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Is MLS upgrading its coaching talent in Tata Martino's wake?
15:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

Major League Soccer professed its ambition in its infancy. When Don Garber took over as commissioner in 1999, he said he hoped to grow MLS into a division that would rival Europe's elite.  His tactics have been both aggressive and…

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Baby steps for Miguel Almiron and Danny Mills
17:00 Thursday 31st January 2019

Major League Soccer is referred to as a retirement league for European stars and a feeder league for European divisions. Often by the same people. Frequently in the same sentence. This is because both are true. But also because being either,…

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Will Atlanta United's MLS Cup be C-Beams glittering or tears in rain?
17:00 Saturday 8th December 2018

The MLS Cup plays tonight between Atlanta United and Portland Timbers at 8PM local time, 1AM in the UK. Don't roll your eyes at me. Fair is fair. You stayed up late [or came in early] for Tyson Fury; you can do the same for this title fight.…

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Tata Martino to Manchester United? Why not?
15:30 Saturday 1st December 2018

The Royal Family's much more popular in Britain than the Glazers. In the United States too. For that matter, probably the entire planet. Networks aren't going to drop everything to broadcast a Glazer wedding assuming anyone will…

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90 minutes to MLS Cup: Red Bulls need not apply
17:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

Major League Soccer's Conference Finals began on Sunday. Going into the first leg matches, the four teams hoping to reach the MLS Cup Final on Saturday, December 8th each had a script they wanted to follow. Two stories from the…

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2018 MLS Cup Story draws nearer a conclusion with Conference Finals set
15:00 Wednesday 14th November 2018

While Real Madrid promoted their third B-team coach in as many years and Bayern Munich backed its struggling boss, while Manchester City proved it had more class on the pitch than Manchester United and a manager who would immediately correct…

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Gerardo Martino says, 'Gracias, pero no gracias' to Atlanta United extension
17:00 Thursday 25th October 2018

Many things are coming to the United States: the mid-term elections, a caravan of Central American refugees, the MLS Cup. One person is leaving. He's Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino. European football fans know him as the manager who…

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Old is new again in MLS management
17:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

Youth has been the buzzword in football recently, perhaps in all team sports. Energy, athleticism, work rate and input formed up behind it to compose a new ethos for professional competitions. Knowledge, experience and efficiency suddenly counted…

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Who and what to watch during the MLS run-in
17:00 Sunday 23rd September 2018

When this weekend's action concludes, every Major League franchise except Wayne Rooney's DC United will have competed in 29 or 30 matches of the regular season's 34. DCU began the season with a light schedule while their new…

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Meet Josef Martinez, MLS' new goal king
12:00 Tuesday 28th August 2018

With Major League Soccer yet to pervade the mainstream European football psyche, the spotlight settled on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney navigating their first season in North America. Both are doing well but neither is tearing up the…

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MLS Grab Bag, Week 3: League tears down Trump's wall
14:00 Friday 16th March 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s third edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. Tear down the wall The USSF has been slow to act on the…

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MLS Grab Bag: Opening Day
17:00 Friday 2nd March 2018

Welcome to the MLS Grab Bag. Every Friday, I’ll be previewing the weekend’s action and commenting on any notable developments from the preceding week. There will be some regular features as well, such as a power ranking for the…

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4 candidates to win the 2018 MLS Golden Boot
15:00 Friday 2nd March 2018

The 2018 MLS season will start this weekend. The campaign promises to be filled with star players and a playing level previously unseen on American soil. One reason is the influx of players with attacking quality. Almost every team…

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3 new Latinos set to shine in MLS 2018
14:00 Thursday 15th February 2018

Major League Soccer is no longer a "retirement league" where older players come to spend their last few matches chilling and playing like no one cares. The league has evolved massively over the past 10 years. Better players…

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The Rich Get Richer: Darlington Nagbe joins Atlanta United FC
10:30 Friday 15th December 2017

Atlanta United might have not won the MLS Cup during the most recent MLS season, but there is no question the team was one of the most exciting teams to watch during the campaign until their elimination in the playoffs. Gerardo Martino's…