Latest Major League Soccer News

MLS veteran Sacha Kljestan signs with hometown LA Galaxy

Dec. 11, 2019 5:33 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Veteran midfielder Sacha Kljestan has signed with the LA Galaxy as a free agent. The 34-year-old U.S. national team contributor officially returned to his native Southern California on Wednesday. Kljestan has scored 49 goals over 10 MLS seasons in a career that began as the fifth...

Sporting KC acquires striker Pulida from C.D. Guadalajara

Dec. 10, 2019 9:16 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City fulfilled its need for an elite striker Tuesday by swinging a deal with Mexican club C.D. Guadalujara for Alan Pulido, who signed a four-year contract with the Major League Soccer club after it paid a club-record transfer fee. The 28-year-old Pulido has scored...

MLS hopes to put 30th team in Charlotte, North Carolina

Dec. 5, 2019 6:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer will try to reach an agreement for ïts 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...

Larentowicz re-signs with Atlanta United for 16th MLS season

Dec. 5, 2019 4:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Midfielder Jeff Larentowicz will be returning to Atlanta United for his 16th season in Major League Soccer. The team announced Thursday it has re-signed the 36-year-old free agent, who has been with United since the team's debut in 2017. Larentowicz has the second-most appearances in MLS...

MLS teams no longer will play every opponent each season

Dec. 5, 2019 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer is breaking away from soccer's tradition of having each team play every opponent in its league. MLS is expanding to 26 teams in 2020 with the additions of Miami and Nashville but will keep a 34-game regular-season schedule. A team will play each of its 12 conference...

Pareja returns to MLS as Orlando City coach

Dec. 4, 2019 12:56 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Oscar Pareja is the new coach of Major League Soccer's Orlando City Lions. The 51-year-old Pareja returns to MLS following a stint with Club Tijuana of Liga MX. He previously coached FC Dallas, leading the club to a 78-49-41 record and making the postseason four of five seasons before...

Toronto selects Juan Agudelo in MLS re-entry draft

Dec. 3, 2019 5:06 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Former New England forward Juan Agudelo was selected by Toronto on Tuesday in the second stage of Major League Soccer’s re-entry draft. The 27-year-old’s option had been declined by New England, which paid him $605,000 this year. Agudelo has made 28 appearances for the U.S....

‘A betrayal’: Malmo fury as Ibrahimovic invests in Hammarby

Nov. 27, 2019 5:32 PM EST

A statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic was vandalized and apparently set on fire outside the stadium of his boyhood club, Malmo, as fans reacted with fury at the Swedish soccer star buying a stake in one of its biggest rivals on Wednesday. Ibrahimovic outlined his desire to make Hammarby the “best in...

MLS club Atlanta United partners with Scotland’s Aberdeen FC

Nov. 24, 2019 2:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has announced a strategic partnership with Scottish club Aberdeen FC. The Major League Soccer team will be investing $2.57 million (£2 million) to gain a minority ownership stake of less than 10% in the four-time Scottish Premiership champions. United President Darren...

White to call 400th Premier League game for NBC

Nov. 22, 2019 5:09 PM EST

Arlo White might be the busiest announcer in the Premier League. Further proof of that will come on Saturday when he reaches another milestone. White will call his 400th Premier League game for NBC when Manchester City faces Chelsea. Not one to rest on his laurels, White will be in Sheffield less than 24 hours...