MLS week 24: New York dominance, Portland’s streak snapped

After a long delay (I’m looking at you World Cup), we’re back with our weekly roundup of Major League Soccer action. While we’ve been gone, the Vancouver Whitecaps have sold their best (and arguably Canada’s) player to Bayern Munich. Ezequiel Barco has found himself on the outs for untold reasons despite plenty of rumours, Patrick…

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One fleeting career, one remarkable moment: The Gabe Gala Story

Football has a profound ability to captivate the hearts and souls of millions. For some, even in sleep, it never quite leaves. Countless boys and girls dream of hoisting football’s greatest trophies, wearing their nation’s jersey, or scoring the big goal. A lucky few can say they have gone out and done it. Although the…

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Meet the new boys: FC Cincinnati stepping up to MLS

Recently, Major League Soccer announced that FC Cincinnati had been selected as its latest expansion side. The current darling of the U.S. soccer scene will begin MLS play in the 2019 season following inception in 2016. Cincinnati beat out Sacramento Republic FC, Nashville SC, and Detroit City FC to become MLS’s 26th club. For the…

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MLS week 14: Record goals, Philadelphia dissent and Columbus fightback

A landmark goal, red cards in Philadelphia and dominance in Columbus in the 14th week of the MLS season. Over in Kansas, rookie Wan Kuzain Kamal netted his first ever MLS goal in only his second appearance for Sporting Kansas City. Kamal holds the distinction of being the first player with Malaysian roots to score…

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MLS week 11: Trash in Orlando, Cascadia milestone, red cards galore

Orlando’s fine start has come to an end, while a 100th match-up loss for Seattle, frustration in Toronto, and red cards galore dominated the headlines in this week’s action of Major League Soccer. Orlando City’s six-game win streak finally came to an end in a narrow 2-1 loss to Atlanta United. The Georgia club scored…

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VIDEO: Ibrahimović invades American TV

Ahead of the US-hosted 1994 World Cup, the New York Times felt it necessary to remind readers that Argentina legend Maradona and pop star Madonna are, in fact, different people. Twenty-four years later, I give you Zlatan Ibrahimović’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The Los Angeles Galaxy star looked impressively comfortable in the guest chair; just…

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MLS week 7: Georgia stalemate, LAFC rebound and TFC returns

Atlanta United and New York City FC battled, LAFC rebounded and Toronto FC brought back to earth in our roundup of week seven action of Major League Soccer. Fresh off their pumping of LAFC, Atlanta United set their gaze on New York City FC. The clubs came into the match sitting in second and first…

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