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Steven Gerrard to confirm LA Galaxy move today

Starsport understands a contract to take the 34-year-old to the MLS is on the verge of being signed. He is believed to be signing an 18-month deal with the Galaxy, the club David Beckham starred for. However, Gerrard has not been given leave to travel to America to finalise the move.

Daily Star Jan 7, 2015 - 12:42 PM ET

Steven Gerrard to join LA Galaxy on 18-month contract

Departing Liverpool star Steven Gerrard will join the LA Galaxy on an 18-month contract, a source close to the deal told ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle. The defending Major League Soccer champions will add the midfielder after the Premier League season ends on a pro-rated deal worth $6 million (3.9 million pounds) a year.
ESPN FC Jan 4, 2015 - 11:45 AM ET

Galaxy's Keane earns MVP honors in MLS

Robbie Keane was named Major League Soccer's MVP on Wednesday after the Irish forward's dynamic season for the LA Galaxy. The 34-year-old Keane had 19 goals and 14 assists while leading the Galaxy's MLS-best offense, providing dangerous attacking and steady leadership for the MLS Cup finalists.
ESPN FC Dec 4, 2014 - 4:08 PM ET

Kraft family looks to build soccer stadium in Boston

Planning is quietly underway for construction of a soccer stadium in Boston, one that would bring the resurgent New England Revolution closer to their urban fan base, according to people familiar with the Kraft family’s search for a site. Among the sites under consideration is a strip of city-owned land off Interstate 93 on Frontage Road, where Boston has a large yard for towed cars and public works.
Boston Globe Nov 18, 2014 - 7:28 PM ET

Defoe to stay at Toronto as club blocks move

Jermain Defoe failed to push through a return to the Premier League after travelling to England in an attempt to end his Toronto FC gamble after just six months. Leicester City and Queens Park Rangers failed in bids to sign Defoe, despite the fact the striker had flown back to England in the hope of completing a transfer deadline move.
The Telegraph Sep 2, 2014 - 10:54 AM ET

Landon Donovan to retire at end of MLS season

Los Angeles Galaxy star forward Landon Donovan announced Thursday that he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the Major League Soccer season. Donovan and the Galaxy will make the official announcement at a 2 p.m. PT press conference. "After careful deliberation and many conversations with those closest to me, I have decided that this will be my last year as a professional soccer player,” Donovan wrote in a letter to Galaxy fans.
Yahoo! Sports Aug 7, 2014 - 5:11 PM ET

Dempsey to decide on wearing face mask

Clint Dempsey is still deciding whether to wear a mask to protect his broken nose when the United States plays Portugal on Sunday. Dempsey suffered a basal fracture on Monday during the Americans' 2-1 win over Ghana in their World Cup opener, though the U.S.
ESPN FC Jun 17, 2014 - 8:52 PM ET

Landon Donovan joining ESPN as World Cup TV analyst

Landon Donovan, widely considered the best player in United States Men’s National Team history and the star of the past three FIFA World Cup squads (2002, 2006 and 2010), will be part of ESPN’s coverage of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Donovan will contribute analysis from ESPN/ABC studios in Los Angeles.
ESPN MediaZone Jun 11, 2014 - 9:20 PM ET

Beckham's plan for waterfront stadium rejected

David Beckham's bid for a Major League Soccer team suffered a setback on Tuesday when the city of Miami rejected his plan to build a downtown waterfront stadium on a site next to the Miami Heat basketball arena. Beckham's business group, Beckham Miami United, issued a statement saying city officials determined the proposed site was an 'inappropriate location.' The statement said Beckham's group would 'spend the coming months weighing alternatives.' Beckham has spent the last few months exploring the creation of a soccer franchise in Miami and stressed the importance of a downtown stadium location.
Daily Mail Jun 10, 2014 - 11:41 PM ET

Reports claim Villa, Lampard headed to NYCFC

According to ESPN, a pair of European superstars are headed to the MLS to join new club New York City FC.David Villa and Frank Lampard, most recently of Atletico Madrid and Chelsea respectively, are reportedly headed to New York as the club's first signings.ESPN cites multiple reports that say both of the players have already undergone medicals.NYCFC is slated to make its MLS debut in the 2015 season.
Covers Jun 1, 2014 - 1:27 PM ET

Defoe left heartbroken by England World Cup snub

Being overlooked for England's World Cup squad broke Jermain Defoe's heart and provided him with the lowest moment of his career, the Toronto FC striker has claimed. Defoe, who has 55 caps to his name, was told by Roy Hodgson at the weekend that he would not be going to Brazil this summer.
Daily Mail May 14, 2014 - 2:19 PM ET

Defoe expected to return this weekend for Toronto

With all the adulation Clint Dempsey has received during his recent surge, it’s easy to forget that’s another former Tottenham attacker is also scoring at a better than goal-per-90 rate. That Jermain Defoe hasn’t played since the fourth week of the season has helped keep him from competing with Dempsey’s feat, but now having recovered from his hamstring injury, Defoe may be ready to resume his initial, torrid pace.
Pro Soccer Talk May 1, 2014 - 12:13 PM ET

MLS replacement refs could burden soccer bettors

“Replacement refs” are dirty words in the sports betting community after the hack-and-slash 1995 NBA schedule and the early-season NFL fiasco of 2012. Get ready for more replacement refs in MLS.
Covers Mar 8, 2014 - 4:26 PM ET

Referees locked out on eve of opener

Only one day before the season opener, Major League Soccer has locked out all on-field officials. The bargaining between the MLS and the Professional Referee Organization has been going on since July without any progress. PRO general manager Peter Walton said "Our proposal represents a significant increase above current compensation for referees and places them above the average for officials around the world." The season will start as normal, but replacement officials will be used.
Covers Mar 7, 2014 - 4:37 PM ET

LA Galaxy the fave to win MLS Cup

The new Major League Soccer season gets the ball rolling Saturday and some new faces will be starring in the league this season.Toronto FC was the biggest shopper in the offseason adding United States international Michael Bradley from Roma and Jermaine Defoe from Tottenham Hotspur.
Covers Mar 7, 2014 - 1:44 PM ET

"Metrosexuals" 20/1 for Beckham's Miami team name

Former England captain David Beckham has made headlines recently as he aims to start an MLS franchise in Miami.BetFair has listed odds on what the team name may actually be for the franchise - with some humorous ones mixed in for good measure.Miami Tropics is the fave at 11/2, but team names such Metrosexuals (20/1), Miami Goldenballs (66/1), Miami Porpoises (200/1) and Miami Spice (200/1) make for some good laughs.Here is what BetFair has to offer:
Covers Feb 6, 2014 - 1:38 PM ET
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