Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy

Sean Franklin welcomes former team back to town as LA Galaxy hit RFK

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The 2008 MLS Rookie of the Year spent his first six seasons with the LA Galaxy

Following the disastrous 2013 MLS campaign, D.C. United were in desperate need of help all over the field. Known for drafting well, United don't have quite the same penchant for finding capable starters in MLS from foreign leagues.

D.C. United quickly turn their sights forward with the LA Galaxy on the horizon

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With Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes away on international duty, United welcome a weakened LA Galaxy side to RFK this Saturday.

Another week, another game, another D.C. United opponent that had to adjust to the offseason retirement of a huge name. Last week, it was the New York Red Bulls, sans Thierry Henry.

Philadelphia Union

Jonathan Tannenwald | Episode 503

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Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly.com checks in to discuss Minne United, TV and media issues, and the Philadelphia Union's current troubles.

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Why snow games are a rarity

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It's not that playing soccer in the snow is a bad idea, it's that stadiums here aren't built for it.

The Philadelphia Union's match against FC Dallas being postponed due to snow was unfortunate, yet not totally unexpected. It's not the first time that an MLS match has been postponed due to snow, nor was it even the first that the Union played in that had to be held off due to it.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 3

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Here are the 10 things we learned from week three of MLS.

1. New beginnings in San Jose

Thanks in large part to MLS' generous hand in scheduling the Chicago Fire as the opposition on opening day at the new Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes' big day went off without a hitch.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 3

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Here are the 10 things we learned from week three of MLS.

1. New beginnings in San Jose

Thanks in large part to MLS' generous hand in scheduling the Chicago Fire as the opposition on opening day at the new Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes' big day went off without a hitch.

Minnesota United

MLS Says Yes To Minnesota While Becks Struggles In Miami

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Major League Soccer continues to expansed with the awarding of its 24 the franchise to Minnesota on Wednesday. The new Minnesota United will begin play in 2018 and will play in a new soccer-specific stadium in downtown Minneapolis. It becomes the 13th new team to join the North American league since 2005.

How faith and hard work paid off for Minnesota’s soccer supporters

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Minnesota is perhaps the most deserving market for MLSthat has joined the league since Portland was announced in April 2009.

The region, which has played host to a team in a professional league since 1990 — the longest such streak for any American market — has been through itsups and down of the "wild wild west" of lower division soccer.

How faith and hard work paid off for Minnesota’s soccer supporters

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Minnesota is perhaps the most deserving market for MLSthat has joined the league since Portland was announced in April 2009.

The region, which has played host to a team in a professional league since 1990 — the longest such streak for any American market — has been through itsups and down of the "wild wild west" of lower division soccer.

Minnesota United awarded expansion team

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Now it is official. MLS has announced today that Minnesota has been awarded an expansion team that will begin play in 2018.The new team will be owned by a Minnesota ownership group led by Dr. Bill McGuire and will play in a new soccer-specific stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

"We are proud to welcome Minnesota to Major League Soccer," said Commissioner Garber.

Watch Minnesota United-MLS press conference to announce new MLS team [LIVESTREAM]

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Beginning at Noon ET/11am CT, watch a livestream of the press conference to officially announce Minnesota United as the latest team to be awarded a MLS franchise.

Minnesota United, who currently play in NASL, will become MLS team number 23.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Dr. McGuire, the owner of Minnesota United FC of the second-division North American Soccer League, will "make an important announcement on the future of soccer in Minnesota," according to a league advisory.

Watch Minnesota United-MLS press conference to announce new MLS team [LIVESTREAM]

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Beginning at Noon ET/11am CT, watch a livestream of the press conference to officially announce Minnesota United as the latest team to be awarded a MLS franchise.

Minnesota United, who currently play in NASL, will become MLS team number 23.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Dr. McGuire, the owner of Minnesota United FC of the second-division North American Soccer League, will "make an important announcement on the future of soccer in Minnesota," according to a league advisory.

U.S. National Team

Klinsmann has changed US philosophy for away friendlies; By Steve Davis

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There's an interesting, subtle change at work within the U.S. National Team's way of doing things. And we didn't even need to see the disappointing result (3-2 loss on two more late goals ... grrrr!) play out today in Denmark to spot that changing reality.

