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Major League Soccer boss warns stars like Neymar: 'MLS not a US retirement plan'
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Major League Soccer boss warns stars like Neymar: 'MLS not a US retirement plan'

Garber said MLS had outgrown the days of needing to bolster its image with big-name players in their later years.

Atlanta, other US cities make pitch to host 2026 World Cup
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Atlanta, other US cities make pitch to host 2026 World Cup

In the next two months, FIFA will compete its site visits to the remaining US finalists: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, Houston, Dallas and Cincinnati.

Watch: Two-year-old kid runs onto soccer pitch during match, mom tackles him in seconds
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Watch: Two-year-old kid runs onto soccer pitch during match, mom tackles him in seconds

The impromptu run-and-tackle happened at a match between FC Cincinnati vs Orlando City SC on 7 August

Euro 2020: Thierry Henry back in Belgium's coaching staff to take care of 'unfinished business'
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Euro 2020: Thierry Henry back in Belgium's coaching staff to take care of 'unfinished business'

Belgium, the world's top-ranked team, made the announcement on Sunday, saying Henry and the national team had “unfinished business.”

Inter Miami broke MLS roster, salary rules over Blaise Matuidi signing; sanctions to follow
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Inter Miami broke MLS roster, salary rules over Blaise Matuidi signing; sanctions to follow

The league said it is finalising its investigation and will announce findings and sanctions in the near future.

US football federation to introduce concussion substitutions in MLS and NWSL as focus shifts to player safety
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US football federation to introduce concussion substitutions in MLS and NWSL as focus shifts to player safety

The move, pending FIFA approval, will see two concussion substitutions allowed per game no matter how many have been used in a match

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Kathryn Nesbitt becomes first woman to officiate on-field in men's qualifying game
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Kathryn Nesbitt becomes first woman to officiate on-field in men's qualifying game

The 32-year-old from Philadelphia became a pioneer as FIFA appointed women to work on-field officials for men's World Cup qualifiers, serving as an assistant referee on Thursday night when Canada opened with a 5-1 rout of Bermuda at Orlando, Florida.

One year on from COVID-19 enforced shutdown, US sport inching back to normalcy
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One year on from COVID-19 enforced shutdown, US sport inching back to normalcy

NBA decision to halt season triggered a domino effect, with baseball, football, golf, ice hockey and other sports swiftly following suit either by suspending their seasons or cancelling events altogether.

MLS: Thierry Henry steps down as Montreal coach to spend time with kids
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MLS: Thierry Henry steps down as Montreal coach to spend time with kids

Henry said: "The last year has been an extremely difficult one for me personally. Due to the worldwide pandemic, I was unable to see my children. Unfortunately this season the situation will be no different. The separation is too much of a strain for me and my kids."

MLS reaches tentative agreement with players association to move closer to kicking off 2021 season
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MLS reaches tentative agreement with players association to move closer to kicking off 2021 season

Full details of the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement, however, were not immediately revealed

MLS season to get underway a month later than usual on 3 April; title game set for 11 December
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MLS season to get underway a month later than usual on 3 April; title game set for 11 December

The announcement came amid ongoing uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic and whether fans will be able to attend games, especially at the start of the season.

MLS: Phil Neville appointed manager of Inter Miami hours after stepping down from role as England's women's coach
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MLS: Phil Neville appointed manager of Inter Miami hours after stepping down from role as England's women's coach

Earlier this month Miami parted ways with manager Diego Alonso following a disappointing MLS debut season in which they won only seven of 23 games.

MLS: Inter Miami's plans for playoffs hampered after Gonzalo Higuain, two others test COVID-19 positive
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MLS: Inter Miami's plans for playoffs hampered after Gonzalo Higuain, two others test COVID-19 positive

Miami would not confirm the identities of the individuals involved, saying only that three players were not "medically cleared" to face Nashville.

MLS side New York City FC's sexual harassment probe reveals 'unacceptable behaviour'
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MLS side New York City FC's sexual harassment probe reveals 'unacceptable behaviour'

In comments on Twitter in July, the woman identified only as "Skyler B" said she was repeatedly harassed by Villa.

MLS: Struggling New York Red Bulls hire former Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber as head coach
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MLS: Struggling New York Red Bulls hire former Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber as head coach

Struber will take over a team that's seventh in the Eastern Conference at 6-7-2. The top 10 teams in the East advance to the MLS Cup playoffs.

Major League Soccer: Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain signs for Inter Miami CF
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Major League Soccer: Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain signs for Inter Miami CF

Higuain joins former Juve teammate Blaise Matuidi on the Florida squad and will play in the same league as his older brother Federico, a rival at DC United, after Juve revealed on Thursday that his contract had been terminated.

Serie A: Juventus, Gonzalo Higuain mutually terminate contract; to cost club 18.3 million euros
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Serie A: Juventus, Gonzalo Higuain mutually terminate contract; to cost club 18.3 million euros

Juventus paid the 90 million euros release clause to sign Higuain from Napoli in 2016, and he had unsuccessful loans at AC Milan and Chelsea before returning to Turin last season.

Major League Soccer resumes season after five matches postponed, more action on the cards
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Major League Soccer resumes season after five matches postponed, more action on the cards

The league said Friday that the move comes after a "period of reflection and conversation" with the group Black Players for Change, other league players and the MLS Players Association.

NBA: Games brought to a halt again, this time players decide when they resume
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NBA: Games brought to a halt again, this time players decide when they resume

Milwaukee Bucks changed the narrative across the entire sports landscape, putting the focus squarely on social justice reform in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police, while three of his children in his car looked on.

Five Major League Soccer games called off as players call for racial justice in aftermath of Jacob Blake shooting
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Five Major League Soccer games called off as players call for racial justice in aftermath of Jacob Blake shooting

Players from games between Atlanta United and Inter Miami, FC Dallas and Colorado, Portland and San Jose, Real Salt Lake and LAFC, and the LA Galaxy and Seattle all decided not to play in solidarity.