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Is MLS Going Too Far In Its Quest For Apolitical Stadiums?

Major League Soccer updated its Fan Code of Conduct on March 1 for the 2019 season, in which it banned the display of political banners and signs at matches. Instead of thwarting political messages, MLS has become a flashpoint for the increasing political polarization of a diverse United States of America.

No one is benefiting.

Solskjær On Possible Ibrahimovic Return: 'I'll Always Speak To Zlatan'

Maybe, just maybe, Ole Gunnar Solskjær doesn’t trust Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood as much as he led on.

The Norwegian had stated he trusts the attackers he has available in his squad. Yet, there could be a chance of a former player coming back to Manchester United.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic said a few days ago that, “If Manchester United needs me, I’m here.”

Is a return to Old Trafford on the cards for Zlatan? Solskjær wouldn’t mind it.

After Glorious Failure, Minnesota United Is Now One With Minnesota Sports

Last night in Atlanta, Minnesota United became a truly Minnesotan franchise. It’s got to mean more than an expansion love-in and a celebration of soccer stadia specificity — it’s got to hurt, and Tuesday had that Sisyphean quality that encapsulates everything Minnesota teams try their hand at.

Zlatan Scores Twice, But LAFC Storms Back In Wild 3-3 El Tráfico

Barring a meeting in the 2019 MLS Playoffs — please let that happen — LAFC’s wait for a victory over El Tráfico rivals LA Galaxy will go into a third season. On Sunday night at Banc of California Stadium, the two clubs played to a frantic 3-3 draw after an early Zlatan Ibrahimović brace was answered by two from LAFC’s Latif Blessing. Cristian Pavón and Carlos Vela would also exchange goals.

Alright, Alright, Alright — Matthew McConaughey Added To Ownership Group Of Austin FC

Seattle Sounders? Austin FC will take your Russell Wilson and Macklemore owners and raise you one legendary, Academy Award-winning actor. Maybe this will help the rest of the league forget about its hate for majority Austin FC owner Anthony Precourt.

5 Cities That Deserve MLS Expansion Teams

With MLS just announcing that the city of St. Louis will be the next to join the league, other cities are beginning to scramble to fill the final slots MLS has made for expansion teams. Of all the cities interested, here are five that we think deserve a franchise the most.

Taylor Twellman Questions Wayne Rooney’s Commitment After Boneheaded Red Card

With last night’s 2-1 defeat to the New York Red Bulls at Audi Field, D.C. United’s chances of hosting a Conference Quarterfinal playoff game took a massive blow. The Red Bulls leapfrogged United in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with the victory, and any chance of a United win was effectively damned by Wayne Rooney’s straight red card in the 24th minute. 

Wayne Rooney Red Card Vs. NYRB

Inter Miami’s Stadium Site Is Laced With Arsenic Twice The Legal Limit

Arsenal and soccer? Good.

Arsenic and soccer? Bad.

The site Inter Miami will soon call home has toxic soil, a recent environmental analysis has concluded, first reported by the Miami Herald. Along with unsafe levels of lead and barium, the soil contains levels of arsenic contamination more than twice the legal limit. 

Messi, Zlatan And Cliftonville Ladies FC Set To Battle For FIFA Puskás Award

It’s that time of year again: FIFA has announced the 10 finalists for the annual Puskás Award, the trophy given to the player, male or female, “judged to have scored the most aesthetically significant, or ‘most beautiful,’ goal of the calendar year.”

This most certainly wasn’t the case last year when Mohamed Salah scooped the award after Liverpool and Egypt supporters spammed the fan vote. The goal Salah scored against Everton back in December of 2018 hadn’t even won the Premier League’s Goal of the Month, so it was an awful joke to see it given the prestigious Puskás Award.

Zlatan Ibrahimović’s Brace Undone By Comical LA Galaxy Own Goal

Another Zlatan Ibrahimović brace — giving him four goals in four days after scoring two against FC Dallas last Wednesday — wasn't enough to power the LA Galaxy beyond Western Conference rival Seattle on Saturday night. The Sounders earned a dramatic point after a comical own goal from Jørgen Skjelvik in the 82nd minute.  

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