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Don Garber reluctant but supportive of Crew's exploration of Austin relocation

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There are few positive signs that the Columbus Crew will remain in Ohio after news broke on Monday night that owner/investor Anthony Precourt is looking at moving the club to Austin, Texas.

In a statement, MLS commissioner Don Garber expressed concern for the situation in Columbus, but was also reluctant to support the relocation of one of MLS' original clubs.

Report: Adidas extends MLS sponsorship with six-year, $700 million deal

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An excellent sign of growth for any business is how much other businesses are willing to pay to put their name on your product. By that measure, MLS just received a significant boost to their rate of growth.

After signing an eight-year, $200 million sponsorship deal with MLS in 2010, Adidas has extended their partnership with the league for an additional six years and $700 million, reports Yahoo Finance.

The 2017 MLS All-Star team

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MLS announced the full roster for the 2017 MLS All-Star game. The league previously announced the starting lineup, determined by a fan vote. The rest of the squad comes from Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunovic and two picks from MLS commissioner Don Garber. The commissioner used those picks on two USMNT players who showed well during the Gold Cup group stage.

Do the Revolution have any worthy MLS All-Stars?

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4 players with a shot to make the team.

Chicago Fire Manager Veljko Paunovic has decisions to make about the MLS All-Star squad.

On Friday, Major League Soccer revealed the Fan XI, which includes legends Bastian Schweinsteiger, Tim Howard and David Villa. But with less than half the roster constructed, Paunovic—who will coach the MLS All-Stars in August—can shape the rest of the team how he sees fit.

Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City - Aftermatch Aftermath: The Pineapple Paradox

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After his Seattle Sounders lost 3-0 to Sporting Kansas City, head coach Brian Schmetzer gets a call he was dreading.

Brian Schmetzer sits down at his desk at Starfire, his window overlooking the quiet Duwamish amidst a day filled with some greys and blues. He sighs, exhausted after a week of travel and some less than stellar performances from his boys in the Rave Green.

Herzog: MLS didn't listen to advice from Klinsmann

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Though Jurgen Klinsmann's time in charge of the U.S. Men's National Team is over, residual drama from his time in charge remains.

Former USMNT assistant coach Andy Herzog elaborated on the relationship between Klinsmann, MLS, and commissioner Don Garber, stating that the latter groups had no interest in taking advice from Klinsmann, reports ESPN FC.

Major Link Soccer: Don Garber reveals more details on Video Assistant Referees

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Can it just happen already? Also, the US is running out of fullbacks, and why the pro/rel movement is ineffective.

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More details on the Video Assistant Referee system from Don Garber are good news for those excited about the changes coming to MLS. Garber says he wants VAR referees on the sidelines starting after the All Star Game.

No limit on MLS potential: Commissioner Garber

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The 22nd season of Major League Soccer kicks off on Friday with all eyes on two new expansion teams as the competition continues its steady growth across the American sporting landscape.

The arrival of Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC is the latest example of the league’s increasing maturity and America’s ever closer embrace of the world’s most popular sport.

No limit on MLS potential: Commissioner Garber

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The 22nd season of Major League Soccer kicks off on Friday with all eyes on two new expansion teams as the competition continues its steady growth across the American sporting landscape.

The arrival of Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC is the latest example of the league’s increasing maturity and America’s ever closer embrace of the world’s most popular sport.

Garber: NASL's Canadian domestic rule a 'violation of U.S. law'

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Just a short while after talking up Canadian Designated Players as a focus for MLS, commissioner Don Garber had some choice comments about the new NASL rule regarding Canadians as domestics on U.S. rosters.

Earlier this week, the NASL announced that all Canadian players would be counted as domestics on all teams in the league, including those based in the U.

MLS All-Star Game lands in Chicago this summer

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Chicago will host the 2017 MLS All-Star Game at Soldier Field on August 2. MLS Commissioner Don Garber, City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Fire owner Andrew Hauptman were on hand this afternoon to make the formal announcement. Veljko Paunovic will coach the MLS side against an opponent which has yet to be named, but sources indicate to Fire Confidential that Real Madrid will be announced as the competition in the near future.

