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Rainbow splash to electric green: the best (and worst) kits in MLS history

The league does not have the lengthy history of other competitions but it has delivered plenty of memorable uniformsWhat makes a good soccer kit? For some, bold and brash is best. For others, clean and simple works. Some fans remember their favourite k…

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Will MLS and Liga MX merge to form a North American behemoth?

Executives from both leagues have talked up a proposed united competition. And there are reasons to believe it would workLast September’s inaugural Leagues Cup final, played in Las Vegas between Cruz Azul and Tigres, didn’t draw much of an audience bey…

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For MLS, anything less than astronomical losses could be a victory

The league’s centralised structure should help during the pandemic but it is also vulnerable in a way that European competitions are notThe warning from Adrian Hanauer was stark. According to the Seattle Sounders majority owner, the shutdown caused by …

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‘We have to get our sports back’: Trump says he is sick of watching baseball repeats

Professional sports have shut down during Covid-19 pandemicTrump has assembled panel of advisers from sports worldDonald Trump, a man not known for his patience, wants to get live sports back as soon as possible. The president made his comments during …

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Fake plastic unease: Can MLS become a world-class league on artificial turf?

Major League Soccer’s ambitious goal of growing into one of the world’s best leagues is ever compromised with so many of its teams still playing on artificial surfacesIn every other way, it was a marquee event. The sight of 69,274 fans, a stadium recor…

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Finances will be shattered by sports suspensions. But it won’t be the stars who suffer

Most of North America’s major leagues have shuttered during the Covid-19 outbreak. The effects will be particularly hard on stadium workersOn the surface, the Wednesday afternoon matinee between the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles back in April…

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Finances will be shattered by sports suspensions. But it won’t be the stars who suffer

Most of North America’s major leagues have shuttered during the Covid-19 outbreak. The effects will be particularly hard on stadium workersOn the surface, the Wednesday afternoon matinee between the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles back in April…

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MLS suspends season as coronavirus outbreak hits US sporting calendar

League suspends season for 30 days over Covid-19 outbreakDavid Beckham’s Inter Miami had been due for home openerNBA season had already announced suspension of seasonUncertainty remains over NHL and MLB seasonsDavid Beckham will have to wait for his ne…

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NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS ban non-essential personnel from locker rooms

Move by major US leagues is a reaction to coronavirus outbreakDecision means journalists will be banned from locker roomsThe NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel, including media, in res…

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MLS to become bigger than baseball? Why the need for comparison?

Figures around the league like to make glorious predictions of the future. But the competition is successful enough in its own rightEvery so often, Major League Soccer likes to beat its chest. Great strides have been made over the past 25 years and tho…

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Claudio Bravo considering offer to join New York City in the summer

Goalkeeper out of contract at the end of the seasonCity encouraged by Steffen’s progress at DusseldorfClaudio Bravo is considering an offer to join New York City in Major League Soccer when his contract at Manchester City expires in the summer.The 36-y…

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Inter Miami lose but show encouraging signs on MLS debut

David Beckham’s new team came up against one of the best sides in the league on Sunday, but acquitted themselves wellIt went, for the most part, as expected. Inter Miami owner David Beckham looked resplendent in a dashing Ralph Lauren suit with a club …

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David Beckham’s Inter Miami lose first ever MLS match to Los Angeles FC

LAFC 1-0 Inter MiamiCarlos Vela scores winner for Bob Bradley’s teamDavid Beckham’s Inter Miami slipped to defeat in their first ever MLS match with a 1-0 loss at Los Angeles FC.Miami, competing in the Eastern Conference, signed Scotland international …

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‘We are making history’: Beckham’s Inter Miami brace for MLS liftoff

The former England captain’s new MLS club will take the field for the first time on Saturday after six years of uncertainty, but out-of-the-box success could prove hard to come byWhen David Beckham’s Inter Miami take to the field at the Banc of Califor…

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From Chicharito to Rodolfo Pizarro: MLS’s best new players in 2020

The new season kicks off this weekend, and there is a host of talent arriving in North America. We run through the most exciting arrivalsAfter years of rumors, Chicharito has finally made his way to MLS. While the striker has become a bit of a journeym…

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David Beckham’s MLS team finally kicks off, but will Miami care?

After six years of delays, Inter Miami will play their first-ever league game this weekend. There are still obstacles to overcome thoughTwo-thousand, two-hundred and sixteen days after David Beckham arrived in Miami promising to establish a Major Leagu…

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David Beckham hopes MLS can challenge European leagues in next 10 years

Beckham: MLS should not be where Europeans go to retireFormer England captain’s Inter Miami prepare for first matchMiami and Nashville join MLS as league kicks off 25th seasonDavid Beckham expressed his hope that Major League Soccer, which kicks off it…

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David Beckham hopes MLS can challenge European leagues in next 10 years

Beckham: MLS should not be where Europeans go to retireFormer England captain’s Inter Miami prepare for first matchMiami and Nashville join MLS as league kicks off 25th seasonDavid Beckham expressed his hope that Major League Soccer, which kicks off it…

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Foreign stars, $325m fees and an eye on Mexico: MLS approaches Season 25

Many wondered if the league could survive in the crowded North American sports market. Instead it has grown, and closer ties with Mexico could be nextThis is a story about MLS that begins not at the stadium where the Houston Dynamo will host the Los An…

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FC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans quits over n-word allegations

Dutchman alleged to have sung song containing racist slurMLS conducting investigation into allegationsFC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans has resigned in the midst of an MLS investigation into allegations he used the n-word.“As Major League Soccer’s investiga…