The head of Apple TV's collaboration with Major League Soccer has urged clubs in the league to follow the example of Inter Miami's deal with Lionel Messi and sign more top stars.However he acknowledged that Inter Miami had been able to generate what are widely expected to be record revenues from the Messi deal.
Author: AFP
Posted: February 22, 2024, 6:30 pm
Everything you need to know about Lionel Messi’s next fixture
Author: The Independent
Posted: February 22, 2024, 5:12 pm
How did MLS begin Lionel Messi's first full season in the league? By putting Inter Miami's opener behind a pay wall.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: February 22, 2024, 2:31 pm
It is 26 years since a goalkeeper other than Petr Cech got his hands on the League Cup for Chelsea, but Kevin Hitchcock believes his old club have finally found somebody to permanently fill Cech’s gloves.
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: February 22, 2024, 12:40 pm
Lionel Messi had two Real Salt Lake defenders on either side of him, two more a few yards in front of him.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: February 22, 2024, 5:35 am
Lionel Messi flicked the ball over a prone, injured opponent, and dazzled in his 2024 MLS opener, as he seemingly always does.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: February 22, 2024, 3:06 am
After weeks of uncertainty and power struggle, the 2024 U.S. Open Cup might only include eight MLS teams, USL president Paul McDonough told Yahoo Sports.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: February 21, 2024, 5:11 pm
With Messi in Miami and the World Cup coming to US soil, the eyes of the world are on Major League Soccer like never before. It’s only raised the stakes of a nasty labor dispute between MLS and its referees
Author: The Guardian
Posted: February 21, 2024, 5:07 pm
Everybody wants to play with Messi at Inter Miami, but MLS salary restrictions mean very few actually can.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: February 21, 2024, 3:24 pm
When Inter Miami forward and former Liverpool and Barcelona star Luis Suarez makes his Major League Soccer debut on Wednesday against Real Salt Lake, he will be part of a new MLS collectibles launch. Fanatics Collectibles is expanding its on-field program to Major League Soccer, introducing Topps MLS Debut Patch Autograph trading cards for every …
Author: Sportico
Posted: February 21, 2024, 12:00 pm
The MLS Players Association on Tuesday urged a quick resolution to the lockout of the league’s referees and cautioned that the use of replacement game officials during the labor dispute could jeopardize the health of players. Barring a sudden agreement, the 2024 MLS season opener on Wednesday featuring Argentina great Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami against Real Sal Lake will be officiated by replacement referees. “On the eve of the 2024 MLS season, attention should be focused on the competition on the field,” the MLS Players Association said in a statement.
Author: The Guardian
Posted: February 21, 2024, 11:57 am
On the latest episode of La Previa, host Asli Pelit talks to Tony Cherchi, the broadcaster and host of MLS 360, MLS Season Pass’ studio show in Spanish. MLS and Apple announced a landmark 10-year $2.5 billion broadcast deal in 2022 that will see every match streamed on the tech giant’s platform. The league produces …
Author: Sportico
Posted: February 21, 2024, 10:55 am
The new season kicks off this week. Our panel of writers deliver their verdicts on the MVP, champions, ‘Season Pass’ team and the young players to watch
Author: The Guardian
Posted: February 21, 2024, 10:05 am
Birmingham City defender Kevin Long signs for Canadian MLS side FC Toronto for an undisclosed fee.
Author: BBC
Posted: February 20, 2024, 5:50 pm
MLS imposed financial restrictions to steer the league through its infancy. The arrival of Lionel Messi has sparked a renewed push to ditch those restrictions to allow the league to blossom into one of the best in the world.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: February 20, 2024, 4:13 pm
The Professional Soccer Referees Assn. rejected a labor deal with the organization that provides officials to leagues in the U.S. and Canada.
Author: LA Times
Posted: February 17, 2024, 8:10 pm
So you want to build an MLS champion? No mean feat given the league’s notoriously byzantine roster regulations. But take heed of these four rules and you’ll be on your way
Author: The Guardian
Posted: February 17, 2024, 8:30 am
In early 2023, BMO Financial signed a 10-year contract with LAFC for naming rights to its soccer-specific stadium. Now the bank is doubling down on its relationship with the MLS club by also adding jersey sponsorship rights to its marketing portfolio under a deal to be announced on Thursday. “It is deepening a partnership that …
Author: Sportico
Posted: February 15, 2024, 3:00 pm
A single matchup with Miami could for some clubs yield more ticket income than 16 other home games combined. But the Messi games are more than one-off bonanzas.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: February 15, 2024, 2:48 pm
Real Salt Lake and the Utah Royals unveiled a new long-term partnership with Intermountain Health that will showcase the logo of the firm’s insurance arm, Select Health, on the front of the jerseys for the MLS and NWSL clubs. The seven-year agreement has an average annual value in the mid-seven figures. “This is so much …
Author: Sportico
Posted: February 14, 2024, 9:00 pm
Eduard Atuesta is the only player on the LAFC roster who was there for the team's first game in 2018. But he was not there for its greatest success.
Author: LA Times
Posted: February 14, 2024, 7:50 pm
At 14, the wonderkid became the highest paid player in MLS and youngest-ever USMNT player. His career was ultimately defined by hype and disappointment
Author: The Guardian
Posted: February 14, 2024, 10:00 am
All eyes will be on Lionel Messi and Inter Miami as the global superstar competes in his first full season in MLS in 2024.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: February 13, 2024, 2:37 pm
Dejan Joveljic is a national master in chess in Serbia, but he's looking forward to a bigger Galaxy role because "nothing can compare" with scoring goals.