Ancelotti: No relegation 'demotivates' MLS clubs

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Carlo Ancelotti, current Bayern Munich manager, says the lack of relegation in Major League Socceris hurting the league.

Speakingto ESPN FC, Ancelotti says he has accepted the differences of the league after spending time in Canada following the Vancouver Whitecaps. However, while the current system does level the playing field, Ancelotti says he believes in a system where top-flight status isn't assured.

Garber addresses Saint Louis stadium situation, Miami's expansion status and more

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Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber addressed several MLS-related topics at the MLS SuperDraft in the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday. Two topics he was not shy about was the league's desire to continue to expand and the updates on soccer-specific stadiums.

Garber: MLS priority 'getting young guys who are at their prime'

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With a noted shift in DP policy at many MLS clubs over the past few years, commissioner Don Garber has chimed in on the league's need for younger stars.

Speaking during halftime of Wednesday's thrilling Eastern Conference final between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact, Garber praised younger, in their prime stars such as Sebastian Giovinco and Ignacio Piatti, stating that MLS needs more players like them.

MLS Ticker: Diaz, Grabavoy, Sapong and more

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The bad news just got worse for FC Dallas.

FC Dallas star Mauro Diaz is reportedly facing up to 8 months out after surgery on Wednesday for his injury picked up over the weekend. (REPORT)

Portland Timbers midfielder Ned Grabavoy announced his retirement at the end of the season. Grabavoy made 301 appearances over 13 seasons and won two MLS cups and a U.

Don Garber believes Revolution will have soccer-specific stadium by 2021

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The New England Revolution will have their own soccer-specific stadium in five years. At least, Don Garber thinksso.

Garber recentlytold SI.com in a wide-ranging interview that he thinks the Revolution will be playing in their own stadium by 2021.

Major Link Soccer: Atlanta United reportedly name their first manager

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It appears former Barcelona Manager Gerardo Martino is on his way to coach in the Dirty South.

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Atlanta United have begun laying the ground work to come running into MLS out of the gate, and they appear to have found the manager they believe will take them there: reports out of Argentina link former Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino to the job opening.

Don Garber aims to be 'smart', 'careful' with MLS expansion

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Don Garber sees a light at the end of the expansion tunnel, but the MLS commissioner is making sure the league approaches that light in a deliberate manner.

Speaking to reporters at Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup finale, Garber said that the league continues to focus on 28 teams but is making sure not to rush towards that number.

Garber hints at possible cap on expansion

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Could MLS be nearing the end of its expansion era? The commissioner thinks its possible.

In an interview with Forbes on Wednesday, MLS Commissioner Don Garber stated that he believed the current round of expansion to 28 teams could be the league's last.

While discussing the success of recent expansion teams such as Orlando City and New York City FC (rated 3rd and 5th most valuable in MLS) as well as Atlanta United's reported 22,000 season tickets already sold and Minnesota United FC's blazing ticket sales, Garber discussed how the growth of the league has evolved from earlier days.

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Don Garber: MLS Miami bid 'at the finish line'

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After several years of steps both forward and backwards, MLS Miami is getting closer to putting all of the pieces in place, according to MLS Commissioner Don Garber.

Speaking to ESPN, Garber said that he expects a vote on Miami to occur at Wednesday's MLS Board of Governors meeting.

Report: Don Garber to visit, hold public event in Cincinnati

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After what has already been a successful season for new USL club FC Cincinnati, MLS commissioner Don Garber seems to be showing some interest in the city as an MLS market.

Garber will visit Cincinnati Nov. 29 to speak at a public event, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Monday afternoon.

Philadelphia Union

A work of fiction: Gulati’s DONGARBER proclamation

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In an alternate universe, one where the Union season isn't beginning to look exactly like almost every other one before it, USSF President Sunil Gulati makes a proclamation that changes everything about American soccer.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber pays a visit to YSC Academy

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber toured the facilities at YSC Sports and talked with students at YSC Academy on Tuesday

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber got a glimpse of the apparatus that is developing future stars for the Philadelphia Union on Tuesday.

