• Kraft family looks to build soccer stadium in Boston

    Boston Globe "Planning is quietly underway for construction of a soccer stadium in Boston, one that would bring the resurgent New England Revolution closer to their urban fan base, according to people familiar with the Kraft family’s search for a site. Among the sites under consideration is a strip of..." November 18

  • Harry Redknapp keen to sign Jermain Defoe for QPR – but no deal done yet

    The Guardian "Harry Redknapp is keen to sign Jermain Defoe for QPR in January but said a deal has not already been agreed for the former Tottenham striker. Redknapp has signed Defoe twice before for Portsmouth and Spurs, and reports suggest a transfer has been agreed with Toronto. The 32-year-old, who has..." November 06

  • 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

  • Report: QPR has “deal in place” to sign Jermain Defoe from Toronto FC in January

    Pro Soccer Talk "The deal to bring Jermain Defoe to Loftus Road could go from rumor to reality in January if the numbers in The London Evening Standard are any indication. A weekly wage of $144,000 would certainly pique the interest of most players, even with Defoe’s current Major League Soccer salary of $8..." November 04

  • Robbie Keane, regardless of playoffs, will play in US-Ireland match overseas

    Pro Soccer Talk "Robbie Keane is one of several players in MLS MVP contention, basking in an excellent season by the numbers, slotted at third-place in league for goals and assists with 19 and 14 tallies respectively. Combinations with Gyasi Zardes and Landon Donovan, among others, have made the 34-year-old Keane..." November 01

  • Sounders lock up MVP candidate Obafemi Martins to multi-year extension

    Pro Soccer Talk "Obafemi Martins is going nowhere, as the 30-year-old has agreed to a multi-year extension that will keep him in Seattle. General manager Adrian Hanauer announced the extension on Tuesday, locking Martins up with Clint Dempsey for years to come after a regular season that saw the second-year..." October 29

  • Jermain Defoe reveals ‘hurt’ over Toronto FC comments, future plans

    Pro Soccer Talk "It’s very likely Jermain Defoe will not be a Toronto FC player or in Major League Soccer next season, but he wants to make sure a few things are put straight. In August, following the firing of head coach Ryan Nelsen who was instrumental in bringing Defoe to the club, the England international..." October 28

  • Chivas USA folds; MLS will realign, relaunch second LA team in 2017

    SI.com "As expected, Chivas USA has played its final game. On Monday afternoon, Major League Soccer officially pulled the plug on its failed Southern California soccer experiment, announcing that the 10-year-old club will cease operations and be replaced by an expansion team scheduled to launch in..." October 27

  • Klinsmann: Door 'always open' for Donovan

    ESPN FC "Landon Donovan may have played his last game for the United States in East Hartford, Conn., Friday night, but manager Jurgen Klinsmann said the door will always be open for Donovan at U.S. Soccer. The U.S. gave up a late goal to Ecuador to earn a 1-1 draw in the squads' friendly match on a..." October 11

  • Landon Donovan can't hide icy relationship with Jurgen Klinsmann

    USA Today "As his celebratory farewell to the U.S. national team closed in, there was one fact Landon Donovan could not disguise on Friday: the still-icy nature of his relationship with head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Hours before the U.S.'s friendly against Ecuador at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, in..." October 10

  • Thierry Henry to return to Europe after this season?

    Pro Soccer Talk "With Thierry Henry’s future with the New York Red Bulls and in Major League Soccer still up in the air, RBNY’s Head of Football Gerrard Houllier has added further fuel to the fire that Henry is heading out of Red Bull Arena. Henry, 37, is deemed likely to leave New York at the end of the..." October 10

  • Jurgen Klinsmann: Landon Donovan could have done more

    ESPN FC "Landon Donovan set U.S. national team and Major League Soccer records for goals and assists, scored in a signature stoppage-time moment that lifted America to a first-place finish in a World Cup group for the first time in 80 years and won five MLS titles -- with a sixth still possible. Jurgen..." October 10

  • Toronto's Tim Leiweke blasts Premier League plans to play matches abroad

    ESPN FC "The man who took David Beckham to the United States has questioned whether plans to play Premier League matches abroad are pioneering or pirateering. Tim Leiweke, who was president and chief executive of Anschutz Entertainment Group, the owner of Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy, and..." October 08

  • Jermain Defoe could still make Premier League move... despite Toronto chief insisting striker is committed to MLS

    Daily Mail "Jermain Defoe is committed to Toronto, but the boss of the Major League Soccer franchise refused to rule out the prospect of a January move for the former England striker. Defoe was linked with a return to the Premier League this summer, just a few months after joining Toronto, but is committed..." October 08

