Don Garber | Today news



/ 14 days ago

Garber gets one thing right: MLS has too much TV competition

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber certainly stokes the fire when it comes to controversial statements about the American top flight. However, one thing Garber nailed was that MLS faces stiff competition when trying to lure TV viewership to the United States. The litany of European leagues have considerable followings in the United States, and […]


/ 32 days ago

Enough is enough: MLS replacement referee errors are maddening

The most recent MLS matchday saw the replacement referee crisis hit a new level with rampant errors across the league's games. The issues were so bad that the Professional Soccer Referees Association commented on how the officiating is having major consequences on the table and the quality of the competition. "This past weekend in MLS, […]

Don Garber

/ 57 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 […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 122 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. […]

Apple TV

/ 127 days ago

Garber admits MLS Season Pass deal with Apple could pose risk

MLS Commissioner Don Garber has admitted that MLS' revenue share agreement with Apple for MLS Season Pass contains risk. In a recent keynote address at the Columbia Sports Management Conference, Garber explained Major League Soccer's exclusive global streaming deal with Apple in more detail. "It's a partnership, and that's the most different aspect of it," […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 128 days ago

MLS' plan to rule all of US pro soccer

Do you want MLS to rule all of professional club soccer in the United States? It’s heading that way. We dissect what MLS Commissioner Don Garber says on the topic, as well as what it means for soccer fans (and clubs) across the United States. We also share our analysis of the viewership numbers for […]

Apple TV

/ 154 days ago

Apple wants MLS to be the best soccer league in the world

Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue wants Major League Soccer (MLS) to eventually become the best soccer league in the world. The executive at the mammoth tech company cited the sheer economic power of the United States. He made the claims at the recent Soccerex Miami event. “When I think of America, it’s the biggest […]

Don Garber

/ 231 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 […]

Leagues Cup

/ 240 days ago

MLS commissioner doubles down on no Leagues Cup in Mexico

MLS commissioner Don Garber reaffirmed his belief that the Leagues Cup should only feature in the United States, not in Mexico. However, he did not cite the new stadiums in the country or the fact that more American teams are in the competition. Instead, his principal reason for keeping the tournament in the USA is […]

Don Garber

/ 252 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

/ 277 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

/ 279 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 […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 302 days ago

Who has more power in US soccer: MLS or USSF?

The equation for the overall global soccer structure goes like something like this. FIFA is greater than Continental Confederations, which are greater than the National Federations, thus greater than Domestic Professional Leagues. That's on paper, anyway. But in the United States of America, there's a question of who's really driving the sport. Does the USSF, […]