• Report: Chicago Fire agree to terms with Wigan midfielder Shaun Maloney

    Pro Soccer Talk "Rumors of the Chicago Fire’s interest in Wigan Athletic midfielder have been circulating for quite some time now, but little had been reported in terms of significant movement in the MLS club’s pursuit of the 31-year-old. Maloney, who’s a regular for the Scottish national team (37 appearances),..." January 20

  • Italy attacker Sebastian Giovinco to join Toronto FC in July

    ESPN FC "Juventus playmaker Sebastian Giovinco has signed a Major League Soccer contract and will join Toronto FC this summer, the club announced on Monday. Details of the contract were not announced, though the Toronto Sun reported that Giovinco had lined up a five-year deal worth more than $7 million..." January 19

  • MLS names MVP award for Donovan

    ESPN FC "Major League Soccer on Thursday named its MVP award after American soccer legend Landon Donovan, who retired in December after 14 MLS seasons. MLS commissioner Don Garber announced the decision before the MLS draft, calling Donovan's decision to join the league in 2001 "one of the most..." January 16

  • Midfielder Teal Bunbury re-signs with New England Revolution

    Pro Soccer Talk "The New England Revolution have re-signed Teal Bunbury to a multi-year extension, via reports around the league and specifically from the club’s website. Last spring, Teal Bunbury left Sporting Kansas City finally nearing the end of a major ACL injury that some believed would negatively impact..." January 15

  • Defoe-Altidore swap done, allocation process looms for Toronto FC target

    TSN.ca "TSN has learned Toronto FC has agreed to swap striker Jermain Defoe to Sunderland AFC of the Barclays Premier League with US Men's National team striker Jozy Altidore and cash heading to Major League Soccer. The cash amount received has not been disclosed at this time but is believed to be..." January 14

  • Report: Toronto FC “on the verge of signing” Juventus playmaker Sebastian Giovinco

    Pro Soccer Talk "On this hour’s installment of As the Maple Leaf Turns, comes a report that MLS side Toronto FC are close to signing Italian midfielder Sebastian Giovinco, whose contract with Serie A giant Juventus runs out this summer. Toronto’s interest in Giovinco has been floated around a few days now, but..." January 14

  • Agent: Frank Lampard never signed a contract with New York City FC

    CBSSports.com "Remember when New York City FC paraded English midfielder Frank Lampard around the city in July after announcing he "signed a two-year contract" which started Aug. 1? Ah, those were good days for Major League Soccer fans in New York. Apparently, soccer in the Big Apple is a complete mess at the..." January 10

  • Lampard to join New York City FC in July, claims agent

    talkSport "Lampard’s agent, Steve Kutner, told Cundy that Lampard will be signing a contract with New York City FC in July. It was announced on Thursday that Lampard was solely registered with Manchester City and was not on-loan from the MLS outfit." January 09

  • Manchester City have ‘no agreement with New York’ over Frank Lampard

    The Guardian "The Premier League says Manchester City have not broken any rules regarding Frank Lampard’s contract extension and that there is no agreement in place between the club or its owners and New York City FC over his registration. The midfielder was expected to join the MLS side this month following..." January 08

  • Steven Gerrard could move back to Liverpool on loan from LA Galaxy

    ESPN FC "Steven Gerrard has revealed he could return to Liverpool on loan next season after agreeing an 18-month deal with Los Angeles Galaxy. The Reds captain will move to Major League Soccer at the end of the current Premier League campaign, but with the season in the United States running from March..." January 08

  • New York Red Bulls name Jesse Marsch as new head coach

    ESPN FC "The New York Red Bulls named former Montreal Impact manager Jesse Marsch as their new coach to replace Mike Petke, the club confirmed on Wednesday. "On behalf of the New York Red Bulls, I'd like to welcome Jesse aboard as our new head coach," said the club's new sporting director Ali Curtis...." January 08

  • Gerrard move to Galaxy confirmed

    ESPN FC "Steven Gerrard will join Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy on an 18-month contract beginning in July, both the Liverpool captain and Galaxy coach Bruce Arena confirmed to the LA Times on Wednesday. Gerrard, 34, will complete the formalities of the deal in the U.K., as he has not been given..." January 07

  • Report: Mike Petke sacked by New York Red Bulls

    CBSSports.com "The man who delivered the New York Red Bulls its first major trophy in club history may have received his pink slip on Tuesday. With two months before the start of the new season, the Red Bulls have sacked coach Mike Petke, according to a report from Kristian Dyer of Metro. The move comes as a..." January 07

  • Gerrard to finalize Galaxy deal this week, will earn roughly £4 million

    BBC "Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is on the brink of finalising an 18-month deal to join Los Angeles Galaxy. The 34-year-old will sign a contract worth about £6m across the full term of the deal, making him one of the highest earners in Major League Soccer. An announcement is expected this..." January 06

  • Columbus breaks club contract record in extending reigning team MVP Higuain

    Pro Soccer Talk "Federico Higuain isn’t going anywhere. The Columbus Crew star, 30, has signed the largest contract in club history, inking a deal that will keep him with the club past the 2015 season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Columbus picked up his 2015 option after the season so the..." January 05

  • Steven Gerrard to join LA Galaxy on 18-month contract

    ESPN FC "Departing Liverpool star Steven Gerrard will join the LA Galaxy on an 18-month contract, a source close to the deal told ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle. The defending Major League Soccer champions will add the midfielder after the Premier League season ends on a pro-rated deal worth $6 million (3.9..." January 04

  • Jermain Defoe set for return to Premier League with Leicester City

    The Guardian "Jermain Defoe is set to join Leicester City from Toronto FC. The Premier League’s bottom club have jumped to the front of the queue for the striker’s signature, ahead of Queens Park Rangers, among others, and they are confident of closing the deal. Harry Redknapp, the QPR manager, is on record..." January 03

  • LA Galaxy, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls… where will Steven Gerrard go?

