Don Garber

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Major Link Soccer: Expansion to the Midwest

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Don Garber has affirmed that the league is making a concentrated push to the Gateway of the West.

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Don Garber says that MLS is full steam ahead towards expanding to St. Louis.

While acknowledging a bit of bragging rights, Caleb Porter says the MLS Cup doesn't change how they view their Cascadia rivalry.

MLS Ticker: St. Louis, Earnshaw, Fire and more

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In the wake of recent news regarding an NFL team relocating from St. Louis to Los Angeles, the MLS commissioner has emphasized his interest in possibly expanding to Missouri.

Don Garber wrote a letter to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon explaining his desire to expand there, saying: "I look forward to working with you, your staff and local leaders to explore ownership candidates and to investigate viable stadium solutions to bring MLS to St.

When will MLS be a top league in the world? When possession matters

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We're told that Major League Soccer is on a trajectory to be a top league in the world. When will we know that it happened? Here's an answer to that question.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber is on a journey to make his league one of the best in the world by 2022. This leaves two big questions to be wrestled with over the next six years.

MLS Notes: Garber supports MLS Draft, talks replay in USL and more

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The increasing number of Homegrown Player signings in MLS is dilutingthe pool of college players available, but leaguecommissioner Don Garber still is still a fan of the MLSDraft.

The 2016 installment of the drafttook place in Baltimore, Maryland, on Thursday, and one of the main subplots going into it was how much longer it would be a useful tool for clubs to discover players.

MLS Commisioner on potential Jordan Morris signing: 'We want that to happen'

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Jordan Morris' professional future is still very much in flux, but the Seattle Sounders clearly have the support of MLS Commissioner Don Garber in their pursuit to get the 21-year-old signed to a Homegrown Player contract.

Garber on Jordan Morris signing w/ Seattle: "It's very important [that he joins MLS].

2016 MLS Draft Day 1 Revolution Coverage

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The Revolution hold the 10th pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, and will pick again today at #30.

The New England Revolution have the chance to add quality to positions of need at the 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, and everything goes down today in Baltimore, Maryland.

Starting at 1 p.

2016 MLS Draft: Live Commentary

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Follow below for all of the day's picks and happenings.

The New England Revolution have the chance to add quality to positions of need at the 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, and everything goes down today in Baltimore, Maryland.

Starting at 1 p.m., Commissioner Don Garber will announce the first selection and every subsequent pick will turn a dream into reality.

MLS needs to stop predicting its future

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What does it mean when a league keeps telling its fans that the best is yet to come, something MLS has on repeat these days. Read More

10 predictions for the 2016 MLS season

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2015 was a big year in MLS, but if recent trends continue, 2016 will be even bigger. Here are 10 predictions for the new season:

1. More expansion

Don Garber began laying the groundwork for another league expansion as early as April 2015, when he announced that MLS would push past its 24-teams-by-2020 goal.

10 predictions for the 2016 MLS season

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2015 was a big year in MLS, but if recent trends continue, 2016 will be even bigger. Here are 10 predictions for the new season:

1. More expansion

Don Garber began laying the groundwork for another league expansion as early as April 2015, when he announced that MLS would push past its 24-teams-by-2020 goal.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 1-2-16

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The January transfer window is officially open which will lead to more rumors about player movement. Check out the latest on the Didier Drogba saga as well as holiday greetings from the commish and some predictions about the USMNT.

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Nixing the away goals rule isn't enough: MLS should go a new way on playoffs

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Rather than mimicking the Champions League, the MLS Cup playoffs should copy the format of an even bigger soccer tournament.

For anyone hoping against hope that MLS Commissioner Don Garber would announce at his annual State of the League address last week that the league would be moving away from playoffs: first, check your meds; and second, go read Steve Goff's column on why playoffs are great for MLS.

5 things from the 2015 MLS Cup

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In a big picture look following the 2015 MLS Cup final, MLS focuses on squad building, expansion, and the success of the league. Read More

MLS Announces It Will Expand To 28 Teams

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Major League Soccer's board of governors backed future MLS expansion to 28 teams in a board meeting on Saturday.

