By LAFC's own lofty standards, they've been falling well short in win-or-go-home situations. The energy isn't consistent, and it shows in the results.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 2:11 pm
MLS announced that the planned start dates for three of its next four new clubs â€” in Charlotte, Sacramento and St. Louis â€” would be pushed back by a year.
Posted: July 17, 2020, 8:02 pm
The first Minneapolis pro sports team to play since George Floyd's death, Minnesota United also faced Sporting KC on Sunday after a player tested positive for COVID-19.
Posted: July 17, 2020, 12:00 am
Unlike NBA players, MLS players weren't required to arrive in Orlando at least two weeks before their games began. And that could make a huge difference.
Posted: July 14, 2020, 7:02 pm
Montreal Impact's Thierry Henry took a knee for the first part of his team's debut at the MLS tournament in honor of the late George Floyd.
Posted: July 10, 2020, 1:44 am
The first couple games of the MLS is Back Tournament felt weird, but they also worked. Now the question becomes whether or not the coronavirus can be kept at bay.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:32 pm
The league returned to action in Florida, where COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing. And players were left with little choice due to the relatively modest pay.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:08 am
The league drew swift blowback for digitally slapping a giant sponsor logo across the field as it returned to play.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 2:02 am
Just before the start of the first MLS restart, dozens of players observed a long moment of silence to protest systemic racism against Black people.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:11 am
FC Dallas will not compete in the World Cup-style MLS Is Back Tournament after a number of players and staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 9:52 pm
LAFC forward Carlos Vela, Major League Soccerâ€™s reigning MVP, will skip the MLS is Back Tournament in Florida, the LA Times reported Wednesday.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 4:49 pm
Five unnamed Nashville SC players have tested positive for COVID-19, four since arriving in the MLS bubble.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 9:12 pm
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak on FC Dallas, the July 9 contest will be moved to a later date. Both teams have games July 15 in the MLS is Back Tournament.
Posted: July 4, 2020, 2:49 pm
If American sports do return, they'll come with fright and exhaustion. Major League Soccer hasn't even started yet and is already proving that.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:16 am
More than 70 Black MLS players have formed a new coalition to combat racial inequities in the nation's top soccer league.
Posted: June 19, 2020, 3:06 pm
Both Atlanta United and Inter Miami announced that a player had tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday.
Posted: June 19, 2020, 4:38 am
Ugly negotiations between MLB and its players threatens to cancel baseball season, which could provide a big opportunity for soccer.
Posted: June 16, 2020, 11:11 pm
One expert is fearful it may be difficult to keep a bunch of 'virile athletes' in one place when the season resumes in a quarantine bubble in Orlando.
Posted: June 16, 2020, 6:43 pm
The "MLS is Back Tournament" puts six teams at a significant disadvantage. There's a simple solution that the league seemingly ignored.
Posted: June 15, 2020, 1:20 pm
Major League Soccer will support players who want to protest police brutality and systemic racism during the playing of the national anthem.
Posted: June 10, 2020, 3:27 pm
Major League Soccer will resume its coronavirus-cursed 2020 season with a World Cup-style tournament next month.
Posted: June 10, 2020, 12:57 pm
D.C. United showed its support for those protesting police brutally and systemic racism by painting "I Can't Breathe" on the field at its stadium.
Posted: June 7, 2020, 6:48 pm
The Los Angeles Galaxy parted ways with midfielder Aleksander Katai after his wife mocked Black Lives Matter and urged violence against protesters on social media.
Posted: June 5, 2020, 6:05 pm
The league wants to resume sooner than other pro sports in the U.S. so it will hog the spotlight, but fans likely won't see same quality of play early on.
Posted: June 3, 2020, 11:13 pm
MLS players announced Wednesday that their union has finalized plans to resume the 2020 season, which was halted in March because of the coronavirus.
