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#Major League Soccer

# major-league-soccer - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Huge pay increase sees Zlatan Ibrahimovic set MLS salary record for 2019

The LA Galaxy star now earns more than twice the salary of ex-Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Always dreamed of owning a football team? The story of the latest club trying to shake up the system

Chattanooga FC have already raised $650,000 from 2000 investors in 20 countries around the world, including Ireland.

# major-league-soccer - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

David Beckham in legal battle with Serie A giants over MLS club name

The United legend has been trying to get his American franchise up and running for years, and has now hit another stumbling block.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 10 March, 2019

All eyes on Jim McGuinness but plenty more Irish interest in US football's second tier

Dubliner Niall McCabe is aiming for a third straight championship while Richie Ryan and Paddy Barrett will also feature prominently.

# major-league-soccer - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Highly-rated manager James O'Connor heads the Irish interest as new MLS season boasts exciting arrivals

24 teams will battle it out this term and there’s a multitude of talking points.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'A lot of clubs can sell you a dream but they actually backed it up': the Irishman and his American dream

Dubliner Chris McCann was crowned an MLS champion earlier this month after Atlanta United delivered on all of the expectation.

# major-league-soccer - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

LA Galaxy receive Zlatan Ibrahimovic boost after unforgettable debut season

The 37-year-old scored 22 goals in 27 games for the club in 2018.

# major-league-soccer - Saturday 15 December, 2018

'He's somebody who knows how to get the best out of people': Jim McGuinness and fulfilling a football fantasy

After six years serving his apprenticeship, the Donegal man has got his chance in North Carolina.

# major-league-soccer - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Cork's Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for third time in four years

The 43-year-old served as a League of Ireland referee for 15 years but moved to the USA in 2014.

# major-league-soccer - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Treated with derision by some, Wayne Rooney's debut MLS season has been an absolute triumph

There was suspicion and plenty of criticism when he joined DC United but he galvanised a poorly-performing team.

# major-league-soccer - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Zlatan, Rooney among MLS Most Valuable Player finalists

The Swedish star scored 22 goals and added 10 assists — only the fourth 20-and-10 season in MLS history.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 7 October, 2018

'I took the road less travelled when I came to America but this is where I belong'

Paul Caffrey never quite made it as a professional footballer but having taken a few risks he’s pretty happy with how everything turned out.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Rooney and Zlatan score a brace each to keep play-off hopes on track MLS This post contains videos

Rooney and Zlatan score a brace each to keep play-off hopes on track

DC United and LA Galaxy both boosted their post-season prospects with victories last night.

# major-league-soccer - Thursday 30 August, 2018

'My Mam rings me ten times a day to make sure I'm alive': Paddy Barrett on swapping Oriel Park for Ohio

With average crowds of over 25,000 and MLS on its way next season, the former Dundalk man is enjoying himself at FC Cincinnati.

# major-league-soccer - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Wayne Rooney continues excellent start to life in US Rejuvenated This post contains videos

Wayne Rooney continues excellent start to life in US

His club, DC United, are fighting for their Major League Soccer play-off lives.

# major-league-soccer - Friday 13 July, 2018

Beckham vows to bring MLS to Miami 'no matter what' as plans for new stadium face opposition

The former Man United star acknowledged the concerns of locals as plans for a new 25,000-seater stadium faced criticism.

# major-league-soccer - Monday 9 July, 2018

'Being here opens your eyes': the Irishman and the biggest success story in American soccer

Despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney arriving in MLS, the league’s best storyline is Atlanta United.

# major-league-soccer - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'You're not talking about a normal, mortal human'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be set for his MLS debut as early as this weekend.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'We've had two years living in paradise but in this business you can't get too attached'

After plenty of chaos and confusion, Tipperary’s Richie Ryan is swapping Miami for Cincinnati and still chasing the MLS dream.

# major-league-soccer - Monday 29 January, 2018

David Beckham has finally got his MLS franchise in Miami Long Time Coming This post contains videos

David Beckham has finally got his MLS franchise in Miami

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star was officially awarded a licence today.

