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#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
# Atlanta Brave
# Atlanta Brave

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

Mar 19th 2017, 9:30 PM 8,788 Views 3 Comments

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
# Becks Appeal
# Becks Appeal

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

Mar 15th 2017, 5:21 PM 9,873 Views 4 Comments

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
# Speculation
# Speculation

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

Mar 9th 2017, 9:18 AM 7,821 Views 30 Comments

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
# Kick Off
# Kick Off

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

Mar 6th 2017, 7:30 AM 5,067 Views 0 Comments

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
# New Kid On The Block
# New Kid On The Block

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

Mar 5th 2017, 10:44 PM 28,852 Views 5 Comments

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
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

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

Mar 2nd 2017, 6:11 PM 5,845 Views 4 Comments

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
# Encouraging Signs
# Encouraging Signs

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

Mar 1st 2017, 6:54 PM 7,850 Views 5 Comments

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
# Tough Texan
# Tough Texan

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

Feb 15th 2017, 3:05 PM 3,355 Views 2 Comments

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
# Developing
# Developing

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

Dec 16th 2016, 4:23 PM 3,901 Views 7 Comments

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
# Surround Sound

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

Dec 11th 2016, 4:55 AM 3,888 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Man In The Middle
# Man In The Middle

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

Dec 10th 2016, 8:50 PM 22,349 Views 12 Comments

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
# Rapid Rise
# Rapid Rise

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

Nov 20th 2016, 6:12 PM 10,307 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

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

Nov 19th 2016, 8:30 AM 5,935 Views 10 Comments

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

# major-league-soccer - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Robbie Keane confirms he's leaving LA Galaxy but seeking 'one last major challenge'
# Still Hungry
# Still Hungry

Robbie Keane confirms he's leaving LA Galaxy but seeking 'one last major challenge'

Nov 17th 2016, 11:47 PM 27,853 Views 47 Comments

The 36-year-old will take some time before deciding on his next move.

# major-league-soccer - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Former Premier League favourite ruled out for remainder of MLS season due to irregular heartbeat
# Dempsey Makes Peace
# Dempsey Makes Peace

Former Premier League favourite ruled out for remainder of MLS season due to irregular heartbeat

Sep 28th 2016, 1:43 PM 6,502 Views 2 Comments

Clint Dempsey’s enforced absence is a big blow to the Seattle Sounders.

# major-league-soccer - Thursday 8 September, 2016

A very familiar face is making an unexpected return and will link up with Robbie Keane
# Call It A Comeback
# Call It A Comeback

A very familiar face is making an unexpected return and will link up with Robbie Keane

Sep 8th 2016, 10:03 PM 15,097 Views 2 Comments

US legend Landon Donovan is coming back to Major League Soccer.

# major-league-soccer - Friday 2 September, 2016

Renaissance Man: 38-year-old Frank Lampard continues remarkable resurgence in New York
# Ageless
# Ageless

Renaissance Man: 38-year-old Frank Lampard continues remarkable resurgence in New York

Sep 2nd 2016, 2:01 PM 6,837 Views 0 Comments

The former Chelsea midfielder has had well-documented problems since joining NYC FC.

# major-league-soccer - Monday 29 August, 2016

Kaka rolled back the years in MLS last night and got one over on Patrick Vieira
# Familiar Faces
# Familiar Faces

Kaka rolled back the years in MLS last night and got one over on Patrick Vieira

Aug 29th 2016, 10:19 AM 6,539 Views 2 Comments

A litany of high-profile stars were on display as Orlando faced NYC FC.

# major-league-soccer - Friday 26 August, 2016

'Very difficult' for Bastian Schweinsteiger to play for Man United again, says Jose Mourinho
# Exiled
# Exiled

'Very difficult' for Bastian Schweinsteiger to play for Man United again, says Jose Mourinho

Aug 26th 2016, 6:00 PM 7,167 Views 12 Comments

What’s the next move going to be for the World Cup winner?

