Don Garber

Major League Soccer

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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The New York Red Bulls are not for sale.

In the wake of an 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

The MLS CBA: Unpacking Don Garber's recent comments on single-entity

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Bruce Arena didn't like how Major League Soccer handled the negotiations with Sasha Kljestan on behalf of the LA Galaxy. Don Garber fined him and then attempted to defend the honor of the league's single-entity structure. Did he actually say anything meaningful?

Major League Soccer and the Major League Soccer Players Union are currently engaged in a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiation that will usher in a new era for soccer in the United States and Canada.

Report: MLS to hit Arena with ‘a major fine’

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The spat between LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena and Major League Soccerheadquarters has reached new heights.

According to a report by, MLS commissioner Don Garber intends to hand down "a major fine" to Arena over comments he made in August regarding the MLS single-entity structure.

MLS interested in becoming first league to implement video review

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With technology becoming a bigger part of the game on a worldwide level, MLS islooking to become the first league to test out in-game video reviews.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced his support for a review system earlier this week in what commissioner Don Garber called "music to my ears", as MLS has informed FIFA of its interest in being the first professional league to implement the new system.

MLS wants to be the first league to use instant replay

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Don Garber tells Grant Wahl that the league wants to be the first to use instant replay.

News broke this morning, via Grant Wahl and Sports Illustrated, that MLS has asked FIFA to be allowed to be the first league in the world to use video instant replay. Sepp Blatter has talked about his desire for instant replay recently, and his version would work something like this:

Blatter said coaches would have the right to challenge a refereeing decision once or twice per half, but only when the game is stopped.

Freedom Kicks: DC United, MLS, and Soccer-Centric Links of 12 September 2014

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Red cards for everyone.

Rough week, eh? Look, I can see you're really upset about Fabi's red card.

I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.

Friday Freedom Kicks are here.

Appeal to Review a Red Card Decision | PRESS BOX: There isn't much by way of DC United news at the moment.

SBI Thursday Rewind: Klinsmann to call in MLS players; Shea to Birmingham; Garber extends contract; and more

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Major League Soccer is in the thick of the playoff race, but U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann is not going to hold back on calling in his top players. Speaking to, Klinsmann was clear that when October friendlies roll around, he will be keen to mix his MLS veterans with the new batch he called in to face the Czech Republic last week.

Garber signs deal through 2018, now cancer-free

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Major League Soccer will remain under the vigilant watch of commissioner Don Garber for the foreseeable future.

Garber signed a five-year deal back in January that will keep him on as MLS commissioner through the end of 2018, SI.

“It’s huge”: Recaps & reaction from win in Toronto, Hburg makes playoffs, league results, more

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Reaction to win over Toronto. Union back in playoff spot. Union Academy starts new season. Harrisburg to face Orlando in USL PRO playoffs. League results. More.

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

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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.

Philadelphia Union

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.

Curtin “still fighting” to have interim tag dropped, Union notes, more calls for release of FIFA ethics report

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Jim Curtin says he's "still fighting" to have the interim tag dropped. Notes from Curtin's presser. Gulati, Garcia call for public release of FIFA ethics investigation report. More.

“We can bounce back”: Readying for Houston, Saturday semi for Hburg, Expansion Draft on Dec. 10, more

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Curtin believes Union can bounce back against Houston. Praise for Nogueira. City Islanders ready for USL PRo semifinal. Report says Expansion Draft to take place on Dec. 10. More.

Heartbreak and pride: Recaps and reaction to Union US Open Cup final defeat, more

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Reaction to Union's US Open Cup Final loss. Garber not pleased with Arena. Careful with that water bottle. More news.

Recaps & reaction to NYRB draw, USOC final to be broadcast on TCN, Hopp goal powers Hburg playoff win, much more

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Reaction to draw against Red Bulls. US Open Cup final will be broadcast locally on TCN. Hoppenot goal advances Harrisburg in USL PRO playoffs. Garber wants video review. More.

News ahead of Union in Toronto, Pfeffer scores for US U20s, Garber says no pro/rel in his lifetime, more

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News ahead of Union's return game in Toronto. Pfeffer scores again for US U-20 team. Garber says pro/rel isn't happening anytime soon. Carlos Bocanegra to retire. More.

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.

Jurgen Klinsmann

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.

“We have to win”: Notes from Curtin’s presser, Meulensteen on Union job, NYRB previews, Hburg begins playoffs

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Curtin on Union's huge week and head coach search. Meulensteen says job not yet his, but "I will not deny that something is up." Previews of Saturday's game. Harrisburg begins playoff run. More.

The Rest

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.