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MLS, NBA quarantine bubbles relying on players’ behavior

With 26 Major League Soccer teams preparing to stream into Orlando beginning next week, and NBA squads preparing to follow them for their own return-from-coronavirus tournament, there’s growing concern among the players involved about both leagues’ ability to keep...

MLS will restart July 8 in Orlando with World Cup-style tournament

Major League Soccer will resume its coronavirus-impacted 2020 season July 8 with a World Cup-style tournament in Orlando, Florida, MLS announced on Wednesday.The “MLS is Back Tournament” will feature all 26 of the league’s clubs housed at Walt Disney...

MLS summer tournament in Orlando rife with questions

As sports leagues in the United States race to see which one can schedule a return date first, Major League Soccer has an opportunity. With competitors like the NBA and NHL looking at still-unconfirmed returns in July, swift action...

LAFC will seek new name for Banc of California Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles FC will seek a new name for its 2-year-old Banc of California Stadium after the Major League Soccer club and the bank restructured their partnership.LAFC announced Tuesday that Banc of California will eventually...

FC Cincinnati uses picture of coach who is not Jaap Stam

FC Cincinnati’s unveiling of former Netherlands player and longtime coach Jaap Stam as its new manager did not go smoothly.The MLS team announced Stam as its manager on Thursday afternoon with a customary graphic announcing Stam’s arrival. There was...

Players, not owners or fans, at risk as sports return

Slowly but surely, sports are returning. Korean baseball and Germany’s Bundesliga are already back, early beneficiaries of their countries’ lauded handling of the global coronavirus pandemic.The United States still leads the world in COVID-19 cases and...

MLS cancels 2020 All-Star game, two other events

MLS announced on Tuesday that it was cancelling July’s All-Star game in Los Angeles and two other events that also pit the league’s players against opposition from Mexico’s Liga MX because of the coronavirus pandemic.The 2020...

MLS unveils elite player development inititative

Less than a month after the United States Soccer Federation permanently shut down its 13-year-old development academy, Major League Soccer announced Wednesday that 95 of the 133 boys teams that participated in the defunct U.S. Soccer program would join...

MLS will reopen training facilities for individual player workouts beginning May 6

It remains to be seen when or even if professional sports will return in 2020. But MLS took a tiny step toward that end on Friday, when it announced plans to became the first North American sports league to...

David Beckham impact on MLS ownership could be big

It was just a few weeks before the start of the 2002 World Cup when David Beckham showcased his new mohawk haircut on the front cover of GQ. Gelled into a central fin and colored with a streak of...

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A full three months have passed since Newcastle United and the Saudi Arabia-led consortium seeking to buy the club submitted paperwork to the Premier...