MLS 3.0: Making MLS Work in Miami

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The following is a collaboration of Matt Pollard (Twitter) and Alec F. Rivera (Twitter) With expansion announced in Minneapolis, Making MLS Work in Miami takes on new significance. With Major League Soccer poised to reach the 24-team threshold a couple years early, Making MLS Work in Miami has taken on a sense of urgency. As […] READ MORE


MLS 3.0: Making MLS Work in Indianapolis

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With so much hype around expansion in MLS, what does Making MLS Work in Indianapolis look like? An AP story in the Indy Star last week touted Indianapolis as one of several cities that have been linked to MLS expansion. In addition to Indianapolis, other cities showing an interest in joining the first division league in […] READ MORE



MLS 3.0: Owners, Players Agree on New MLS CBA

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The story of Major League Soccer is the story of the growth of association football in the United States in the years after the United States Soccer Federation was awarded the right to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup. In the years since the league’s inception the sport has grown to a level never before imagined, besting average […] READ MORE



The Wins Column: Lampard Signing Becoming an Anomaly

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Last weekend, I watched TSN’s The Reporters for the first time in ages. To my pleasant surprise, Cathal Kelly, sports columnist for The Globe and Mail and journalistic idol of mine, was one of the roundtable panelists. Kelly can come up with a witty Toronto FC insult faster than Usain Bolt can run the 100-metre […] READ MORE


MLS CBA Negotiations: A Fourth DP Is a Bad Idea

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The MLS off season has and will be busy with drafts, but a larger battle is taking place. A battle that will determine the direction and level of growth of MLS for next decade: The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The new CBA will resolve, complicate, and/or change rules on issues such as player salaries, roster […] READ MORE


The Wins Column: MLS Brand War is Over

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Back around 2007, when I first became a follower of Major League Soccer, the bulk of the league’s advertising was focus around the tagline “Football. Fùtbol. Soccer.” It made sense back in the day. The league was still (okay, more so than today) trying to gain footing in the professional sports landscape and was trying […] READ MORE