Major League Soccer

  • Frank Lampard joins New York City on two-year contract 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC on a two-year contract, the team said on Thursday. Lampard became New York's second major signing following the arrival of ex-Barcelona and Spain forward David Villa to the club which will join MLS...
  • David Beckham hints at possible comeback June 3, 2014

    London: David Beckham says he might come out of retirement and play soccer again. The former England captain, who retired last year after a final stint at Paris Saint-Germain, said in a BBC documentary he had "a tough time" after hanging up his cleats and is tempted to come out...
  • Beckham in Miami to pursue soccer stadium deal May 8, 2014

    Miami: Retired English soccer captain David Beckham lobbied Miami lawmakers on Wednesday to approve his proposed 25,000-seat soccer stadium on the city's prized bayfront real estate. Beckham, wearing a tailored dark suit, went door-to-door in Miami-Dade lawmakers' offices in downtown Miami throughout the morning and afternoon, meeting with commissioners and posing...
  • Mourinho wants Ashley Cole to stay at Chelsea February 8, 2014

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants Ashley Cole to stay at the club but believes the defender could be persuaded to move to Major League Soccer. The contract of the England national team left back expires at the end of the season, and there has been speculation he might want to...
  • Dempsey returns to Fulham on two-month loan deal December 25, 2013

    London: United States forward Clint Dempsey is rejoining Fulham on loan for two months from Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders, the struggling Premier League club said on its website on Tuesday. The 30-year-old, who can play as a deep-lying striker or in midfield, returns to Craven Cottage having previously joined the...
  • MLS says no bending for Beckham in bid for Miami team December 4, 2013

    Miami: Major League Soccer would love to see a new franchise in Miami backed by David Beckham but there will not be a new team in South Beach until a stadium deal is in place, commissioner Don Garber said on Tuesday. Garber repeatedly emphasized that MLS is keen to work with...
  • David Beckham tells fans he's 'very interested' in Miami team October 31, 2013

    Miami: Retired England soccer star David Beckham told a live online Facebook (FB.O) event in London on Wednesday that he is "very interested" in launching a Major League Soccer team in Miami, appearing to confirm media reports he had chosen the Florida city over other destinations. Asked about the reports, Beckham...
  • Beckham picks Miami for MLS franchise: Source October 30, 2013

    Miami: Retired England soccer star David Beckham has chosen Miami for a new US Major League Soccer expansion team, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Tuesday. The former England captain who retired earlier this year after stints with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the MLS club LA Galaxy, had...
  • Clint Dempsey joins MLS side Seattle Sounders August 4, 2013

    London: Clint Dempsey's six-year spell in English football has come to an end after Tottenham announced on Saturday that the club had reached an agreement with Major League Soccer to transfer the United States forward to Seattle Sounders. Dempsey was introduced as the newest designated player for the Sounders on Saturday...
  • Juventus go down to LA Galaxy in Los Angeles August 4, 2013

    Los Angeles: Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane scored second half goals as the Los Angeles Galaxy surprised Juventus with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night in the International Champions Cup tournament. Omar Gonzalez scored in the first half, before Keane's pass set up US national team striker Donovan on the hour...
  • Clint Dempsey set to sign for MLS side Seattle Sounders August 3, 2013

    Seattle: Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid has failed to hose down speculation he is chasing Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey, reports soccerway.com. Reports in the British media had claimed Dempsey was in the United States on Friday to speak to Everton about a possible move away from Tottenham but speculation had...
  • Ex-Brazil midfielder Juninho quits New York Red Bulls July 4, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil and Lyon midfielder Juninho has quit the New York Red Bulls, just six months after joining the Major League Soccer club. The 38-year-old confirmed his departure on Facebook, citing differences with coach Mike Pekte as a major reason for the decision, reports Xinhua. "I wasn't playing at...
  • Beckham says prospect of owning Miami MLS team 'exciting' June 2, 2013

    Miami: David Beckham said the prospect of owning an Major League Soccer team in Miami was "exciting" after he was urged to help bring a new franchise to Miami at a meeting with key political leaders on Saturday. Beckham, accompanied by Bolivian born billionaire Marcelo Claure, who wants to team-up with...
  • Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers joins LA Galaxy May 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: Robbie Rogers is joining the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer in another step by openly gay athletes in professional sports. He told The Associated Press his fears about returning to soccer were eased by the strong support he received from family, fans and players, including Galaxy...
  • David Beckham talking to MLS about owning a new team May 18, 2013

