Latest Major League Soccer News

Almada relishes World Cup win, looks forward to MLS season

Jan. 27, 2023 15:52 PM EST

First, he cried with joy and shared the news with his family. Then, Thiago Almada needed to catch a plane. Quickly. The Atlanta United midfielder was called up to Argentina's World Cup squad as an injury replacement mere days before the team's opening game. "I was a...

Claudio Reyna moved out of Austin sporting director role

Jan. 26, 2023 18:23 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Claudio Reyna was moved out of his leadership role as sporting director of Austin FC on Thursday, the latest job change that followed the Reyna family's spat with U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter. The 49-year-old Reyna was shifted to a title of technical adviser. The...

Vazquez scores for youthful US lineup in 2-1 loss to Serbia

Jan. 26, 2023 01:41 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Interim head coach Anthony Hudson saw tenacity, bravery and attacking excitement from the youngsters and newcomers he sent out for the United States' first match since the World Cup. Although none of it added up to a win, Hudson was hopeful a 2-1 defeat to Serbia...

Mihailovic gets 1st Dutch Eredivisie goal after MLS transfer

Jan. 25, 2023 16:51 PM EST

American forward Djordje Mihailovic scored his first goal in the Dutch Eredivisie, helping AZ Alkmaar to a 4-1 win at Go Ahead Eagles on Wednesday night in Deventer, Netherlands. With AZ ahead 1-0, Jens Odgaard intercepted a clearance on the Eagles' side of the midfield stripe and...

Scandal-plagued Portland Timbers and Thorns hire new CEO

Jan. 25, 2023 13:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Heather Davis has been hired as chief executive officer to lead Major League Soccer's Portland Timbers and the National Women's Soccer League's Thorns amid the fallout from a series of scandals. Davis, 46, served as CEO on an interim basis after club owner...

With Berhalter in limbo, US men begin camp under Hudson

Jan. 21, 2023 19:18 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Hudson's first practice in charge of the U.S. men's national team would have been a career milestone for the veteran coach in ideal circumstances. The actual situation is no cause for celebration, Hudson admits. Hudson has no idea how...

Sounders land health system as new jersey sponsor

Jan. 20, 2023 18:25 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have partnered with the Washington-based Providence health system as their new jersey sponsor. The Providence name will appear on the front of Seattle’s jerseys beginning with the FIFA Club World Cup next month in Morocco. ...

Christian Ramirez joins MLS's Columbus from Aberdeen

Jan. 19, 2023 18:26 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Forward Christian Ramirez is returning to Major League Soccer with the Columbus Crew. He transferred from Scotland’s Aberdeen on Thursday and agreed to a two-year deal with the Crew that includes a team option for 2025. The 31-year-old from...

Sounders ink Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan to 5-year deals

Jan. 19, 2023 17:23 PM EST

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have signed forward Jordan Morris and midfielder Cristian Roldan to five-year contracts that will likely keep the pair with the club for the remainder of their MLS careers. Both players talked about the process for the deals following...

Atlanta United star Josef Martinez heads to Inter Miami

Jan. 18, 2023 13:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — There was a time when Josef Martinez wanted to play the rest of his career in Atlanta. Now, he's eager to make his mark in South Florida. Martinez, the 2018 Major League Soccer MVP and centerpiece of Atlanta United's rise to prominence, was released by...