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Professional soccer league in the United States and Canada

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Major League Soccer: Professional soccer league in the United States and Canada
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men's professional soccer league sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation which represents the sport's highest level in the United States and Canada. The league comprises 26 teams – 23 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada – and will expand to 30 teams by the 2023 season. MLS constitutes one of the major professional sports leagues in both countries.


MLS: Salt Lake owner to sell Utah teams after alleged racist comments [Video]

MLS: Salt Lake owner to sell Utah teams after alleged racist comments

MLS commissioner says that Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen, who is being investigated over allegations that he had used racist language, is set to sell Utah Soccer Holdings.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published
NBA players decide to continue season after boycott [Video]

NBA players decide to continue season after boycott

[NFA] National Basketball Association players agreed on Thursday not to boycott the rest of the season after forcing the postponement of a slate of playoff games in a protest against racial injustice..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:49Published

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Dell Loy Hansen will sell MLS' Real Salt Lake, NWSL's Utah Royals FC

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Major League Soccer to investigate Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen over alleged racist comments

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'It's disgraceful' - FC Dallas player 'disgusted' after fans boo kneeling players

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As sports return, experts fear leagues will use up scarce COVID-19 testing resources

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Black Players for Change protests on field prior to first MLS is Back match in Orlando

A group of nearly 170 players, club staff and coaches protested on the field before Major League Soccer's Inter Miami vs. Orlando City SC game. - Published

Multiple FC Dallas players test positive for coronavirus after arriving in Orlando

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COVID-19 cases force closure of MLB, NHL training facilities

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Major League Soccer to restart with tournament similar to World Cup format

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MLS reiterates support for protests during national anthem

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'Welcome, erm, Jaap Stam?' - FC Cincinnati use wrong photo in new manager tweet

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USL Championship: The Brits pursuing careers in America's second tier

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'A lot of EFL players are desperate to come here' - the English influx to USA's second tier

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Major League Soccer suspends season for 30 days due to coronavirus

Major League Soccer is following in the footsteps of the NBA and is suspending its season for 30 days due to coronavirus. - Published

Beckham's Inter Miami score first MLS goal but lose to DC United

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Beckham's Inter Miami - the team with fanatical ultras who have not played a game yet

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David Beckham's Inter Miami: Are ultras & big stars the key to MLS success?

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'Bloody-mindedness' made Beckham's Inter Miami dream a reality

Before Inter Miami's Major League Soccer debut on Sunday, David Beckham tells BBC Sport "perseverance, stubbornness and bloody-mindedness" made his franchise dream a reality.
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