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Donovan to retire, Union ready for big week of games, Ribeiro up for Goal of the Month, more

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Landon Donovan to retire at season's end. Union prepare for big week of games. Pedro Ribeiro up for USL PRO Goal of the Month. More news.

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.

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.

Philadelphia Union

Union bits, All-Star Game tonight, MLS Deputy Commish on pro/rel, schedule, expansion, and more

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MacMath not surprised by M'Bolhi signing. Abbott says pro/rel never going to happen in MLS. US loses to Germany in WOmen's U-20 World Cup opener. More.

MacMath-M’Bolhi speculation, Reading’s Bono named to All-Conference XI, more

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Speculation about MacMath's future amid reports of Union's interest in M'Bolhi. Reading United GK Alex Bono named to Eastern Conference XI. More news.

Recaps & reaction to USA draw, advancement scenarios, more news

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Recap and reaction to US draw with Portugal. Advancement scenarios. Union bits. More news.

Edu call-up, new MLS TV deal, no move to winter schedule planned, USMNT roster reaction, more

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Edu on his call-up. On Hack's future. The new MLS TV deal. Garber says no move to winter schedule. Reaction to USMNT preliminary World Cup roster. More news.

Reaction to loss in Montreal, HCI with big road win, league results, more

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Reaction as Union's winless streak stretches to seven games. Harrisburg wins in front of 20k in Sacramento. League results. More news.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Major League Soccer

Garber on potential Miami franchise: “We will not expand unless we have a downtown stadium”

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Broward County might be attempting to lure David Beckham and his potential MLS expansion franchiseaway from Miami-Dade County, but it is apparentlyMiami or bust for the global icon.

MLS commissioner Don Garber recently told ESPN analyst Alexi Lalas that Beckham's desired franchise in Miami will not come to fruition unless a downtown site is found for a soccer-specific stadium.

Don Garber’s Insistence On Downtown Miami Location is An Easy Out For MLS

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber reiterated this week that David Beckham must find a downtown Miami location for his MLS stadium. Otherwise, MLS will not expand to the city.

Garber said:

"Miami remains a top priority for us. But we are mindful of the challenges we had in the past and must have the right ownership group and stadium location.

MLS announces 2014 MLS All-Star Game roster

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MLS All-Star coach Caleb Porter and MLS commissioner Don Garber finalize the 23-player roster for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game. Read More

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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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.

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.

The Rest

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.