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Major League Soccer

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.

What will MLS do with Chivas USA in 2014?

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MLS now owns Chivas USA, but that name and identity goes away at the end of the year. What can the club do to get anything out of 2014? Read More

Is No News Good News For David Beckham And Don Garber In Miami?

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David Beckham exercising the option in his contract to purchase an MLS expansion franchise is old news. It's also old news that he was going to do this in Miami, which is apparently his adopted home now. But today's "big announcement" was nothing more than the expected; the obvious to anyone in the know.

Beckham The Businessman

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On the rare occasion when an individual transitions from professional athlete to professional sports team owner, there is a curiosity in the role they will encompass. For now, it is clear that David Beckham will be the face and voice of Major League Soccer's new Miami franchise.

In Wednesday morning's press conference, Beckham was the lone representative of the new club while onstage with MLS Commission Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

Beckham The Businessman

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On the rare occasion when an individual transitions from professional athlete to professional sports team owner, there is a curiosity in the role they will encompass. For now, it is clear that David Beckham will be the face and voice of Major League Soccer's new Miami franchise.

In Wednesday morning's press conference, Beckham was the lone representative of the new club while onstage with MLS Commission Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

Garber supports instant replay and MLS expansion

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MLS commissioner Don Garber tweets his support of instant replay and Miami gears up for MLS expansion in Tuesday's soccer news roundup. Read More

Public Opinion Bursts MLS’ Bubble

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By: Rescinded Red

Major League Soccer's plan for 24 teams by 2020 is progressing. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's office announced they would soon have an announcement regarding a stadium for Beckham United. This week San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and NASL San Antonio Scorpion owner Gordon Hartman made their courtship of the league official by meeting with Commission Don Garber ahead of the Mexico – South Korea friendly.

Public Opinion Bursts MLS’ Bubble

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By: Rescinded Red

Major League Soccer's plan for 24 teams by 2020 is progressing. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's office announced they would soon have an announcement regarding a stadium for Beckham United. This week San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and NASL San Antonio Scorpion owner Gordon Hartman made their courtship of the league official by meeting with Commission Don Garber ahead of the Mexico – South Korea friendly.

Public Opinion Bursts MLS’ Bubble

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Major League Soccer's plan for 24 teams by 2020 is progressing. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's office announced they would soon have an announcement regarding a stadium for Beckham United. This week San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and NASL San Antonio Scorpion owner Gordon Hartman made their courtship of the league official by meeting with Commission Don Garber ahead of the Mexico – South Korea friendly.

Public Opinion Bursts MLS’ Bubble

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Major League Soccer's plan for 24 teams by 2020 is progressing. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's office announced they would soon have an announcement regarding a stadium for Beckham United. This week San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and NASL San Antonio Scorpion owner Gordon Hartman made their courtship of the league official by meeting with Commission Don Garber ahead of the Mexico – South Korea friendly.

Report: Beckham, Garber to rally support for Miami soccer-specific stadium next week

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Things are about to get a little more serious in Miami.

David Beckham, MLS commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez are hoping to hold a news conference in the South Florida metropolis next Wednesday in an effort to rally support for a privately funded soccer-specifc stadium and give an update on the status of an MLS expansion team in Miami, according to a report from the Miami Herald.

Further Thoughts On MLS Expansion

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Don Garber is heading to San Antonio. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

It has been a little while since I did a full on MLS expansion post here. Ever since Orlando was awarded the 21st franchise in MLS, the expansion news hasn't really slowed down. Several cities are beginning to show real interest, while others are getting left in the dust.

Report: Garber to meet with San Antonio officials about potential MLS expansion bid

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By DAN KARELL

While Miami has dominated the latest Major League Soccer expansion talk, San Antonio is interested in getting in on the conversation.

With Major League Soccer aiming for 24 teams by the end of the decade, league Commissioner Don Garber is flying out to San Antonio on Tuesday to discuss MLS expansion to central Texas, according to a report in the San Antonio Express News.

Jason Davis: The 2014 SuperDraft turns into a State of MLS

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MLS commissioner Don Garber addressed contract issues, expansion, stadiums, an the league's financial situation. Read More

Paying players in Major League Soccer

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Can a league like MLS with a salary cap and no competition for players compare itself to leagues without significant spending limits? Read More

The SBI Show: Episode 97 (Talking World Cup draws, MLS expansion, and more)

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By IVES GALARCEP

From the World Cup draw pots being decided, to MLS commissioner Don Garber issuing a very interesting State of the League address, there was plenty to discuss in the latest episode of The SBI Show.

Episode 97 of The SBI Show looks back at the drawing of World Cup pots, and what it means for the U.

Was the story of MLS in 2013 the TV Ratings?

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In a 2013 season with expansion excitement, big name transfers, and competitive teams, was the TV ratings still the story in MLS? Read More

Philadelphia Union

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.

Re-entry Draft list, KC GK Nielsen retires, USOC games during WC break, more news

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Lots of local connections and other names of interest on Re-Entry Draft list. Jimmy Nielsen announces his retirement. Looks like USOC games will take place during the World Cup break. More news.

Pfeffer on time in Germany, MLS Cup final notes, World Cup draw news, Mandela’s passing, more

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Zach Pfeffer on his time in Germany and goals for 2014. News and notes ahead of Saturday's MLS Cup final. World Cup draw today. Sporting world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela. More news.

John Hackworth

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.

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.

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.

Quotes from Hackworth presser, Slappy Bird, league buys back Chivas USA, more

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Hack on CB search, competition between Cruz and Le Toux, how Maidana and Nogueira are settling in, and more. League buts back Chivas USA, more news.

Union in Florida, draftee & trialist list narrows, reports of new Union assistant coach, more

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Preseason camp in Florida begins. Nine draftees and trialists remain with the team. Reports say Union about to name Mike Sorber as new assistant coach. More.

Edu unveiled, Nogueira deal “very close,” more news

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Reaction to Edu presentation. Union says Nogueira deal "very close" after Football France reports two-year deal done.

Spring groundbreaking for practice facility planned, on new draftees & Maidana, Valdes update, more

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Nick Sakiewicz says Spring groundbreaking for new practice facility is planned, club owners not looking to sell. More on new draftees, Maidana. Valdes update. More news.

PSP video from the SuperDraft

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All of PSP's videos from the SuperDraft in one spot