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  • 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

  • Sporting KC’s Erik Hurtado Signs with CF Montreal

    The Blue Statement "The hits just keep coming. Today, Jeff Rueter of The Athletic is reporting that former Sporting Kansas City backup center forward Erik Hurtado will leave the club to join the Montreal ImpactCF Montreal.  The move shouldn’t come as a..." February 16

  • 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

  • Felipe Gutierrez to Sign in Chile with Former Club

    The Blue Statement "For much of the 2020-2021 offseason, Sporting Kansas City fans have been holding out hope that many of their favorite players would return for 2021. It appears, another name is choosing to go elsewhere. Chilean outfit El Murcurio is reporting (behind paywall) that Felipe..." February 12

  • 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

  • Sporting KC looking to acquire CB Nicolas Isimat-Mirin

    The Blue Statement "We’ve got another rumor as Sporting Kansas City looks to build out the roster for the upcoming Major League Soccer season. Daniel Sperry found a tweet from a Turkish journalist from TRT Spor that claims the club is talking with Besiktas about acquiring 29-year-old centerback..." January 25

  • Sporting KC Make Third Bid for CB Gregersen, But is He Interested?

    The Blue Statement "Sporting Kansas City have been linked to Norwegian center back Stian Gregersen since November. A new rumor is coming out that the team has upped their offer for a second time (a third offer in total). However, it sounds like Molde FK and Sporting KC are still pretty far..." January 24

  • Sporting KC have Bid for Monaco Winger Refused

    The Blue Statement "The rumor mill should be kicking into higher gear with the MLS season potentially starting in March (though it could be as late as May if it starts at all). A report from RMC Sport has Sporting Kansas City trying to acquire 24-year-old AS Monaco winger, Samuel Grandsir. However,..." January 20

  • 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

  • The Premier League is hoping to persuade Fifa to allow a 'margin of error' on tight offside calls

    Daily Mail "The Premier League are planning a renewed attempt to persuade FIFA to allow a ‘margin of error’ on the tight offsides that continue to plague the game. Mike Riley, the head of Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL), wants feedback from the Dutch..." October 25

  • 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

  • Gianluca Busio now Linked to Barcelona

    The Blue Statement "According to ESPN, Spanish giants Barcelona are now interested in 18-year-old Gianluca Busio. Of course Busio to Europe rumors are nothing new but being linked to one of the biggest teams in the world will catch your attention. It’s not even the first time that..." October 17