    Miami: David Beckham could return to the United States as owner of a new club and his advisors have already held talks with Major League Soccer. Beckham announced his retirement from professional soccer on Thursday but has been tight-lipped about his future plans after ending the season with French club...
  • Former Manchester United defender Kleberson signs MLS deal March 26, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: America's Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit Philadelphia Union have announced the signing of former Manchester United midfielder Kleberson, clearing the way for winger Freddy Adu to join Brazilian top-flight club Bahia. Kleberson, 33, will join the Union on loan until the end of the season as part...
  • Beckham banned for 'provocative behaviour' July 6, 2012

    Los Angeles: Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has been suspended for a game for "confrontational and provocative behaviour" near the end of last week's loss to the San Jose Earthquakes, Major League Soccer (MLS) said on Thursday. The actions by Beckham, who was also fined an undisclosed amount, occurred during...
  • Henry close to Arsenal loan deal: Wenger December 30, 2011

    London: Thierry Henry is close to rejoining Arsenal on loan for two months if insurance arrangements can be agreed with his club the New York Red Bulls, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. The 34-year-old Henry, who played for Arsenal from 1999 until 2007 and is their all-time record...
  • Henry offered two-month contract by Arsenal December 29, 2011

    London: Arsenal have offered Frenchman Thierry Henry a two-month contract to return to the Premier League club he left in 2007. Henry, now with the New York Red Bulls, has been training with the Gunners in a bid to maintain his fitness during the MLS off-season, and has reportedly impressed former...
  • Wenger mulls Henry return to Arsenal on loan December 25, 2011

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering trying to bring Thierry Henry back to the club on a two-month loan from the New York Red Bulls to fill the void left by strikers going to the African Cup of Nations. Henry won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups during...
  • Beckham voted MLS comeback player of year November 16, 2011

    New York: David Beckham has been voted Major League Soccer's comeback player of the year after missing most of the 2010 season because of a torn Achilles tendon. The former England captain won the award on Monday after receiving 59.76 percent of votes from the media, players and club officials, having...
  • Henry practices with New York Red Bulls July 17, 2010

    Upper Montclair, New Jersey: Thierry Henry practiced with the New York Red Bulls for the first time since signing with the MLS team earlier this week. Henry and the Red Bulls went through a light training session on Friday at Montclair State University. While the 32-year-old wants to play in Saturday...
  • Ferguson predicts Henry will shine in MLS May 19, 2010

    New York: Even before Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls announce any agreement, Alex Ferguson predicts the French forward will be a Major League Soccer success. Henry's agent, Darren Dein, said this week "speculation is premature" the 32-year-old will join the Red Bulls after the World Cup. Henry has...
  • Beckham's recovery lag, out until November April 29, 2010

    London: David Beckham's recovery from an Achilles injury is taking longer than expected, with the England midfielder saying Monday that he won't be fit to play again until November. That means Beckham will not feature in Major League Soccer this season, unless the Los Angeles Galaxy reach the playoffs. The next...
  • Chhetri debuts, Wizards lose to Rapids April 14, 2010

    Kansas City, Missouri: India's Sunil Chhetri made his Wizards debut in a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids in a US Open Cup qualifier on Tuesday, a day after his visa and international transfer certificate were cleared. Chhetri, the first Indian in a Major League Soccer team, started and played the...
  • Chhetri clears visa hurdle, set for MLS debut April 5, 2010

    New Delhi: Riding on impressive performances in practice matches and with his paperwork complete, Indian forward Sunil Chettri can now hope to make his Major League Soccer (MLS) debut on April 10 for Kansas City Wizards against Colorado Rapids in the US. In the two practice matches, the Delhi boy scored...
  • Chhetri hat-trick in Wizards 5-0 win April 4, 2010

    New Delhi: Indian striker Sunil Chhetri continued to sparkle for Kansas City Wizards, scoring a hat-trick in the Major League Soccer team's 5-0 win over the University of Evansville in a friendly match at St Louis, United States. Chhetri, who scored a goal in his debut for the Wizards in a practice...
  • Indians Chhetri, Dias may play in US soccer league January 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Two leading Indian players could soon feature in Major League Soccer after they signed up with a United States-based FIFA-registered agent, the Times of India newspaper reported on Monday. Sunil Chhetri and Steven Dias have been handed contracts by agent Eddie Rock, the newspaper said. "I signed up on Friday...
  • Beckham's debut ends in defeat for LA Galaxy August 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Former England captain and Real Madrid 'Galactico' David Beckham made his much- anticipated Major League Soccer debut on Thursday, coming on as a second-half substitute as the Los Angeles Galaxy lost to DC United 1-0. Beckham entered the game at RFK Stadium in Washington in the 72nd minute...