Tag: Major League Soccer

2015 MLS season preview

2015 MLS season preview
          Thankfully, it’s time for soccer. MLS and the Player’s Union have agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement and fans can return to thinking about the actual games on the field. Both conferences will be tight again with no clear cut favorite on either side. The playoff pool has been... Read more »

Strike averted - MLS/players agree on new CBA

Strike averted - MLS/players agree on new CBA
There will be soccer this weekend after all. MLS and the Player’s Union agreed to a new 5 year collective bargaining agreement tonight which ensures that the season will kick off as scheduled on Friday. The player’s union voted to strike late on Wednesday night after reviewing the league’s latest proposal yesterday but both sides... Read more »

2012 Season Preview and FC Picks

It’s that time of the year again.  With the 2012 MLS season set to begin by showcasing an all-Canada showdown between Montreal and Vancouver and a Columbus at Colorado match up at 5:00 cdt we’re set to take another stab at prognostication in the not so predictable world of MLS.  Last season our panel didn’t... Read more »
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MLS/Fire Schedule Released

And it’s not even March yet.  Major League Soccer released the complete league schedule today and what do ya know…..the Fire are the opening day opponent for yet another expansion team at home.  Chicago will open the season north of the border on March 17 against Jesse Marsch and the Montreal Impact.  I was actually... Read more »

MLS Announces 2012 Format Changes

Major League Soccer’s Board of Governor’s has announced some big changes to the playoff format for the 2012 season.  Here are the highlights: The MLS Cup Final will no longer be played at a predetermined neutral site.  The team with the higher regular season point total will now host the Final. The Montral Impact will... Read more »

Tuesday News and Notes

ML$ News The last few days have yielded some interesting news on the MLS financial front.  Firstly Sports Business Journal reported on a possible transaction between MLS and Providence Equity Partners.  The deal would involve Providence purchasing a 25% stake in Soccer United Marketing (SUM) from MLS for a cool $125-$150 million.  SUM is the... Read more »
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