MLS

Forget El Clásico, Everyone Was Watching MLS This Past Weekend

The 25th season of MLS began with a bang as both TV ratings and stadium attendance spiked for opening weekend. The highlight was all things Nashville, which saw a league-best attendance of 59,069 for the team’s inaugural game at Nissan Stadium.

Miguel Almirón Scores Stunner And Celebrates With Josef Martínez Shout-Out

Back in the days of the feared Atlanta United attacking partnership between Josef Martínez and Miguel Almirón, the Venezuelan and Paraguayan used to celebrate goals with a Dragon Ball Z-inspired “fusion” pose. It happened often as the duo combined for 71 goals over the course of two seasons.

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Welcome To MLS Inter Miami, This Is Carlos Vela

There’s a lot to like about Inter Miami with Rodolfo Pizarro, Matías Pellegrini, Jorge Figal and Wil Trapp featuring in the club’s MLS debut on Sunday, but they’re obviously nowhere near last season’s Supporters’ Shield winners Los Angeles FC for the time being.

Five-Goal Thriller Between NYRB-Cincinnati Continues Frantic Opening Weekend

The New York Red Bulls held their own in their season opener Sunday, displaying a strong performance against a solid FC Cincinnati. Although Cincinnati dominated possession, the Red Bulls came out on top 3-2 for a perfect start to the 2020 season.

In the 16th minute, 22-year-old Kyle Duncan opened the scoring with a goal from atop the six-yard box, striking the ball into the lower-left corner after a demonstrating his smarts by making a streaking run down the right flank and crashing the box unmarked.

MLS Sees Itself As World's Best League In 25 Years

As Major League Soccer launched a milestone 25th season on Saturday, the mood was not one of reflection and cautious optimism but bold even outrageous predictions of a future empire. 

Not content to eventually become one of the most successful leagues in North America, MLS has set its sights on supplanting the UK's Premier League and Spain's LaLiga as the world's top soccer product by the time it celebrates its 50th anniversary. 

Chicharito’s MLS Debut Upstaged By Pavón Shot That Nearly Reached Escape Velocity

Javier Hernández made his long-awaited MLS debut on Saturday in Houston. A rare sell-out crowd at BBVA Stadium watched as Chicharito’s LA Galaxy earned a 1-1 draw with the hometown Dynamo.

Ridiculous Looping Shot Gives Thierry Henry First Win As MLS Coach

Maximiliano Urruti's goal in the 80th minute lifted the Montreal Impact to a 2-1 victory over the visiting New England Revolution in Saturday's MLS season opener.

Urruti's high-arcing shot from just outside the box found its way over New England keeper Matt Turner, who had come off his line in an attempt to cut off Urruti's path to the net.

Alabama Native Would Rather Play For FC Dallas Than Clemson Football

FC Dallas signed midfielder Tanner Tessmann to a three-year contract with club options for the 2023 and 2024 seasons, making him the 28th Homegrown Player in the organization.

By signing the contract, the 18-year-old is giving up his chance to vie for the kicking duties at Clemson.

MLS Takes Two Steps Forward, One Step Back After Thursday's Concacaf Champions League Matches

LAFC made MLS history Thursday night while the Seattle Sounders avoided it. The Sounders left a sour taste in the mouth of MLS fans on what was a monumental night in the Concacaf Champions League.

Let’s start with the good news. Carlos Vela and company became the first MLS team to defeat a Liga MX side after losing the first leg by multiple goals.

MLS Mulling Visible Clock That Stops During Time Wasting

A visible clock is one of the measures being considered by Major League Soccer to solve the problem of time-wasting by players, according to former World Cup final referee Howard Webb, who is now the MLS's head official.

Webb told Reuters he was "open-minded" about the concept and that MLS could perhaps serve as a test model to trial the idea, just as it was the world's first league to use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system at every match.

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