1/4/2010 David Beckham and Landon Donovan could soon be joined by a third ‘designated player’ at LA Galaxy after Major League Soccer amended its budget rules to help grow the popularity of the sport.
23/1/2010 The MLS Players Union advises players to attend pre-season training while negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement continue. Expansion franchise Philadelphia Union make their MLS debut in March. (AP)
8/1/2010 U.S. Soccer hammers out a plan for a Division 2 league with United Soccer Leagues and the North American Soccer League, a short-term solution following a bitter battle between the USL and breakaway NASL.
24/12/09 Retractable roof to be installed on 2010 Olympic Stadium after Winter Games won’t be ready until July 2011, so Vancouver Whitecaps will debut at historic venue. Portland Timbers plan PGE Park revamp. WFI’s Bob Mackin reports from Vancouver.
11/12/09 Montreal Impact are poised to become Major League Soccer’s 19th team… North American soccer leagues in talks with U.S. federation… Canadian FA approves budget and appoints national team coach.
8/12/09 MLS commissioner Don Garber and U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati tell WFI that the domestic league is in great shape and enthusiasm for football has never been higher.
23/11/09 England star David Beckham misses out on winning his first piece of silverware with the LA Galaxy but looks ahead to investing in a future MLS franchise… top accolade for U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati.
18/11/09 Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber on the Seattle Sounders success, expansion plans and the growing attraction of the league in the U.S.
12/11/09 England and LA Galaxy star David Beckham says coach Bruce Arena deserves 2009 MLS Coach of the Year award… new soccer league could kick off in North America in April.
7/27/09 FIFA President Sepp Blatter ends his four-day visit to the U.S. with an invitation to President Barack Obama to attend next year’s World Cup in South Africa.