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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores 500th career goal with stunning spinning volley – video

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th career goal on Saturday in LA Galaxy’s 5-3 loss to Toronto. The 36-year-old Swedish striker has now joined Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the only active players with 500 goals for club and country Continue re…

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David Beckham’s new MLS team will be called Inter Miami

Franchise’s name is a nod to Spanish-speaking communityClub have name but are still finalising plans for stadiumFrom the league that brought you exotic names such as LA Galaxy, Miami Fusion, Tampa Bay Mutiny and, um, DC United a new power has arisen. D…

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Clint Dempsey was gritty as hell – but he could also conjure moments of inspiration

The striker proved American outfield players could cut it in Europe and helped blaze a trail for the likes of Christian PulisicAfter Clint Dempsey’s somewhat surprising retirement announcement on Wednesday morning, his place in the overall hierarchy of…

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USA legend Clint Dempsey retires from football at age of 35

Player starred for Fulham, Tottenham and Seattle SoundersEnded USA career as country’s joint all-time leading scorerClint Dempsey, one of the finest US footballers of his generation, has announced his retirement from the game.The 35-year-old confirmed …

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Does partnering with men’s clubs help or hinder women’s football teams?

Sharing a stadium and facilities can help both men’s and women’s clubs grow, although the tactic isn’t always a guarantee of successIs a downtown stadium a cure-all for any soccer club that needs a boost? And do US women’s soccer teams need to be affil…

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Tata Martino: ‘The World Cup final was played before 78,000 … that day Atlanta had 73,000’

The Atlanta United coach has managed Argentina and Lionel Messi’s Barcelona. But he has relished the opportunity of a blank canvas in MLSGerardo “Tata” Martino started playing for his local club, Newell’s Old Boys, in the city of Rosario, as a child. H…

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Wayne Rooney thrust into unfamiliar role in MLS: an out-and-out goalscorer

The former England captain has had a successful start to his career with DC United as he adapts to a new approach to the game across the AtlanticIf ever there was a moment to illustrate all that is good about Wayne Rooney, it came in his one-man crash-…

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Stadium vote opens way for MLS’s Crew to move from Columbus to Austin

Club would move 1,000 miles from current home under planCrew owner keen on Austin, city without major league teamAustin City Council has voted to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land sought by the owner of Major Leagu…

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Is the US falling out of love with European clubs’ summer tours?

The International Champions Cup is still capable of attracting huge crowds in the US, but away from the marquee games, attendances were downWhatever you do, don’t call it pre-season. Meaningless games are now a thing of the past, at least according to …

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Is the US falling out of love with European clubs’ summer tours?

The International Champions Cup is still capable of attracting huge crowds in the US, but away from the marquee games, attendances were downWhatever you do, don’t call it pre-season. Meaningless games are now a thing of the past, at least according to …

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El Señor Wayne | The Fiver

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Occasions in which the Fiver has been proud of Wayne Rooney: the brazen expression on Wazza’s face when he cashed in on his new-found fame by posing in head-to-toe gear of a notable manufacturer of spo…

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Wayne Rooney saves DC United and sets up 96th-minute winner within seconds

• Match-saving tackle seven seconds before he set up winner• Goal came deep into injury-time for 3-2 win against OrlandoWayne Rooney’s eventful start to life at DC United continued with an astonishing passage of play in the 96th minute against Orlando …

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Crew prepare to leave Columbus … for a city about to launch another pro club

The MLS side may swap Ohio for Austin, Texas. But is there a room in a city which could go from zero professional clubs to two?Applause rippled through the room as a curtain fell to reveal the name and crest of Austin’s new professional soccer team. Bu…

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MLS All-Stars v Juventus – live!

Minute-by-minute updates as USA’s best face Juventus in exhibitionMLS’s growth remains steady rather than spectacularTweet Beau at @duresport or email him 9.18pm BST Beau will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s a look at Graham Parker’s state of t…

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State of the league: MLS’s growth remains steady rather than spectacular

As MLS pauses for Wednesday’s All-Star Game, the state of America’s top division is very much in the eye of the beholderAmid all of the annual clamor of All-Star week, one of the regular rituals is Don Garber’s state of the union speech, wherein the ML…

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‘When it all goes right’: Canada’s Alphonso Davies is living the dream

The Canadian teenager’s rise from a Ghanaian refugee camp to newly minted Bayern Munich signee is a modern fairy-taleLast month, dozens of grey-haired men in dark suits congregated in a sprawling space at Moscow’s Expocentre for a five-hour Fifa Congre…

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Wayne Rooney breaks nose and DC United duck with first MLS goal

• Rooney scored his first goal for his new club in 2-1 win • The striker required five stitches atfter the matchWayne Rooney enjoyed a night of ecstacy and agony as he scored his first goal for new club DC United in a 2-1 win over Colorado Rapids but l…

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Coastal elites: rating Major League Soccer’s best attacking trios

There’s no shortage of attacking talent across MLS, but five clubs have assembled groups that are a cut above the restAttacking talent across Major League Soccer is plentiful. The recruitment of wonderful goal scorers and goal makers kept pace with exp…

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Will Jesse Marsch’s move to Europe stop the jokes about US coaches?

Coaches who start their careers in MLS have often been treated as walking punchlines in Europe. But that perception may be changingMinutes before kick off, Domènec Torrent and Chris Armas shook hands on the touchline. This, a derby match between New Yo…

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Wayne Rooney shines as he makes MLS debut at a club in need of a boost

If the former England captain was thinking about what could have been at the World Cup, he didn’t show it as he took to his new life in MLS with relishFor the first two weeks of his new life in America, Wayne Rooney lumbered sheepishly though his DC Un…