Posted: June 3, 2020, 3:34 pm
There is, however, an easily explainable reason for why the mistake was made.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:23 pm
We all want sports to come back soon in the safest manner, but the dangers of getting it wrong canâ€™t be overlooked. Still a long way to go in fine-tuning guidelines.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 6:06 pm
MLS announced Tuesday that it was canceling Julyâ€™s All-Star Game and two other events that also pit the league's teams against opposition from Mexico.
Posted: May 19, 2020, 9:51 pm
Less than a month after U.S. Soccer shuttered its Development Academy, MLS took the first step toward replacing it.
Posted: May 13, 2020, 9:42 pm
MLS will become the first North American sports league to allow its players to return to team facilities for individual workouts.
Posted: May 1, 2020, 6:31 pm
The league has attracted some high-profile ownership stakes in the six years since Beckham became the face of Inter Miami's expansion project. What's next?
Posted: April 28, 2020, 10:42 pm
Just two games into his Montreal Impact coaching career, Thierry Henry doesn't know what to expect for the future amid these unprecedented times.
Posted: April 28, 2020, 8:32 pm
A pay dispute is simmering between the players and the league, but letting it stand in the way of returning when the NFL and MLB are back would be a mistake.
Posted: April 27, 2020, 2:12 pm
MLS has many things Liga MX craves, even if the quality isn't as high yet. And the time to launch a combined competition is closer and more practical than you think.
Posted: April 20, 2020, 8:44 pm
Wayne Rooney isn't a fan of Major League Soccer's trade and transfer system, and he says American players are getting the worst of it.
Posted: April 19, 2020, 2:11 pm
LAFC coach Bob Bradley responded to a magazine story in which captain Carlos Vela said the club prevented him from joining Barcelona on loan last year.
Posted: April 14, 2020, 7:55 pm
Fox Sports to broadcast the â€œeMLS Tournament Special,â€� a video game competition that will debut on Foxâ€™s cable networks later this month.
Posted: April 13, 2020, 11:01 am
Major League Soccer is a newer organization with more built-in flexibility to its schedule compared to European leagues, which are struggling during this hiatus.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 2:31 pm
The league will decrease the salaries of most of its full-time employees in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 6:24 pm
One of the biggest challenges for athletes is trying to remain on a consistent workout schedule to keep fitness levels up. Teams and players are doing their best.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 5:46 pm
Out-of-work employees of the Minnesota United MLS club were told they could find jobs elsewhere, but no support was offered.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 9:04 pm
Athletes, teams, officials, reporters and fans are doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. For Inter Miami of the MLS, that has meant a new crest.
Posted: March 23, 2020, 11:08 pm
In anticipation of a lengthy shutdown due to coronavirus, the league could postpone its championship match until December and play it at a neutral site.
Posted: March 18, 2020, 3:22 pm
Following the NBAâ€™s suspension Wednesday night after one of its players tested positive for COVID-19, MLS will take the time to â€œfully assess the situation.â€�
Posted: March 12, 2020, 3:03 pm
Valeri's expert technique helped Portland earn three points, but both the hosts and Nashville have plenty of improvements to make.
Posted: March 9, 2020, 1:05 am
Fans made their voices heard, and the team nearly earned a result at one of the league's toughest venues. David Beckham and Co. have plenty to build on.
Posted: March 2, 2020, 4:31 pm
Vela turned 31 on Sunday, then he turned David Beckham's expansion club away from Banc of California Stadium with a loss.
Posted: March 2, 2020, 12:38 am
One of the faces of MLS is in danger of missing the entire 2020 season after going down with an injury in the MLS season opener.
Posted: March 1, 2020, 11:10 pm
Thierry Henry got a victory in his first match as an MLS coach on Saturday when his Montreal Impact came back to beat the New England Revolution 2-1.
Posted: March 1, 2020, 12:26 am
Cristian PavÃ³n's early rocket wasn't enough as the Galaxy settled for a point in Houston.
Posted: February 29, 2020, 10:46 pm
Doug McIntyre returns with his weekly column, where he discusses the newest MLS franchise in Miami and the league's continued expansion.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:50 am