MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls stay top, Philly Union No. 2

Apr 15, 2024, 03:19 PM ET The New York Red Bulls remain top of the MLS Power Rankings for a second straight week despite only getting a draw vs. Chicago. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports It’s Monday, another week of MLS action is in the books, which means it’s time for ESPN’s Power Rankings. – Stream on … Read more

Lionel Messi still has one major award missing from his collection that Cristiano Ronaldo managed 15 years ago

Ronaldo earned the award 15 years ago today. Published Apr 15, 2024, 11:32:51 GMT+1Last updated Apr 15, 2024, 11:33:33 GMT+1 Inter Miami’s Lionel Messi is still missing one iconic individual footballing award from his collection that Cristiano Ronaldo managed to achieve 15 years ago. Ever since Messi won the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 … Read more

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes meets soccer legend Lionel Messi before MLS game in Kansas City

It may have been a brief handshake and conversation, but consider it a moment in American sports history. Lionel Messi, the World Cup champion who’s arguably the greatest soccer player of all time, and Patrick Mahomes, the three-time Super Bowl MVP who’s the NFL’s biggest star and best quarterback, met for the first time in … Read more

Miami coach: Roster rules limit MLS vs. Liga MX

Apr 11, 2024, 01:55 PM ET Inter Miami CF head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino blamed Major League Soccer roster rules for the team’s inability to compete “at the same level as Liga MX,” after being eliminated 5-2 on aggregate in the Concacaf Champions Cup quarterfinal series to CF Monterrey. “I mentioned this earlier, if MLS … Read more

MLS has failed Lionel Messi and Inter Miami with its glacial pace of change

Lionel Messi and Co. fell to Liga MX’s Monterrey on Wednesday in Mexico and Major League Soccer’s structural inefficiencies were a key contributor. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images) Major League Soccer has spent 10 months reveling in Lionel Messi-mania. It rolled out red carpets for the GOAT, then watched stadiums fill and business boom. It … Read more

Sources: MLS to ease roster rules amid Messi boon

Jeff Carlisle, U.S. soccer correspondentApr 10, 2024, 02:16 PM ET Close Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. The MLS board of governors approved changes to the league’s roster rules Tuesday, designed to allow teams more flexibility in how rosters are constructed, sources confirmed to ESPN. Among the changes approved, … Read more

MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls get top spot, Inter Miami fall

It’s Monday, another week of MLS action is in the books, which means it’s time for ESPN’s Power Rankings. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) Our Power Rankings are derived from a combination of key season statistics (points per game, goal differential, expected goal (xG) differential), recent performance, the Opta computer ratings, and … Read more

A look at MLS teams competing in Concacaf Champions Cup

Three Major League Soccer sides managed to qualify for the Concacaf Champions Cup quarterfinals, looking to move one step closer to achieve their ultimate goal of lifting the coveted trophy. When the current edition of the highest club competition in North America kicked off, eight MLS teams began their journey in round one. While Inter … Read more

Inter Miami & New York City FC dominate: The most valuable U21 players in MLS

Mijatović up by 100%  ©TM/IMAGO All eyes have been on Major League Soccer ever since Lionel Messi arrived at Inter Miami CF this summer. But the top league in the United States and Canada is certainly more than just Messi. In fact, in recent years, several young players have made the move from one of … Read more

MLS market values: Messi drops by €5m – Premier League target Schulte up by 100%

122 players updated  ©TM/IMAGO With the Major League Soccer season in full swing, Transfermarkt has updated the market values of 122 players. In what is an intermediary update, the focus was primarily on new signings or young players that have entered the league this season. While MLS has been a major driver on the transfer market … Read more