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Mood for 2020 is hopeful as Orlando City releases “Bleed Purple”

ORLANDO (February 19, 2020) — This season, Orlando City aims to rewrite their narrativ as being a club that cannot reach the postseason. The team has a new coach, a new head of soccer operations and new players coming in. Amidst the optimism, the club released a short video titled “Bleed Purple.” It is part […]

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Report: Inter Miami and Qatar have agreed to a multi-million dollar sponsorship

David Beckham’s new Major League Soccer franchise and Qatar airways have finally reached a deal worth $234 million after weeks of negotiations. MIAMI, Fla. (February 16, 2020) — Inter Miami is about to make their season debut in the Major League Soccer when they visit LAFC at the Banc of California stadium on March 1st. […]

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Overview of the New CBA

Major League Soccer and its players’association came to an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Unlike some negotiations, in this case both sides are calling it a win. The MLSPA appeared to get much, though obviously not all, of what it wanted. On the plus side there is more money for the players, and […]

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MLS and Players Association Agree on new CBA, Season to begin as scheduled

MIAMI, Fla. (February 6, 2020) — Major League Soccer and the MLS Players’ Association announced on Thursday morning that they have reached agreement in principle on a new five-year deal pending ratification by the MLS Board of Governors and the MLSPA membership. The old agreement had been extended through tomorrow by mutual agreement. The new […]

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O meio-campista de Botafogo João Paulo foi anunciado no Seattle Sounders

MIAMI, Fla. (5 fev. 2020) — O Seattle Sounders, da liga MLS dos Estados Unidos, anunciou a contratação do volante João Paulo. No fim do ano passado, Botafogo e o clube americano já conversavam sobre uma futura venda do jogador, que se concretizou a semana pasada na sexta-feira. O contrato é por empréstimo até 30 […]

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Botafogo Midfielder João Paulo Transferred to Seattle Sounders

MIAMI, Fla. (February 5, 2020) — On Friday, January 31, Seattle Sounders FC announced the signing of 28-year-old midfielder João Paulo Mior. The Brazilian playmaker joins the Rave Green after an illustrious career in Brazil, most recently with Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas and will now occupy one of the Sounders’ three Designated Player roster spots […]

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CBA Talks Between MLS and MLSPA: How The Agreement Could Be Improved

MIAMI, Fla. (January 31, 2020) — With the end of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) between Major League Soccer and its Players Association due to expire at midnight on Friday, the two sides agreed yesterday to extend the contract until February 7, 2020. Major League Soccer and the Major League Players Association released the […]

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The View From The Players Side In MLS CBA Negotiations

MIAMI, Fla. (January 31, 2020) — Dax McCarty is entering his 16th season as a player in Major League Soccer. The veteran midfielder who is 32 has played for D.C. United, the Red Bulls, Chicago Fire, and this season will be playing for expansion side Nashville SC. He was a captain for D.C., the Red […]

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Gressel traded to DC

Washington, D.C. (January 27, 2020) — Atlanta United traded standout player Julian Gressel to DC United for up to $1.1 million in consideration. He will immediately add depth to a D.C. United squad that is low on attacking players. For DC, the trade comes a week after the club shelled out $5 million to Mexican […]

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Looking Into The Soldier Field Lease for Chicago Fire

Fire’s lease at Soldier Field calls for sliding payment based on attendance MIAMI, Fla. (January 27, 2020) — After it was announced that the Chicago Fire were returning to downtown Chicago to play at Soldier Field, the Chicago Sun Times secured a copy of the team’s new lease with the Chicago Park District via a […]

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Inter Miami’s players have unique hydration needs. Fortunately they now have an official sports drink.

MIAMI, Fla (January 15, 2020) — BODYARMOR Sports Drink today announced a multi-year partnership with Inter Miami CF, establishing the brand as the team’s “Official Sports Drink” starting this upcoming 2020 Major League Soccer season. Details about this new agreement can be found on Inter Miami Hoy by clicking on the link below or by going to […]

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CBA Negotiations: How MLS salaries compare with leagues around the world

MIAMI, Fla. (January 8, 2019) — Part II: Comparing MLS Salaries With negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement (” CBA”) ongoing between the MLSPA and the league, it seems like a good time to compare salaries in MLS in relation to other North American sports leagues and, perhaps more relevant, to other football leagues […]

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MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas – Jan 9 & 13, 2020

MIAMI, Fla. (January 8, 2019) — This year’s crop of talent coming through once again has a good number of talented players, a few of whom could thrive and prosper in MLS given the right opportunity. First round coverage of the draft will be streamed live at 12:30 pm ET on the ESPN app, as well […]

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CBA Talks Between MLS and MLSPA: What Is At Stake?

MIAMI, Fla. (January 4, 2020) — Part I: The biggest thing that will happen this off-season Right now, fans of MLS clubs are getting ready for the coming season, the league’s 25th anniversary year. New teams like Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC are now less than 60 days away from their first real matches. […]