Major League Soccer

Mexican clubs open to combined Liga MX-Major League Soccer competition

20/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno weighs in on the challenges Matias Almeyda will face in his first season at the helm of the San Jose Earthquakes. Liga MX club presidents are looking north to the United States and aren’t discounting a combined North American league at some point in the future. “A North American league? Why […]

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Nashville SC reveals name colors and crest ahead of joining MLS in 2020

20/02/2019

Nashville SC confirmed its name, colors and crest on Wednesday night. Nashville’s Major League Socccer franchise has an identity: Nashville Soccer Club. The expansion city announced its team’s name, crest and club colors on Wednesday night at a party in downtown Nashville in front of 2,000 fans. Every out-of-market game is on ESPN+, as is […]

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Ike Opara wanted a fair deal. Now he’s got a fresh start and a new challenge in Minnesota

20/02/2019

Ike Opara is officially a Minnesotan now. It’s not down to the fact that he’s one of several new faces with Minnesota United, or that he spent his New Year’s holiday in the Twin Cities. Instead, it comes down to a recent purchase. “I finally invested in a proper outerwear jacket,” said Opara, a native […]

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LA Galaxy’s Ibrahimovic vows to ‘break every record in MLS’

19/02/2019

In typical Zlatan Ibrahimovic fashion, he tells ESPN FC that his LA Galaxy will be successful in 2019 and discusses his 500th career goal. The ESPN FC crew react to Ashley Cole’s transfer to former teammate Frank Lampard’s Derby County from the LA Galaxy. Take the mic away? Avoid him? Kick him? MLS coaches have […]

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Portland Timbers ‘moving on’ from pursuit of Tigres Eduardo Vargas – source

19/02/2019

Ahead of the 2019 season, coaches from around MLS share their views on how to define success in the evolving league. The Portland Timbers are prepared to move on from their pursuit of Tigres forward Eduardo Vargas, a club source with direct knowledge of the negotiations told ESPN FC. The Timbers’ bid for Vargas was […]

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What to expect from Ibrahimovic, Rooney and MLS’ superstar DPs in 2019

19/02/2019

With MLS stars grabbing the attention of clubs overseas, the ESPN FC panel assess how the league is viewed in Europe. The 2018 season might have been the best yet for Major League Soccer’s designated players. Zlatan Ibrahimovic walked onto the field, scored a goal from darn near Malmo, and didn’t stop until the final […]

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LAFC sign goalkeeper Pablo Sisniega from La Liga club Real Sociedad

19/02/2019

Los Angeles FC have announced the signing of Mexican goalkeeper Pablo Sisniega from Spanish side Real Sociedad. Every out-of-market game is on ESPN+, as is MLS debate on ESPN FC TV Ibrahimovic, Rooney, Vela – who will you pick? Play against fellow MLS fans every week! The league’s biggest stars, fortified by new additions, might […]

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Orlando City signs former Man United winger Nani as designated player

18/02/2019

With MLS stars grabbing the attention of clubs overseas, the ESPN FC panel assess how the league is viewed in Europe. Former Manchester United winger Nani has become the latest 30-plus star to join Major League Soccer after a career in Europe, agreeing to a three-year contract with Orlando City. On Feb. 15, ESPN FC […]

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New York Red Bulls defender Aaron Long signs new contract

18/02/2019

Aaron Long enjoyed an outstanding season for New York Red Bulls. United States international defender Aaron Long has signed a multi-year contract to remain at New York Red Bulls, the club said on Monday. Young, 26, who was named MLS Defender of the Year last season, follows central defender Tim Parker in putting pen to […]

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Marco Fabian can’t wait to get started on next chapter in MLS with Philadelphia

18/02/2019

The veteran of two World Cups for Mexico has had more extremes in his career than most. From losing his older brother to violence when he was starting out, winning Olympic gold in 2012 and proving himself in the Bundesliga, it’s been quite the ride for Fabian. But even given his past, stepping out onto […]

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After Giovinco and Vazquez exits Toronto must reload quickly to recapture magic of 2017

16/02/2019

Paul Mariner offers his thoughts on why Toronto FC decided to part with Sebastian Giovinco. Taylor Twellman reflects on Sebastian Giovinco’s time at Toronto FC and examines where he ranks among the best Designated Players in MLS history. Toronto FC has taken the phrase “May you live in interesting times” to the extreme this offseason. […]

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Nani near deal to move from Sporting CP to Orlando City in MLS – sources

15/02/2019

With MLS stars grabbing the attention of clubs overseas, the ESPN FC panel assess how the league is viewed in Europe. Former Manchester United midfielder Nani is in the final stages of completing a deal that will see him move to Orlando City, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC. If the deal is completed, Nani […]

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Vancouver Whitecaps sign Montero after release from Sporting Lisbon

15/02/2019

Fredy Montero was released by Sporting Lisbon on Friday and is set for a return to MLS. Fredy Montero has signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps, the club announced on Friday, after being released by his former club Sporting CP. Montero, 31, returns to MLS after spending last season with the Portuguese Liga side, where he […]

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Don Garber signs new five-year deal to remain MLS commissioner

14/02/2019

Don Garber’s new deal will see him continue as MLS commissioner until he turns 66 in 2023. Don Garber has signed a new five-year contract to remain commissioner of Major League Soccer, one that will see him lead the league through the end of the 2023 season. Garber’s most recent contract was set to expire […]

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MLS Hot Stove Will Nagbe end up in Columbus? Is Vargas the man for Portland up front?

14/02/2019

The MLS regular season isn’t due to start for another two weeks, but for a quintet of MLS teams, the start of the season has arrived. Next week the quarterfinal round of the CONCACAF Champions League begins with Toronto FC, Sporting Kansas City, the Houston Dynamo, Supporters Shield holder New York Red Bulls and reigning […]

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Seattle Sounders announce plans to go carbon-neutral starting with 2019 season

14/02/2019

The Seattle Sounders have announced a commitment to become carbon neutral by making no net contribution to carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere. The Sounders worked with the Seattle firm Sustainable Business Consulting to calculate the organization’s greenhouse gas emissions and develop a plan to eliminate those sources in the 2019 season and thereafter. NEWS […]

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Matias Almeyda wants to see Copa Libertadores open to MLS Liga MX

13/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno weighs in on the challenges Matias Almeyda will face in his first season at the helm of the San Jose Earthquakes. San Jose Earthquakes coach Matias Almeyda would like to see a continental club competition for the whole of the Americas, including teams from MLS. The Argentine won the 2018 CONCACAF […]

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Preseason with the Earthquakes How Matias Almeyda aims to turn San Jose around

13/02/2019

CANCUN, Mexico — On the surface, the samurai Bushido code of conduct — “the way of the warrior” — has very little to do with any soccer team’s preseason. Perhaps even less so at an American club, led by an Argentine, amid the opulence of a pristine vacation resort. But when it comes to the […]

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MLS, Liga MX more competitive than Europe week-in, week-out – Martino

13/02/2019

As MLS and Liga MX mull a new tournament like the SuperLiga of the mid-2000s, Taylor Twellman says the time is right for a new competition. Mexico coach Gerardo “Martino isn’t overly concerned that players like Marco Fabian, Miguel Layun and Carlos Salcedo having left European club sides over recent weeks. The Argentine is adamant […]

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MLS closing in on NFL NBA MLB in U.S. Landon Donovan

13/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno weighs in on the challenges Matias Almeyda will face in his first season at the helm of the San Jose Earthquakes. Ahead of the 2019 season, coaches from around MLS share their views on how to define success in the evolving league. A nutmeg led to a sensational goal for Diego […]

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