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  • Whitecaps acquire Canadian-born Cristian Gutierrez

    TSN "The Vancouver Whitecaps have acquired Canadian-born left back Cristian Gutierrez on a free transfer from Chilean Primera Division club Colo-Colo. The 22-year old Greenfield Park, Que., native, who has represented Chile at the youth level and is eligible to play for Canada, has agreed..." January 16

  • 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

  • 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

  • Vancouver Whitecaps Officially Announce Lucas Cavallini

    SB Nation "After rumors last summer that the Whitecaps were trying to bring in Canadian striker Lucas Cavallini from Club Puebla in Liga MX, only to have those efforts fall through because of Cavallini not wanting to be away from his spouse and newborn, the club finally got their man. This morning,..." 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

  • Canadian forward Lucas Cavallini to sign with Vancouver Whitecaps, report says

    Sporting News "The Vancouver Whitecaps' widely-rumoured acquisition of Canadian forward Lucas Cavallini appears to be reaching its conclusion. ESPN's Jeff Carlisle reported Friday that the Whitecaps have agreed to pay a $6 million transfer fee to purchase Cavallini's rights..." December 14

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Whitecaps try to get jump on MLS rivals, contact Chelsea for Olivier Giroud

    We Ain't Got No History "Olivier Giroud has dropped to third-choice in the striker pecking order, and while there are absolutely no questions about his commitment, attitude, and dedication to the Chelsea cause, it is increasingly looking like this will be his final season at Stamford Bridge one way or another. The..." October 09

  • David Tepper asks Charlotte to pay for MLS stadium

    WBTV " Members of the Charlotte City Council got an initial request to fund a new stadium for a Major League Soccer team in Charlotte during a closed session meeting Monday night. WBTV has spoken with two people briefed on the request, both of whom requested they not be named in order..." September 24

  • Whitecaps looking to spoil Crew’s playoff ambitions

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Whitecaps won’t be playing in the post-season this year but the team is still acutely aware of its ability to determine who does make the playoffs. For the second week in a row, the Whitecaps will have an opportunity to make another club’s journey to the..." September 21