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...
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber said Tuesday that the MLS Players Association hasn't responded yet to the league’s proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement....
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...
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer announced a series of initiatives Monday to combat racism, advocate for social justice and increase diversity in the sport.
Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen will sell his soccer teams in the wake of reports that he made racist comments, Major League Soccer said Sunday.
Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals owner Dell Loy Hansen has come under criticism for comments he made on a local radio show after RSL players protested racial injustice by not taking the field for a...
NEW YORK (AP) — New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena has been suspended for two more games and fined $15,000 for confronting game officials after receiving a red card in the team’s July...
In light of Major League Baseball's trouble with its season, Major League Soccer's plan to resume play in its local markets is under scrutiny.
Buoyed by the MLS is Back tournament and confident of its coronavirus protocols, Major League Soccer will resume its regular season with teams playing in their home cities.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer delayed the first seasons of expansion teams in Charlotte, North Carolina; St. Louis; and Sacramento, California, by one year each because of the coronavirus...
Nashville SC has withdrawn from Major League Soccer's MLS is Back tournament in Florida after nine players tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced Thursday.
FC Dallas has withdrawn from the MLS is Back tournament in Florida after 10 players tested positive for coronavirus.
The league said Monday that of the 557 players sequestered at a pair of...
Why bend it like Beckham when you can bend it WITH Beckham?
David Beckham, part owner of the Major League Soccer club Inter Miami, is auctioning off a chance to take him on in a five-on-five...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Real Salt Lake has announced it will cut the salaries of some employees and furlough others while play is suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Major League Soccer plans to cut the pay of some executives and front office personnel while the season is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the situation...
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...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Major League Soccer is shutting down for 30 days because of the coronavirus, delaying the home opener for the expansion team co-owned by former England captain David...
As Major League Soccer embarks on its 25th season with two new expansion teams, it seems worth noting how far the league has come in that quarter-century.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Major League Soccer and its new Nashville team say Mayor John Cooper refused Thursday to commit to moving ahead with a stadium plan approved under the previous...
NEW YORK (AP) — During the fall of 2011, a couple of months after the NFL's lockout of the players ended and the regular season began as scheduled, a class of graduate students was asked to rate...
Major League Soccer has unveiled its plans to celebrate its 25th season, including a jersey reveal ahead of New York Fashion Week.
The 26-team league, including expansion teams in Miami and...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Tepper's vision of bringing a Major League Soccer team to Charlotte has been realized.
Charlotte was awarded an MLS expansion team on Tuesday by MLS commissioner...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — People familiar with the situation say Charlotte will be the home of a Major League Soccer expansion team.
The people spoke to The Associated Press Friday on...
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer will try to reach an agreement for ïts 30th team to be Charlotte, North Carolina, which could start play as soon as 2021.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Landon Donovan can be excused for thinking Major League Soccer’s top players had faced their Mexican league counterparts in an All-Star game before.
SEATTLE (AP) — Whether it's the increased talent in the league, a highly successful format change for the postseason, or the addition of more expansion teams, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don...
Major League Soccer has awarded its 29th franchise to Sacramento.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced the league's newest team Monday, joined by Mayor Darrell Steinberg and California Gov....
NEW YORK (AP) — Don Garber keeps a fireman's hat in his office.
"When you're running a business like this, you are a fireman. You're putting out fires every day," he said.
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...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Allan Cruz and Mathieu Deplagne scored two minutes apart in the second half and expansion FC Cincinnati won for the first time, topping the 10-man Portland Timbers 3-0 on Sunday...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Allan Cruz and Mathieu Deplagne scored two minutes apart in the second half and expansion FC Cincinnati won for the first time in MLS, topping the 10-man Portland Timbers 3-0 on...
Major League Soccer embarks this weekend on its 24th season with, appropriately enough, 24 teams.
FC Cincinnati joins the league this season, with Nashville and Miami teed up to start next...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Playing in Nashville means tapping into Music City, and the Major League Soccer team debuting in 2020 unveiled its name as the Nashville Soccer Club along with a logo and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber's contract has been extended by league owners for five years through 2023.
Garber's previous contract expired at the end of 2018.
He was hired in August 1999 to succeed Doug Logan, MLS's first commissioner.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Fernando Clavijo, a surprise starter for the 1994 U.S. World Cup team who went on to a long coaching and management career in Major League Soccer, has died. He was 63.
