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  1. Can MLS ever emerge from the shadow of European football?

    Roger Bennett

    Watching the spectacle of the Dodgers and Diamondbacks open their season on a cricket pitch in Sydney, attempting to take the struggling MLB brand global, my mind inevitably wandered back to soccer. As the bemused Aussie crowd watched Yasiel Puig ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  2. A top Yankee scout leaves for ... the MLS

    Andrew Marchand

    Will Kuntz, not even 30 yet, knew how good he had it. As the Yankees manager of professional scouting, he reported to assistant GM Billy Eppler and had the ear of GM Brian Cashman, giving him a voice in the team's major moves for Mashiro Tanaka, Bria...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  3. MLS catches MLB in popularity with kids, says ESPN poll

    Roger Bennett

    MLS news

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2014
  4. It's official: Lionel Messi is an icon in American sports

    Roger Bennett

    Lionel Messi's nine seasons as a professional have been notched by eye-popping achievement, be it the record-breaking 324 goals he has netted for Barcelona, the 91 goals struck for club and country in 2012, or the four Ballons d'Or landed along the w...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  5. The Yankees and MLS are strange bedfellows

    Jim Caple

    So the Yankees are helping to bring a new MLS team to New York City? Oh boy! It won't be easy, but it might be hilariously fascinating. Here's what to expect.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  6. Morning Briefing: Moneyball players?

    Adam Rubin

    FIRST PITCH: Forget Ike Davis' struggles for a second. Forget even the payroll constraints, which is asking a lot to look past. Here's one question that rarely gets asked: Where are the Moneyball players with the Mets? And by that I mean: Why h...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  7. Yankees to co-own soccer team

    Andrew Marchand

    The New York Yankees are going into the soccer business. The Yankees are partnering with Manchester City to own Major League Soccer's 20th team, an expansion franchise, which will be called New York City Football Club and plans to start play in th...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  8. New frontier for MLS referees

    Jeff Carlisle

    When MLS and the U.S. Soccer Federation teamed up last year to form the Professional Referee Organization (PRO), it was done with the intent of putting programs in place to improve the standard of refereeing in the U.S. and Canada. Yet the initiative...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  9. Mets getting MLS soccer neighbor

    Adam Rubin

    A day after Mayor Mike Bloomberg foreshadowed an upcoming announcement of a new soccer stadium to be built adjacent to Citi Field, the Associated Press fills in the details: Major League Soccer hopes to announce plans in four to six weeks for a st...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  10. MLS represents Prem value for money

    Graham Ruthven

    When FIFA President Sepp Blatter took the opportunity to attack Major League Soccer over what he called its failure to make an impact on the American sporting outlook, the backlash was forceful. MLS commissioner Don Garber's retort was one of bemu...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  11. MLS offers the Prem value for money

    Graham Ruthven

    When FIFA President Sepp Blatter took the opportunity to attack Major League Soccer over what he called its failure to make an impact on the American sporting outlook, the backlash was forceful. MLS commissioner Don Garber's retort was one of bemuse...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  12. Mets items: $700M+ loan?; MLS at Citi?

    Adam Rubin

    A day after a report that Mets owners had refinanced loan obligations, Bloomberg reports the amount borrowed totals at least $700 million as part of the refinancing. Reporter Scott Soshnick writes: The financing will be used to replace existing cr...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  13. Mets should have soccer neighbor by 2016

    Adam Rubin

    Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber confirmed Monday that the Mets should have a soccer-playing neighbor in Queens by 2016. The league plans to put an expansion team in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, in the area of the U.S. Tennis Center as...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  14. Report: USTA opposes Flushing stadium

    Adam Rubin

    Local residents who oppose a soccer stadium at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, adjacent to Citi Field, reportedly have an ally. The United States Tennis Association also opposes the proposed facility because it could detract from the experience at its ...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  15. Mets morning briefing 10.2.12

    Adam Rubin

    MIAMI -- Jeurys Familia allowed only one hit in four scoreless innings in his first major league start, but the rookie walked six batters. The Mets ended up losing Monday's series opener, 3-2, to the Miami Marlins. Ramon Ramirez surrendered a tiebrea...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  16. Soccer's big takeover

    Roger Bennett

    The future of American soccer will be determined by one man. And, perhaps surprisingly, he is neither Jurgen Klinsmann, Clint Dempsey nor Ian Darke. Rich Luker, a 59-year-old baseball-loving social scientist based in North Carolina, is the brains ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012