Archive for the ‘MLS’ Category

CONCACAF Nations League semis in Houston, final at Cowboys

Monday, March 9th, 2020

The United States will play Honduras in the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals on June 4 at BBVA Stadium in Houston, the home of Major League Soccer's Dynamo. The soccer group representing North and Central America and theCaribbean said Monday the other semifinal between Mexico and Costa Rica will be played the same day at NRG Stadium, home of the NFL's Houston Texans. BBVA has a 22,000-seat capacity; NRG holds 72,000.

Hyndman’s goal helps Atlanta spoil Nashville’s MLS debut 2-1

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Emerson Hyndman scored in the 37th minute in Atlanta United's 2-1 victory over Nashville, spoiling the expansion team's MLS debut Saturday night. Ezequiel Barco also scored in the ninth minute for Atlanta, the 2018 MLS Cup winners who won both the U.S. Open Cup and Campeones Cup last season. Walker Zimmerman off a set piece in the 28th minute, giving the in the state of Tennessee something to celebrate.

MLS sees itself as world’s top league in 25 years

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

As Major League Soccer launched a milestone 25th season on Saturday, the mood was not one of reflection and cautious optimism but bold even outrageous predictions of a future empire. Not content to eventually become one of the most successful leagues in North America, MLS has set its sights on supplanting the UK's Premier League and Spain's La Liga as the world's top soccer product by the time it celebrates its 50th anniversary. While all indicators are trending upwards MLS remains a largely unprofitable venture.

FEATURE-Soccer-MLS sees itself as world’s top league in 25 years

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

As Major League Soccer launched a milestone 25th season on Saturday, the mood was not one of reflection and cautious optimism but bold even outrageous predictions of a future empire. Not content to eventually become one of the most successful leagues in North America, MLS has set its sights on supplanting the UK's Premier League and Spain's La Liga as the world's top soccer product by the time it celebrates its 50th anniversary. While all indicators are trending upwards MLS remains a largely unprofitable venture.

Atlanta United-Nashville Preview

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Nashville SC may be a newcomer, but it does not lack for regional rivals. Music City make their MLS debut Saturday night versus Atlanta United. Saturday night marks the end of a process that formally began in January 2017 when the city supported bringing Major League Soccer to Nashville.

MLS owners predict league will surpass MLB, Premier League

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Three days ahead of the Major League Soccer's 25th season, owners, executives and players gathered for a day of unbridled optimism and hyperbole. Los Angeles FC lead owner Larry Berg predicted MLS will surpass Major League Baseball in popularity during the next 10 years and Inter Miami managing owner Jorge Mas maintained it will be of higher quality than the Premier League and La Liga by 2045. MLS anticipates soccer's status in the U.S. will be boosted when the Americans co-host the 2026 World Cup with Mexico and Canada.

Back again, XFL has Luck on its side for relaunch

Friday, February 7th, 2020

For anyone suffering from withdrawal symptoms after the Super Bowl, Vince McMahon and Oliver Luck have your football fix -- welcome back XFL 2.0. Nineteen years after the original XFL spectacularly flared out after one season, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) impresario McMahon is back financing a rebooted league featuring retreaded NFL players and a reworked rule book that will see nine-point touchdowns and shootout-style overtime. A week after nearly 100 million Americans tuned in to watch the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in a Super Bowl thriller, the eight-team XFL relaunches on Saturday with the Seattle Dragons at the DC Defenders and Los Angeles Wildcats visiting t...

Soccer Icon Alexi Lalas Talks Impact of Women’s Soccer in the US, ‘90s Fashion and Adidas MLS Jerseys

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

A day before New York Fashion Week's kickoff, Adidas held a star-studded runway show to debut its new jerseys for Major League Soccer, which is entering its 25th season. Last night in New York City, the Three Stripes outfitted athletes and celebrities in the new jerseys including Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, gamer Ninja, actor Colin Hanks and several others. Adidas also brought out retired soccer star Alexi Lalas, who played in the league during its inaugural season.

Major League Soccer and adidas Reveal 2020 Jersey Collection at Star-Studded FORWARD25 Event

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

To kick off Major League Soccer's historic 25th Season Celebration, the League and adidas made history last night by unveiling the complete collection of 2020 performance kits at the celebrity-packed event, FORWARD25, ahead of Fashion Week in New York City. MLS put the spotlight on its star-studded, multi-cultural fan base by featuring celebrity fans as the jersey models for each club. Professional Gamer NINJA revealed the New York Red Bulls jersey, Houston Texans All-Pro wide receiver DEANDRE HOPKINS wore Houston Dynamo's, and actor and director COLIN HANKS represented Los Angeles Football Club, while OVO Sound duo MAJID JORDAN revealed Toronto FC's new jersey.

Former Super Bowl champ Ajayi joins MLS eSports squad

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Jay Ajayi, who helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the 2018 Super Bowl, has been signed for the Philadelphia Union's eSports Major League Soccer squad. Running back Ajayi, 26, who was born in London and moved to the United States aged seven, has been an avid gamer and football fan since his youth. "Philadelphia holds a special place in my heart so I am blessed to be able to represent the city in the eSports realm and to become one of the first pro athletes to become a professional gamer," Ajayi said in a statement from the Union.