Don Garber

Philadelphia Union

Curtin “still fighting” to have interim tag dropped, Union notes, more calls for release of FIFA ethics report

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Jim Curtin says he's "still fighting" to have the interim tag dropped. Notes from Curtin's presser. Gulati, Garcia call for public release of FIFA ethics investigation report. More.

“We can bounce back”: Readying for Houston, Saturday semi for Hburg, Expansion Draft on Dec. 10, more

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Curtin believes Union can bounce back against Houston. Praise for Nogueira. City Islanders ready for USL PRo semifinal. Report says Expansion Draft to take place on Dec. 10. More.

Heartbreak and pride: Recaps and reaction to Union US Open Cup final defeat, more

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Reaction to Union's US Open Cup Final loss. Garber not pleased with Arena. Careful with that water bottle. More news.

Recaps & reaction to NYRB draw, USOC final to be broadcast on TCN, Hopp goal powers Hburg playoff win, much more

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Reaction to draw against Red Bulls. US Open Cup final will be broadcast locally on TCN. Hoppenot goal advances Harrisburg in USL PRO playoffs. Garber wants video review. More.

News ahead of Union in Toronto, Pfeffer scores for US U20s, Garber says no pro/rel in his lifetime, more

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News ahead of Union's return game in Toronto. Pfeffer scores again for US U-20 team. Garber says pro/rel isn't happening anytime soon. Carlos Bocanegra to retire. More.

Union bits, All-Star Game tonight, MLS Deputy Commish on pro/rel, schedule, expansion, and more

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MacMath not surprised by M'Bolhi signing. Abbott says pro/rel never going to happen in MLS. US loses to Germany in WOmen's U-20 World Cup opener. More.

MacMath-M’Bolhi speculation, Reading’s Bono named to All-Conference XI, more

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Speculation about MacMath's future amid reports of Union's interest in M'Bolhi. Reading United GK Alex Bono named to Eastern Conference XI. More news.

Recaps & reaction to USA draw, advancement scenarios, more news

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Recap and reaction to US draw with Portugal. Advancement scenarios. Union bits. More news.

Edu call-up, new MLS TV deal, no move to winter schedule planned, USMNT roster reaction, more

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Edu on his call-up. On Hack's future. The new MLS TV deal. Garber says no move to winter schedule. Reaction to USMNT preliminary World Cup roster. More news.

Reaction to loss in Montreal, HCI with big road win, league results, more

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Reaction as Union's winless streak stretches to seven games. Harrisburg wins in front of 20k in Sacramento. League results. More news.

Union news and notes, Jack has something to prove, SoBs condemn hate tweet, more news

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Power rankings, Edu's World Cup prospects, and more Union news and notes. Vereinigung Erzgebirge wins Easter PA Amateur Cup. Wambach says players not behind Sermanni firing. More news.

Notes from Hack’s presser, MLS ref lockout over, Cherundolo retires, Garber on Qatar WC, more

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Bullet points from Wednesday's weekly Union press conference. Referee lockout ends. Steve Cherundolo retires. Garber calls Qatar 2022 "a monumental disaster." More news.

“A good starting point”: Recaps and reaction from draw in Portland, MLS results, more

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Edu calls Saturday's draw "a good starting point." More quotes, reaction, and recaps from the season opener. MLS roundup. More.

Major League Soccer

The MLS CBA: Unpacking Don Garber's recent comments on single-entity

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Bruce Arena didn't like how Major League Soccer handled the negotiations with Sasha Kljestan on behalf of the LA Galaxy. Don Garber fined him and then attempted to defend the honor of the league's single-entity structure. Did he actually say anything meaningful?

Major League Soccer and the Major League Soccer Players Union are currently engaged in a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiation that will usher in a new era for soccer in the United States and Canada.

Report: MLS to hit Arena with ‘a major fine’

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By CARL SETTERLUND

The spat between LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena and Major League Soccerheadquarters has reached new heights.

According to a report by SI.com, MLS commissioner Don Garber intends to hand down "a major fine" to Arena over comments he made in August regarding the MLS single-entity structure.

MLS interested in becoming first league to implement video review

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With technology becoming a bigger part of the game on a worldwide level, MLS islooking to become the first league to test out in-game video reviews.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced his support for a review system earlier this week in what commissioner Don Garber called "music to my ears", as MLS has informed FIFA of its interest in being the first professional league to implement the new system.

MLS wants to be the first league to use instant replay

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Don Garber tells Grant Wahl that the league wants to be the first to use instant replay.

News broke this morning, via Grant Wahl and Sports Illustrated, that MLS has asked FIFA to be allowed to be the first league in the world to use video instant replay. Sepp Blatter has talked about his desire for instant replay recently, and his version would work something like this:

Blatter said coaches would have the right to challenge a refereeing decision once or twice per half, but only when the game is stopped.

Freedom Kicks: DC United, MLS, and Soccer-Centric Links of 12 September 2014

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Red cards for everyone.

Rough week, eh? Look, I can see you're really upset about Fabi's red card.

I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.

Friday Freedom Kicks are here.

Appeal to Review a Red Card Decision | PRESS BOX: There isn't much by way of DC United news at the moment.

SBI Thursday Rewind: Klinsmann to call in MLS players; Shea to Birmingham; Garber extends contract; and more

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Major League Soccer is in the thick of the playoff race, but U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann is not going to hold back on calling in his top players. Speaking to USSoccer.com, Klinsmann was clear that when October friendlies roll around, he will be keen to mix his MLS veterans with the new batch he called in to face the Czech Republic last week.

