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Atlanta United now have a seat on Aberdeen’s board. Why?

It has traditionally been European clubs that invest in North American soccer. But a recent deal has reversed the trendOne wonders what Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes thought when he walked into Atlanta United’s 71,000 capacity Mercedes Benz Stadium, w…

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Did Bradley Wright-Philips’ success show MLS’s weakness or its strength?

The Englishman routinely tore through defences in North America after a humdrum career in Europe. But his Red Bulls career was far from a jokeThierry Henry, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robbie Keane, Wayne Rooney, David Villa … they all left their mark on Major…

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Thierry Henry’s Montreal landing tips MLS’s rep as managerial incubator

Patrick Vieira and Jesse Marsch are exponents of Major League Soccer’s growing reputation as a proving ground for young managers, a path Henry hopes to follow in MontrealHe was the right man at the right time for the New York Red Bulls. Having just mov…

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Thierry Henry appointed head coach of MLS club Montreal Impact

• Former Arsenal and Barcelona striker signs two-year contract• ‘I have always had an eye on this club and now I’m here’Thierry Henry has been appointed as head coach of Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact. The former Arsenal and Barcelona striker…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: memorable goals from his time at LA Galaxy – video highlights

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has thanked LA Galaxy for making him feel ‘alive again’ before instructing the club’s fans to ‘go back to watch baseball’ now he has played his last MLS game for them. The Swedish striker will end a two-year spell at the club wh…

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Zlatan says goodbye to Hollywood, leaving behind a legacy hard to define

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has picked up and left LA Galaxy after a season and a half, but what legacy has North America’s most headline-worthy player since Pelé left behind for MLS?In his own not-so-humble words: “now go back to watch baseball.” Because a lea…

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‘I came, I saw, I conquered’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves LA Galaxy

‘You wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome’Free-agent striker linked with a move back to Serie AZlatan Ibrahimovic has thanked LA Galaxy for making him feel “alive again” before instructing the club’s fans to “go back to watch baseball” now…

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The secret behind the Seattle Sounders’ MLS dynasty? Efficiency

Major League Soccer’s original super franchise has made an understated, under-the-radar efficiency their calling card – and it served them well en route to their improbable second titleOn the statistics alone, Toronto FC had the edge in Sunday’s MLS Cu…

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Opportunistic Sounders see off Toronto FC for second MLS Cup title in four years

Sounders win second title before 69,274 at CenturyLink Field MLS Cup final: Seattle Sounders 3-1 Toronto FC – as it happenedSometimes cup finals are settled with a moment of brilliance, a sprinkling of stardust that will never be forgotten. And sometim…

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MLS Cup final: Seattle Sounders v Toronto FC – live!

Seattle and Toronto meet in final for third time in four yearsTweet Beau at @duresport or email him 7.52pm GMT Toronto starting lineup The irony here is that this Canadian club features two of the most debated players in recent U.S. history, midfielde…

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Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC resume unlikely rivalry in MLS Cup final

One of America’s most unexpected and unlikely rivalries will resume on Sunday when Seattle and Toronto FC meet in the MLS Cup final for a third time in four yearsThere are derbies and there are rivalries. Most derbies are rivalries, but not all rivalri…

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From Atlanta to Zlatan: foreign players on the lure of MLS

As the league prepares for the MLS Cup final, we spoke to five European players to understand how US soccer compares to the their careers back homeNot every European import into Major League Soccer is greeted with the kind of fanfare and red-carpet tre…

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MLS Cup playoffs: Toronto FC end Atlanta’s repeat bid on DeLeon stunner

Nick DeLeon winner completes Toronto FC fightback in AtlantaSounders will host Toronto in MLS Cup final on 10 NovemberToronto back in championship match for third time in four yearsNick DeLeon scored the winning goal in the 78th minute, Quentin Westber…

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Seattle Sounders topple LAFC to reach third MLS Cup final in four years

Nicolas Lodeiro features in all three goals as Sounders win 3-1Los Angeles FC bows out at home after record-breaking seasonNicolas Lodeiro scored a goal and assisted on two more by Raul Ruidiaz, and the Seattle Sounders advanced to the MLS Cup final fo…

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Why all of your favorite MLS stars are Argentinian | Francisco Navas

Economic crisis has made Major League Soccer a new paradise for Argentinian footballers to settle and expand their careersWith a tortured lilt, in 1945 Enrique Campos first sang a tale of a boy whose life is made by an unexpected call up to his club’s …

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MLS playoffs: Carlos Vela and LAFC outshine Zlatan’s Galaxy in eight-goal thriller

Carlos Vela’s double lifts LAFC to El Tráfico win over LA GalaxyGressel and Martínez hit for Atlanta in 2-0 win over PhiladelphiaLAFC and Atlanta join Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders in semisCarlos Vela scored two goals in the first half and set up Die…

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El Tráfico: how LAFC and Galaxy built a rivalry from scratch

Los Angeles’ two teams meet in the MLS playoffs on Thursday night. Their relationship is still developing but is based on older rivalries in the cityFans of two soccer clubs separated by 12 miles of freeway forged an intense rivalry before one of them …

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El Tráfico: how LAFC and Galaxy built a rivalry from scratch

Los Angeles’ two teams meet in the MLS playoffs on Thursday night. Their relationship is still developing but is based on older rivalries in the cityFans of two soccer clubs separated by 12 miles of freeway forged an intense rivalry before one of them …

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Alejandro Pozuelo’s double lifts Toronto in playoff upset of top seed NYC FC

Pozuelo scores both goals as Toronto FC win 2-1 at Citi FieldNo 4 seed advance to face winner of Atlanta v Philadelphia Toronto FC are back in the last four of the MLS Cup playoffs after a surprise 2-1 win over top seed New York City FC on Wednesday ni…

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David Beckham’s Inter Miami unveil $966m stadium plans – video

David Beckham’s MLS team Inter Miami have revealed plans for a $966m stadium. His side are set to join the league in the 2020 season but the stadium complex is not expected to be completed until 2022. In the meantime Beckham’s side will play in Lockhar…