New York Red Bulls

Why Zlatan's move to LA Galaxy is bad for Major League Soccer

Ageing striker’s long-awaited move to US is done, but the entire enterprise feels like an unwelcome throwback for MLS<p>It had become the worst kept secret in soccer. This was a transfer that followed the usual course of conjecture: there was a public courting, months of tabloid speculation and, of …


Zlatan Ibrahimovic officially signs with Galaxy, but where does he rank in all-time MLS signings?

Is Ibrahimovic the best signing in league history?<p>Zlatan Ibrahimovic is finally here. The Los Angeles Galaxy announced the signing of the veteran …


Toronto FC will use bye week to rest and refocus ahead of "another important stretch"

TORONTO – And breathe.<p>With a slight pause at the end of a furious start to the 2018 season, Toronto FC are looking to make the most of the …

Toronto FC

Tottenham and AC Milan to play at U.S. Bank Stadium this summer

U.S. Bank Stadium will host two top European soccer clubs this summer, a source told the Pioneer Press on Friday. Tottenham Hotspur, of the English …


2018 MLS odds: Betting lines for weekend include NYC FC as road underdog

New York City FC will try to keep its perfect record intact with a road win over New England, with the Revolution getting the nod on the odds at the sportsbooks.<p>The New York City FC are the only team in the MLS to open the 2018 season with a perfect 3-0-0 record. That record will be put to the test …


LA Galaxy: Zlatan Ibrahimovic refocuses club on key strength

The LA Galaxy have finally done it. They’ve finally signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic after years of speculation. It couldn’t be more apt.<p>Major League Soccer …


Anton Walkes interview: Tottenham defender on MLS and Portsmouth

Adam Bate<p>Comment and Analysis @ghostgoal<p>Anton Walkes interview: Tottenham defender on MLS and Portsmouth<p>Tottenham defender Anton Walkes on his …


Daily Red Sox Links: The best offseason move made by each AL East team

J.D. Martinez signed with the Boston Red Sox on Feb. 26. It was far and away the biggest offseason move for the team, with respect to Eduardo Nunez. …


Nashville SC game in Nissan Stadium may be biggest soccer crowd in U.S. this weekend

CLOSE<p>The highly anticipated USL season opener against Louisville City FC saw a group of Nashville SC supporters make the trip.<p>Nissan Stadium may …

Major League Soccer

MLS Fantasy: Watch the international window as you make your Round 4 picks

<i>Reid, Mike, Blayne and Parker sit down to talk about some of the most exciting and fantasy relevant evens from Round 3 and preview the few games</i> …

Major League Soccer

2018 Major League Soccer all-name team: Featuring Bastian Schweinsteiger, Shaft Brewer

To quote famous football player/coach/pundit — and interim coach for the Tigers youth soccer team in <i>Kicking & Screaming</i> — Mike Ditka: "We became a team today!"<p>On Wednesday, Los Angeles Football Club acquired Shaft Brewer Jr., and the final piece of the 2018 edition of the Major League Soccer …


RSL plagued by another string of injuries to start the season

The injuries started to pile up as Real Salt Lake emerged from preseason.<p>First there was Adam Henley’s hamstring then Aaron Herrera’s groin. Marcelo …

Salt Lake City

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Friday, March 23

Aren’t bad commercials the best commercials?<p>Hello, Hoddlers!<p>International breaks are very hard.<p><b>Ramble of the Day</b><p>In the United States, we have a channel that is part of very select sports packages called Fox Soccer Plus. I happen to be one of those people who has FSP, and while I enjoy the …


Armchair Analyst: Complete guide to the 6-game Week 4 slate

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CONCACAF Champions League

Ibrahimovic to LA Galaxy? Beckham, Drogba, Pirlo and the other stars to try MLS

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to become the latest star of European football to seek a late career challenge on the other side of the Atlantic, with LA …


MLS Weekend Preview: Friedel’s Revs get NYCFC test

It’s an international break, and Major League Soccer is only sorta observing it.<p>More than half of the league’s clubs will participate on Saturday …


Freedman: It's time our prospects shouldered the weight of expectation

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Lionel Messi

Toronto FC II Scouting Report: Matt Srbely

Midfielder Matt Srbely, pronounced ‘Sir-Bull’, yet another Brampton product, scored Toronto FC II’s first goal of the season last weekend against New …

Toronto FC

Kamara breathes new life into Whitecaps with confident play

Every Friday, will chat with <b>Sportsnet 650</b> radio commentator <b>Dan Riccio</b> about the big stories and issues surrounding the Vancouver …

Vancouver Whitecaps

Lewis Hamilton criticises lack of diversity in F1: 'Nothing has changed in 11 years I've been here'

Barely had the gates opened at Melbourne’s Albert Park than Lewis Hamilton stirred up a race row by characterising Formula One as a white-only environment.<p>Posting a video of the Australian paddock on his Instagram account, the four-time world champion captioned it with the words: “There is barely …

Motor Racing

Ranking the top 15 managers in MLS

A power ranking of MLS’s top 15 coaches, accounting for team success, tactical identity and in-game adjustments.<p>Everybody loves lists, and everybody …

CONCACAF Champions League

As NBA, NCAA struggle with 'one and done,' MLS busy signing teens

Ben Mines is a boy among men.<p>Two weeks ago in his Major League Soccer debut, Mines scored his first professional goal for the New York Red Bulls in a …


MLS reschedules Toronto FC, Red Bulls games for CCL semifinals

Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls have rescheduled their MLS games set for the first weekend in April because of their CONCACAF Champions League …


New York Red Bulls vs. Minnesota United FC | 2018 MLS Match Preview

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Major League Soccer

MLS: “Most overrated” Giovani dos Santos shows league progress

MLS has come a long way in a very little time. And Giovani dos Santos recent “honor” shows just how far, in terms of individual talent.<p>Major League …


Portland Timbers heading to Dallas with something to prove

The Portland Timbers have rarely had fast starts to their MLS seasons.<p>They didn't win a game in March during their first three years under former …

Portland Timbers

NYCFC Arrives in Texas for Generation adidas Cup Finals

New York City FC have arrived in Texas for this week’s Generation adidas Cup finals.<p>For our U-12s and U-17s, this will be an opportunity to test …

New York City FC

Lloyd Sam: AFC Wimbledon sign ex-Charlton winger on short-term contract

<b>AFC Wimbledon have signed former Charlton winger Lloyd Sam on a short-term contract.</b><p>Sam, 33, has been training with the League One side after being released by MLS side DC United in November.<p>The wide man started his career at Charlton before playing for Leeds, New York Red Bulls and DC United.<p>"He's …


United extends center back Francisco Calvo’s contract through 2020

March 22, 2018 at 10:35 am<p>Minnesota United center back Francisco Calvo is set to be a key player through the Loons’ opening of Allianz Field next …

CONCACAF Champions League

NYCFC makes Joe Scally, 15, second youngest to sign MLS contract

New York City FC signed 15-year-old academy product Joe Scally to a professional contract on Wednesday, making him the second-youngest player ever …

San Jose Earthquakes