Don Garber

Major League Soccer

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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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.

Philadelphia Union

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.

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.

The Rest

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.