D.C. United Rumors & News

  • Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard behind Kaka in MLS earners list

    Sky Sports "Orlando City midfielder Kaka has been revealed as the highest earner in the MLS, beating Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to the top spot. The MLS Players Union have released details of salaries for the league, with the former AC Milan star, who won the Ballon d'Or in 2007, receiving an annual..." September 23

  • Major League Soccer's Most Valuable Teams 2015

    Forbes.com "Two years ago, David Villa,Kaka, Steven Gerard and Frank Lampard were playing for some of the world’s most valuable soccer teams around the world. Today, all four call America’s Major League Soccer home, with each making well over $5 million annually. What’s even more impressive for the domestic..." August 19

  • Commissioner makes joke of MLS All-Star Game by choosing Gerrard, Lampard

    Sporting News "It is not easy to make a mockery of an all-star game, because all-star games in most every circumstance mock the game they are designed to celebrate. The final score of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game was 163-158. That’s 60 percent more points than were recorded in the average game last season. You..." July 14

  • MLS introduces Minnesota United FC as newest expansion team

    CBS Sports "Major League Soccer introduced Minnesota United FC as its newest expansion team during a Wednesday press conference at Target Field. United, currently a second-tier NASL club, beat out investors from the Minnesota Vikings to secure an MLS club in Minnesota. "We are proud to welcome Minnesota..." March 25

  • Insiders and agents trash the new MLS labor deal

    Vice Sports "Critics have skewered MLS players in the last few days for supposedly bungling negotiations of the new MLS collective bargaining agreement. The common assessment is that they achieved free agency, but with strict limits on salary; they increased the salary cap, but only marginally; they kept the..." March 09

  • MLS, union come together to avoid calamitous work stoppage

    Pro Soccer Talk "Neither side seems happy about it, and it’s reportedly far from unanimous, but Major League Soccer’s owners and players have apparently found a workable collective bargaining agreement that stops the 20-year-old league from a cringeworthy work stoppage. Simon Evans quotes Real Salt Lake..." March 05

  • MLS, players' union move closer to free agency, but issues remain, source says

    ESPN FC "The MLS and the MLSPU reportedly staked out their positions regarding free agency on Tuesday, with the proposed cap on increasing free agent salaries among the issues putting a potential deal in peril, sources told ESPN FC. For the past month, the two sides have stood their ground on the main..." March 04

  • MLS owners reportedly make ludicrous free agency offer, derailing CBA negotiations

    SB Nation "We might be heading for a work stoppage in MLS if things don't get better quickly. News of a ridiculous proposal dropped on Tuesday. The MLS collective bargaining agreement is expiring, and with the season scheduled to start this week, the players' union and owners need to hash out an..." March 04

  • MLS players threaten to BOYCOTT matches after league dispute as Gerrard and Lampard's USA adventure sours

    Daily Mail "Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard’s moves to America have been shrouded in uncertainty with Major League Soccer facing a player strike. The season is set to kick off in less than two weeks, but the players’ union is at loggerheads with the league and the players are prepared to refuse to turn..." February 25

  • Barcelona makes more television revenue than all of MLS combined

    Awful Announcing "Barcelona and Real Madrid routinely rank among the richest and most successful clubs in all of world sports. They’re both in the Top 5 of the highest payrolls and have the five most expensive players in world football. They continually dominante La Liga, winning 54 titles combined and nine out..." February 17

  • Report says new DC United stadium would be most expensive in MLS history

    Pro Soccer Talk "A study commissioned by the DC Council says the new stadium plans for DC United at Buzzard Point would make the club’s new home the most expensive stadium ever built in Major League Soccer. The 406-page public report was put together collectively by CSL International, Integra Realty Resources..." November 05

  • This Year's Highest-Paid MLS Player Isn't Actually Playing In MLS Yet

    Deadspin "So, what we have below is an updated list of every MLS player's salary. There are some things worth talking about. The first thing I usually do when I see lists like that is scroll for the lowest salary, and see how many people are making it. MLS's league minimum is low, at just $36,500 a year...." September 30

