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Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets set for MLS move next summer

The summer transfer window is closed for the major leagues in Europe. However, with an eye on January, there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals! TOP STORY: Busquets set for MLS Barcelona‘s Sergio Busquets intends to … Read more

MLS Power Rankings – LAFC, Philadelphia battle for Shield; playoff hopes dim for Revs, Sounders

Take a deep breath. It’s time for the international break, and everyone (except for the LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, FC Cincinnati and Seattle Sounders — surprise!) gets to relax. Let’s take stock of where we stand: Six teams have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, six teams have clinched playoff spots, LAFC has clinched … Read more

MLS Cup playoffs – Who can clinch, who has work and what’s at stake in Week 32

Just a few matches remain in the 2022 MLS season, and after a midweek slate of games, the playoff picture — along with the Golden Boot and MVP races — is starting to become clearer. Here’s a look at what’s at stake from a playoff perspective in this weekend’s matchups. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, … Read more

MLS players are really into fantasy football (the other kind)

The 2022 NFL season kicks off this Thursday much to the delight of fans everywhere, and in particular to those (of us) who play fantasy football. The usual fantasy football highs and lows will be felt by millions, including players across Major League Soccer. In many MLS locker rooms, fantasy football is a big deal. … Read more

For Sacramento Republic’s Rodrigo Lopez, a U.S. Open Cup title over MLS sides ‘would be huge’

Nearly calling it quits and hanging up his boots nine years ago, Sacramento Republic captain Rodrigo Lopez is now one win away from an improbable achievement in American soccer. As part of the second-division USL Championship, the Republic aim to win the U.S. Open Cup — the country’s oldest soccer tournament — when they clash … Read more

Have Austin, Philadelphia and Montreal caught up to LAFC?

LAFC has been the class of the league from the very start of the season. It’s been months since there was a real discussion about who the best team in Major League Soccer is, but is it time to have that conversation? It’s not just that the Black and Gold have lost two in a … Read more

MLS is now a transfer-market destination league, and investment in youth has played a big role in that

When the summer transfer window closed the night of Aug. 4, it concluded a stellar period of business for MLS. Some of the world’s biggest names moved to the league, including Gareth Bale and Giorgio Chiellini to LAFC. Then there were well-known international names like Hector Herrera joining the Houston Dynamo, and Federico Bernardeschi joining … Read more

MLS beats Liga MX, but All-Star Game will soon be upstaged by revamped Leagues Cup

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On any given Wednesday night, you’ll undoubtedly find countless Golden Boot winners and superstar strikers patrolling central midfields all over the world — you just need to find the right FIFA lobbies. Outside of PlayStation and Xbox, though, any manager making their No. 9 carry water in the team’s engine room … Read more

How all 28 clubs have fared so far in 2022

While we’re well past the midway point of the 2022 Major League Soccer regular season, the All-Star break (watch LIVE on ESPN, Wednesday 8:30 pm ET) affords us the perfect opportunity to evaluate whether or not the 28 clubs are living up to expectations. While the league’s best will be lapping up the adoration in … Read more