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McIntyre’s 23 Thoughts: MLS-Liga MX, Sounders, Vermes

Doug McIntyre’s weekly MLS column, 23 Thoughts, parses through the latest insights and inside info from around American soccer.Say what you want about Wednesday’s inaugural Campeones Cup between defending MLS champion Toronto FC and Tigres, their counterparts from Liga...

Tyler Adams, LA Galaxy and more

Doug McIntyre’s weekly MLS column, 23 Thoughts, parses through the latest insights and inside info from around American soccer.So 23 Thoughts returns following the international break — unlike MLS, we will always go dark during FIFA fixture windows —...

Orlando City keeper beat bone cancer, brutal commute to train with team

He’s invited to pose for a photo. He agrees, then he turns to ask, “How’s my hair?”And Mason Stajduhar laughs.He’s got some fuzz on his scalp and the beginning of a mustache. He brushes his head with the palm...

Duck gets onto field at Real Salt Lake-LA Galaxy match

Real Salt Lake had a surprise visitor make its way into their match against the LA Galaxy Saturday night — though it wasn’t what anyone inside Rio Tinto Stadium could have expected.Midway through the first half, a duck flew...

Promotion-relegation could work in the United States, and here’s how

For just about as long as American professional men’s soccer has been out of perpetual existential danger, the issue has been vexing. It has infatuated and infuriated in equal measure.Promotion and relegation. Or pro-rel, in the parlance.A brief explanation...

Atlanta United’s Martinez sets MLS record for goals in a season

The inevitable is now reality: Josef Martinez is Major League Soccer’s single-season goal king. The Atlanta United forward scored his 28th goal of the 2018 campaign Friday night in Orlando, breaking a record that had stood since 1996.The goal...

23 Thoughts on Major League Soccer

Welcome to the first edition of Yahoo’s weekly MLS column, “23 Thoughts.” People that know me well know that while I’ve covered MLS professionally since 2002, when the league was a 10-team circuit teetering on the brink of extinction,...

Quakes’ Kashia receiving award for pro-LGBTQ armband, but home nation is angry

Guram Kashia is getting a prestigious award next week. He is proud for himself, his family, his Earthquakes club, and his country.He also knows the award will make some of his countrymen quite angry.“I feel like I have to...

Inside the world of a Toronto FC supporter group

The 2012 MLS season marked the low point for Toronto FC. Winning only five times all year, the Reds finished with a franchise-worst 23 points, sharply adrift as the worst team in the league.Attendance at BMO Field was down...

Vela still stung by Mexico World Cup exit

In many ways, Carlos Vela has never been in a better place. The 29-year-old Mexican forward is playing some of the best soccer of his career for MLS expansion team Los Angeles FC, which is on track to qualify...

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