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25 Mar

How MLS Clubs Are Instructing Players to Keep Fit at Home, Which You Can Do

MLS has a training moratorium that is through March 20 at least, leaving players to workout on their own. Clubs are in regular contact with the players and are putting together specific workout packets, ensuring all the hard work throughout preseason won’t be for naught.

From Major League Soccer

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24 Mar

The USMNT Olympic Team We Probably Won’t Get to See

The inevitable postponement of the Olympics won’t stop American fans from thinking about what could have been, and they have a reason to wonder because the current Under-23 talent pool is the strongest and deepest the USMNT program has ever.

From SBI

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23 Mar

Inter Miami Unveil Badge to Encourage Social Distancing During COVID-19

To encourage safe social distancing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, Inter Miami CF have altered their badge to separate the white herons. Normally, they’d be interlocked centrally to represent unity as the expansion club plants firm roots in Southern Florida.

From Major League Soccer

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18 Mar

Long Balls and Aimless Running: An Analysis of the First MLS Game

Now, with MLS on pause just under 25 seasons later, we can relive Eric Wynalda’s late, lovely game-winner that gave San Jose a 1-0 win, and also look back on life and soccer in 1996 in a (mostly) tactical analysis of the game that started it all for MLS.

From The Athletic

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17 Mar

Less Than a Year Away, MLS Expansion Side Austin FC Riding a Wave

The club had to work long and hard to complete the deal for their privately-financed, $260-million soccer-specific home at McKalla Place in North Austin, where ground was broken last fall. But overall progress in ATX has otherwise met or eclipsed their models and expectations.

From Major League Soccer

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08 Mar

What’s Up With Chicharito and the Galaxy? Questions After Shock Loss

It was the LA Galaxy’s 2020 MLS home opener and the debut of new star Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, but the five-time champions could not rise to the occasion, dropping a shock 1-0 result to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

From Major League Soccer

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05 Mar

Tim Howard Comes Out of Retirement to Sign With USL Side

USL club Memphis 901 FC announced that minority owner and sporting director Tim Howard will come out of retirement to sign with the club for the 2020 USL season.

From SB Nation

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04 Mar

Mexico Legend: Liga MX Should Worry About Improved MLS

Longtime Mexico star Rafael Marquez says that Liga MX should be “worried” about the rise of MLS and the impact it will have on Mexican soccer.

From Goal

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02 Mar

Carlos Vela Is Good: 5 Things We Learned About MLS

The second day of the 2020 Major League Soccer season was just as enticing as opening day, featuring thrilling goals, a handful of debuts and a late winner.

From NBC Sports

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28 Feb

LAFC Fans Pay Tribute to Kobe, Gianna Bryant With Tifo

The image was displayed during the club’s home leg, and second leg overall, against Club Léon in the last-16 of the Concacaf Champions League.

From Sports Illustrated