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Don Garber plays dumb on why MLS ref proposal was rejected

Don Garber plays dumb on why MLS ref proposal was rejected

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber has claimed that he does not know what his league's referees want in their current collective bargaining negotiations. MLS recently locked out their referees after their union, the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA), declined the latest labor proposal. The North American soccer league is now using replacement referees for […]

Don Garber

/ 52 days ago

Don Garber plays dumb on why MLS ref proposal was rejected

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber has claimed that he does not know what his league's referees want in their current collective bargaining negotiations. MLS recently locked out their referees after their union, the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA), declined the latest labor proposal. The North American soccer league is now using replacement referees for […]

Don Garber

/ 114 days ago

FIFA's hypocrisy: One rule for soccer and a different one for MLS

FIFA exposed its hypocrisy this week when it went public with its response to the ruling on the European Super League, which is completely the opposite of the way it treats North America's version of The Super League, Major League Soccer (MLS). FIFA has one rule for soccer and a different one for MLS. This […]

Don Garber

/ 226 days ago

After 10 years, MLS still lacks goal-line technology

It has now been a decade since MLS commissioner Don Garber declared that the league would not implement goal-line technology for the 2014 season. At the time, Garber hinted that the technology costs too much money. However, the system is now widely used around the world. The Hawk Eye technology was introduced by the Premier […]

Don Garber

/ 247 days ago

MLS open to expanding Leagues Cup to more foreign teams

In an effort to broaden the appeal of the Leagues Cup, MLS Commissioner Don Garber suggested inviting foreign teams Major League Soccer teams have had tremendous success in the 2023 Leagues Cup. Fueled by the debut of Lionel Messi, there are six quarterfinalists in the expanded competition from MLS. Two Mexican teams, Monterrey and Queretaro, […]

Artificial Turf

/ 272 days ago

MLS clubs may install natural grass for Messi, says Garber

MLS commissioner Don Garber is ready to make key changes, including the addition of natural grass, to accommodate the arrival of Lionel Messi. The Argentine has played on real grass for the majority of his career. However, in Major League Soccer, several clubs still use fully artificial fields. Five clubs only use fake grass. Those […]

Business of Soccer

/ 275 days ago

MLS team valuations to surpass $1 billion next year, says Garber

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber has claimed that valuations of the league's teams will soon exceed $1 billion. Garber made the comments during a recent interview with Bloomberg. Los Angeles Football Club became the first MLS club to reach $1 billion in valuation according to Forbes back in February. However, the commissioner believes most […]

American Soccer

/ 345 days ago

MLS’ Don Garber criticizes quality level of US Open Cup

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber had some interesting things to say regarding the US Open Cup. Speaking at a U.S. Soccer board meeting, Garber heavily criticized the domestic cup competition for a multitude of reasons. As reported by Jonathan Tannenwald of the Philadelphia Inquirer, he centered the strong opinions towards USSF chief commercial officer […]

Apple TV

/ 407 days ago

Apple may have out clause if MLS Season Pass doesn’t succeed

Apple may have an opt-out clause from its 10-year global deal with MLS. Revelations have surfaced about the possible stipulation which involves MLS Season Pass. According to The Athletic, Apple may be able to opt-out of the agreement if MLS Season Pass does not produce expected subscriber figures. Apple opt out clause with MLS? Garber […]

Don Garber

/ 407 days ago

MLS teases false promise of promotion and relegation again

The topic of promotion and relegation in MLS has been debated for decades. Fans, pundits, and league officials have gone back and forth on the subject tirelessly. In recent years, league commissioner Don Garber has addressed the idea multiple times. The topic keeps coming up again. This week, Garber once again toyed with the idea. […]