# major-league-soccer - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'A shambles - nobody has thought about the players': Irish contingent caught up in US chaos

It’s a complicated mess with many layers.

# major-league-soccer - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

'Not everybody sees the path you want to go but you've got to stick with what you feel is right'

Drew Keeshan on leaving a farm in Tipperary, the move to the US and his life as a goalkeeping coach in Dallas.

# major-league-soccer - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Remember football prodigy Freddy Adu? He won't be joining his 14th club after all

A proposed move to Poland has fallen through after the 28-year-old suspected being used as a mere marketing ploy.

# major-league-soccer - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

After four-year battle, David Beckham secures massive victory in quest to own Miami MLS team

There’s still a long way to go but the former Manchester United and Real Madrid has inched closer to making the dream a reality.

# major-league-soccer - Friday 19 May, 2017

Has Wayne Rooney already played his last competitive game at Old Trafford?

Jose Mourinho has confirmed it’s unlikely the 31-year-old will feature against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

# major-league-soccer - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Kaka, Andrea Pirlo and the top 10 highest earners in MLS

Kaka tops the list of Major League Soccer’s highest-paid players for a third straight year.

# major-league-soccer - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Didier Drogba has signed a deal to play for and co-own a team in North America's second tier

The 39-year-old will play for Phoenix Rising this season before concentrating on trying to get the franchise into Major League Soccer.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 19 March, 2017

From Messi to McCann: Irish midfielder on being coached by Barca's ex-boss and a new MLS life

After a long stint in England with Burnley and Wigan, Chris McCann is building a new home in America’s south-east.

# major-league-soccer - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

David Beckham's dream ownership of MLS franchise met with fierce opposition in Miami

The former Manchester United midfielder is finding his value is not what it once was.

# major-league-soccer - Thursday 9 March, 2017

LA Galaxy aim to make Zlatan the highest-paid player in MLS history - reports

Sports Illustrated’s soccer correspondent, Grant Wahl, reported that “multiple sources” had confirmed the move.

# major-league-soccer - Monday 6 March, 2017

No dream MLS debut for former Barcelona coach Tata Martino as new season gets underway

Both expansion sides – Atlanta and Minnesota – suffered defeat in their opening fixtures.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Rapid Revolution: the Irishman making waves in the American sports landscape

Padraig Smith has been in Colorado for the last two years as the franchise’s sporting director.

# major-league-soccer - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Much more than Robbie Keane and Kevin Doyle: the Irish history in Major League Soccer

From Paul Keegan to Chris McCann and everyone in between.

# major-league-soccer - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

No Lampard, no Gerrard, no Drogba: new season signals seismic change in MLS attitude

The 2017 campaign gets underway on Friday as Portland take on Minnesota.

# major-league-soccer - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

After major health scare, Clint Dempsey is back and ready for a new season

The former Fulham and Tottenham midfielder was not involved in Seattle Sounders’ MLS success.

# major-league-soccer - Friday 16 December, 2016

Major League Soccer continues rapid growth as it's revealed 26 teams will compete by 2020

The league started out with 10 teams when it first began in 1996.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Seattle crowned MLS champions for first time after dramatic penalty shootout in Toronto Surround Sound This post contains videos

Seattle crowned MLS champions for first time after dramatic penalty shootout in Toronto

Roman Torres proved the hero while goalkeeper Stefan Frei also proved crucial to the Sounders’ victory.

# major-league-soccer - Saturday 10 December, 2016

'I'll always reflect on where we started, the highs, lows and everything in between'

The 2016 Major League Soccer decider takes place in Toronto later this evening and Cork native Alan Kelly will be at the centre of it.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Irish influence proving crucial in remarkable Major League Soccer turnaround for Colorado

Kevin Doyle is the headline act but Meath man Padraig Smith is the Rapids’ Sporting Director.

# major-league-soccer - Saturday 19 November, 2016

One final fling: where will Robbie Keane finish his club career?

Remaining in Major League Soccer seems to make the most sense but which franchise has the money and the space?

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