Garber signs deal through 2018, now cancer-free

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Major League Soccer will remain under the vigilant watch of commissioner Don Garber for the foreseeable future.

Garber signed a five-year deal back in January that will keep him on as MLS commissioner through the end of 2018, SI.

“It’s huge”: Recaps & reaction from win in Toronto, Hburg makes playoffs, league results, more

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Reaction to win over Toronto. Union back in playoff spot. Union Academy starts new season. Harrisburg to face Orlando in USL PRO playoffs. League results. More.

Garber on potential Miami franchise: “We will not expand unless we have a downtown stadium”

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Broward County might be attempting to lure David Beckham and his potential MLS expansion franchiseaway from Miami-Dade County, but it is apparentlyMiami or bust for the global icon.

MLS commissioner Don Garber recently told ESPN analyst Alexi Lalas that Beckham's desired franchise in Miami will not come to fruition unless a downtown site is found for a soccer-specific stadium.

Don Garber’s Insistence On Downtown Miami Location is An Easy Out For MLS

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber reiterated this week that David Beckham must find a downtown Miami location for his MLS stadium. Otherwise, MLS will not expand to the city.

Garber said:

"Miami remains a top priority for us. But we are mindful of the challenges we had in the past and must have the right ownership group and stadium location.

MLS announces 2014 MLS All-Star Game roster

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MLS All-Star coach Caleb Porter and MLS commissioner Don Garber finalize the 23-player roster for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game. Read More

Atlanta Awarded 22nd MLS side, Slated to Play in ’17

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Major League Soccerawarded its 22nd franchise to the city of Atlanta, where the league's latest expansion side will kick off its inaugural season in 2017.

On Wednesday, MLS commissioner Don Garber held a press conference in the city to announce the addition of the league's newest club, which will be owned by Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank.

MLS expansion set for Atlanta in 2017

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MLS announced its latest expansion city on Thursday, with Atlanta joining the league for the 2017 season. Read More

Recaps, reaction from RSL draw, Academy news, league results, more

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Reaction following Saturday's draw with Salt Lake. Union Academy U-17s begin Generation adidas Cup play. MLS results and standings. More news.

MLS commissioner Garber’s league of choice

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MLS commissioner Don Garber wants MLS to be a league of choice not just for players, but for fans. Read More

Is MLS wrong about promotion and relegation?

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MLS seems to have no interest in discussing promotion and relegation as viable, but is the league missing something? Read More

Chivas MLS – The Team Making Moves

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Chivas MLS, Chivas TBD, The Team Formerly Known as Chivas USA; all of these are nicknames that have been given to Chivas USA, who will be undergoing a rebrand following the 2014 season. Major League Soccer buying out former Chivas USA owner Jorge Vergara is arguably the biggest thing to happen since the arrivals of David Beckham and Thierry Henry.

Peterson reveals details of NASL expansion plans, throws jabs at MLS in the process

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By FRANCO PANIZO

MLS commissioner Don Garber has taken what is seemingly a full-steam-ahead approach in terms of expansion, but the plan is not one NASL commissioner Bill Peterson shares for his league.

In fact, Peterson threw some thinly-veiled jabs at MLS for its rapid-fire expansion strategy on Thursday.

Peterson reveals details of NASL expansion plans, throws jabs at MLS in the process

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By FRANCO PANIZO

MLS commissioner Don Garber has taken what is seemingly a full-steam-ahead approach in terms of expansion, but the plan is not one NASL commissioner Bill Peterson shares for his league.

In fact, Peterson threw some thinly-veiled jabs at MLS for its rapid-fire expansion strategy on Thursday.

Chivas USA buyout caps banner offseason for Garber and MLS

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The Union weren't the only ones to answer key questions this offseason. So did the league office.

A Guide to MLS Expansion

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Our guide to the history of Major League Soccer's expansion, or how MLS grew from ten to 19 clubs with three more on the horizon. Read More

Taking Major League Soccer to FIFA Court

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Sepp, I told you homeboy: U can't touch this.

OTF's Alex White sets the record straight on MLS expansion and FIFA compliance...

What you are about to witness is not real. The participants are, but this whole thing is a farce. Your Prosecutor today is Sepp, head of a humble nonprofit in Switzerland, who claims the very integrity of association football is at stake and he's a man who knows about integrity.

Garber Gives New Updates On Expansion Favorites

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Atlanta, Minneapolis, "Northern California"(aka Sacramento), San Diego and San Antonio. Those were the names thrown out yesterday deep in MLS commissioner Don Garber's media call following the league's purchase of Chivas USA.

Again, nothing new on any one city really but Garber did single two cities out more than he did the other.

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“We have to win”: Notes from Curtin’s presser, Meulensteen on Union job, NYRB previews, Hburg begins playoffs

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Curtin on Union's huge week and head coach search. Meulensteen says job not yet his, but "I will not deny that something is up." Previews of Saturday's game. Harrisburg begins playoff run. More.

Donovan to retire, Union ready for big week of games, Ribeiro up for Goal of the Month, more

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Landon Donovan to retire at season's end. Union prepare for big week of games. Pedro Ribeiro up for USL PRO Goal of the Month. More news.

Reaction to Edu callup, Jack & Leo confident goals will come, more

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Reaction to Maurice Edu's USMNT callup. McInerney and Fernandes confident goals will come. Wheeler on centerback conversion. More news.

Injury concerns, Greece-Nigeria WC warmup at PPL, Hack on HCI as development partner, more

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News from Thursday's weekly press conference. PPL Park to host World Cup warm-up game. The Union-City Islanders partnership. USMNT roster. More news.