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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What we learned from the USA's Gold Cup triumph

Tim Howard is still the first-choice keeper, Darlington Nagbe shone in midfield and Jozy Altidore remains the team’s focal point ahead of next year’s World CupTo the USA got what they needed out of the Gold Cup. If there was ever any doubt that Bruce Arena was playing to lift…
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USA v Jamaica: Gold Cup final – live!

Bruce Arena’s men looking to win title for sixth time in historyReggae Boyz upset Mexico in semi-final as they chase first titleEmail graham.parker@theguardian.com or tweet @grahamparkerfc 2.27am BST Deuce:So obviously no Dempsey starting tonight, but don’t forget that if we see him at some stage tonight (and we surely will)…
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Clint Dempsey's taste for havoc shows he's not done yet

Christian Pulisic may well be the future of US soccer but during the Gold Cup semi-final the Sounders striker showed he is integral in the short-termClint Dempsey’s star turn against Costa Rica in the Gold Cup semi-final did more than win his team the game and help the striker match…
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Manchester United v Real Madrid: International Champions Cup – live!

Cristiano Ronaldo faces more team in Santa Clara, CaliforniaJosé Mourinho guarantees David de Gea is staying at Old TraffordEmail graham.parker@theguardian.com or tweet @KidWeil 9.21pm BST PreambleIf you like football, you’ll love a “summer of football”. Like football, but sweatier, and with more subs. 2.04pm BST Graham will be here shortly,…
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Real Salt Lake v Manchester United – live!

José Mourinho’s team continue summer tour of the USEmail graham.parker@theguardian.com or tweet @KidWeil 2.27am BST So…this could be a long night…And it’s up now. Wind seriously blowing hard. pic.twitter.com/dRXf1MZLFs 2.16am BST PreambleGood evening, and welcome to one of the Big Utah Nights™ Romelu Lukaku was promised. Not quite the glitz…
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