# Major League Soccer

Last year
# Anger
Oust owners, officials named in soccer abuse report, says two-time World Cup winner
Becky Sauerbrunn said players were ‘horrified and heartbroken’ by the findings.
# Bale Making Hay
Gareth Bale scores first MLS goal in Los Angeles' victory over Kansas City
The 33-year-old Wales international was making his second LAFC appearance from the bench.
# Adaptation
Gareth Bale says new side 'felt like home straight away'
The five-time Uefa Champions League winner saw his new club defeat the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2 in his first taste of the ‘El Trafico’ derby.
# Hope
Gareth Bale could still join Cardiff, claims Vincent Tan
The 32-year-old revealed on Saturday he had agreed to join Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC.
# Historic
14-year-old signs age-record MLS deal
Axel Kei has become the youngest player to sign a US team sport contract.
All time
# Jake news
MLS reprieve for Irish winger as controversial red card is overturned
Former Ireland U21 international Jake Mulraney was sent off while playing for Atlanta United against Nashville.
# Bulls on Parade
Polish striker departs for MLS after just 15 months at Celtic
Patryk Klimala has joined New York Red Bulls.
# Rover and Out
Ireland defender Derrick Williams completes MLS switch
The 28-year-old has left Blackburn Rovers to sign a two-year deal with LA Galaxy.
# in the pipeline
Phil Neville being lined up to take over David Beckham's Inter Miami as manager departs
The England Women boss is understood to have held preliminary discussions with the Major League Soccer side.
# And That's the bottom line
Irish attacker Gallagher signed by Major League Soccer's newest franchise
Versatile 24-year-old Jon Gallagher will be playing for Austin FC during the 2021 MLS season.
# problems
Former Man City defender feels unsafe in United States
Nedum Onuoha says he has a ‘fear and distrust’ of police.
# future plans
CDC recommendation suggests lengthy sports shut-down
The NBA and other major sports leagues in the United States could be idle for longer than initially anticipated.
# blast from the past
After an injury-ravaged few years, a familiar face is back and seeking a rebirth in MLS
Giuseppe Rossi has had a run of misfortune and he’s hoping a change of scenery will help.
# Becks Appeal
Hitting the celebrity circuit, David Beckham remains the biggest show in town as he prepares for latest role
This weekend, Inter Miami – Beckham’s Major League Soccer franchise – will make a long-awaited debut.
# Compelling
From refugee camp to Champions League stardom: the inexplicable and inspiring rise of Alphonso Davies
The 19-year-old who dazzled at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday has quite the story to tell.
# all change
'I feel I can enjoy my football a lot more over there' - babies, bereavement and a new chapter in America
After a difficult time at Hearts, Jake Mulraney is preparing for a debut Major League Soccer season with Atlanta United.
# indy hit
Broken promises and MLS disappointment but the American dream continues for Paddy Barrett
The former Dundalk man has swapped Cincinnati for Indianapolis and another excellent season could get even better.
# Major League Soccer
Rooney's MLS farewell falls flat as DC United dumped out of play-offs
The striker is heading back to England to join Derby County.
# Saved
'I just remember the pain of being so completely lost' - How a lifelong wanderer rediscovered his path
Des McAleenan has travelled the world as a goalkeeping coach but his current role has helped him rebuild both his life and love of the game.
# Major League Soccer
Dubliner James O'Connor sacked as Orlando City manager
The 40-year-old had been in charge of the MLS side since June 2018.
# Touchy subject
'Is that what was in the media? That my wife got her own way?' - Rooney rebuffs reports of MLS exit
The former England captain bristled when asked about stories that wife Coleen demanded he quits North America when his contract expires.
# Swede deal
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.
# bored room
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.
# Dispute
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.
# Faraway Hills
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.
# Ready to Roll
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.
# southern comfort
'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.
# hanging around
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.
# Independence Day
'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.
# top of his game
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.
# washington wizard
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.
# recognition
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.
# texas forever
'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.
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.
# cin city
'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.
# Rejuvenated
Wayne Rooney continues excellent start to life in US
His club, DC United, are fighting for their Major League Soccer play-off lives.
# Becks
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.
# atlanta brave
'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.
# Superstar
'You're not talking about a normal, mortal human'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be set for his MLS debut as early as this weekend.
# the cincinnati kid
'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.