Expansion teams in Atlanta, Minnesota and Los Angeles are also set to join the league in the next three years with David Beckham's Miami expected to be the 24th side.

Having 24 teams would make MLS the largest top-flight league in the world, but MLS commissioner Don Garber said he hopes to make the league even bigger.

MLS owners approve expansion to 28, Miami's new stadium site, and more

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After a meeting of Major League Soccer's Board of Governors on Saturday, the league announced 28 clubs as a new goal for future expansion.

"There is no shortage of demand for MLS expansion teams," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber, "and we believe the opportunity exists to grow beyond our current plans.

MLS has a meta moment

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The 2015 MLS Cup is on Sunday, but the media rounds ended up with the league's commissioner talking about big picture items. Read More

Major Link Soccer: FIFApocalypse Part Deux

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This time, it's personal. Alan Hinton wants you to root for the Timbers. Don Garber wants to take a break for Copa América.

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Alan Hinton, the Sounders lovable patriarchal figure known for inventing an entirely new language for use on Twitter, has said he hopes we all join him in rooting for the Timbers in the MLS cup this weekend.

Leagues remain intent on uniting to have a greater influence on FIFA

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Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said Thursday soccer leagues worldwide are working to unite and exert greater influence over FIFA as the corruption-tainted body reeled from a fresh wave of arrests.

Swiss authorities conducted another dawn raid at a Zurich luxury hotel Thursday as they did in May and arrested South American football confederation (CONMEBOL) president Juan Angel Napout and Alfredo Hawit, head of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean football (CONCACAF).

Leagues remain intent on uniting to have a greater influence on FIFA

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Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said Thursday soccer leagues worldwide are working to unite and exert greater influence over FIFA as the corruption-tainted body reeled from a fresh wave of arrests.

Swiss authorities conducted another dawn raid at a Zurich luxury hotel Thursday as they did in May and arrested South American football confederation (CONMEBOL) president Juan Angel Napout and Alfredo Hawit, head of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean football (CONCACAF).

Don Garber warns: David Beckham expansion group needs to find a stadium ‘soon’

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Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber says David Beckham's Miami expansion group needs to solve its stadium issues "soon" or risk not being added as the league's 24th team. The warning to Beckham's group, which meets this weekend with Garber at the MLS Cup final, came Thursday as its latest stadium plan has hit a snag.

Don Garber warns: David Beckham expansion group needs to find a stadium ‘soon’

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Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber says David Beckham's Miami expansion group needs to solve its stadium issues "soon" or risk not being added as the league's 24th team. The warning to Beckham's group, which meets this weekend with Garber at the MLS Cup final, came Thursday as its latest stadium plan has hit a snag.

Garber looks back on 20 years of MLS in his annual "State of the League" address

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Don Garber spoke to the media about the state of Major League Soccer and looked back on a satisfying 20 years.

As the Portland Timbers get ready to battle Columbus Crew SC in Ohio for the right to hoist the MLS Cup, Don Garber addressed over 100 members of the media and gave his annual State of the League address.

MLS not ready to pull plug on David Beckham's expansion efforts in Miami

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David Beckham has been searching for a location for a soccer-specific stadiumin Miamifor approximately three years, but MLS knows that finalizing that type of deal takes time.

As such, the league is not ready yet to pull the plug on the project.

Beckham's efforts to find land for his proposed MLS expansion franchise have been nothing short of frustrating.

Don Garber touches on expansion, spending and more in MLS address

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Don Garber is quick to admit that the current movement in Sacramento has caught his eye, but those hoping that the league will make its way to the city will need to display one further trait: patience.

Since the founding of the USL's Sacramento Republic, the city has found itself emerging as a premier soccer market.

Filibuster podcast episode 159: Mass-produced lab nog

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We preview MLS Cup and talk about D.C. United's moves so far.

Even in the offseason, the Filibuster crew is hear to shout words at you about soccer. Jason, Adam, and Ben start off by talking about MLS Cup and whether or not Don Garber is happy with this final. We talk about the draw of the game to wider MLS and soccer fans, and who has the advantage between Columbus Crew SC and the Portland Timbers.

Freedom Kicks: MLS and NWSL links for Wednesday December 2, 2015

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A whole heap of MLS roster decisions went on yesterday, including two from D.C. United.

