African footballers have been migrating overseas since the 1920s, when French leagues attracted some West African players. The migration of African talent to Europe intensified from the 1980s to the 2000s as football became more globalized and economically viable.
Thousands of African footballers have since found their way to Europe. Many have succeeded in carving a niche for themselves, like Abedi Pele, Didier Drogba, George Weah and Samuel Eto'o. The performances of these stars have reinforced the perception that the African continent has some of the best football talent.
Gabriel “Gaga” Slonina is one of the most exciting prospects in Major League Soccer. Less than a year removed from becoming the youngest starting goalkeeper in league history, the 17-year-old Chicago Fire youth product has already garnered interest from Europe’s elite. According to renowned football reporter Fabrizio Romano, a Gabriel Slonina to Chelsea move was in the works before the London club was hit by UK sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Mesut Özil vive días turbulentos en el Fenerbahçe y no faltan aquellos que especulan con un nuevo destino para el talentoso volante, entre ellos el Necaxa de México y la MLS.
Pelea de Mesut Özil con su técnico
El seleccionado alemán arribó al club turco en enero de 2021, luego de una tóxica relación con el Arsenal.
It's easy to criticize American soccer, but in doing so, we can't embrace the unique stage of development the game is going through right now.
Soccer in the states has only gotten consistent traction in the last few decades, and there are very few professional sports leagues across the world that are actively expanding — none are doing so at the rate of American soccer.
This leads to the constant restructuring of leagues and teams moving between divisions — both of which are further complicated by the lack of promotion and relegation within our footballing pyramid.
Karol Świderski scored his first two career MLS goals to fuel host Charlotte FC to their first win in franchise history, courtesy of a 3-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday.
Świderski's goal in the sixth minute was the first at home for Charlotte FC (1-3-0, 3 points), who were shut out by the Los Angeles Galaxy on March 5 in front of an MLS record-high 74,749 fans at Bank of America Stadium.
Major League Soccer is reportedly eyeing a new $300 million TV rights deal, more than triple its previous agreement with ESPN, Fox and Univision. With a deal expected to be announced in April, MLS viewership to open the 2022 season has sparked a debate on just how much MLS TV rights should be worth, and whether MLS can make a major impact on the sports TV landscape ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
El panorama era sombrío. La visita a New England Revolution, la semana pasada, había sido devastadora para Pumas. Una derrota por 3-0 en suelo estadounidense los tenía con un pie y medio fuera de la Liga de Campeones de la Concacaf. Sin embargo, su técnico, Andrés Lillini, se tenía fe. "Nunca nos tienen fe, pero saldremos adelante", dijo.
Reigning MLS MVP Carles Gil didn't hide his feelings after the New England Revolution dropped a 3-2 decision to visiting Real Salt Lake in snowy conditions on Saturday in Foxborough, Mass.
Heavy snow fell in the first half before windy conditions became more prevalent in the second. New England saw a 2-0 lead evaporate after the bottom fell out in the second half. Real Salt Lake halved the deficit in the 78th minute, forged a tie in the 88th minute and pulled ahead in stoppage time.
Gil, the Revolution's captain, wasn't at a loss for words after the match.