Don Garber

Major League Soccer

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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MLS: Chivas USA ceases operations

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MLS announced that Chivas USA is suspending operations effective immediately after ten seasons in the league. Read More

Union drop last game of 2014, USWNT cruises to championship, MLS playoff dates, more

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The UNion season ended as it began, with the team giving up a late goal. US wins CONCACAF Women's Championship with ease. MLS Playoff schedule. 76ers owner close to buying Crystal Palace. More.

Garber: Midwest is still a priority

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While news over the weekend broke about Sacramento officials heading to the Big Apple to meet with MLS executives, the league continues to push that adding a team in the Midwest as a priority for the future of the league.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber spoke to the Chicago Tribune about the expansion plans of the league recently, stating that he hopes to see another rival for the Fire soon.

A USSF – MLS split: Still out of the question?

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With both USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann and MLS commissioner Don Garber backing down, what does the future hold for US Soccer and MLS? Read More

Playoffs a welcome respite for The Soccer Don

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The last thing a Union fan wants to hear about right now is the MLS Cup Playoffs, but for Don Garber and Major League Soccer, they're coming at just the right time.

Open Thread: Klinsmann, Garber, Washington and Beijing

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The difference in opinion between Jurgen Klinsmann and Don Garber speaks to the foundation of US soccer. Read More

Is Klinsmann vs Garber the next step for MLS?

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MLS needs to take something more than just an apology from the criticisms directed at the league by USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Read More

Here We Go! - Part Deux: The Embarassening

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Yeah, so I have had time to think about the Don Garber response to what I would consider Klinsi's fairly obvious remarks about the potential form issues that occur when a top USMNT player goes back to MLS (and other such matters). Calling a press conference to essentially launch a fit finished with a threat toward the national team coach looks extremely childish and actually may be damaging to

Jurgen Klinsmann Criticism is Meant To Soften MLS’ Shell

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Our readers have already read a few stories about the Klinsmann/Garber mud-slinging affair. Don Garber finally took the bait, as Klinsmann had spent the better part of 6 months goading him into a war of words.

For instance, Klinsmann begrudgingly took a whole host of MLS players to the World Cup, only to watch them put in some of the ugliest performances the side has ever seen.

The Garber-Klinsmann battle

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Yesterday was certainly a wild ride for those covering Major League Soccer. Almost out of no where in the middle of the afternoon a media alert lands in my inbox telling me of a press conference being called for only a couple hours later with Commissioner Don Garber. The call was purely about him discussing the comments made recently by Jurgen Klinsmann regarding the status of the league.

Do You Support Team Garber or Team Klinsmann?

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Whether it's promotion and relegation, or major USMNT players leaving Europe for the riches of MLS, Jurgen Klinsmann has taken numerous whacks at Don Garber's piñata recently. And Mr. Garber, desperate not to lose any PR or standing in the eyes of the growing American soccer populace, fought back.

Why Don Garber’s Outburst Against Jurgen Klinsmann Is Good News For MLS

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This week's war of words between USMNT Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann and MLS Commissioner Don Garber is exactly what the league needs to make it more entertaining and intriguing off the pitch than on it. It's just a shame that the teleconference call wasn't streamed online for the rest of the soccer community to hear.

Garber, Red Bulls refute report claiming club is for sale

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Photo by Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports

By FRANCO PANIZO

The New York Red Bulls are not for sale.

In the wake of an SI.com report publishedon Wednesday, MLS commissioner Don Garber has emphatically shot down the notion that the Red Bulls are for sale.

Did MLS fail Chivas USA?

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MLS commissioner Don Garber's public statements concerning Chivas USA suggests that the league could've done more for the club. Read More

Philadelphia Union

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.

Union Academy leads the news, local HS soccer state tournament results, students protest Blatter, more

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Bloomberg calls Rich Graham "Union's second-largest stakeholder behind Jay Sugarman." Local PIAA tournament results. Students protest Blatter lecture. More.

Mbolhi & Blake call-ups, no Disney Classic in 2015, Academy news, playoffs kickoff, more

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National team call-ups for Mbolhi and Blake. How does Hall trade affect MacMath? No preseason Disney Classic in 2015? Union Academy news. Playoffs begin. More.

Sak discusses wide range of topics, offside rule, KC & Houston joining the West, more

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Nick Sakiewicz on involvement in player signings, thoughts on player development, and more. That offside rule. Kansas City and Houston to join Western Conference with end of Chivas USA. Much more.

Last Union game of 2014, prepping for offseason, USA v Mexico tonight at PPL Park, more

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Union season ends on Sunday in Columbus. Expansion draft notes. Okugo on his future. MLS ref suspended after fraud arrest. Women's World Cup qualification comes to PPL Park. More.

Last Union home game of 2014, Klinsy responds to criticism, USWNT WC qualifier, FIFA judge on why no report release

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Union ready for last home game of 2014. Klinsmann says he didn't mean to put down MLS, USWNT face Guatemala. FIFA judge says legal concerns prevent report release.

Union bits, Ebola taunts in area HS game, Garber slams Klinsmann, USWNT scrapes by T&T, more

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Sakiewicz says striker "number one" offseason priority. Coaches resign after Ebola taunts in Lehigh Valley high school game. Garber blasts Klinsmann. USWNT tops T&T.

U.S. Women's National Team

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.

Freedom Kicks for 16 October 2014: USWNT, USMNT, Juergen Klinsmann, Don Garber

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It was an exciting day in the realm of US national teams.

Not much D.C. United news out there today, so we jump into everything else this morning. Here we go!

Steve Goff has what little D.C. United news there is, including Davy Arnaud, attendance, and TV coverage.

USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago: Final score 1-0, USWNT not at their best - SBNation.

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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.