Archive for the ‘MLS’ Category

MLS hopes to put 30th team in Charlotte, North Carolina

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Major League Soccer will try to reach an agreement for its 30th team to be Charlotte, North Carolina, which could start play as soon as 2021. Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper made a presentation to MLS owners Thursday when they met in a hotel near the Brooklyn Bridge. Tepper would own the team, which would play at Bank of America Stadium, home of his NFL franchise.

Atlanta United now have a seat on Aberdeen’s board. Why?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Now, however, Aberdeen and Atlanta United have plenty in common, being sister clubs and all. Last week saw a “strategic partnership” announced between the Scottish Premiership and Major League Soccer clubs, with Atlanta United's parent company, AMB Sports & Entertainment, also taking a minority ownership stake in Aberdeen, investing £2m in the Pittodrie club. Darren Eales, the Atlanta United president, now sits on the Dons' board and, alongside new Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack, presented the two clubs under one umbrella.

Beckham’s Inter Miami selects Sweat and Nguyen in MLS expansion draft

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Inter Miami selected left-back Ben Sweat and Nashville SC picked forward Abu Danladi with their first picks in Tuesday's MLS expansion draft. Both teams used Tuesday's event to continue to build their rosters ahead of entering MLS as expansion teams in 2020. Sweat, a 28-year-old left-back, joins from New York City FC and will return to play in his native Florida.

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Saturday, November 9th, 2019

NHL roundup: Oilers shut out Devils Alex Chiasson collected a goal and an assist while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Joel Persson both registered two assists as the host Edmonton Oilers handily beat the New Jersey Devils 4-0 on Friday. The two assists were the first points of Persson's nine-game NHL career. Golf: Schwab takes three-stroke lead into final round at Turkish Open Austria's Matthias Schwab maintained his consistency and carded a six-under par 66 to extend his overnight lead to three strokes after the third round at the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya on Saturday.

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Saturday, November 9th, 2019

An announcement is expected in the next couple of months with Las Vegas and Phoenix competing with Charlotte, Garber said in comments ahead of Sunday's MLS Cup between the host Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC. Tennis: Young pretenders arrive in force in London The greatest trio ever bestowed on men's tennis steadfastly refuse to step aside but this year's ATP Finals boasts a fresh new look that offers a glimpse of the rivalries that should sustain the sport when they go.

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

An announcement is expected in the next couple of months with Las Vegas and Phoenix competing with Charlotte, Garber said in comments ahead of Sunday's MLS Cup between the host Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC. Tennis: Young pretenders arrive in force in London The greatest trio ever bestowed on men's tennis steadfastly refuse to step aside but this year's ATP Finals boasts a fresh new look that offers a glimpse of the rivalries that should sustain the sport when they go.

MLS commissioner: Charlotte in ‘front of the line’ for next expansion team

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Major League Soccer is preparing to expand yet again in “the next number of months,” and commissioner Don Garber already has his eyes on a new city. Garber, speaking in Seattle ahead of Sunday's MLS Cup Final, said that Charlotte, North Carolina, has surged ahead among candidates to host the league's 30th team. “It's fair to say that Charlotte has done a lot of work to move their bid really to the front of the line,” Garber said, via ESPN. “It starts with David Tepper, the owner of the Panthers.

Soccer: Charlotte leads bidding to be 30th MLS team, commissioner says

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, has moved to the front of the line to become the 30th Major League Soccer (MLS) team, Commissioner Don Garber said on Friday. An announcement is expected in the next couple of months with Las Vegas and Phoenix competing with Charlotte, Garber said in comments ahead of Sunday's MLS Cup between the host Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC. "It is fair to say Charlotte has done a lot of work to move their bid to the front of the line," Garber said.

MLS’s Chicago Fire heading back to Soldier Field after sale

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire have been sold, with Joe Mansueto, the billionaire founder of investment research firm Morningstar, taking control of the club on Friday. The Fire announced that longtime chairman and owner Andrew Hauptmann has sold his controlling interest to Mansueto -- who had purchased a 49 percent stake in the club in 2018. The club also announced that it will play its 2020 season at Soldier Field, fabled home of the NFL's Chicago Bears.

Promoter suing U.S. Soccer for refusal to sanction league matches in U.S.

Monday, September 9th, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) A promoter filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation over the governing body's refusal to sanction international league matches in the United States, a case similar in some aspects to an action launched last spring in New York state court. The new suit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan by Relevent Sports, a company owned by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Relevent is now represented by Jeffrey Kessler, the lawyer retained by members of the U.S. women's national team in their wage and gender discrimination lawsuit against the USSF.