Author: LA Times
Posted: February 13, 2024, 12:00 pm
Fans and players hope for the best at the start of any season. But there are always factors holding back even the best teams
Author: The Guardian
Posted: February 8, 2024, 1:07 pm
The MLS preseason tournament, the brainchild of Galaxy and AEG executives, is a hit with players looking to bond and for teams eager to cut down on travel.
Author: LA Times
Posted: February 6, 2024, 12:00 pm
Messi rested, reportedly to protect against injury, and Inter Miami lost 6-0 to Al-Nassr. They're now winless in four preseason games.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: February 1, 2024, 9:22 pm
The LA Galaxy players who suddenly became team-mates of world’s most recognizable athlete remember a ‘regular dude’ who helped a fledgling league to then-unthinkable heights
Author: The Guardian
Posted: January 31, 2024, 8:30 am
Jesús Ferreira, a U.S. men's national team standout with dual nationality, would have been a high-profile target for the Russian government if transferred.
Author: LA Times
Posted: January 30, 2024, 1:00 pm
Orange County isn't so much a soccer club as it is a European travel agency — which is exactly what players like Ethan Zubak were looking for.
Author: LA Times
Posted: January 30, 2024, 12:00 pm
LAFC general manager John Thorrington has just six weeks to rebuild a roster that has lost 18 players, and it's unclear if Carlos Vela will return.
Author: LA Times
Posted: January 26, 2024, 12:15 am
Scottish midfielder Ryan Gauld says he has not given up on his hopes of playing for Scotland after agreeing a lucrative new deal with MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps.
Author: BBC
Posted: January 25, 2024, 8:02 pm
The league and the streaming giant agreed to a 10-year partnership that will include a Drive To Survive style docuseries
Author: The Guardian
Posted: January 24, 2024, 10:00 am
The average MLS team is worth $678 million, according to data compiled by Sportico. Los Angeles FC ranks first at $1.15 billion, while CF Montréal ranks last at $440 million. Below are the values of the league’s 29 franchises, which are collectively worth $19.7 billion. The league will expand to 30 teams next season when …
Author: Sportico
Posted: January 24, 2024, 5:05 am
The Professional Soccer Referees Association (PRSA), the union that represents professional referees in North America and Canada, has voted to authorize a strike, the union said in a statement on Monday. The vote means it’s probable that the MLS season, which kicks off on 21 February with a match between Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami and Real Salt Lake, will begin with replacement officials. “We knew the frustration levels were high, because these officials have not benefited from the growth of our sport and PSRA was forced to file an unfair labor practice charge to address alleged direct dealing committed by certain PRO [Professional Referee Organization] managers,” Peter Manikowski, president and lead negotiator of the PSRA, said.
Author: The Guardian
Posted: January 23, 2024, 5:17 pm
Wilkinson was fired in 2022 after multiple investigations, including one into the sexual misconduct of former Portland Thorns coach Paul Riley.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 19, 2024, 3:39 pm
Inter Miami is about to embark on a preseason tour that will take them all around the globe. It will net the organization millions, but will it compromise the team's ability to win games?
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 18, 2024, 5:44 pm
With the MLS offseason in full swing and the regular season starting up in February, there are plenty of reasons for optimism across the league
Author: The Guardian
Posted: January 18, 2024, 8:00 am
The US was the first country to introduce substitutions and the backpass law. Here are five other innovations worthy of consideration for a wider rollout
Author: The Guardian
Posted: January 17, 2024, 10:00 am
Alexi Lalas and Landon Donovan, who each won titles with the Galaxy, hope recent changes the franchise has made will revive it into an MLS power once again.
Author: LA Times
Posted: January 16, 2024, 12:00 pm
The dispute between Major League Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation over MLS’ participation in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup brought negotiations for a broadcast deal for the tournament to a standstill last month, according to parties involved in the negotiation. MLS’ request to replace its teams in the U.S. Open Cup with teams …
Author: Sportico
Posted: January 12, 2024, 5:02 am
Jovan Kirovski, a former U.S. national team midfielder who joined the Galaxy front office in 2013, helped the club land major international stars.
Author: LA Times
Posted: January 11, 2024, 8:53 pm
Dallas Cowboys standout kicker Brandon Aubrey played soccer before making the move to kicking footballs. He isn't the first soccer player to shine in the NFL.
Author: LA Times
Posted: January 9, 2024, 12:00 pm
Timothy Tillman is among 25 MLS players called up Friday for the U.S. national team's first training camp of the new year, which will begin Monday in Orlando, Fla.
Author: LA Times
Posted: January 5, 2024, 5:14 pm
Sam Kerr, Lionel Messi and more provided epic moments of excitement and inspiration for soccer fans in 2023.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 26, 2023, 3:30 pm
MLS commissioner Don Garber admitted long ago he didn't know much about soccer when he left the NFL for MLS. He proved it with the U.S. Open Cup decision.
Author: LA Times
Posted: December 22, 2023, 12:13 am
Major League Soccer dropped its full 2024 schedule on Wednesday.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 20, 2023, 8:41 pm
LAFC will face one of MLS' toughest 2024 schedules, playing all 13 Western Conference opponents at least twice and the top three teams in the East.
Author: LA Times
Posted: December 20, 2023, 8:28 pm
The Galaxy's 2024 schedule includes a home opener against Lionel Messi's Inter Miami squad and another showdown with rival LAFC at the Rose Bowl.
Author: LA Times
Posted: December 20, 2023, 5:48 pm
Major League Soccer previously stated its plans to have MLS NEXT Pro teams take their first teams' places in the tournament
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: December 20, 2023, 3:21 pm