Puig joins LA Galaxy from Barcelona, ​​but rival MLS execs are skeptical of the deal

The MLS secondary transfer window closed in very much the same way that it started: With a high-profile player arriving in Los Angeles amidst questions of how he would fit on his new club’s salary budget. A little more than a month after LAFC acquired Gareth Bale, the LA Galaxy on Thursday signed Spanish midfielder … Read more

NYCFC’s Taty Castellanos loan is proof of the power of multi-club ownership

Valentin “Taty” Castellanos is finally moving abroad — just not in the way many around MLS would have predicted. NYCFC announced on Monday morning that it has sent Castellanos on a year-long loan to Spanish club Girona FC. On the surface, the move seems a little bit underwhelming. Castellanos won the golden boot and led … Read more

Wayne Rooney is walking into a daunting task at DC United

It was a familiar sight to DC United fans: that of Wayne Rooney emerging from the international arrivals gate at Dulles International Airport, ready to start an American sojourn. It was only four years ago that Rooney first touched down in Washington, DC to join the city’s Major League Soccer club as their biggest-ever signing. … Read more

Inter Miami vs FC Dallas MLS game preview

Inter Miami midfielder Bryce Duke (22) dribbles the ball towards goal against New England Revolution during the second half of their MLS soccer match at DRV PNK Stadium on Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. MATIAS J.OCNER mocner@miamiherald.com Indiana Vassilev’s late-game heroics last weekend ignited the Inter Miami offense, secured a 2-1 come-from-behind … Read more

What fans want to see from MLS’ new partnership with Apple

At last, MLS has struck its new broadcast deal. The 10-year pact with Apple was announced on Tuesday, and will kick off for the 2023 season. And the involvement of a powerful new partner brings tremendous potential to innovate how fans digest viewable MLS content. Some elements are already established: With no more local TV … Read more

The NBA’s next broadcast deal: After MLS’ payday with Apple, what can we expect?

Broadcast rights money has been the lifeblood of American sports for decades, and Tuesday’s news that Major League Soccer landed a 10-year, $2.5 billion global deal with Apple Inc. is the latest windfall for a domestic league. It’s fair to wonder how MLS’ unique relationship with Apple — the deal will put most of the … Read more

The NBA’s next broadcast deal: After MLS’ payday with Apple, what can we expect?

Broadcast rights money has been the lifeblood of American sports for decades, and Tuesday’s news that Major League Soccer landed a 10-year, $2.5 billion global deal with Apple Inc. is the latest windfall for a domestic league. It’s fair to wonder how MLS’ unique relationship with Apple — the deal will put most of the … Read more

USMNT-Morocco tactical notes: Why a changed shape might not be repeatable

Apart from Christian Pulisic’s controversial comment about the crowd, no topic was discussed more in the immediate aftermath of the US men’s national team’s 3-0 win in a friendly against Morocco than the Americans’ changed on-field shape. Head coach Gregg Berhalter tweaked the system he used for most of qualifying, playing Brenden Aaronson in an … Read more