Latest Major League Soccer News

MLS Commissioner Don Garber says league is 'very prepared' to deal with referee lockout

Feb. 21, 2024 21:33 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lionel Messi's first full season in Major League Soccer started with replacement officials Wednesday when Inter Miami played host to Real Salt Lake, and Commissioner Don Garber said the league is not sure what will happen next. The Professional Soccer...

Soccer academy in Southern California will join an evolving MLS system that's paying dividends

Feb. 20, 2024 17:34 PM EST

Ousseni Bouda was just 11 years old and growing up in the west African country of Burkina Faso when his family took the ultimate leap of faith by sending him alone to Ghana to play soccer. Bouda arrived at the Right to Dream academy not knowing the language and with no guarantees...

Philadelphia's Kai Wagner reinstated for first Union game of the season

Feb. 19, 2024 21:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Union defender Kai Wagner's suspension for violating Major League Soccer's on-field discrimination policy has been lifted for the team's opening game of the season. Wagner received a three-game suspension during last season's playoffs after allegations...

Major League Soccer kicks off with all eyes on Lionel Messi & Co. at Inter Miami

Feb. 19, 2024 12:57 PM EST

Messi Mania returns to Major League Soccer as Lionel Messi embarks on his first full season with Inter Miami. But this year, there’s a twist. Inter Miami signed Luis Suarez in the offseason, reuniting the two close friends. The pair, along with former Barcelona...

MLS to lock out referees. Lionel Messi’s Miami could open season with replacement officials

Feb. 17, 2024 15:43 PM EST

Major League Soccer will lock out referees after its union rejected a tentative contract, putting Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami on track to open the season next week with replacement officials. The Professional Soccer Referees Association said Saturday that 95.8% voted against a...

American forward Nicholas Gioacchini transfers to second-tier Como in Italy

Jan. 24, 2024 13:38 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — American forward Nicholas Gioacchini transferred Wednesday to second-tier Como in Italy after one season with St. Louis in Major League Soccer. The 23-year-old scored 10 goals in 32 regular-season league matches. Born in Kansas City, Missouri,...

Slovenia beats US 1-0 in an exhibition that included 24 international debuts

Jan. 20, 2024 18:27 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — On an afternoon of debuts, the result for the United States against a European opponent was familiar. Eleven Americans made their first national team appearances, the most in a match in 36 years, and a mistake by one of those debutants led to Slovenia's goal in a...

American winger Cade Cowell signs with Chivas, leaving San Jose

Jan. 15, 2024 22:45 PM EST

Winger Cade Cowell signed with the Mexican club Chivas Guadalajara on Monday, leaving Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes after five seasons. The 20-year-old, who has U.S. and Mexican citizenship, scored 10 goals in 104 MLS regular season appearances, including one goal in 23...

MLS and Apple announce all-access docuseries chronicling 2024 season

Jan. 11, 2024 12:41 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Apple TV and Major League Soccer are expanding their collaboration, announcing Thursday that the looming MLS season will be chronicled in a new all-access docuseries similar to the ones that have given fans a deep, different look at golf, auto racing and tennis in recent...

Laurent Courtois hired as head coach of Montreal's Major League Soccer team

Jan. 08, 2024 14:57 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Laurent Courtois was hired as head coach of Montreal's Major League Soccer team on Monday after two seasons as head coach of Columbus Crew 2 in the third team MLS Next Pro. The 46-year-old Courtois replaced Hernan Losada, who was fired on Nov. 9 after Montreal...