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Details emerge on tournament for MLS return

Tournament Working Plan; Player Concerns and the CBA all come into play as MLS considers its restart. MIAMI, Fla. — (28 May 2020) Further details about the competition format for Major League Soccer’s return-to-play proposal have been disclosed, in addition to details about the potential for an abbreviated regular season and salary cuts for players.   Plans […]

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MLS cancels All-Star Game

MIAMI, Fla. — (19 May 2020) This season’s MLS All-Star Game, which this year was the be contested against a squad made up of players from Mexico’s Liga MX on July 29 at the Banc of California Stadium, has been cancelled. There is currently no idea when the league season might be ready to resume, and […]

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Mexico 2nd Division Cancels Rest of Season

MIAMI, Fla. (17-April 2020) — The Ascenso MX currently has twelve teams, but has been financially weak in recent years. The vote by club owners, via videoconference, to cancel the season adds another financial loss to the circuit. As recently as 2017, the league had a full eighteen teams. The Ascenso MX season had been […]

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Behind the NPSL Decision To Cancel 2020 Season

26-March-2020 In an email distributed to league clubs on Martch 26, 2020, Kenneth Farrell, the NPSL’s Chairman of the Board, announced that the 2020 NPSL summer season, under its current competition structure, has been cancelled. The email indicated that the decision was unanimous among the board members. Farrell cited the decision of the United States Adult […]

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Court Decision Expected Soon Over Staging of La Liga Games Outside Spain

A Court decision in Spain expected this month. Past two La Liga matches in Miami were cancelled. MIAMI, Fla. (February 5, 2019) — Back on November 19, 2019, the plans by La Liga to play Villarreal’s home game against Atlético Madrid on December 6, 2019 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami were abandoned. The decision […]

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Atlético Ottawa

Atlético de Madrid reportedly investing in new Ottawa CanPL franchise. A further sign that La Liga and its teams are making gains in North America. MIAMI, Fla. (January 18, 2020) — Spanish sports business media outlet Palco23 indicated that three separate sources indicate that the team will be announced in the coming weeks and will […]