MLS, Apple have high expectations with launch of Season PassFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
Don Garber smiled as he showed off Major League Soccer’s new state-of-the-art facility, which will host studio shows for the Apple TV Season Pass package.
While flashy studios and graphics work to produce a wow factor, the longtime MLS commissioner knows the importance of this weekend’s season launch.
MLS says San Diego, Las Vegas top candidates for 30th teamFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — With opening day approaching Saturday, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber expressed hope to pick a 30th team by the end of the year and defended an expanded playoff format in which 18 of 29 clubs make the postseason.
Pelé invigorated US soccer, paved way for ’94 World Cup, MLSDecember 30, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Toye traveled to Jamaica and walked unannounced into the hotel where the Brazilian club Santos was staying ahead of a friendly against the Reggae Boyz in January 1971. Pelé was sitting by the pool, and the New York Cosmos general manager began the cold call that changed U.S.
Garber sees linear TV deal, expansion on MLS’ horizonNovember 4, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Major League Soccer begins a groundbreaking 10-year partnership with Apple next season to broadcast games, there will still be some available on linear channels.
Commissioner Don Garber said during Thursday's “State of the League” address that the league is in the process of finalizing deals to simulcast some games on broadcast or cable networks.
MLS, Liga MX unveil World Cup-style format for Leagues CupOctober 6, 2022 GMT
Major League Soccer and Liga MX have announced the format for the expanded Leagues Cup competition next summer that will feature all teams from both leagues participating in the month-long, World Cup-style tournament.
Zimmerman, Ferreira, Arriola, Yedlin Long head MLS All-StarsJuly 12, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. national team regulars Paul Arriola, Jesús Ferreira, Aaron Long, Jordan Morris, DeAndre Yedlin and Walker Zimmerman were among 26 players picked Tuesday for Major League Soccer's All-Star Game.
MLS All-Star Game to pit league stars against LIGA MXApril 21, 2022 GMT
Major League Soccer's All-Star Game will again pit the league's best against their counterparts from Mexico's LIGA MX.
The game is set for Aug. 10 at Allianz Field, home of Minnesota United. The festivities that week will include a concert headlined by Khalid and a skills challenge, the league announced Thursday.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber gets US Soccer Fricker AwardMarch 12, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber was given the 2022 Werner Fricker Builder Award by the U.S. Soccer Federation on Friday.
The 64-year-old succeeded Doug Logan as MLS commissioner in 1999 and has overseen the league's expansion from 10 to 29 teams and the opening of 26 soccer-specific stadiums in the U.S.
Jazz owner Smith, 76ers part owner Blitzer buying RSLJanuary 5, 2022 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Major League Soccer has approved the sale of Real Salt Lake to David Blitzer and Smith Entertainment Group.
Blitzer also has an ownership stake in the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, the NHL's New Jersey Devils and the Premier League's Crystal Palace.
Ex-US Soccer president running again 2 years after quittingJanuary 5, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro is running to regain his job as U.S. Soccer Federation president, two years after he quit amid a backlash to the group’s lawyers filing legal papers claiming the women’s national team players had less physical ability and responsibility than their male counterparts.
MLS expands diversity hiring requirements for sporting staffDecember 8, 2021 GMT
Major League Soccer clubs must interview at least one Black candidate when hiring for sporting positions as part of updates to the diversity hiring policy announced by the league Tuesday.
The new requirement calls for at least two non-white candidates to be interviewed for any open sporting/technical positions with clubs and one of the candidates must be Black.
MLS All-Star game goes to Minnesota’s Allianz Field in 2022October 5, 2021 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The MLS All-Star Game will have another first-time host next season.
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced the award of the summer showcase Tuesday at a ceremony at Allianz Field, where the MLS All-Stars will face a to-be-determined opponent on Wednesday, Aug.
Garber: Calling off MLS games after 9/11 was right moveSeptember 10, 2021 GMT
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has a framed photo on the wall of his office showing two pillars of blue light piercing the night sky from the spot where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood.
LA Story: Vela, Chicharito highlight MLS All-Star rosterAugust 4, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican stars Carlos Vela and Chicharito Hernandez, Gold Cup goalkeeping standout Matt Turner and 17-year-old Cade Cowell are among the 28 players on the Major League Soccer All-Star Game roster announced Wednesday.
MLS to meet Mexican league counterparts in All-Star GameJune 9, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It will take place more than a year later than originally scheduled, but a match between the top players in Major League Soccer and Mexico's Liga MX is on.
The two leagues announced Wednesday that the MLS All-Star Game will be played Aug.
Cincinnati FC set to debut new stadium SundayMay 12, 2021 GMT
The first of three new stadiums in Major League Soccer throws open its doors on Sunday.
FC Cincinnati will host Inter Miami at TQL Stadium, the team's new $250 million home. The exterior of the 26,000-seat stadium is covered with LED lights that make for something of a The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ MLS Players Association executive director Bob Foose says delaying the start of the 2021 season would be the “best solution” for Canadian teams given the pandemic-related border issues...
The Latest: MLS’s Canadian teams to face challenges againJanuary 13, 2021 GMT
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
MLS Players Association executive director Bob Foose says delaying the start of the 2021 season would be the “best solution” for Canadian teams given the pandemic-related border issues...
Garber recounts MLS successes, but acknowledges lossesDecember 8, 2020 GMT
Commissioner Don Garber said while Major League Soccer is on track to have losses nearing $1 billion this year because of the coronavirus, he's proud of the way the league was able to navigate the pandemic and complete a difficult season...
Nashville out of MLS is Back after 9 players test positiveJuly 9, 2020 GMT
Nashville SC has withdrawn from Major League Soccer's MLS is Back tournament in Florida after nine players tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced Thursday...
US Soccer president quits after gender discrimination suitMarch 13, 2020 GMT
Carlos Cordeiro resigned as U.S. Soccer Federation president on Thursday night, three days after the organization sparked a backlash when its legal papers in a gender discrimination lawsuit claimed the women's national team players had less physical ability and responsibility than their male counterparts.
MLS announces plans to expand to 30 teamsApril 19, 2019 GMT
St. Louis and Sacramento, California, have been invited to submit formal bids for franchises as Major League Soccer's Board of Governors formally unveiled plans Thursday to expand to 30 teams...
Major League Soccer forms partnership with Mexico’s Liga MXMarch 13, 2018 GMT
Major League Soccer and Liga MX have joined in a long-term partnership that will launch later this year when reigning MLS Cup champion Toronto hosts the champion from Mexico's top league...
Beckham to discuss effort to bring team to MiamiFebruary 3, 2014 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — David Beckham will take part in a news conference Wednesday to discuss his progress in trying to bring a Major League Soccer expansion team to Miami.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez will also attend.