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LAFC launches petition to recognize Juneteenth as national holiday!

LAFC has launched an initiative to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday in the United States, with a Change.org petition that has a goal of reaching 100,000 signatures. Juneteenth is known as the anniversary of the official end of slavery, celebrated every year on June 19 — the date Major General Gordon Granger of the …

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NBA star Kevin Durant joins Philadelphia Union ownership group!

One of the NBA’s biggest stars is now an investor and community partner with the Philadelphia Union, as the club announced Monday, June 15 that Kevin Durant has purchased a five percent ownership stake and has the option to purchase an additional five percent in the near future. The deal …

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Group stage matchups set for MLS is Back Tournament!

Major League Soccer has conducted the official draw for the MLS is Back Tournament to determine the group stage matchups of the competition. Each club will play three group stage matches, all counting towards the 2020 MLS regular season standings, and the tournament winner will earn a spot in the …

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CONCACAF approves MLS Is Back champions playing 2021 CONCACAF Champions League!

CONCACAF has approved a request from U.S. Soccer for a one-year alteration to the Federation’s Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League spots to support the MLS Is Back tournament, which takes place in Orlando, USA in July. The winner of the MLS Is Back competition will qualify for the 2021 Scotiabank CONCACAF …

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MLS Players Association submits summer tournament, CBA proposal to MLS!

The MLS Players Association on Sunday announced that following a vote by the players, the MLSPA has submitted to Major League Soccer a proposal for a summer tournament and a revised Collective Bargaining Agreement. The MLSPA in their official statement stated, “This evening, MLS Players voted to approve a package …

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FC Cincinnati name Jaap Stam new head coach!

Former Dutch and Manchester United defender Jaap Stam has been named the new FC Cincinnati manager, the club announced Thursday, May 21. The 47-year-old ex-Netherlands international takes over for fellow Dutch native Ron Jans, who stepped down in the pre-season after just six months on the job in the wake …

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MLS extends season suspension until May 10 due to COVID-19!

Major League Soccer announced on Thursday, March 19 that it was extending the suspension of all matches, with a target return date of May 10. The extension was made in accordance with Sunday’s guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to cancel all mass gatherings of 50 …

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