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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.