Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed for LA Galaxy. He said that he is excited to join a team such as LA Galaxy and that he is ready to do his best to help the team win trophies. The former Swedish international said that MLS football has evolved a lot and that it is now attractive for professional to come and play there.
David Beckham ownership group are set to add three more partners after the Major League Soccer approved. The league revealed that it has approved the new names: Jorge Mas, Jose Mas and Masayoshi Son.
The Mas brothers are the leaders of MasTec telecommunications while Son is the Founder and Chief Executive SoftBank. Beckham has a diversified and competent ownership team that also includes the founder of Brightstar and the chief executive of Sprint Marcelo Claure. Entertainment entrepreneur Simon Fuller is also part of the group that is set to complete the ownership of a stadium site.
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Expansion club Atlanta United claimed the equal biggest win in MLS history, Josef Martinez leading them to a 7-0 victory over the New England Revolution.
Martinez helped United equal an MLS record in a 7-0 thrashing of New England Revolution, while the Vancouver Whitecaps moved top.
Martinez scored a hat trick at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as Atlanta equaled the largest margin of victory in MLS history.
It took just 73 seconds for Martinez to open the scoring, the Venezuela international finishing powerfully from an angle.
New England was reduced to 10 men in the 16th minute as midfielder Xavier Kouassi was shown a straight red card.
The Revs’ outing would get much worse, Martinez scoring two penalties – both times after handballs – and Antonio Delamea Mlinar seeing red for giving away the second spot kick.
It was 4-0 before halftime as Anton Walkes struck, and Atlanta would net three more in the final 20 minutes.
Kevin Kratz struck with a brilliant 25-yard free-kick, Yamil Asad also scored from outside the area and Hector Villalba sealed the big win. Continue reading “MARTINEZ LEADS ATLANTA TO RECORD-EQUALING WIN”
Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer wants the referee to protect his players more on the pitch.
He said that opponents are targeting their offensive players and are not afraid to make fouls in order to slow them down.
The head coach said that he is appealing to the league to provide more protection for their players, but at the moment he does not see anything concrete.
Brian Schmetzer said that the targeting of his players started in the game against Colorado Rapids and their opponents made 18 fouls on that day. He said despite the fact that the referee gave them five yellow cards this did not prevent their opponents from hindering their game.
The Seattle Sounders coach said that it is difficult for his offensive players to perform in this condition and this is affecting their results. Continue reading “Brian Schmetzer wants more protection”
With the huge pay he receives at Manchester United, Wayne Rooney would have to consider a pay cut or exit the team.
Instead of the Far East where the star can get decent wages, there is also the Major League Soccer (MLS) who are always open to the best legs in the game.
Spending three to four years there could be a different experience for the player as his career winds down. The main issue is that Rooney wants to play in the World Cup next year. As his redundancy continues at Old Trafford, he would get no chance and Gareth Southgate has warned against a move to America.
Many feel it is a wrong career move to go to America now but the player is 31 years old and reluctant to join another Premier League side where he would receive small money and no guarantee of regular shirt. The best chance he could get is for Ronald Koeman to sanction a deal for his return and his wages not lower than £150,000 per week. Aside this MLS football is likely his best shot. Continue reading “SHOULD ROONEY CONSIDER MLS FOOTBALL?”