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Hope Solo on 2026 World Cup: ‘It shouldn’t go to the United States’

Goalkeeper is a World Cup and Olympic champion with US teamSolo attacks set-up of domestic game within the United StatesOlympic and World Cup champion Hope Solo wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: Fifa’s vote on the 2026 World…

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Wayne Rooney will travel to US for talks with DC United, spokesperson confirms

Speculation has been growing Rooney will join MLS clubEverton would have to approve any move for former England captainWayne Rooney will travel to the United States to meet officials at DC United this week, his spokesperson has confirmed. The former En…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s stunning MLS debut is starting to look like an exception

The Swede’s LA Galaxy career is still in its infancy but his red card this week came as his new team continues to struggleIt was a moment completely and utterly befitting of the theatre that follows Zlatan Ibrahimovic wherever he struts. Video of the S…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic in spotlight again after red card for slapping opponent

Galaxy star hits Montreal’s Michael Petrasso in headSwede has scored just once since his two-goal debutZlatan Ibrahimovic received a red card for slapping an opposing player in the head but the LA Galaxy were still able to eke out a 1-0 win over the Mo…

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Is the Seattle Sounders’ era as an MLS superclub coming to an end?

The Sounders showed soccer can draw big crowds in the US. But as they’re outshone by the likes of Atlanta United, some fans fear a lack of ambitionFor years, it was the most authentic experience Major League Soccer had to offer. In many ways, they were…

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Wayne Rooney wants Everton manager clarification before deciding future

• DC United offer on the table for former England captain• Rooney unhappy at lack of playing time under Sam AllardyceWayne Rooney will await clarification from Everton on the club’s future management situation before deciding whether to end his Goodiso…

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Philippe Senderos: ‘Arsenal gave me the opportunity to fulfil a dream’ | Ewan Murray

Houston Dynamo’s defender on Arsène Wenger, the Invincibles and how his early days in Texas were shaped by a hurricaneEight years have passed since Philippe Senderos left Arsenal. Conversation reveals Arsenal will never leave Philippe Senderos. “I am a…

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How three cities are fighting back against the oldest scam in US sports

Billionaire owners have for years leveraged the threat of relocation to line their pockets. Here’s how three cities are fighting back against one of the longest-running scams in American sportsDoes this story sound familiar: a sports team pleads povert…

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Tangled up in blue: NYC FC’s brand new training center stresses City connection

NYC FC may not yet have opened the stadium home their fans want, but last week’s opening of their Etihad City Football Academy may prove to be just as significant in the long runLast week two more pieces of infrastructure were added to the growing body…

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Rocco Commisso offers $500m investment to fund NASL

Letters obtained by the Guardian detail offer to US Soccer president Commisso to lead investment package with $250m of own moneyCosmos owner’s offer is contingent on restructuring of federationRocco Commisso, the owner of the New York Cosmos, who has m…

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Patrick Vieira has been tipped to succeed Wenger – just how good is he?

New York City manager lacks the experience of rival contenders for the Arsenal job but he has built a solid reputation in MLS Almost as soon as he’d sat down in front of the waiting press upon his appointment as New York City FC head coach in January 2…

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Los Angeles FC mark arrival with Hollywood ending to open new stadium

Bob Bradley’s LAFC won their home opener on an injury-time winner, but the best may be yet to come for the promising expansion clubOn a grimy corner of downtown Los Angeles, LAFC were selling a dream from the unpromising surroundings of a warehouse adj…

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Toronto FC still hungry after reaching Concacaf Champions League final

Toronto FC into final after draw with Club América at Estadio Azteca Canadian club look to become first ever MLS winner of competitionThe Concacaf Champions League has notoriously proven a tough nut to crack for Major League Soccer clubs down the years…

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MLS’s turf problem: can a league be world-class on artificial grass?

According to a poll, most of the league’s players are put off by a surface that can put strain on joints. But there are good reasons for its place in MLSReliably unconventional, Zlatan Ibrahimovic spurned a $100m offer from China in order to take a $1….

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Jack Elliott: from Sunday league football to facing David Villa in MLS

Jack Elliott caught a scout’s eye while playing for Old Wilsonians against Walton Casuals in the Surrey Premier Cup. Now he impressing as a professional at Philadelphia UnionBy Greg Lea for The Set Pieces, part of the Sport NetworkThe path between Euro…

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David Squires on … Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s LA story

Our cartoonist on the latest chapter of the Swedish striker’s hubristic heroicsView all of David’s cartoons here Continue reading…

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The new LA derby needed a hook … Zlatan Ibrahimovic delivered it

Rivalries can be tough to manufacture from scratch. But the Swede’s heroics at the StubHub Center ensured El Trafico already has plenty of spiceA tongue-tied local television reporter endured a moment of infamy outside the StubHub Center on Saturday af…

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‘The fans were demanding something and I gave them Zlatan,’ says Ibrahimović – video

It was a debut to remember for  Zlatan Ibrahimovi?, who took only 19 minutes to leave his mark on MLS. Zlatan scored twice as LA Galaxy came from 3-0 down to beat their rivals Los Angeles FC 4-3. Speaking after the game the Swede said: ‘The fans w…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s theatre of the absurd comes to MLS on thrilling debut

The Swede scored a stunning first goal for LA Galaxy before heading the winner in a 4-3 victory over local rivals LAFC. It’s what we’ve come to expectIt looks like Zlatan Ibrahimovic has arrived in LA then.Just over a decade ago, David Beckham made his…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s low-key MLS debut: a wondergoal then the winner for LA Galaxy

Swedish star seals 4-3 victory in first ever Los Angeles derbyGalaxy stun cross-city rivals LAFC after coming back from 3-0 downAs it happened: Read Graham Parker’s minute-by-minute reportZlatan Ibrahimovic, a man who needs no encouragement to make hea…