• 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

  • Report: Sporting Kansas City offer Rafael van der Vaart $4.8-million annual contract

    Pro Soccer Talk "Upon joining the Designated Player-loaded and cash-flush Western Conference, Sporting Kansas City are looking to make a splash of their own. The Major League Soccer side has reportedly offered 32-year-old Dutch playmaker Rafael van der Vaart a deal worth $4.8 million per year, according to a..." March 03

  • 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

  • Robbie Keane declares Steven Gerrard will NOT captain LA Galaxy after Liverpool move

    Daily Mirror "Gerrard is poised to make his debut for LA Galaxy in July but will not be taking the armband from Keane, who claims Gerrard is an 'addition' and not a 'replacement' Robbie Keane has declared that he will not be handing over the captaincy of LA Galaxy to Steven Gerrard. The Republic of..." February 19

  • 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

  • Thierry Henry offered chance to begin coaching career at Arsenal's academy

    Daily Mirror "Thierry Henry has been offered the chance to start his coaching career at Arsenal. Arsenal legend Henry, now a Sky Sports pundit, is taking his coaching badges and will be given the opportunity to work at the club's academy. The Frenchman has already taken some sessions at the club's Hale..." February 17

  • Michael Bradley appointed Toronto FC captain, replacing Steven Caldwell

    ESPN FC "Michael Bradley has been named as the new captain of Toronto FC, the MLS side has announced. Bradley, 27, becomes the seventh player to wear the armband after taking over the role from defender Steven Caldwell, who remains at the club. "I am extremely proud and excited," the U.S...." February 11

  • New York Red Bulls confirm Tim Cahill exit

    ESPN FC "New York Red Bulls confirmed on Monday that Australian midfielder Tim Cahill has left the club by mutual agreement, making him a free agent. Per league rules, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Reports in Australia say the 35-year-old is set for a deal with Shanghai Shenhua, the..." February 02

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