Sign up for the free World Soccer Talk newsletter to find out how you can win 2 free tickets to Copa America »

SAT, 1PM ET
CRO
NOR
SAT, 1PM ET
ISR
WAL
SAT, 3:45PM ET
NED
TUR
SAT, 3:45PM ET
BUL
ITA
SAT, 4:30PM ET
ARG
SAL
SAT, 9:30PM ET
MEX
ECU

Leagues: Major League Soccer

Problems in Peru create opportunities for players to flock to MLS

Posted on by Brian Sanders
raul-fernandez

When you travel around a continent such as South America, you see boys playing soccer in the streets just like they did when their fathers were kids. All they really need is a ball. But for professionals these days, all … Continue reading

It’s time to destroy the myth that MLS is a retirement league

Posted on by Sam Jones
mls-ball

With Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard set to follow in the footsteps of David Beckham and Thierry Henry, by spending their final years as footballers in the United States, MLS has unfairly developed a reputation as a retirement league for finished … Continue reading

Watch Steven Gerrard parody video about his Liverpool to MLS move [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
steven-gerrard-parody-video-jim-daly

Long-time readers of World Soccer Talk may remember the video series we posted each week from London entitled Friday Football Special (which was later renamed The Football Special, but unfortunately bit the dust). The show included a mix of computer … Continue reading

It’s MLS or the highway for American soccer

Posted on by Earl Reed
MLS Timbers Real Salt Lake Soccer.JPEG-0ddce

If it hasn’t been clear to you over the last decade or two, get used to this idea: in American soccer, it’s either the MLS way or the highway. Yesterday marked the announcement of Minnesota United FC (MNUFC) making the … Continue reading

Join the live Reddit AMA with Simon Evans beginning at 6pm ET

Posted on by Bo McMillan
Simon Evans Reddit AMA

World Soccer Talk featured columnist Simon Evans is hosting a Reddit AMA this Thursday (3/26) at 6:00pm EST to talk all things Major League Soccer, U.S. National Team, and what it’s like to write for Reuters and The Guardian. This AMA … Continue reading

With NASL-ESPN deal, NASL games now more accessible online than MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
espn-nasl

The North American Soccer League (NASL) today announced a global partnership with ESPN whereby a minimum of a 120 NASL matches each season will be carried across 75 nations on various ESPN online platforms including ESPN3.com in the United States. … Continue reading

Miami-haters could forge identity for Beckham’s MLS superclub; By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
david-beckham

There were two developments on the expansion front in Major League Soccer in this past week, that generated two very different reactions in the American soccer community. In Minneapolis, MLS awarded a franchise to the Minnesota United group which is … Continue reading

NYCFC striker David Villa holding out hope for future Spain call up

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Villa

New York City FC striker David Villa is still hopeful of being called up to the Spanish national team, despite not being included in Vicente del Bosque’s squad for Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine and their friendly in the … Continue reading

Listen to Soccer Morning with Matthew Doyle and Brian Quarstad from 10-11:15am ET live

Posted on by Alex Muller
soccer-morning

Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features guests Matthew Doyle and Brian Quarstad. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls. Jason kicks off today’s … Continue reading

Klinsmann has changed US philosophy for away friendlies; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Christopher Harris
jurgen-klinsmann

There’s an interesting, subtle change at work within the U.S. National Team’s way of doing things. And we didn’t even need to see the disappointing result (3-2 loss on two more late goals … grrrr!) play out today in Denmark … Continue reading

How faith and hard work paid off for Minnesota’s soccer supporters

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
minnesota-united

Minnesota is perhaps the most deserving market for MLS that has joined the league since Portland was announced in April 2009. The region, which has played host to a team in a professional league since 1990 — the longest such streak … Continue reading

Watch Minnesota United-MLS press conference to announce new MLS team [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
minnesota-mls-team

Beginning at Noon ET/11am CT, watch a livestream of the press conference to officially announce Minnesota United as the latest team to be awarded a MLS franchise. Minnesota United, who currently play in NASL, will become MLS team number 23. … Continue reading

Frank Lampard has no regrets about how his final Premier League season has developed

Posted on by PA Sport
frank-lampard-new-york-city-fc

Frank Lampard has no regrets over how his final Premier League season has developed – but is eagerly awaiting the next chapter of his career in the United States. Former England midfielder Lampard is playing out the season with Manchester … Continue reading

Listen to Soccer Morning with George Quraishi and Brian Sciaretta from 10-11:15am ET live

Posted on by Alex Muller
soccer-morning

Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features guests George Quraishi and Brian Sciaretta. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls. Jason kicks off today’s … Continue reading

Simon Evans is doing a Reddit AMA to answer your soccer-related questions

Posted on by Bo McMillan
Simon Evans Reddit AMA

World Soccer Talk featured columnist Simon Evans will be hosting a Reddit AMA this Thursday (3/26) at 6:00pm EST to talk all things Major League Soccer, U.S. National Team, and what it’s like to write for Reuters and The Guardian. This … Continue reading

TV viewing numbers for soccer games on US television; March 16-22, 2015

Posted on by Christopher Harris
ESPNsoccercamera

Looking at the viewing data for soccer games shown on US television during the past week, these are sobering numbers. There’s a lot of insight that you can read into these numbers, such as: • How much of an impact el Clasico … Continue reading

MLS should not play through FIFA dates; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis
mls-ball

A lot of us in soccer media have said this already. For years, in fact. But we keep saying it because … well, because it deserves to be said. Again and again until something changes. MLS is about to plow … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 3

Posted on by Abe Asher
mls-2015-season

Here are the 10 things we learned from week three of MLS. 1. New beginnings in San Jose Thanks in large part to MLS’ generous hand in scheduling the Chicago Fire as the opposition on opening day at the new … Continue reading