Don Garber

Major League Soccer

Great Soccer Minds: My Q&A with John Ellinger

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Welcome to part two of a two-part series interview with John Ellinger. Ellinger is most-known for coaching the U.S. Under-17 National Team from 1997-2005, which included the memorable run made by the 1999 squad at the World Championships. The team included the likes of Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley and Kyle.

Why MLS can be a globalized success story like the EPL; By Simon Evans

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This week's news that the Premier League has sold its three-year domestic television package for a record-shattering $7.7 billion dollars highlighted once again the dominant position the EPL has gained in the global game, which makes Major League Soccer's most recent record deal look like spare change.

Why MLS can be a globalized success story like the EPL; By Simon Evans

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This week's news that the Premier League has sold its three-year domestic television package for a record-shattering $7.7 billion dollars highlighted once again the dominant position the EPL has gained in the global game, which makes Major League Soccer's most recent record deal look like spare change.

Miami Beckham United needs a stadium

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Miami Beckham United may have a temporary home, but permanence is needed as MLS considers expansion. Read More

Colorado Rapids will host 2015 MLS All-Star Game

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The 2015 MLS All-Star Game goes to Dick's Sporting Goods Park, the home of the Colorado Rapids in Commerce City, Colorado. Read More

Colorado set to host 2015 MLS All-Star Game

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Late last week I received a league-wide press alert saying that Don Garber would be in Denver this week to make a special announcement with some of the Colorado Rapids brass. Some quick speculation went through thinking that the ownership was changing in some ways to the club hosting the All-Star Game this year.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Happy Birthday Jaime Moreno

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We remind you to pay your respects to San Jaime, quietly wonder what the CBA will look like (since Toronto keeps adding DPs) and recut 2001.

Before we get into kicks, D.C. United legend Jaime Moreno turns 41 today. Memo to Don Garber: a trophy in Moreno's honor would be appreciated, OK?

With that, on with the links:

For DC United duo Perry Kitchen and Steve Birnbaum, USMNT call-ups just the first step | MLSsoccer.

MLS honors Landon Donovan by renaming MVP award

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MLS announced on Thursday that the league has renamed the MVP award to honor retired player Landon Donovan. Read More

Why wouldn’t a USMNT player choose MLS?

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There's another way of looking at the public debate between USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann and MLS commissioner Don Garber. Read More

The role of the MLS commissioner

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MLS and NYCFC face criticism for the handling of the Frank Lampard contract situation, an early obstacle for transparency. Read More

Pfeffer not on US U-20 WC qualifiers roster, Mbolhi rumor, Gerrard to LA, Garber on Lampard, more

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Union's Zach Pfeffer, who has been recovering from an injury, left off US roster for CONCACAF U-20 Championship. Does Mbolhi want to leave? Steven Gerrard to sign with LA Galaxy. Garber on Lampard fiasco. More.

Frank Lampard/New York City FC Fiasco Clouds MLS Progress Made Under Don Garber

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The past few weeks have been tumultuous ones for America's top professional soccer division. Instead of slowly transitioning the league's marketing to its new superstars and priming the way for its new high-profile clubs, the top office has instead been sidetracked by controversy. The Frank Lampard "will he or won't he" and "was he ever" has again thrust the league into the spotlight as "the retirement league" and not a growing global alternative to the traditional European power leagues.

Frank Lampard/New York City FC Fiasco Clouds MLS Progress Made Under Don Garber

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The past few weeks have been tumultuous ones for America's top professional soccer division. Instead of slowly transitioning the league's marketing to its new superstars and priming the way for its new high-profile clubs, the top office has instead been sidetracked by controversy. The Frank Lampard "will he or won't he" and "was he ever" has again thrust the league into the spotlight as "the retirement league" and not a growing global alternative to the traditional European power leagues.

Will FIFA tell MLS when to stop expansion?

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FIFA once mandated the acceptable size of a domestic soccer league, and it doesn't mesh with MLS and expansion. Read More

Open Thread: Would the USMNT benefit from a stronger Canada?

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If a stronger Canada means a stronger USMNT and a better CONCACAF, why isn't MLS doing more to make that happen? Read More

The MLS CBA: What could Major League Soccer look like in 2020?

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If MLS plans on expanding to a 24-team league, they have a lot of work ahead of them if Don Garber also wants it to be among the world's best.

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has publicly expressed two bold visions for his league. His first bold vision sees the league growing to 24 teams by 2020.

Can MLS be transparent?

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MLS says it's embracing transparency in 2015, but is this a league capable of being open with how it operates? Read More

Don Garber’s League of Choice in a Soccer Nation

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MLS commissioner Don Garber stays on message with league of choice and soccer nation, but what does it mean? Read More

Should the future of the USMNT be an open conversation?