For a decade or more, as U.

Klinsmann has changed US philosophy for away friendlies; By Steve Davis

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There's an interesting, subtle change at work within the U.S. National Team's way of doing things. And we didn't even need to see the disappointing result (3-2 loss on two more late goals ... grrrr!) play out today in Denmark to spot that changing reality.

For a decade or more, as U.

MLS should not play through FIFA dates; By Steve Davis

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A lot of us in soccer media have said this already. For years, in fact. But we keep saying it because ... well, because it deserves to be said. Again and again until something changes.

MLS is about to plow through a FIFA fixture window, and every time it happens we mark it down under "bad policy.

MLS should not play through FIFA dates; By Steve Davis

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A lot of us in soccer media have said this already. For years, in fact. But we keep saying it because ... well, because it deserves to be said. Again and again until something changes.

MLS is about to plow through a FIFA fixture window, and every time it happens we mark it down under "bad policy.

Match preview – USA vs. Denmark

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A very busy 2015 rolls on for the US. Games against Chile and Panama are behind them, and games against Denmark and Switzerland lay directly ahead. It's the first chance of the year for Jurgen Klinsmann to get a look at most of his European based players in the national team setting. It also looks like Klinsmann will have his strongest squad since the World Cup, with 11 of the players on that World Cup team called into this camp.

Match preview – USA vs. Denmark

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A very busy 2015 rolls on for the US. Games against Chile and Panama are behind them, and games against Denmark and Switzerland lay directly ahead. It's the first chance of the year for Jurgen Klinsmann to get a look at most of his European based players in the national team setting. It also looks like Klinsmann will have his strongest squad since the World Cup, with 11 of the players on that World Cup team called into this camp.

MLS expansion

MLS vs the NASL

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Jason Davis explains why the latest MLS expansion move might be good for MLS but not for American pro soccer. Read More

Miami to have ‘significant’ announcement by summer

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Well then. It is funny how things turn around on a dime when Major League Soccer wants to get something done. We saw that with New York City a couple years ago, as the league pushed for a second team in the Big Apple. Now it appears we're going to see the same treatment in Miami.

The Miami Herald is reporting that David Beckham and his group are hoping to have a significant update by before thesummer on their stadium hopes.

Minnesota Connections

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On Wednesday, MLS is expected to announce that Minnesota will be granted the league's 23rd franchise, with current NASL outfit Minnesota United FC expected to be "promoted" to the top-flight.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Dr.

English Premier League

Frank Lampard has no regrets about how his final Premier League season has developed

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Frank Lampard has no regrets over how his final Premier League season has developed but is eagerly awaiting the next chapter of his career in the United States.

Former England midfielder Lampard is playing out the season with Manchester City before joining their sister club New York City, the Major League Soccer newcomers, in the summer.

Frank Lampard has no regrets about how his final Premier League season has developed

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Frank Lampard has no regrets over how his final Premier League season has developed but is eagerly awaiting the next chapter of his career in the United States.

Former England midfielder Lampard is playing out the season with Manchester City before joining their sister club New York City, the Major League Soccer newcomers, in the summer.

Simon Evans is doing a Reddit AMA to answer your soccer-related questions

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World Soccer Talk featured columnistSimon Evans will be hosting a Reddit AMA this Thursday (3/26) at 6:00pm EST to talk all things Major League Soccer, U.S. National Team, and what it's like to write for Reuters and The Guardian.

This AMA comes at a time when several narratives are running through these topics.

Simon Evans is doing a Reddit AMA to answer your soccer-related questions

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World Soccer Talk featured columnistSimon Evans will be hosting a Reddit AMA this Thursday (3/26) at 6:00pm EST to talk all things Major League Soccer, U.S. National Team, and what it's like to write for Reuters and The Guardian.

This AMA comes at a time when several narratives are running through these topics.

TV viewing numbers for soccer games on US television; March 16-22, 2015

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Looking at the viewing datafor soccer games shown on US television during the past week, these are sobering numbers. There'sa lot of insight that you can read into these numbers, such as:

• How much of an impact el Clasico has on beIN SPORTS' overall viewing figures,

•NBCSN's impressive 950,000 figure that tuned in to Liverpool against Manchester United — the third most-watched Premier League match ever on US cable,

• How little interest there is in Serie A,

• Even worse, how much little interest there is in the CONCACAF Champions League.

