Archive for the ‘MLS’ Category

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.

Split-site Olympics and robot umpires: our bold sports predictions for 2030

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

MJ The end of total US dominance in women's gymnastics The US women led by Simone Biles will head into the 2020 Olympics as odds-on favorites to win their third consecutive team title. But Biles has already announced that she is planning to retire after 2020, leaving the future of US women's gymnastics dominance in doubt. The past decade of US gymnastics dominance is not entirely due to Biles – they won the 2011 and 2012 team titles without her – but since she arrived on the senior scene in 2013, the wins have felt a lot more comfortable.

David Tepper lands Charlotte MLS franchise for record $325M expansion fee

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Major League Soccer formally awarded its 30th franchise to the city of Charlotte and billionaire hedge fund magnate David Tepper on Tuesday, bolstering the league's rapid pace of growth. The new Charlotte franchise will begin play in the 2021 season at Bank of America Stadium. Tepper, who also owns the NFL's Carolina Panthers, agreed to pay a record $325 million expansion fee to secure the winning bid.

Soccer: Charlotte awarded 30th MLS franchise

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Charlotte became Major League Soccer's (MLS) newest team on Tuesday as the rapidly-expanding league added a 30th franchise who will begin playing in 2021. "We are thrilled to welcome Charlotte as Major League Soccer's 30th club,” said MLS commissioner Don Garber in a statement. "During the last two decades, Charlotte has experienced enormous energy and growth, which matches soccer's explosive rise in popularity in the United States.

Charlotte lands Major League Soccer expansion team

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

David Tepper's vision of bringing a Major League Soccer team to Charlotte has been realized. Charlotte was awarded an MLS expansion team on Tuesday by MLS commissioner Don Garber at a news conference in downtown Charlotte. Tepper owns the NFL's Carolina Panthers, and the team will play its games at Bank of America Stadium, where the Panthers play.

AP sources: Charlotte getting Major League Soccer team

Friday, December 13th, 2019

People familiar with the situation say Charlotte will be the home of a Major League Soccer expansion team. The people spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because no public announcement has been made about the team. Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his media group sent out emails saying a “major announcement” will be coming Tuesday.

Charlotte MLS club files trademarks for eight potential names

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

It is being heavily reported that Charlotte is the next city to earn a club in the rapidly expanding Major League Soccer landscape, and Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper has taken the next step towards that possibility. Tepper filed for eight different name trademarks, according to multiple reports, including The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue who confirmed the filings were made under Tepper's Panthers address. It appears David Tepper may have applied for potential Charlotte MLS team trademarks last week.