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A look at the aftermath of the difference of opinion between USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann and MLS commissioner Don Garber. Read More

An expanded playoff structure would have its ups and downs

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A SI report said the league wants to expand the playoff field to 12 teams. Earl Reed looks at the pros and cons of such a move.

Will MLS expansion stop at 24?

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Commissioner Don Garber talked about MLS expansion during his State of the League, setting the next milestone at 24 teams. Read More

Will MLS expansion stop at 24?

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Commissioner Don Garber talked about MLS expansion during his State of the League, setting the next milestone at 24 teams. Read More

Pfeffer called up, Academy U-18s win, State of the League, player moves, more

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Pfeffer gets US U-20 callup. Academy U-18s win final Winter Showcase game. Garber on the state of the league. Dallas re-signs Seitz. More.

Is Don Garber Pleading Poverty?

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There must be CBA negotiations going on as Major League Soccer Don Garber is complaining that clubs are losing more than $100 million annually combined..

According to Garber, these massive loses are due to player acquisitions, stadiums and spending on league infrastructure.

"I can say without doubt that our owners did not expect that by this time we'd still be needing to invest the level of money that we have been investing, and that's just the reality of where our business is today," Garber said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

Is Don Garber Pleading Poverty?

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There must be CBA negotiations going on as Major League Soccer Don Garber is complaining that clubs are losing more than $100 million annually combined..

According to Garber, these massive loses are due to player acquisitions, stadiums and spending on league infrastructure.

"I can say without doubt that our owners did not expect that by this time we'd still be needing to invest the level of money that we have been investing, and that's just the reality of where our business is today," Garber said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

MLS, USL-Pro, and the future of minor league soccer in America

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With MLS requiring its clubs to own or affiliate with a USL-Pro team, what does this mean for minor league soccer in America? Read More

MLS, USL-Pro, and the future of minor league soccer in America

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With MLS requiring its clubs to own or affiliate with a USL-Pro team, what does this mean for minor league soccer in America? Read More

What did we learn from the MLS State of the League?

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MLS commissioner Don Garber switched formats for the annual State of the League, opting for a roundtable discussion. Read More

What did we learn from the MLS State of the League?

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MLS commissioner Don Garber switched formats for the annual State of the League, opting for a roundtable discussion. Read More

The MLS CBA: The Growing Divide Between the MLS Haves and Have Nots

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Philadelphia Union

Union back in Philly, HCI owner on possible move, mediator brought in for CBA talks, more

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Union return from Clearwater. More on possible Harrisburg City Islanders relocation. Federal mediator brought in for CBA talks. FIFA extends US broadcast rights for World Cup. More.

Valdes signs with Nacional, Union target Benfica center back Steven Vitoria, notes from camp, USA doubleheader on Sunday, more

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Valdes passes physical, signs loan deal with Nacional. Kevin Kinkead reports Union targeting Benfica center back Steven Vitoria. Notes from camp. USA doubleheader on Sunday. More news.

Photo Essay: The 2015 MLS SuperDraft

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner shares his look at last week's SuperDraft in Philadelphia.

Union find real value in draft, report says Linc to host Gold Cup final, Altidore signs with Toronto, more

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The Union's draft? Not too shabby, not too shabby at all. Philly.com reports Linc to host Gold Cup final. Altidore-Defoe swap official. More news.

MacMath loan, other player moves from across the league, Jordanian prince to run against Blatter, more

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League source tells PSP Zac MacMath loan to Colorado could happen within next 24 hours. Other player moves from across the league. Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency. More.

Williams acknowledges pressure, league news ahead of Cup final, US-Netherlands friendly, more

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Entering final contract year, Sheanon Williams acknowledges pressure. MLS news ahead of Sunday's championship final. US to face Netherlands in June. More.

Pros and cons, Henry done, State of the League address today, FIFA fun, more news

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Union bits. Henry will not return to NYRB in 2015. Wambach up for US and FIFA player of the year. More news.

The Rest

Soccer News Update: Premier League money

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The Premier League is set to make more money from its TV deal in Friday's soccer news update. Read More

Commodore Barry Bridge to get a facelift, Mbolhi in Group of Death, league news, more

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PPL Park's majestic backdrop, the Commodore Barry Bridge, to get a facelift. Rais Mbolhi's Algeria drawn in Africa Cup of Nations Group of Death. More news.

MLS State of the League Address: Crib Notes

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Weren't able to catch the MLS State of the League Address? Didn't want to sacrifice an hour of your life that you'd never get back? Don't worry, we took notes.

It's probably a good thing I'm not in college.

I tried summarizing Don Garber's State of the League Address in handwritten notes.