TV viewing numbers for soccer games on US television; March 16-22, 2015

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Looking at the viewing datafor soccer games shown on US television during the past week, these are sobering numbers. There'sa lot of insight that you can read into these numbers, such as:

• How much of an impact el Clasico has on beIN SPORTS' overall viewing figures,

•NBCSN's impressive 950,000 figure that tuned in to Liverpool against Manchester United — the third most-watched Premier League match ever on US cable,

• How little interest there is in Serie A,

• Even worse, how much little interest there is in the CONCACAF Champions League.

World Soccer

Listen to Soccer Morning with George Quraishi and Brian Sciaretta from 10-11:15am ET live

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guestsGeorge Quraishi and Brian Sciaretta.

Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls.

Jason kicks off today's show with Howler Magazine's George Quraishi as they discuss soccer media in the United States.

Listen to Soccer Morning with George Quraishi and Brian Sciaretta from 10-11:15am ET live

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guestsGeorge Quraishi and Brian Sciaretta.

Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls.

Jason kicks off today's show with Howler Magazine's George Quraishi as they discuss soccer media in the United States.

Soccer Morning (3.23.15) Robert Andrew Powell and Charlie Boehm

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Jason kicks off today's show with Charles Boehm (SoccerWire) as they look back at the weekend's Major League Soccer headlines and results. Author Robert Andrew Powell then comes on the show to discuss his Howler Magazine piece on Marcelo Claure and David Beckham's efforts to bring a Major League Soccer franchise back to Miami.

Soccer Morning (3.23.15) Robert Andrew Powell and Charlie Boehm

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Jason kicks off today's show with Charles Boehm (SoccerWire) as they look back at the weekend's Major League Soccer headlines and results. Author Robert Andrew Powell then comes on the show to discuss his Howler Magazine piece on Marcelo Claure and David Beckham's efforts to bring a Major League Soccer franchise back to Miami.

2015 MLS Season

Playing in the new USL

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MLS turned the USL into its league of choice for player development, but it's now a league of differing ambitions. Read More

Bradley Wright-Phillips wins MLS Player of the Week

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips is the MLS Player of the Week for week 3 with a goal and an assist. Read More

The Rest

Rookie Tracker: March

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The strengthening ties between Major League Soccer and the United Soccer League during the 2015 season creates new opportunities and an unparalleled interest in the development of young players. Players selected in the entry draft and homegrowns have a new path to the first team. Even for the clubs involved,.

MLS agrees to TV deal in Brazil

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MLS agrees to a four-year deal with Brazilian TV company Globosat.

Next time you're in Rio de Janeiro during the Major League Soccer season, you can ask the bartender at the local bar to turn on the D.C. United match. Earlier today, Major League Soccer announced a four-year partnership with Brazilian media giant Globosat, Latin America's biggest pay-TV operator.

Friday Freedom Kicks: Germans, MLS, and NASL (but mostly Germans)

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It's Friday, and we've got your soccer links to get your day started. We also have Germans. Lots of Germans.

It's March, which means a certain Madness is preventing us from watching Major League Soccer tonight on Spanish-language TV. But, without soccer to watch on a Friday night, we all should have a little more time to join with our German friends (and certain B&RU writers) in celebrating Manuel Neuer's birthday.

Get to Know: #SJEarthquakes

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Could the Revolution's first win of the season come at the expense of the San Jose Earthquakes for the second straight year?

We'll find out on Saturday, when the Earthquakes step onto the pitch at Gillette Stadium to face the Revolution at 3:00pm.

MLS Power Rankings, Week 3: Frisco firepower

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Dallas continues their hot streak and have taken the top spot in this week's power rankings. Will the rest of the league decide to start playing and catch up?

Week 3 of the MLS season is in the books, and this week's power rankings brings with it a lot of movement among the teams in the league.

MLS Week Three Team Of The Week

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The Nw York Red Bulls 2-0 win over DC United saw three of their players, Lloyd Sam, Dax McCarty and Bradley Wright-Phillips, make the MLS Team of the Week.

Bradley Wright-Phillips should be the Player of the Week, with a 9.24 rating with a goal and an assist in the Red Bulls win.