Latest Major League Soccer News

LA Galaxy in contract negotiations with Romain Alessandrini

Nov. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy are negotiating with midfielder Romain Alessandrini in a bid to keep him with the club after the recent expiration of his contract. The five-time MLS champion Galaxy announced the negotiations Thursday amid several roster decisions. The Galaxy also are negotiating for...

New York Red Bulls decline option on goalie Luis Robles

Nov. 21, 2019 2:29 PM EST

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have declined the contract option on Luis Robles, the league’s goalkeeper of the year in 2015. The 35-year-old Robles completed his eighth season with a 13-14-6 record and nine shutouts. For his career, Robles has a 114-71-53 mark with 72 shutouts and a...

Reyna quits New York City for Austin expansion team in MLS

Nov. 21, 2019 12:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna quit as sporting director of Major League Soccer's New York City team on Thursday to take the same job with the Austin expansion club that starts play in 2021. He will report to Austin owner Anthony Precourt, who owned MLS's Columbus Crew from 2013-18. Josh...

MLS to meet Mexican league counterparts in All-Star Game

Nov. 20, 2019 6:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Landon Donovan can be excused for thinking Major League Soccer’s top players had faced their Mexican league counterparts in an All-Star game before. The MLS showcase has had various formats over the years, so it can be hard for former players and fans to keep track. Next...

Miami and Nashville stock rosters in expansion draft

Nov. 19, 2019 7:52 PM EST

Major League Soccer expansion teams Nashville and Miami filled out their rosters for next season via the league’s expansion draft Tuesday. The two teams selected five players each from a pool of 222 left unprotected by their current MLS teams. Miami added defender Ben Sweat, a Florida native, from NYCFC...

LA Galaxy extend Cristian Pavón’s loan through 2020

Nov. 18, 2019 6:01 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy have picked up their contract option to keep Argentine forward Cristian Pavón through the 2020 season. The Galaxy announced the widely anticipated move Monday to retain the 23-year-old Pavón, who joined the club in August from Boca Juniors. Pavón had three...

Sly Blue to play home games at Red Bull Arena

Nov. 18, 2019 2:22 PM EST

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Sky Blue of the National Women's Soccer League will play their home games next season at Red Bull Arena, home of Major League Soccer’s New Jersey Red Bulls. The teams announced the agreement on Monday. Sky Blue has played home matches at Yurcak Field, a 5,000-seat stadium on...

MLS terminates contract of Timbers striker Brian Fernandez

Nov. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Major League Soccer has terminated Portland Timbers forward Brian Fernandez’s contract. The league announced the move Friday. Fernandez has also been removed from Portland’s roster. The 25-year old Argentine voluntarily entered the MLS Substance Abuse and Behavioral...

Atlanta United deals Darlington Nagbe to Columbus Crew

Nov. 13, 2019 8:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has dealt Darlington Nagbe to the state where he grew up, trading the midfielder to the Columbus Crew. United will receive up to $1,425,000 in allocation money and a 2020 international roster spot from the Crew. The 29-year-old Nagbe was acquired from the Portland Timbers...

Galaxy, Zlatan Ibrahimović mutually part ways after 2 years

Nov. 13, 2019 5:30 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — You’re welcome and goodbye, Los Angeles. Zlatan Ibrahimović and the LA Galaxy are officially parting ways after two eventful seasons, the 38-year-old Swedish superstar and the club announced Wednesday. “I came, I saw, I conquered,” Ibrahimović wrote on...