Latest Major League Soccer News

LA Galaxy sign former West Brom goalkeeper Jonathan Bond

Jan. 14, 2021 3:38 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Former West Brom goalkeeper Jonathan Bond has signed with the LA Galaxy. The MLS club announced the move Thursday. Bond has made only seven appearances for West Brom, all in cup competitions, since signing in 2018. The 6-foot-5 Englishman began his pro career with Watford in 2010, and...

MLS players won't be rushed into decision on revising CBA

Jan. 13, 2021 6:40 PM EST

The Major League Soccer Players Association won’t be rushed into a decision on proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement with the league amid uncertainties about the 2021 season, the union's executive director said. MLSPA executive director Bob Foose on Wednesday decried the league's decision...

Virginia Tech's Aisha Sheppard, bottom, falls after colliding with Louisville's Mykasa Robinson (5) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

The Latest: MLS's Canadian teams to face challenges again

Jan. 13, 2021 6:40 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ MLS Players Association executive director Bob Foose says delaying the start of the 2021 season would be the “best solution” for Canadian teams given the pandemic-related border issues. Toronto, Montreal and...

MLS still waiting to hear from players on new CBA proposal

Jan. 12, 2021 6:29 PM EST

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber said Tuesday that the MLS Players Association hasn't responded yet to the league’s proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement. Garber said that while he understands players need an opportunity to adequately review the league’s proposal, time...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2020, file photo, Orlando City midfielder Andrés Perea makes a penalty kick during overtime of an MLS soccer playoff match against New York City FC in Orlando, Fla. Perea is among several dual nationals at American training camp this week ahead of a Dec. 9 exhibition against El Salvador in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter will try to persuade them to commit to the U.S. program. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Andrés Perea approved for switch to US from Colombia by FIFA

Jan. 12, 2021 4:58 PM EST

Orlando midfielder Andrés Perea has been given approval by FIFA to switch his affiliation to the United States from Colombia. The 20-year-old trained with the U.S. national team in December and is with the U.S. under-23 team this week in Bradenton, Florida. Perea, who turned 20 on Nov. 14, started for...

LAFC acquires Baird from Salt Lake, Kim from Busan IPark

Jan. 11, 2021 10:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC acquired forward Corey Baird from Real Salt Lake and defender Kim Moon-hwan from South Korean club Busan IPark on Monday. LAFC sent $500,000 in general allocation money, a 2021 international roster spot and future considerations to Salt Lake for Baird, who won the 2018 MLS...

Freese, Pines added to US U23 roster; replace Ochoa, Araujo

Jan. 9, 2021 12:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Philadelphia goalkeeper Matt Freese and D.C. United defender Donovan Pines have been added to the U.S. under-23 roster for this month's training camp in Bradenton, Florida, in place of Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa and LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo. Ochoa injured his right quadriceps...

Today in History

Jan. 9, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2021. There are 356 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 9, 2020, Chinese state media said a preliminary investigation into recent cases of viral pneumonia had identified the probable cause as a new type of coronavirus....

Sporting KC re-signs veteran midfielder Roger Espinoza

Jan. 7, 2021 3:40 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City re-signed midfielder Roger Espinoza for a 12th season with the MLS club on Thursday. The 34-year-old Espinoza has led Sporting KC to seven playoff appearances and three U.S. Open championships during one of the longest tenures in club history. He ranks third...

Inter Miami head coach Diego Alonso leaves the pitch after an MLS soccer playoff match against Nashville SC, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Diego Alonso out as coach of Inter Miami after one season

Jan. 7, 2021 1:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Diego Alonso will not be back for a second season as coach of Major League Soccer's Inter Miami, part of a tumultuous offseason for the expansion team. Alonso got Inter Miami to the MLS Cup playoffs in 2020, marking the seventh time an MLS newcomer reached the postseason. But Inter Miami was...