Tangled up in blue: NYC FC's brand new training center stresses City connection

NYC FC may not yet have opened the stadium home their fans want, but last week’s opening of their Etihad City Football Academy may prove to be just as significant in the long runLast week two more pieces of infrastructure were added to the growing body of Major League Soccer…
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Rocco Commisso offers $500m investment to fund NASL

Letters obtained by the Guardian detail offer to US Soccer president Commisso to lead investment package with $250m of own moneyCosmos owner’s offer is contingent on restructuring of federationRocco Commisso, the owner of the New York Cosmos, who has made waves in the US game with his anti-trust legal actions…
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How USA could win the World Cup with an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain assist

A former technical director for the Premier League may just have the answer to US Soccer’s perpetual youth development bugaboo If the USA were to ever win a World Cup, there would be a long roll of people to thank. But this week another name was quietly added to that…
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's theatre of the absurd comes to MLS on thrilling debut

The Swede scored a stunning first goal for LA Galaxy before heading the winner in a 4-3 victory over local rivals LAFC. It’s what we’ve come to expectIt looks like Zlatan Ibrahimovic has arrived in LA then.Just over a decade ago, David Beckham made his LA Galaxy debut in a…
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LA Galaxy 4-3 LAFC: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores wondergoal on MLS debut – as it happened

Ibrahimovic comes off bench to score twice to win first LA derbyLA Galaxy become only 2nd MLS team to win from a 3-0 deficitMatch report: Zlatan marks debut with wondergoal and winner 10.30pm BST You can read the match report from today’s extraordinary game here: Related: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s low-key MLS…
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The MLS-Liga MX partnership could alter soccer's North American trajectory

Major League Soccer and Liga MX have announced a landmark partnership during a week that saw a narrowing of the gap between the frenemies in the Concacaf Champions LeagueYou know it’s a remarkable day in North American club soccer when the New York Red Bulls earning a 5-1 aggregate victory…
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MLS 2018 predictions: Atlanta for title … and Ronaldo teams up with Beckham?

Ahead of the new season, our panel of experts deliver their verdicts on the MVP, MLS Cup champions and whether promotion/relegation will ever come to passSeeing how Atlanta United progress. Owner Arthur Blank threw down the gauntlet to the rest of the league, redefining what’s possible within MLS. Tata Martino’s…
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As a new team arrives in LA, has the sun set on MLS's Galaxy era?

The Galaxy slumped to bottom of the Western Conference last season – and that was before the arrival of a new team in town. How will they respond?2018 could prove to be a pivotal year in LA Galaxy’s history. The one-time unquestioned glamour club of Major League Soccer has experienced…
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MLS Cup: Five things we learned from Toronto's cathartic, legacy-sealing win

Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore enjoyed sweet vindication as Toronto FC made their most compelling pitch for Major League Soccer’s best team everThe spirit of blame has been bouncing around US soccer circles since the USA’s World Cup elimination – but over the course of these MLS playoffs far more…
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Jozy Altidore has last laugh to seal MLS Cup glory for Toronto FC

USA forward’s decisive strike erases memory of 2016 agony.Injury-time goal by Victor Vazquez seals historic domestic treble.Read Bob Williams’ minute-by-minute report of the match. For long stretches of this final it looked as if Stefan Frei was about to singlehandedly thwart Toronto yet again. But this time Jozy Altidore proved…
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