Don Garber

Major League Soccer

Around the Forest: Reliving Kris Boyd

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From the Wide World of Soccer:

MLS Commish Don Garber once again has obvious facts fall out of his mouth: this time it's that MLS clubs really need to start beating Liga MX teams in Champions League play. [Goal.com]

The Guardian's excellent weekly roundup in which they make the case that Zlatan should choose Philadelphia over LA.

Major Link Soccer: Deadline day was boring

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Kei Kamara to Vancouver has not happened, yet.

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Just because there were no interesting trades yesterday doesn't mean something couldn't happen in the next few days.

"Don Garber: Liga MX is better than MLS right now" is not the title of an article from The Onion, but rather the title of an article based on real facts from real life.

Garber, Chastain among 2016 National Soccer Hall of Fame Class

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Two U.S. Women's National Team legends and the current MLS commissioner received the highest of honors on Thursday.

Brandi Chastain, Shannon MacMillan and Don Garber were elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2016, U.S. Soccer announced.

Major League Soccer: Don Garber has a hot take

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The commissioner weighs on where the MLS fits in U.S. player development, and spoiler alert: he's all for it.

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Don Garber has not been afraid to insert himself into the debate around US player development in the past, and continued that trend yesterday, saying that the value of a young player consistently playing in the MLS is much more than being on the bench abroad.

St. Louis, Sacramento lead MLS expansion race

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After recently sayingSacramento leads the field for MLS expansion markets, Commissioner Don Garber revealed the list of cities that followed.

Speaking to the Associated Press, Garber said Sacramento and St. Louis were the "front-runners" for MLS expansion, whileDetroit, San Diego, San Antonio, Austin and Cincinnati follow suit in that order.

Around The Forest: Garber Scolds Arena for De Jong Comments

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 4/22/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

The NCAA is moving forward with video review in soccer: should the MLS? [Empire of Soccer]

Jurgen hints that Pulisic will make the Copa squad, making all other 17-year-olds feel unaccomplished.

Major Link Soccer: Jermaine Jones ready to play the villain

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"When you know people hate you, you get respect from that." Herbalife may be sketchy, but they're doing better than ever. No Neymar at Copa America.

Seattle

Did you know Cristian Roldan's older brother is an assistant athletic trainer with the Colorado Rapids? Me neither! But here is a Q&A with Cesar Roldan that reveals just that.

Major Link Soccer: Nigel De Jong suspended three games

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The midfielder will not appeal, and will be away from the Galaxy for almost a month.

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Don Garber made mention of Nigel De Jong's suspension getting announced soon when speaking to the media yesterday, and true to form, the league announced they would suspend him for three games.

Don Garber’s idea for an Anglo-American Cup featuring MLS and EPL teams could work

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The English Premier League is one of the most famous soccer leagues in the world, whereas the Major League Soccer League is just coming to prominence. Wouldn't it be great if there was a tournament between the two leagues every summer? Well good news the MLS commissioner Don Garber is considering hosting an annual competition between North American and English teams that would take place in the summer.

Don Garber’s idea for an Anglo-American Cup featuring MLS and EPL teams could work

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The English Premier League is one of the most famous soccer leagues in the world, whereas the Major League Soccer League is just coming to prominence. Wouldn't it be great if there was a tournament between the two leagues every summer? Well good news the MLS commissioner Don Garber is considering hosting an annual competition between North American and English teams that would take place in the summer.

MLS may likely seek to control USSF after 2018

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Last Friday when MLS Commissioner Don Garber prepared to cast the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) ballot for FIFA President, Twitter blew up. The election, which was being broadcast live into American homes by both FOX Sports 1 and ESPN, was a major event in terms of soccer coverage in the United States, a landmark day of sorts.

MLS may likely seek to control USSF after 2018

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Last Friday when MLS Commissioner Don Garber prepared to cast the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) ballot for FIFA President, Twitter blew up. The election, which was being broadcast live into American homes by both FOX Sports 1 and ESPN, was a major event in terms of soccer coverage in the United States, a landmark day of sorts.

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

Philadelphia Union

Reaction to draw with Galaxy, Reading United and West Chester United advance to USOC second round, more

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Reaction to Union's come-from-behind draw with LAG. Reading United and West Chester United advance to second round of US Open Cup. More news.

Union bits, BSFC on the road, Harrisburg hosts Cincinnati, LA stadium vote, NSHOF class, more

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Union off this weekend. Bethlehem on the road to Orlando. Harrisburg hosts Cincinnati. 2016 National Soccer Hall of Fame class announced. More news.

1st in the East, BSFC draws, Academy teams undefeated in weekend play, Pulisic, more

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Recaps and reports from UNion's win over NYCFC. Scoreless draw in Bethlehem. Two wins and a draw for Academy sides. City Islanders drop home opener. More.

Union-Seattle previews and other team news, BSFC host Richmond, Garber confirms expansion to 28 teams,more

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Can Union make it two in a row? Bethlehem looks for first home win on Sunday. Garber confirms MLS to expand to 28 teams. More news.

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, midweek results, Olympic draw, new rules, more

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News, and lots of it.

Union ready for Fire, Bethlehem hosts Cincinnati, US Soccer responds to wage discrimination action, more

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Union on the road to Chicago. Bethlehem's inaugural home opener on Sunday. US Soccer responds to wage discrimination allegations. More news.

What a day: Recaps and reaction from Union’s big home opening win, more news

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Union, Bethlehem Steel, and Academy news. USMNT rosters for Olympic qualification playoffs and World Cup qualifiers named. More.

“Timid”: More reaction to Union’s season opening loss, league attendance strong, more

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Curtin "disappointed in a lot of areas" after Union's loss to Dallas. Opening weekend attendance strong. More news.

Union win final preseason game, new US Soccer crest unveiled, more news

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Union win final preseason game. League news. US Soccer unveils new crest. Infantino says reforms are his first priority. More news.

Edu likely to miss season opener, Union face NYRB today, USWNT to play at Talen in April, more

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Edu yet to train with team. Union face NYRB tonight. USWNT to play Colombia at Talen Energy Stadium in April. US Girls Development Academy officially announced. More.

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.

Christian Pulisic

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Union bits, Detroit bid, more

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Highlights from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference and more Union news. Renderings of downtown stadium accompany Detroit MLS expansion announcement. Pulisic! More news.

Readying for NYCFC, HCI home opener tonight, BSFC hosts Charleston on Sunday, more

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The Union hosts NYCFC (arrive early!). Bethlehem hosts Charleston. Harrisburg hosts Louisville. Pulisic! More news.

Union bits, Garber to cast US vote in FIFA election, more news

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Newsy news bits.

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Garber says Revs closer to stadium than NYC FC

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Commissioner Don Garber told media that the Revolution are closer to getting a stadium than NYC FC.

While there isn't a timeline for a New England Revolution soccer specific stadium, the team does appear to be further along than New York City FC.

On Thursday, MLS Commissioner Don Garber spoke to media on a variety of topics.

Commissioner Garber comments on Revolution's stadium search

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Commissioner Don Garber says that building a stadium in Boston is tough.

When it comes to the New England Revolution's crusade to build a soccer specific stadium, MLS Commissioner Don Garber is preaching patience.

Garber was recently in Sacramento, CA to talk about the league's ambition to expand to 28 teams.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Don Garber, Brandi Chastain, Shannon MacMillan elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame

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It's time to vote for Kim Little if you haven't yet. Renaming the DC/Philly rivalry. Vancouver and Portland supporters find common ground in their hatred of Seattle.

HOF

MLS Commissioner Don Garber and former USWNT stars Brandi Chastain and Shannon MacMillan have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

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.