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Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer Announces $1B Loss

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Major League Soccer (MLS) announced today that it has lost almost $1bn during 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

MLS was only two weeks into its historic 25th season when a halt was called to the campaign in March. It did not resume until July, with the MLS is Back competition in Florida, before a revised regular schedule resumed on 12 August.

“The overall [financial] impact is going to be deeper than we expected,” said MLS commissioner Don Garber.

Major League Soccer

Zlatan Promises Title For LA Galaxy In 2019

Zlatan Ibrahimovic said the LA Galaxy “will win” a title in his second year with the club.

Speaking to ESPN FC during the annual MLS media days in Los Angeles, the Swedish striker said he had opportunities to go elsewhere following a campaign when he scored 22 goals and added 10 assists, but felt he had unfinished business with the Galaxy, especially given that LA missed the playoffs for the second year running.

Major League Soccer

Zlatan Retuning To LA Galaxy

After weeks of speculation as to where Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be playing next year, the 37-year-old has signed a new contract with LA Galaxy for the 2019 MLS season as a Designated Player.

“We are very pleased to sign Zlatan to a new contract that will see him return for the 2019 season,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese.

“He showed his value last season and we look forward to him representing our club next year. With Zlatan returning, we will continue to improve our team in advance of the season.”

Ibrahimovic’s return to Los Angeles had been widely expected.

Major League Soccer, Man Utd.

Is Zlatan Returning To Manchester United?

The whispers have grown a little louder in recent days and it appears that there is a real chance that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will rejoin Manchester United on loan in January.

When we last saw Ibra in a Manchester United shirt, he was returning from a cruciate ligament injury and look like a shadow of the man who had led United to two trophies in his first season with the club.

But the 37-yuear-old striker has regained his fitness and scoring touch in Major League Soccer with 21 goals in 25 games for the LA Galaxy this season.

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Creating Room For Another Big Name Signing

de-jong-kickThere are some MLS sides that have no plan in place (hello New England Revolution) while someone like the LA Galaxy are always looking two or three steps ahead.

The Galaxy have realized that midfielder Nigel de Jong is not worthy of a Designated Player place and the player is in talks with Turkish side Galatasaray about joining before the European transfer window closes this week.

De Jong joined the Galaxy earlier this year, making 21 league and cup appearances. But his contract had him poised to become a Designated Player at the end of the campaign, taking the place of Steven Gerrard who is retiring.

Liverpool, Major League Soccer

Gerrard Comments Show That He Came To MLS Just For The Money

la-galaxy-gerrard-liverpoolExtremely naive quotes from ex-Liverpool and current LA Galaxy star Steven Gerrard on the club’s website.

The former England captain arrived in LA with a lot of fanfare, but unlike another previous England captain who played for the Galaxy, Gerrard seemed to be in Major League Soccer more for the money than the challenge of winning trophies.

On the pitch Gerrard was a disappointment, looking tired and lethargic for most of the season. Part of the reason for that could be that Gerrard kept making these midweek trips back to England to commentate on Champions League games.

Major League Soccer

Robbie Keane Signs New Deal With Galaxy

The LA Galaxy announced on Wednesday that they have signed Robbie Keane to a new multi-year contract extension.

The Galaxy MVP in 2012, Keane has been a terrific signing by the Galaxy. He has 16 goals in 28 regular season games with LA while adding nine assists. But more important, Keane has been the difference in the playoffs.

In the 2011 MLS Cup, Keane assisted on Landon Donovan’s winner in the 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo. Then in the 2012 postseason, Keane led MLS with six goals, including one in the final against Houston, as the Galaxy won their second consecutive MLS Cup championship.

Major League Soccer

Beckham Pens New Two Year Contract

Uncertainty over England international David Beckham’s playing career is over after the 36 year old signed a new 2 year contract with Los Angeles based LA Galaxy that will see him end his career in the MLS.

There was a lot of speculation surrounding Beckham’s future after his initial contract expired at the end of last season. This led him to be linked with a number of European clubs including PSG and Tottenham.

Beckham’s statement from the club’s official website read:

“This was an important decision for me. I had many offers from clubs from around the world, however, I’m still passionate about playing in America and winning trophies with the Galaxy,”

Ligue 1, Major League Soccer

PSG Call Off Beckham Deal

Out of Contract LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham will not be joining French side PSG after all.  Club President Nasser Al Khelaifi revealed that the deal had been called off.

Beckham who had been linked with the Paris based club since late last year seems set to re-sign with Galaxy. When questioned by reporters as to whether Beckham would stay with Galaxy, this is what Al Khelaifi had to say.

“Yes, I think so. David Beckham is in Los Angeles and will stay there.

“He will not come, it’s clear.”

Major League Soccer, Man City, Premier League

Man City Squeak By LA Galaxy On Penalties

Joe Hart saved A.J. DeLaGarza’s penalty and then scored the winner in the ninth round of a penalty shootout as Manchester City beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 7-6 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Mario Balotelli opened the scoring for Man City from the penalty spot after Micah Richards was taken down in the box by Bryan Jordan. Less than 10 minutes Balotelli was on the bench after this showboating play drew the ire of City boss Roberto Mancini.

Mike Magee leveled for the Galaxy in the 53rd with a dipping volley from outside the box and then Joe Hart had to make a couple of really good saves to deny the Galaxy the win during normal time.