    Pro Soccer Talk "So, now that Steven Gerrard has confirmed he will leave Liverpool at the end of the season and “won’t be playing for a competing club and will not therefore be lining up against Liverpool,” where will Gerrard be heading? The most likely destination, according to numerous reports, is Major..." January 02

  • Report: Sporting KC close to signing midfielder Roger Espinoza

    Pro Soccer Talk "Sporting Kansas City are close to signing midfielder Roger Espinoza, according to a report by the Kansas City Star, as English Championship side Wigan Athletic have agreed to mutually terminate the final six months of the Honduran’s contract. Espinoza was a near-MLS Best XI selection during the..." December 30

  • Harry Redknapp confirms interest in Jermain Defoe but fears QPR will be priced out of move for Toronto striker

    Daily Mail "Harry Redknapp has admitted QPR are trying to sign Jermain Defoe but fears a deal could be beyond the club's financial reach. Sportsmail revealed that Defoe has flown back to London to thrash out his future, with QPR leading contenders for his signature. Toronto FC would prefer to..." December 24

  • Robbie Keane says no to Premier League loan deals, talks MLS future

    Pro Soccer Talk "Robbie Keane’s rich vein of form for club and country had many European clubs monitoring his postseason plans. But apart from playing for Ireland, the L.A. Galaxy forward won’t be taking the field much until February. That’s when he’ll don the Galaxy uniform for a preseason friendly in his home..." December 24

  • DeAndre Yedlin UK work permit near completion sources say

    ESPN FC "The UK work permit of United States international and Seattle Sounders right-back DeAndre Yedlin is in the process of being finalised, multiple sources told ESPN FC on Monday. The permit would open the door for Yedlin's move to Tottenham Hotspur in January, according to sources. Spurs,..." December 23

  • Harry Redknapp jets to Malaysia to discuss Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch with his chairman

    Daily Mirror "Relegation-threatened Hoops' boss pulled out of TV pundit duty on Bournemouth vs Liverpool cup tie in favour of summit about potential January signings Harry Redknapp cancelled a TV appearance to make a whistle-stop trip to Malaysia to meet with chairman Tony Fernandes. Queens Park Rangers..." December 18

  • Report: GM Garth Lagerwey leaving Real Salt Lake for Seattle

    Pro Soccer Talk "Sports Illustrated’s Brian Straus has two sources confirming what Taylor Twellman unleashed via Twitter on Monday: Real Salt Lake front office wizard Garth Lagerwey is leaving Utah for a spot in the front office of Seattle. Straus says Lagerwey would be expected to replace Adrian Hanauer as..." December 16

  • Steven Gerrard 'to be offered contract at New York Red Bulls' if he turns down new Liverpool deal

    Daily Mirror "Steven Gerrard could be offered a lucrative deal at MLS club New York Red Bulls if he fails to sign a new contract at Liverpool. Gerrard has been at the centre of much speculation about his future, as Brendan Rodgers has opted to leave him out of the Reds' starting eleven in numerous occasions..." December 15

  • Robbie Keane hints at leaving Galaxy, saying “change is good”

    Pro Soccer Talk "LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane has hinted he may be open to a move away from the club, saying he’ll keep his options open this off-season and that “sometimes change is good.” Keane has one year left on the five-year contract he signed with the Galaxy back in 2011. Since then he’s scored 69..." December 10

  • Sounders sign Sigi Schmid to multi-year extension; DeAndre Yedlin likely to join Spurs in January

    Pro Soccer Talk "Seattle Sounders owner/general manager Adrian Hanauer, head coach Sigi Schmid and sporting director Chris Henderson spoke Thursday during the club’s end-of-season press conference, with the minority stakeholder making one important announcement and a forecast with significant ramifications for..." December 05

  • Galaxy's Keane earns MVP honors in MLS

    ESPN FC "Robbie Keane was named Major League Soccer's MVP on Wednesday after the Irish forward's dynamic season for the LA Galaxy. The 34-year-old Keane had 19 goals and 14 assists while leading the Galaxy's MLS-best offense, providing dangerous attacking and steady leadership for the MLS Cup finalists...." December 04

  • Thierry Henry confirms New York Red Bulls exit after MLS Cup defeat with Arsenal return rumoured

    Daily Mirror "Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has confirmed he has left New York Red Bulls, in a statement on his official Facebook page. The Gunners legend has spent the last four-and-a-half years in the Big Apple, but was part of the side that bowed out of the MLS Cup over the weekend with a 4-3..." December 01

  • Toronto FC reveals more details of BMO Field expansion

    Pro Soccer Talk "Toronto FC is pouring $105 million into upgrading their stadium BMO Field, and now we have a closer look into exactly how they’re going to do it. According to a slick new video released by the club, the renovations will take place in two parts. The first began in late September and will be..." November 25

  • 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

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