# major-league-soccer - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Forget MLS - the second tier of football in North America is seeing benefit of familiar names
# Blasts From The Past
# Blasts From The Past

Forget MLS - the second tier of football in North America is seeing benefit of familiar names

Aug 23rd 2016, 6:23 PM 10,845 Views 7 Comments

The likes of Joe Cole and former Juventus striker Amauri have rediscovered their form in the US.

# major-league-soccer - Saturday 20 August, 2016

A litany of high-profile stars clash in MLS tonight - with two frenemies coming face to face
# Box Office
# Box Office

A litany of high-profile stars clash in MLS tonight - with two frenemies coming face to face

Aug 20th 2016, 10:19 AM 4,513 Views 1 Comment

It’s the first time Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard will play each other since joining Major League Soccer.

# major-league-soccer - Monday 25 July, 2016

Two of the finest players in Major League Soccer really enjoyed themselves at the weekend
# Class Is Permanent
# Class Is Permanent

Two of the finest players in Major League Soccer really enjoyed themselves at the weekend

Jul 25th 2016, 1:37 PM 5,884 Views 3 Comments

Sebastian Giovinco and Didier Drogba both scored hat-tricks for Toronto FC and Montreal Impact respectively.

# major-league-soccer - Friday 15 July, 2016

Former Northern Ireland international signed by Alessandro Nesta and makes move to Miami
# Man Of Steele
# Man Of Steele

Former Northern Ireland international signed by Alessandro Nesta and makes move to Miami

Jul 15th 2016, 5:08 PM 10,933 Views 6 Comments

Jonny Steele is back from the brink and has been rewarded for his perseverance.

# major-league-soccer - Saturday 9 July, 2016

An emotional night in MLS as tributes are paid to gun attack victims
# Dallas Strong
# Dallas Strong

An emotional night in MLS as tributes are paid to gun attack victims

Jul 9th 2016, 3:17 PM 3,001 Views 0 Comments

A spectacular goal from the Dallas’ Maxi Urruti decided the clash against San Jose Earthquakes.

# major-league-soccer - Friday 8 July, 2016

It's taken an eternity but 38-year-old Frank Lampard is finding form in Major League Soccer
# About Time
# About Time

It's taken an eternity but 38-year-old Frank Lampard is finding form in Major League Soccer

Jul 8th 2016, 3:44 PM 7,405 Views 1 Comment

Veteran midfielder has significantly underachieved since arriving in MLS but has found some form at last.

# major-league-soccer - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Today Andrea Pirlo showed us why we all still love him, even if his country doesn't
# Maestro
# Maestro

Today Andrea Pirlo showed us why we all still love him, even if his country doesn't

Jun 18th 2016, 8:47 PM 10,227 Views 9 Comments

The Italian midfielder conjured a moment of magic in Major League Soccer.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Goalkeeping blunder from Drogba's added-time free-kick ends LA Galaxy's unbeaten run
# Oh Dear
# Oh Dear

Goalkeeping blunder from Drogba's added-time free-kick ends LA Galaxy's unbeaten run

May 29th 2016, 2:48 PM 6,830 Views 5 Comments

Steven Gerrard’s side were beaten at the death in Quebec.

# major-league-soccer - Monday 23 May, 2016

Andrea Pirlo: 'In MLS there's lots of running and too little play'
# Maestro
# Maestro

Andrea Pirlo: 'In MLS there's lots of running and too little play'

May 23rd 2016, 10:57 PM 8,686 Views 5 Comments

The Italian playmaker believes more needs to be done to teach young players technical skills before Major League Soccer can properly develop.

# major-league-soccer - Friday 20 May, 2016

The MLS player salaries have been revealed and Robbie Keane has dropped out of the top 10
# Dolla Dolla Bills
# Dolla Dolla Bills

The MLS player salaries have been revealed and Robbie Keane has dropped out of the top 10

May 20th 2016, 12:17 PM 15,408 Views 13 Comments

But the veteran Irish striker, who turns 36 in July, is still not doing too badly.