FC Dallas said he died Friday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from multiple myeloma. Clavijo was the team's technical director from March 2002 until he stepped down last September because of his health.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a long and often rocky courtship, Austin and Major League Soccer became a match.
The league formally welcomed Austin as its 27th franchise with a raucous downtown party Tuesday full of chanting and flag-waving, and Commissioner Don Garber calling the Texas capital a "perfect fit." MLS said Austin will begin play in the 2021 season.
CINCINNATI (AP) — FC Cincinnati says it will officially break ground on the team's new stadium site this month.
The event will occur at marked entrances near the rear of Taft High School and West 15th Street in the city's West End neighborhood Dec. 18. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber will attend, along with FC Cincinnati managing owner Carl Lindner III, team president and general manager Jeff Berding and Democratic Mayor John Cranley.
ATLANTA (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business.
In his annual state of the league address leading up to the MLS Cup final, Don Garber said the transfer deals that sent teenagers Alphonso Davies and Tyler Adams to the German Bundesliga should be a model for all clubs.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Back in 1999, NFL team owners Lamar Hunt and Robert Kraft approached Don Garber and asked if he might be interested in serving as commissioner of Major League Soccer.
The domestic soccer league was in trouble in just its fourth year, and at the time Garber was head of NFL International.
Garber mulled the proposition before ultimately taking the job. Now nearing two decades at the MLS helm, Garber is guiding an ever-expanding league that is set to field 26 teams by 2020.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The look on Tiffeny Milbrett's face said it all. She was genuinely surprised when former U.S. teammate Brandi Chastain unexpectedly appeared at a family gathering in Portland and handed her a small box inscribed "National Soccer Hall of Fame."
In it was a commemorative coin with Milbrett's name on it — and her perplexed expression turned into a broad smile.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on National Soccer Hall of Fame inductees (all times local):
Former U.S. forward Tiffeny Milbrett was surprised by her selection to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Thursday by former teammate Brandi Chastain in Portland, Oregon.
Milbrett, a standout at the University of Portland, played for the national team from 1991-2006, amassing 100 goals in 206 appearances. She played in three World Cups and two Olympics.
CINCINNATI (AP) — No longer just a pro baseball or football city. Not just a hotbed for college hoops. Thousands of soccer fans held a pep rally to celebrate Cincinnati's surprising ascendance on the pitch.
It's now a soccer city, too.
Major League Soccer added Cincinnati in its latest round of expansion Tuesday, rewarding a city that set attendance records during three seasons of United Soccer League play and has a stadium deal in place.
NEW YORK (AP) — Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson has been fined by Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber for criticizing referee Baldomero Toledo after a 3-2 loss to Orlando on April 8.
The league announced the fine Monday but did not disclose the amount.
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.
The match, dubbed the Campeones Cup, is set for Sept. 19 at BMO Field. The Liga MX opponent will be the winner of July's Campeon de Campeones match between the Apertura champion Tigres UANL and the Clausura champion determined in May.
With no U.S. World Cup team to tout, Major League Soccer is putting an emphasis on new young talent.
The U.S. national team failed to qualify for soccer's biggest tournament, which means the domestic league's American stars are staying home from Russia.
Former U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has filed a complaint against the U.S. Soccer Federation with the U.S. Olympic Committee, accusing it of illegally favoring Major League Soccer.
MIAMI (AP) — David Beckham had a speech prepared and well-rehearsed for the event four years in the making, then abandoned his script shortly after taking the confetti-covered stage.
Fitting, since nothing in his quest went as planned.
"Bringing an MLS club to Miami," Beckham said, "has been a hell of a journey."
The journey is now complete, in some respects: Beckham has his team, and Miami is back in Major League Soccer.
MIAMI (AP) — David Beckham can finally see the goal in Miami, and his Major League Soccer team is about to be born.
The soccer icon and his group of partners announced plans for a news conference Monday, saying they will make "an important announcement on the future of soccer in Miami."
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Martino says that if Sunil Gulati is backing Kathy Carter to succeed him as U.S. Soccer Federation President, Gulati should state his allegiance publicly.
A former U.S. national team player and on-leave NBC analyst, Martino is among eight candidates in the Feb. 10 election. Carter, on leave from her job as president of Soccer United Marketing, has the backing of Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber. Gulati has not made a public endorsement.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Major League Soccer is expanding its presence in the southeast, awarding Nashville the first of its newest expansion franchises as MLS' 24th team .
Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and John R. Ingram, head of the group that will own the team.