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MLS to create new reserve league starting in 2021

League twice previously had reserve circuits Move represents a shift away from USL New league to seek Division III sanctioning in closed US soccer pyramid MIAMI  (October 14, 2020) — Major League Soccer’s last attempt to have a league made up of reserve teams was terminated six years ago. Now, in a year of unpredictable […]

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MLS will continue its 25th season in home markets in August

After the MLS is Back Tournament, the season continues with games in home markets 18 teams will qualify for the postseason and battle for the Audi MLS Cup  MLS Cup will be played December 12 Lire cet article en français ici NEW YORK  (8 August 2020) — Major League Soccer announced that the next stage […]

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La 25è saison de la MLS se poursuivra dans les marchés locaux en août

La MLS en français Après le Tournoi MLS is Back, la saison se poursuivra avec des rencontres jouées dans les marchés locaux 18 clubs seront qualifiés pour la phase finale Audi de la Coupe MLS  La Coupe MLS se jouera le 12 décembre English version here NEW YORK  (8 août 2020) — La Major League […]

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USL Championship revised 2020 calendar – Who the Miami FC plays

In-state rivalry with Rowdies resumes 263 games over 13 weeks to decide which 16 teams will advance to the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs MIAMI (July 3, 2020) — Our fútbol is back. In Miami. With the announcement by the USL Championship of its revised 2020 schedule on Thursday, fans of the aqua, blue and orange […]

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USL Championship returns | Who the Miami FC will play

MIAMI, Fla. — (June 29, 2020) The USL Championship is back after a four month hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The league plans to restart the 2020 season on Saturday, July 11 after reaching an agreement with the USL Players Association. On Friday, the USL Championship announced the groups that will battle for a place […]

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USL Championship, players reach tentative deal to resume season with no pay cuts

Player Salaries to remain unchanged MIAMI, Fla.  (June 19, 2020) — The USL and its players association reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a return to play this year, in what was described as “three grueling days” of coming to terms on the final agreement. This follows the USL Championship’s previous announcement of […]

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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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FIFA Committee Recommends Ban On Leagues’ Playing Games In Other Countries

Committee discussed whether to place a ban on domestic league games being played in other countries as its meeting in Zurich. MIAMI, Fla.  (3 March 2020) — FIFA’s stakeholders committee had a meeting on 27th February. The agenda, as revealed by ESPN, included a discussion of the ability of leagues to play domestic games in […]

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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 […]