# major-league-soccer - Friday 13 May, 2016

'I came like a king, left like a legend': Clubs on red alert as Zlatan confirms PSG exit
# Forget Paris
# Forget Paris

'I came like a king, left like a legend': Clubs on red alert as Zlatan confirms PSG exit

May 13th 2016, 9:17 AM 9,292 Views 30 Comments

The 34-year-old striker has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

# major-league-soccer - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

How Kevin Doyle's Colorado are 'doing a Leicester' in Major League Soccer
# Turnaround
# Turnaround

How Kevin Doyle's Colorado are 'doing a Leicester' in Major League Soccer

May 10th 2016, 10:54 AM 8,302 Views 5 Comments

The Rapids endured a dismal 2015 but have started the new season in superb form.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Pirlo and Villa combined beautifully as Vieira's NYC picked up rare win
# Dream Team
# Dream Team

Pirlo and Villa combined beautifully as Vieira's NYC picked up rare win

May 1st 2016, 5:12 PM 5,934 Views 3 Comments

It’s not been the best of managerial starts for the legendary former Arsenal skipper.

# major-league-soccer - Monday 25 April, 2016

Fairytale of New York turning into a nightmare experience for Vieira, Pirlo and Lampard
# Too Big To Fail
# Too Big To Fail

Fairytale of New York turning into a nightmare experience for Vieira, Pirlo and Lampard

Apr 25th 2016, 5:48 PM 18,634 Views 2 Comments

Ranked as the second-worst team in MLS right now, things are not going to plan for NYC FC.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Steven Gerrard rolled the years back last night by scoring a textbook goal for the LA Galaxy
# Vintage
# Vintage

Steven Gerrard rolled the years back last night by scoring a textbook goal for the LA Galaxy

Apr 24th 2016, 5:17 PM 9,688 Views 11 Comments

The team made light work of Real Salt Lake in what proved a one-sided affair in California.

With the Euros not far away, Kevin Doyle returned last night and scored a peach
# Wexford Youth
# Wexford Youth

With the Euros not far away, Kevin Doyle returned last night and scored a peach

Apr 24th 2016, 1:00 PM 9,610 Views 9 Comments

The attacker picked up that gruesome leg injury while on international duty last month.

# major-league-soccer - Monday 18 April, 2016

Latest high-profile MLS recruit Julio Baptista makes instant impact in hugely controversial clash
# Baptism Of Fire
# Baptism Of Fire

Latest high-profile MLS recruit Julio Baptista makes instant impact in hugely controversial clash

Apr 18th 2016, 4:11 PM 4,650 Views 0 Comments

The Brazilian was awarded a penalty after just twelve seconds of his first start for Orlando City SC.

# major-league-soccer - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Mid-April in Colorado but the orange ball still made an appearance after a blizzard last night
# Snow Patrol
# Snow Patrol

Mid-April in Colorado but the orange ball still made an appearance after a blizzard last night

Apr 17th 2016, 7:20 PM 4,536 Views 1 Comment

Injured duo Kevin Doyle and Sean St Ledger were probably relieved that they missed out on this one.

38-year-old Didier Drogba puts controversy behind him, continues superb MLS run
# Deep Impact
# Deep Impact

38-year-old Didier Drogba puts controversy behind him, continues superb MLS run

Apr 17th 2016, 3:28 PM 7,412 Views 0 Comments

The veteran striker came off the bench to help change the game for Montreal Impact.

# major-league-soccer - Friday 8 April, 2016

Frank Lampard's miserable time in Major League Soccer set to continue for a little longer
# Frank Lampard
# Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard's miserable time in Major League Soccer set to continue for a little longer

Apr 8th 2016, 11:50 PM 17,195 Views 4 Comments

The veteran midfielder made ten appearances in an injury-plagued debut season for New York City FC and he’s currently sidelined again.

# major-league-soccer - Monday 4 April, 2016

'I was getting out of a country that was struggling and I don't regret it a day since'
# REBEL WITH A CAUSE
# REBEL WITH A CAUSE

'I was getting out of a country that was struggling and I don't regret it a day since'

Apr 4th 2016, 5:00 PM 40,767 Views 12 Comments

In the mid-1980s, Ian Hennessy was playing for Cork City while earning a pound an hour working for a taxi company. He’s now a top collegiate coach in the United States.