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Darlington Nagbe deal with Atlanta United has crazy incentives

Atlanta United made a blockbuster trade on Wednesday, the ambitious MLS club making a deal with the Portland Timbers for Darlington Nagbe. The United States international now goes to a team that clearly has their sites set on MLS Cup. The deal for Nagbe involves the Eastern Conference side sending...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 3:24pm

Source: Giovanni Savarese new Portland Timbers manager

Finally. After five seasons as head coach in the NASL with the New York Cosmos, Giovanni Savarese is getting his shot in MLS. Multiple league sources tell Metro that Savarese will be named the next head coach of the Portland Timbers. Savarese replaces Caleb Porter, who stepped down as Timbers...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:43pm

Source: Sacha Kljestan likely to be traded to Los Angeles Football Club

For a second straight year, the New York Red Bulls could be trading their captain.   Sacha Kljestan might be on the move, a league source tells Metro - the United States international potentially set to leave the Red Bulls. The league source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, tells...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:14pm

Source: Obafemi Martins signs extension in China

Following another solid season in China, former Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins will be extending his stay in one of Asia’s top leagues for at least another season. Martins, who scored the crucial goal in helping Shanghai Greenland Shenhua secure the Chinese FA Cup this past year,...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 4:44pm

Brazil World Cup manager Tite: We can't rely on Neymar

Q: Did you like the group that Brazil got in the Cup? T: We are the favorites, but all the other teams in our group have qualities. Our first opponent, Switzerland, is one of the best-placed teams in the FIFA ranking. They have a well-armed team with great players. Liechsteiner, who plays for...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:35am

Ashley Cole looking for return to LA Galaxy

Ashley Cole is hoping for a return to the LA Galaxy, this as the former English international’s contract is up at year’s end. While not cut by the Galaxy as part of their year-end roster moves, there has been no announcement that Cole will return to the MLS club for 2018. The English...

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:47pm

Source: FC Motown to join the NPSL

FC Motown will be taking a big step up, officially set to join the top pyramids of professional leagues in the United States.   Multiple sources tell Metro that FC Motown will be joining the National Professional Soccer League for next season, a decision that will be made official...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:18pm

2018 World Cup draw: Date, time, more

The World Cup is always one of the most anticipated sporting events any time it comes around every four years. This week, soccer fans will be able to take one step closer to the tournament's 2018 installment in Russia with the draw that separates the 32 teams into their respective groups....

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 4:04pm

Soccer transfer rumors: Ligue 1 in on Red Bulls' Kemar Lawrence

Tyler Adams might be heading to Europe this winter transfer window but he may not be the only New York Red Bulls player ready to make a splash overseas. After a third solid season in MLS, Red Bulls left back Kemar Lawrence continues to generate strong interest in Europe. Undoubtedly one of the top...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:01am

Red Bulls Leipzig, Salzburg in on Tyler Adams but no $5 mil. offer

Despite reports earlier in the day, there has been no $5 million offer made for any New York Red Bulls players, but that doesn’t mean that transfer interest isn’t heating up around one of the brightest young stars in MLS. Recently capped by the United States national team and fresh off...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 4:52pm

Source: Mike Grella still might have future with Red Bulls

Mike Grella’s option with the New York Red Bulls may have been declined, but the midfielder’s time with the team might not be done yet. A veteran who just completed his third season in MLS, Grella is coming off season-ending knee surgery that shelved the player since mid...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:49pm

New MLS money structure will help teams retain star players

In an effort to add more talent, MLS might be adding another mechanism by which to keep young rising stars within the suddenly burgeoning league. Another source of allocation money, Metro has learned, could help the league add and keep young stars within MLS by offering more salaries that...

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 8:39pm

Welsh manager search has MLS, Red Bulls flavor

There might be another head coach on the international level with a strong connection to the New York Red Bulls and MLS on the horizon. Carl Robinson and Thierry Henry are both candidates for the Wales national team position, each player having ended their illustrious careers here in New York....

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 2:53pm

Source: Red Bulls to move on from two defenders

It appears that the heart of the New York Red Bulls defense will be getting an overhaul this offseason with at least two veteran players along the backline not looking likely to return. Sources tell Metro New York that defenders Damien Perrinelle and Gideon Baah will not be picked up heading into...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 4:02pm

Dyer: Removing Sunil Gulati does not help USMNT

Plenty of hand-wringing has gone on over the past month about the state of soccer in the United States, in particular over the men’s national team’s failure to qualify for next summer’s World Cup. As such, Sunil Gulati has become a prime target of this angst, a knee-jerk...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:47pm

2018 World Cup Russia: Who qualified? When is the draw?

Have we ever seen a World Cup qualification stage as dramatic and surprising as the one we just saw? Probably not.  If there has been, I most certainly was not around for it.  The 32 teams that will be competing in the 2018 World Cup in Russia have been officially set after Wednesday...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 1:47pm

Red Bulls host vocational day with SNHU

The New York Red Bulls used their head in a different way last week. It wasn’t to head home a goal or head away a cross out of danger. In fact, it was something far more meaningful. Instead, the front office collectively put their heads together to help 70 individuals, all from the New York...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 3:43pm

Italy misses World Cup for first time since 1958

Be prepared for an odd World Cup. For the first time in almost 60 years, the Italians will not be appearing in a World Cup after dropping their two-legged playoff to Sweden by an aggregate score of 1-0.  Italy's streak of 14-straight World Cup appearances was the third-longest active...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:43pm

Source: NYC FC, LA Galaxy among teams interested in Miguel Ibarra

Miguel Ibarra might be on the move this offseason, the United States international possibly done with Minnesota United after a single season with the expansion club. One of the first signings by Minnesota, Ibarra returned to the team after nearly two years in Mexico with Club Leon. He originally...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 3:13pm

Source: Ben Mines likely next Red Bulls Homegrown

Over the past three years, the New York Red Bulls have seen the likes of Matt Miazga move to Chelsea and Tyler Adams become the next hot prospect for the United States national team. Those two are just the latest in the Red Bulls Academy system that is arguably the best in the world. And another...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 12:48pm