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Before Christian Pulisic there was Jovan Kirovski

The first American to win the Champions League did so at a time when US soccer players were seen as little more than noveltiesThree years ago, the US men’s team were watching the World Cup on television instead of playing in it. But with the 2022 editi…

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Black Players for Change celebrates a year of influence in MLS

In a sport that is often predominantly white and upper middle class in the US, Black players are working together to have their voices heardFirst it was the killing of Breonna Taylor. Then the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. But the final straw was the ines…

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Black Players for Change celebrates a year of influence in MLS

In a sport that is often predominantly white and upper middle class in the US, Black players are working together to have their voices heardFirst it was the killing of Breonna Taylor. Then the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. But the final straw was the ines…

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Beckham’s Inter Miami hit with MLS-record $2m fine in Blaise Matuidi probe

Inter Miami hit with record fine and other sanctions over signingLeague found club violated roster designation rules for playersMLS finds no wrongdoing on part of Beckham, team’s co-ownerMajor League Soccer has fined Inter Miami $2 million and imposed …

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From Pirlo to no-go: what happened to New York’s era of foreign MLS megastars?

The Big Apple was once a natural stop for players like Frank Lampard and Thierry Henry. But Red Bulls and NYC FC have changed tacticsNew York has always been Major League Soccer’s toughest nut to crack. Many have believed the USA’s most culturally dive…

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Unsure which MLS team to support? Try our watchability rankings

With the league at 27 teams and more expansion to come, it’s important to get behind a club who will provide you with the necessary entertainmentMLS is in a good spot this season. It’s fun, fast and the teams lend fans plenty of reason to tune in, for …

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Unsure which MLS team to support? Try our watchability rankings

With the league at 27 teams and more expansion to come, it’s important to get behind a club who will provide you with the necessary entertainmentMLS is in a good spot this season. It’s fun, fast and the teams lend fans plenty of reason to tune in, for …

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‘It’s good to be in Florida’: alligator interrupts Toronto FC training – video

Toronto FC players were greeted with an unexpected surprise during their training session in Florida as they prepare for their Concacaf Champions League match against Cruz Azul.Defender Chris Mavinga said it was the first time he had seen an alligator,…

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Republicans want Black people to disappear. Sports leagues can help stop them | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I know from personal experience that protest has its costs. But by banding together we can stop those who would subvert democracyAthletes, politicians and even corporate America have been speaking out about the recent Republican-led legislation in Geor…

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MLS finds Inter Miami broke budget rules with Blaise Matuidi signing

France midfielder ‘should have been a designated player’David Beckham’s team loan player out to comply with rulesDavid Beckham’s Inter Miami were found by Major League Soccer to have violated league budget rules with its signing of France midfielder Bl…

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Investors have paid $325m for a place in MLS. But for how much longer?

The fortunes handed out for a spot in the league have always been based on the future worth of soccer in North America. But Covid-19 may cause some to reassess 2023 was slated to be Sacramento Republic’s expansion year in Major League Soccer. After lon…

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Robbie Keane: ‘I led as a player. Now I want to be the best coach I can be’

I became my country’s youngest ever captain at 25 and have been planning to coach for years. Let’s see where it takes meBy The Coaches’ Voice for the Guardian Sport NetworkLove. That’s the reason I played for Ireland for so long. It’s pretty simple. I …

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Thierry Henry steps down as Montréal coach due to separation from children

Former Arsenal star returns to London to be with childrenHenry joined Canadian club in November 2019Thierry Henry has stepped down as coach of Major League Soccer side CF Montréal for family reasons.The former France international was heavily linked wi…

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US soccer clubs team with Common Goal to launch Anti-Racist Project

The Anti-Racist Project (ARP) aims to fund a toolkit that will see 5,000 coaches, 60,000 young people, and 115 staff trained in over 400 communities in the first yearA coalition of leaders from the US soccer industry have partnered with the Common Goal…

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A team by any other name: why are MLS clubs so keen on rebrands?

Montreal Impact are now Club de Foot Montréal. They are far from the first North American team to change their identityIn the lineup of 27 Major League Soccer club crests for 2021, there will be three that are new to those who haven’t paid much attenti…

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Bournemouth keen to make Thierry Henry their new manager

Former striker is head coach of MLS club CF MontréalJonathan Woodgate in temporary charge of teamBournemouth are keen on appointing the Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as their manager. The Championship club are ramping up their attempts to fill a positio…

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Palmeiras’ failure at the Club World Cup should worry all Brazilian fans

Rival supporters have enjoyed mocking Palmeiras but their results in Qatar show how far Brazilian football has fallenBy Tom Sanderson for Yellow and Green FootballLife comes at you fast in Brazilian football. A week ago, Palmeiras fans were celebrating…

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David Beckham insists Inter Miami boss Phil Neville was appointed on merit

Beckham stresses Neville’s appointment not due to friendshipNeville named manager of MLS club Inter Miami on MondayDavid Beckham bristled when asked whether Phil Neville’s was hired as Inter Miami coach because they’re buddies.“Of course, people are al…

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Phil Neville is about to discover that Inter Miami will be no beach holiday

The former Manchester United player will take the reins at a club establishing itself on the field, and grappling with challenges off itOn Monday morning, Inter Miami announced that Phil Neville would step down from his role as manager of the England w…

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Phil Neville approached by Inter Miami to leave Team GB plans in doubt

England coach in running to take over Beckham’s MLS sideNeville was expected to lead Team GB at Tokyo OlympicsThe England Women coach, Phil Neville, has been approached by Inter Miami about the managerial role at the Major League Soccer side.Inter Miam…