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

    Deadspin.com "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

  • Chivas USA to suspend operations after MLS season, sources say

    ESPN FC "Chivas USA will suspend operations at the end of the MLS regular season, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation have told ESPNFC.com. One source added that the league has agreed to sell the club to an undisclosed investment group for a fee in the neighborhood of $100 million, and that..." September 29

  • LA Galaxy considering bid for Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo, sources say

    ESPN FC "The Los Angeles Galaxy are considering a bid for Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo, but a prospective deal is stalling because the Galaxy insist the Italian playmaker move in January, halfway through Juventus' season, according to multiple sources. Pirlo, 35, has set standards with the Italian..." September 24

  • Don Garber: Bruce Arena to receive 'major fine' over critical comments

    SI.com "The LA Galaxy are on a tear in MLS, losing just twice in its last 20 games and rising to second place in the Western Conference. But LA coach Bruce Arena is about to receive “a major fine,” MLS commissioner Don Garber told SI.com, for Arena’s provocative comments about the league in a recent..." September 16

  • Klinsmann 'totally fine' with Donovan being upset over World Cup exclusion

    SI.com "U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he's "totally fine" with Landon Donovan being upset over his exclusion from the team's roster for this summer's FIFA World Cup, according to American Soccer Now. Donovan, the all-time leading scorer for the United States, was a surprise cut..." September 02

  • Jermain Defoe to stay at Toronto as club blocks move

    The Telegraph "Jermain Defoe failed to push through a return to the Premier League after travelling to England in an attempt to end his Toronto FC gamble after just six months. Leicester City and Queens Park Rangers failed in bids to sign Defoe, despite the fact the striker had flown back to England in the..." September 02

  • Donovan and U.S. Team Will Reunite for a Farewell

    New York Times "Landon Donovan, whose long career with the United States national soccer team appeared to end when he was cut from the World Cup roster in May, is expected to make one final appearance for his country in a friendly match against Ecuador on Oct. 10 in East Hartford, Conn. U.S. Soccer announced..." August 27

  • Tottenham confirm signing of Seattle Sounders DeAndre Yedlin on four-year contract

    The Guardian "The United States right-back DeAndre Yedlin has joined Tottenham on a four-year-deal from Major League Soccer franchise Seattle Sounders, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. Yedlin, who is believed to have cost in the region of £2.5m, will remain with the Sounders before joining..." August 14

  • Landon Donovan to retire at end of MLS season

    Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Galaxy star forward Landon Donovan announced Thursday that he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the Major League Soccer season. Donovan and the Galaxy will make the official announcement at a 2 p.m. PT press conference. "After careful deliberation and many..." August 08

  • Dempsey to decide on wearing face mask

    ESPN FC "Clint Dempsey is still deciding whether to wear a mask to protect his broken nose when the United States plays Portugal on Sunday. Dempsey suffered a basal fracture on Monday during the Americans' 2-1 win over Ghana in their World Cup opener, though the U.S. Soccer Federation said he should be..." June 17

  • Landon Donovan joining ESPN as World Cup TV analyst

    ESPN MediaZone "Landon Donovan, widely considered the best player in United States Men’s National Team history and the star of the past three FIFA World Cup squads (2002, 2006 and 2010), will be part of ESPN’s coverage of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Donovan will contribute analysis from ESPN/ABC..." June 11

  • 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

  • Philadelphia Union let go of manager John Hackworth, name assistant Jim Curtin interim team manager

    MLS News "After collecting just three victories in their first 16 matches of the season, the Philadelphia Union on Tuesday sacked manager John Hackworth. Current Union assistant coach and former MLS player Jim Curtin takes over for Hackworth as interim team manager. "We are a very ambitious club and..." June 10

  • Jermain Defoe left heartbroken by England World Cup snub

    Daily Mail "Being overlooked for England's World Cup squad broke Jermain Defoe's heart and provided him with the lowest moment of his career, the Toronto FC striker has claimed. Defoe, who has 55 caps to his name, was told by Roy Hodgson at the weekend that he would not be going to Brazil this..." May 14

  • Jermain Defoe expected to return this weekend for Toronto

    Pro Soccer Talk "With all the adulation Clint Dempsey has received during his recent surge, it’s easy to forget that’s another former Tottenham attacker is also scoring at a better than goal-per-90 rate. That Jermain Defoe hasn’t played since the fourth week of the season has helped keep him from competing with..." May 01

  • 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

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