There were a ton of MLS roster announcements yesterday. Let's get to them:

D.C. United trades Chris Pontius to Philadelphia, eyes Lamar Neagle from Seattle | Washington Post
We talked about this story yesterday, but Steve Goff has information concerning other potential moves.

Sounders considered building own stadium, MLS commissioner confirms

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You may remember about this time last year, there was some speculation that Adrian Hanauer was giving up his role as general manager in part to focus his energies on getting the Seattle Sounders their own stadium. We used that an excuse to do a rather exhaustive series looking at places the Sounders might actually consider moving.

Commissioner Garber and the MLS version of transparency

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In front of a live audience, MLS commissioner Don Garber gave his assessment of a league still playing by its own rules. Read More

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Media Day, Adu mea culpa, USA v Iceland, more news

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Union bits. Adu says he took time with Union "for granted." USMNT hosts Iceland on Sunday. More news.

Pfeffer bids farewell, more from the draft, Curtin on Edu and Fabinho, more news

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Pfeffer thanks Union fans. Curtin on Edu and Fabinho. Four Union Academy players called up for US U-18 camp. Locals selected in NWSL draft. More news.

Notes from the SuperDraft, Fabinho deal confirmed, Pires’ regrets, more news

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Thoughts from Curtin and Stewart on the draft. Fabinho deal confirmed. Robert Pires says he regrets not joining the Union in 2010. More.

Union deals with Houston in the works? Timbers MLS champs, USWNT game cancelled over field conditions, more

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Are Cristian Maidana and Andrew Wenger on their way to Houston? TImbers win MLS Cup. USWNT friendly in Hawaii cancelled. More FIFA fun.

Summing up reports on Pontius deal and other Union roster moves, Garber on increasing TAM, more news

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Breaking down Union roster moves after reports at CBS Philly, Goal.com, and Washington Post. Garber says increase in Targeted Allocation Money could come before next season. More news.

Paris, West Chester United wins USOC qualifier, report says Linc a Copa Centenario venue, more

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Explosions outside France-Germany friendly signal start of Paris attacks. West Chester United advances to final round of US Open Cup qualifiers. Report says The Linc will be a Copa Centenario host. More.

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MLS schedule to be announced on Thursday, Union Academy call-ups for US U-20 camp, more

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2016 MLS schedule to be released on Thursday. Yosef Samuel, Abu Winter, and Sebastian Elney called up for US U-20 MNT camp. More.

Stewart wraps tenure at AZ, Steel tryout, Academy results, East and Haverford state champs, more

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Earnie Stewart finish last day at AZ ahead of joining Union. Burke on BSFC tryouts. Strong weekend for Union Academy. CB East and Haverford School PA champions. Crew and Timbers win. More

Linc to host Copa Centenario games, Maidana nominated, Conference finals begin, more

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Philly announced as one of ten Copa America Centenario host cities. Maidana nominated for Latino Player of the Year. MLS conference finals begin on Sunday. More news.

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Is soon soon enough for Houston Dynamo fans?

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber says AEG will 'soon' be selling one team but is soon soon enough for Dynamo fans?

What is soon? According to Don Garber AEG will soon be an ownership group who only owns one team.

Speaking at Blazer Con which was held this past weekend, Johnathan Tannenwald tweeted out a quote from Garber that "We'll announce soon the sale.

Houston Dynamo will soon have different owner than LA Galaxy

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AEG will soon be a one team ownership entity which means either the L.A. Galaxy or Houston Dynamo will be sold.

Speaking today at BlazerCon, MLS Comissioner Don Garber said "We'll announce soon the sale." about AEG going from a two team ownership entity to one. The quote initially came out via a tweet from Jonathan Tannenwald who speculated that it would be the Houston Dynamo that AEG would be selling.

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Garber 'hopeful' that Drogba returns to Impact

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As things stand, Didier Drogba remains a Montreal Impact player, and MLS commissioner Don Garber hopes that remains true for the foreseeable future.

Recent reports have linked the Ivorian striker with a return to Chelsea, where he would work in a coaching capacity while retiring as an active player.