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MLS tournament game postponed one day after new virus case

Jul 13, 2020 - 4:30 PM

It is the latest setback to hit the MLS is Back Tournament, which marks the return of top-flight soccer in the United States following a four-month shutdown

MLS star Vela opts out of restart as outbreak forces out FC Dallas

Jul 07, 2020 - 3:56 PM

Los Angeles FC star Carlos Vela decides to skip the 'MLS is Back' tournament on Wednesday, July 8

ANOTHER BLOW. 2019 MLS MVP Carlos Vela opts out of the restart tournament of the league. Photo from Carlos Vela's Instagram

6 FC Dallas players test positive for virus in Orlando

Jul 02, 2020 - 6:24 PM

Just a week before Major League Soccer starts, FC Dallas absorbs a major blow

SAFETY FIRST. All players who tested positive have been moved to an isolated area. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

MLS has 20 player positives ahead of Orlando tournament

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:13 PM

All teams will stay and compete inside a 'bubble' at Disney World starting July 8

DEFENDING CHAMPION. Seattle Sounders FC is looking to defend its Major League Soccer title in a bubble. Photo from Seattle Sounders FC Twitter

Durant buys small piece of Philadelphia MLS team

Jun 05, 2020 - 11:46 AM

NBA star Kevin Durant becomes the latest celebrity to take a minority share ownership of a Major League Soccer team

NEW VENTURE. Kevin Durant puts on his business hat again. Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

State of play: How U.S. leagues are planning return

May 15, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Major sports leagues hope to resume action or save seasons put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic

NO CHEERING. If the NBA decides to return, fans will likely be barred from watching live. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LIST: How the coronavirus has hit global sports

Mar 27, 2020 - 5:59 PM

(UPDATED) Sporting events worldwide come to a complete standstill as the virus continues to wreak havoc

MAJOR HIT. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been pushed back to 2021. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA-EFE

Beckham visits empty stadium as MLS club's home debut delayed

Mar 15, 2020 - 1:52 PM

'In these moments, sports take a back seat,' says David Beckham, the former football star who now owns a Major League Soccer club

David Beckham. Photo from Twitter/@intermiamifc

Beckham's Miami defeated in MLS debut

Mar 02, 2020 - 11:16 PM

Co-owner David Beckham sees his Inter Miami drop a close loss to Los Angeles FC

CO-OWNER. David Beckham ventures into the business side of football. Photo from Twitter/@intermiamifc

Zlatan: 'I will break every record in the MLS this season'

Feb 19, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Zlatan Ibrahimovic promises to bring something new to MLS fans this season

IBRA-MANIA. Zlatan Ibrahimovic aims to top his 2018 feat of 22 goals and 10 assists in 27 games. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

WATCH: Soccer star Wayne Rooney arrested for public intoxication

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:44 PM

The former Manchester United star has paid the fine for the misdemeanor stemming from a Washington airport incident

MISCONDUCT. Wayne Rooney’s club team DC United says it will handle the incident internally. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Swedish striker Ibrahimovic named top MLS newcomer

Nov 13, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Zlatan Ibrahimovic edges out England striker Wayne Rooney and Mexico's Carlos Vela for the award

IBRA-MANIA. 'Swedish god' Zlatan Ibrahimovic brings his prowess to reinforce LA Galaxy. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Wayne Rooney to meet DC United bosses to discuss MLS move

May 23, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The Everton striker reportedly agrees to a US $17 million deal with Major League Soccer club DC United

PROSPECT. DC United coach Ben Olsen confirms that the club is interested in bringing Wayne Rooney to America. Photo by AFP

Ibra-mania as Zlatan's double seals Galaxy fightback

Apr 01, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes charge late and drills in two goals, including the winner, for an extraordinary finale that sees LA Galaxy come back from down 0-3

IBRA-MANIA. Zlatan Ibrahimovic impresses in his Major League Soccer debut with two goals in Los Angeles Galaxy's win over Los Angeles FC. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Why Asian tycoons invest in sports

Oct 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Investing in football clubs and sports itself is pretty new for Asian entrepreneurs but I think it can be pretty profitable contrary to what many people think says billionaire Vincent Tan

TAKING CHARGE. Berjaya founder Vincent Tan (seen here at the Forbes Global CEO Conference 2015), is among the high profile Asia-based tycoons who have taken over global sports teams. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Historic debut for 1st openly gay booter in US

May 29, 2013 - 12:18 AM

Robbie Rogers the first openly gay football player in the US made his historic debut for the LA Galaxy

ALL SMILES. Rogers made his debut in a win. Photo from LA Galaxy's Facebook page.

Beckham bids LA Galaxy goodbye

Nov 20, 2012 - 9:15 AM

After an influential five years in American football LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham announced he is playing his last competitive game with his club before the end of the year