  • David Beckham's plan for waterfront football stadium in Miami rejected by city

    Daily Mail "David Beckham's bid for a Major League Soccer team suffered a setback on Tuesday when the city of Miami rejected his plan to build a downtown waterfront stadium on a site next to the Miami Heat basketball arena. Beckham's business group, Beckham Miami United, issued a statement saying city..." June 10

  • Beckham set to unveil plans for stadium in Miami

    Fox Sports "Retired soccer star David Beckham and the Miami-based Major League Soccer franchise he was recently awarded will unveil their plans for a stadium in PortMiami, the Miami Herald reports. There is no timetable for the new team to begin play yet, as it is at least partly incumbent on a stadium..." March 24

  • MLS referee lockout ends after new deal agreed

    Goal.com "The lockout that kept MLS' regular refs from officiating the first two weeks of the 2014 season is over after the referee's union agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement. After weeks of negotiations, and two weeks of replacement referees, Major League Soccer will welcome back its..." March 20

  • Referee lockout looming in MLS

    ESPN FC "With the start of the MLS season just days away, the Professional Referees Organization, the company that employs MLS officials, is threatening to lock out referees belonging to the Professional Soccer Referees Association, according to Steve Taylor, the union's vice president. PRO -- which is..." March 04

  • Beckham seeks MLS funding from PSG owners

    Goal.com "David Beckham has reportedly sought help from Paris Saint-Germain's wealthy owners to fund his new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami. The 38-year-old retired at PSG last May and revealed his desire to establish a MLS side in Miami, Florida last week, but would like help from Qatar Sports..." February 10

  • David Beckham confirms MLS team for Miami

    The Guardian "David Beckham has confirmed that he has taken up the option to buy a new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami. The former England and LA Galaxy winger appeared at a news conference in Miami to make the announcement. Beckham said: "This is an exciting time for myself, my family, my friends..." February 05

  • Beckham closer to starting new MLS team after getting backing to search for stadium site

    Daily Mirror "David Beckham has come a step closer to fielding a new Major League Soccer team after authorities gave him the green light to look for a site for a new stadium. The vote by Miami-Dade county commissioners was the first test of political support for Beckham's football venture in the Florida..." December 18

  • MLS invites 24 players from 16 countries to first-ever Caribbean Player Combine

    MLS News "Major League Soccer announced today the 24 players who have been invited to participate in the 2014 Caribbean Combine from January 2-4, 2014, at the Antigua Recreation Grounds in St. John’s, Antigua. The three-day event, in partnership with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), will feature..." December 16

  • Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o will head to Major League Soccer at end of season

    The Guardian "Samuel Eto'o's stint in the Premier League is set to be limited to a solitary season, with the veteran Cameroon forward expected to move to Major League Soccer once his contract at Chelsea expires next summer. The former Barcelona and Internazionale forward, a three-times European Cup winner,..." December 10

  • Massimo Moratti to sell 70% of Internazionale for £300m

    The Guardian "Massimo Moratti has reached an agreement for the Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir to take a majority shareholding in Internazionale. Football-italia.net reported that the pair were close to signing off on the agreement and the Italian oil tycoon appeared to confirm as much to reporters..." October 16

  • Mayor Gray, D.C. United reach tentative deal for new stadium

    Washington Post "D.C. United executives and District officials have reached a preliminary $300 million deal to build a 20000-seat stadium for the team on Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington. The agreement team and city leaders said could end a decade-long search by the Major League Soccer franchise for a new..." July 25

  • TFC trades midfielder Silva to D.C. United, clearing space for Forlan

    Sportsnet "Luis Silva’s days at Toronto FC came to an end on Tuesday. The Canadian MLS club traded the midfielder to D.C. for allocation money. Silva, 24, was originally selected fourth overall by TFC in the 2012 MLS Entry Draft. He made 54 appearances for Toronto in MLS, CONCACAF Champions League, and..." July 09