Thanks to some weird term known as Targeted Allocation Money, Toronto FC chiefs just announced that Michael Bradley has been re-signed. According to the club president, Bradley had given his sweat and all to TFC and it is only fair they reward his loyalty.
Unlike the unease following rumors that the former Roma man might be calling it quits from MLS football, TFC handled the situation in ways that the former USA international leaving would have been like him turning his back on his family.
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High chances are there that Mesut Ozil might revive his career in the MLS in the coming year. But for that, he will need Arsenal for subsidizing his wage. The international player from Germany has fallen out of service along with Unai Emery. He has not been able to make his squad from the past five years. Though he has got a little bit of support from the experts and his fans, it was revealed recently that the decision of him to leave was backed by the owners of the club.
Ozil has insisted that he did not think of leaving the club till the time his contract expired. But he changed his mind when he came to know that everyone associated with the club wanted him to leave. Several MLS teams are in open talks with the representatives for him so that they can bring back the German to the United States. Sources have revealed that DC United wants him to replace Wayne Rooney who is ready to make a return to English football with the help of Derby County. MLS LA Galaxy reportedly wants Ozil in replace of Zlatan Ibrahimovic because he also has plans for a move.
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The missed bringing hung over strained match of D.C. Joined that help on Sunday at the Portland ground. The match lasted for more than 50 minutes. This was an evident objective that was neither recognized authorities taking care of everything related to the match nor the video right-hand official. With United sticking to a shaky one-objective lead, the mix-up figured to cost the guests sooner or later and gouge their MLS playoff trusts in the midst of the steady of Timbers weight in the subsequent half.
In any case, D.C. endure the directing miscue to escape with an inartistic yet fulfilling win with the score 1-0 before the reported sellout horde of 25,218 at blustery Providence Park in Portland, Ore.
“It would seem that it went in,” Ben Olsen, the Coach said in the wake of viewing the postgame video, He further added, “Instead of the uplifting news is we didn’t let that influence us and we kept on pounding endlessly and snatch three points. It was not easy but we did it putting all our efforts in it.”
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Uruguay kicked off their 2019 Copa América campaign with a resounding 4-0 win over Ecuador on Sunday in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
The star of the show was Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro who ran the show with an impressive performance.
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Sacramento Republic FC, the SL Championship club is very near to fix its spot in (MLS) Major League Soccer. People were considering him as MLS team, the front-runner, he has been overtaken by the likes of Cincinnati and Nashville very recently, but it is gradually securing the political and financial backing to make dreams of MLS a reality. This they have done by proposing fund for developing new infrastructure for the sport.
On Tuesday, (SCC) Sacramento City Council had given the 7-0 to support with infrastructure around a privately financed stadium with the proposed amount of $252m (€223m). The Council’s approved incentive package cost is somewhere about $33 million, according to the reports.
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Atlanta United have undergone changes during the off-season with the appointment of Frank de Boer as the new manager, while influential players like Miguel Almiron have left the club. The players have admitted that the Dutchman has brought about a new system at Atlanta and it is a departure from the incredibly successful period under Gerardo Martino. The Argentine manager was able to lead Atlanta to a MLS cup title in impressive fashion last season and it was the first major title for the new franchise.
However, Frank de Boer has decided to go down his own way, according to captain Michael Parkhurst. The defender claimed that the manager is using a variation of the system that was highly successful last season. Even though the changes do not appear to be dramatic, the starting positions of players have changed and Atlanta are still getting to grips with the system. In terms of the man marking during set piece situations, the club has also been able to witness changes with zone-oriented marking being the preferred choice compared to man-to-man marking system. However, one of the little aspects that has not changed include the attacking mindset of the team, as Frank de Boer wants his team to entertain fans.
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Wayne Rooney expressed his views that the end-to-end technique and style of play in the MLS is quite similar to one more American sport. Wayne Rooney joined the club of DC United in the month of July and then transformed the fortunes of a team as he inspired and influenced their run to the Playoffs of MLS Cup, where they were finally knocked out by Columbus Crew on penalties.
But the 33-year-old said that he has properly enjoyed the tour so far, and gave a hint that some more quality players can join the Black and Red in the off season. While interacting with the Euro sport he told them that “when I joined the team, it was lacking confidence and was diffident but I recognized they had the ability to do things so it was just a matter of guiding the players for showing that ability.” He added “I definitely enjoyed it. It was a very tough and competitive league and we were a bit unlucky for being knocked out of the playoffs and those so on penalties. And right now, I’m looking forward to the upcoming season and we are eagerly waiting for a few more new players who will come in and we will make it happen.”
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MLS club side Atlanta United have one foot in the Major League Soccer (MLS) championship match after seeing off New York Red Bulls 3-0 in the first leg of the Eastern Conference final on Sunday.
Elsewhere in the Western Conference, it was a tough game between the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City in which both teams were forced to share the spoils at the end of the match.
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LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic said that he will accept to play on an artificial surface in the match against Minnesota United. He said that this game is an important one for the team as this could boost their chances of winning a trophy.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played just one time on an artificial surface since joining LA Galaxy because of injury concerns and said that he will do it this time around.
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Wayne Rooney has struck the ground running in MLS and recharged the fortunes of DC United. Here, the James Nalton a well known name from the World Football Index gives you a close look at his impact. DC United had a turbulent start in the Major League Soccer season of 2018, but the commencement of Wayne Rooney and his move to a fresh stadium has seen the players finding form.
At the start of the year, the home matches were a rarity because DC United waited with patience for their new ‘soccer-specific’ stadium that is Audi Field, to get available for them.
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