Archive for the ‘MLS’ Category

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.

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.

Reuters Sports News Summary

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.