Garber toured the facilities at YSC Sports and then stopped over at YSC Academy to have lunch with a group of students before addressing the full student body in a town hall style meeting.

News roundup: Union play it smart, rankings galore, Garber in town, more

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The Union play it smart to earn a draw and close out the opener, plenty of meaningless league rankings, local youth connections, and the USWNT play on in the SheBelieves Cup.

Jones and Trusty get US U-20 call up, MLS Cup final on Saturday, league news, more

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US U-20 call ups for Derrick Jones and Auston Trusty and other Union bits. MLS Cup final on Saturday. Garber quotes. NASL update. Blatter feels disrespected. More.

Union news, Academy Winter Showcase results, league news, more

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Union bits. Big wins -- and losses -- for Union Academy at USSDA Winter Showcase. MLS roster moves. Latest on fate of NASL. Blatter ban upheld. More.

Union bits, Toronto tops Montreal for Eastern Conference championship, more

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Union bits. Union Academy's McGann scores in US U-17s big win over Portugal. Toronto-Seattle MLS Cup final. Chapecoense plane reportedly ran out of fuel. More.

Union bits, Academy results, Conference semifinals results, more

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Union news and notes, more

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Highlights of Jim Curtin's comments to reporters on Wednesday and other Union news. This weekend's Union U-17's Generation adidas Cup East Regional qualifiers schedule. More.

Barnetta leaving at season’s end, other Union news, more

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Tranquillo Barnetta will not re-sign with the Union, will join his hometown club in Switzerland after end of season. More news.

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union bits, more news

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Curtin says it is too early for Edu to return to first team play. Union ranked 14th most valuable team in MLS. More news.

Clint Dempsey

Protected lists out today, Seattle MLS champs, state of the league, more

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A week of transfer mechanisms begins today. Seattle win MLS Cup on PKs. Flurry of player moves. State of the league address highlights. More.

Swiss report says Barnetta asks for time to consider contract extension, notes from Curtin’s presser, more

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Will Barnetta re-sign with the Union or rejoin his first club in Switzerland? Carroll available for game in Portland and other Union news. More.

The Rest

Re-Entry Draft today, no Waiver Draft selections, MLS Expansion details, more

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Another day, another draft. Tiago Lopes returns as City Islanders president. Garber outlines MLS expansion details. NASL saga continues. More.

Soccer world mourns Chapecoense tragedy, Eastern Conference champ decided tonight, more

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Latest on Chapecoense air crash. Toronto-Montreal tonight for Eastern Conference championship. Cosmos in wait and see mode. Arena wants a playmaker. More.

Bedoya, Blake, Burke get international call ups, Rosenberry wins Fair play award, Ivory Coast Unity Cup champs, more

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Union and BSFC international call ups. Rosenberry wins Fair Play Awards. Strong weekend for Union Academy. Ivory Coast wins inaugural Unity Cup. US WC qualifiers roster announced. More.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/7/16

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Philadelphia Union News

Getting to know Kevin Kratz
Three weeks ago, the Union signed Kevin Kratz to their roster and we haven't heard much from the German midfielder since then. But after training on Wednesday afternoon, Kratz was introduced to the Philadelphia press and shared a little about himself.

U.S. Senators send letter to Garber, SUM requesting USMNT, USWNT revenue information

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News has been quiet on the "Equal pay for equal play" front for some time, but two U.S. Senators have made headlines with their letter to MLS commissioner Don Garber.

Patty Murray, Senator from Washington, and Dianne Feinstein, Senator from California, penned a letter to Don Garber with respect to his role as CEO of Soccer United Marketing,which owns the marketing rights for the U.

MLS commissioner says he'd be "shocked" if Revs don't have a stadium in 5 years

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Hey, five years isn't that far away!

The New England Revolution could have a soccer-specific stadium within five years, according to MLS commissioner Don Garber.

On the same day that the Revs were beaten 4-2 by FC Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup Final, Garber spoke to Sports Illustrated on a variety of topics.