to agreeing to economic..." June 02

  • Lockout looms as MLS push back on latest offer from Major League Soccer Player Association

    ESPN "The Major League Soccer Player Association announced that it voted to approve its latest counteroffer to MLS as it relates to economic concessions for the 2020 season, modifications to the recently agreed upon CBA, and their agreement to participate in a summer tournament in..." June 01

  • Report: MLS Shortening Time Frame of Return-to-Play Tournament Amid COVID-19

    Bleacher Report "Major League Soccer is amending its plans to resume the 2020 season so that its proposed return-to-play tournament would "fit within a shorter time frame," according to ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle. The Athletic's Jeff Rueter reported May 21 that MLS was..." May 28

  • Whitecaps betrayed Davies at the last minute but Bayern made it right

    Bavarian Football Works "While Davies’ amazing life story is well known, the details of how he signed with Bayern are coming out in bits and pieces. This is thanks to the fact that his agent, Nick Househ, a long-time family friend, is not a traditional agent and speaks very freely about the details of the..." May 28

  • MLS, Players Association continue talks as league makes 10% pay cut proposal

    ESPN "Negotiations between MLS and the MLS Players Association surrounding player compensation continue, with salary cuts, a force majeure clause and revenue sharing among the sticking points. With the league shut down since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic, MLS has been..." May 24

  • Gareth Bale ‘rejected by MLS club due to eye-watering wage demands’

    The Sun "GARETH BALE was reportedly rejected by an MLS club due to eye-watering wage demands. The Welshman has repeatedly been linked with a move away from Los Blancos but his £650,000-a-week wages mean that few clubs can afford him. Bale's current contract does not..." May 21

  • Major League Soccer looking at having all teams play in Orlando

    USA Today "Major League Soccer is looking at the possibility of resuming the season this summer with all teams playing in Orlando, Florida. Details of the plan are still under consideration, but the league's 26 teams and limited staff would likely be sheltered in a resort with games played..." May 15

  • MLS eyes June 1 for Orlando training, tourney to start 3-4 weeks later

    ESPN "Major League Soccer's plan to return to play in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic is solidifying, with the league proposing a summer tournament in Orlando involving all 26 teams sources confirmed to ESPN. The proposed competition would see players and coaches from all teams head..." May 13

  • Whitecaps begin individual workouts

    TSN "Vancouver Whitecaps players are permitted to return to individual workouts at club facilities as of Tuesday. The plan for a return has been approved by provincial health authorities in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and any workout will be..." May 12

  • MLS proposing all 26 teams come to Orlando to resume season this summer

    Washington Post "With no indications of when it could resume the season in home markets, MLS has proposed placing all 26 teams in the Orlando area this summer and playing competitive matches without spectators at the Disney sports complex and possibly other locations, multiple people familiar with the plan..." May 12

  • Major League Soccer proposes 20 percent pay to players' association

    ESPN "Major League Soccer has made a formal proposal to the MLS Players Association regarding salary reductions due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the league now seeking a 20 percent pay cut across the board, sources told ESPN. The league is also asking the MLSPA to accept additional..." May 11

  • Two Whitecaps players break physical distancing protocol, enter quarantine

    Yahoo! Sports "Vancouver Whitecaps forward Yordy Reyna and defender Jasser Khmiri have entered 14-day self-quarantine and been fined after breaking physical distancing protocols. Reyna, a Peruvian international, was captured on video Tuesday taking part in a pickup soccer game in a..." May 07

  • MLS Players Return to Team Facilities For Individual Workouts, Temps Taken

    TMZ "Major League Soccer players are returning to their team's outdoor facilities Wednesday for individual workouts ... and you bet your ass everyone is undergoing medical screenings on the way in. MLS officials say the league worked with medical experts to come up with new safety..." May 06

  • MLS Players Can Restart Individual Workouts on Wednesday

    SportTechie "Major League Soccer will allow players to begin individual workouts at team facilities beginning May 6. The workouts will be voluntary and players will have access to outdoor fields operated by their clubs, unless local government policies prohibit access. This is similar to the NBA’s..." May 04

  • MLS to allow individual player workouts but only under strict rules

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Soccer is easing its training restrictions, allowing clubs to use their practice fields but only for individual workouts and under strict rules.  Team training facilities have been closed, other than for approved rehab, since the league suspended play March..." May 01

  • Whitecaps' sale of face masks to boost Vancouver Aquarium going gangbusters

    Yahoo! Sports "The Vancouver Whitecaps had sold more than 65,000 face masks as of 5 p.m. ET Monday with all net proceeds going to help the financially troubled Vancouver Aquarium. The MLS team said it had sold more than $1 million worth of masks since the two groups announced the..." April 28

  • Vancouver Whitecaps look to help financially troubled aquarium survive

    Yahoo! Sports "The Vancouver Whitecaps have joined forces with the Vancouver Aquarium to sell face masks with proceeds going to help keep the financially troubled aquarium afloat. The aquarium, a not-for-profit operation, is closed during the pandemic and struggling to survive. More than..." April 25

  • Major League Soccer extends team training moratorium

    Pro Soccer Talk "With games off until June, it’s logical that Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium until at least May 15. MLS announced the extension Thursday night, saying it expects its players to stay in their respective markets pending special..." April 23

  • Bayern Munich extend Alphonso Davies until 2025!

    Bavarian Football Works "Huge news: Bayern Munich have officially extended Alphonso Davies until 2025. The Canadian, who initially joined the team as a winger from the Vancouver Whitecaps, has cemented himself as one of the best left-backs in the world since taking over for David..." April 20

  • Wayne Rooney: MLS owners use trade system to take advantage of players

    The Score "Wayne Rooney is not a fan of the trading system in Major League Soccer, which he believes is unsuitable for the North American game and its players. An incident early in Rooney's D.C. United career didn't sit well with the English legend, who was blindsided by..." April 19