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Will MLS’ Open Cup PR fiasco impact MLS Season Pass signups?

Will MLS’ Open Cup PR fiasco impact MLS Season Pass signups?

Major League Soccer's 29th season begins in less than one week. In what is Lionel Messi's first full season in MLS, his Inter Miami team kicks off the season opener on February 21st against Real Salt Lake, live on MLS Season Pass. Normally, the excitement level for a season opener featuring the world's greatest player […]

Apple TV

/ 8 days ago

Will MLS’ Open Cup PR fiasco impact MLS Season Pass signups?

Major League Soccer's 29th season begins in less than one week. In what is Lionel Messi's first full season in MLS, his Inter Miami team kicks off the season opener on February 21st against Real Salt Lake, live on MLS Season Pass. Normally, the excitement level for a season opener featuring the world's greatest player […]

American Soccer

/ 12 days ago

MLS' Open Cup PR disaster rolls on as league continues to stall

Major League Soccer is still negotiating with U.S. Soccer on how exactly their clubs will participate in the 2024 U.S. Open Cup. The North American league previously declared back in December that their teams would not participate in the knockout competition. Instead, the top flight clubs would send their MLS Next PRO reserve teams to […]

American Soccer

/ 53 days ago

Reasons to be optimistic for American soccer in 2024

Soccer in the USA can sometimes feel tough to get excited about. Our leagues aren't the best in the world, organizational problems sometimes cause rifts between leagues and teams, and unfortunately far too often we lose professional clubs. But there are always reasons to be positive. And some fantastic things are on the way to […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 64 days ago

MLS Open Cup stance backfires as USSF blocks Next Pro teams

Arguably, the biggest turning point in the history of soccer in the United States is happening at this very moment. MLS is attempting to pull its teams out of the US Open Cup. And how the United States Soccer Federation navigates this battle for control of the game will send shockwaves through the sport which […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 65 days ago

US soccer media's reaction to MLS abandoning US Open Cup

The soccer social media world was ablaze on Friday when it was announced MLS intends to leave the US Open Cup. Heated reactions to the news came fast and furious, and have continued ever since. Disappointment, head-scratching confusion, and downright anger have been vented by many who follow the sport in the US. MLS has […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 66 days ago

MLS quits US Open Cup, rips US soccer apart

Major League Soccer’s cold and calculated decision to quit the US Open Cup has had a dramatic impact on the credibility of the USA’s top-flight league. Many hardcore fans of Major League Soccer have criticized the league for its lack of respect for American soccer. As usual, we take a deep dive into the topic. […]

American Soccer

/ 68 days ago

MLS quits US Open Cup, risks losing D1 sanctioning

Major League Soccer has officially announced that their first teams will not participate in the 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. In a press release sent out on Friday, the league stated that the decision came down to a vote by the team owners. As a result, teams will instead send their division-three MLS NEXT […]

Apple TV

/ 128 days ago

Apple omitting US Open Cup from Messi film makes no sense

Apple did not feature the US Open Cup in its recent docuseries Messi Meets America. It provided a heavy focus on the highlights of Messi's Leagues Cup win and his foray into Major League Soccer. However, there was no mention of the oldest soccer competition in the United States. The nonsensical decision may have come […]

Apple TV

/ 130 days ago

MLS excludes US Open Cup from Messi Meets America docuseries

The producers behind Messi Meets America are not planning on including any footage or mentions of the US Open Cup in the docuseries, World Soccer Talk has learned. Episodes one through three, released October 11 on Apple TV+, cover the period from Lionel Messi's arrival at Inter Miami until the Leagues Cup Final where Miami […]

Houston Dynamo

/ 145 days ago

Viewership for US Open Cup Final on Telemundo and Peacock

Telemundo has revealed some impressive viewership numbers from the U.S. Open Cup Final on Wednesday. Inter Miami hosted Houston Dynamo for the trophy on the night. Although viewership was expected to be high due to the involvement of superstar Lionel Messi, the Argentine missed the match because of an injury. Despite the blow, Telemundo, and […]

Houston Dynamo

/ 147 days ago

No Messi, no party: Houston crowned US Open Cup champions

Houston Dynamo won the 108th edition of the US Open Cup with a 2-1 victory against Inter Miami. There was a sold-out crowd at DRV PNK Stadium to watch the final. Lionel Messi’s side competed in their first US Open Cup final in club history. However, the Argentine was not in the squad. The away […]