clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Major Link Soccer: Will Sacramento be the next MLS expansion team?

New, 14 comments

Union won’t appeal red card, two US Soccer stars are engaged, FIFA wants 24 club World Cup in 2021 and more.

MLS Announces New Team In Miami
Will Don Garber (far right) make Sacramento the next MLS city?
Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

Seattle

Sounders Practice Notes [03-13-19] – Socceresq
The Sounders are enjoying life at the moment. What do you say when everything is sunshine and rainbows? The Sounders are in a good spot right now.

MLS

Can Sacramento land a Major League Soccer franchise? | The Sacramento Bee
After several years of rapid expansion, the New York-based MLS has room for one more team this year, the league’s 28th. The league will likely take breather. Two cities appear to head the pack, Sacramento and St. Louis.

Union won’t appeal Marco Fabián’s red card; Sergio Santos out four weeks injured
The Union won’t appeal the red card Marco Fabián was given in Sunday’s 2-0 loss at Sporting Kansas City, meaning the star playmaker will miss this coming Sunday’s game at Atlanta United.

Pity Martinez aiming to keep Atlanta on top, enhance chances for a European future | ESPN
Martinez is the latest South American import to arrive in Atlanta and while his stay may be brief, it could mutually benefit both sides.

Women’s Soccer

N.J. star Carli Lloyd on Gov. Murphy’s soccer team: ‘Everybody has to be accountable’ | Politi - nj.com
The Rutgers star, in her first public comments on Sky Blue since the end of last season, talks about improvements in her home state and the national fight for equity in soccer.

Soccer Stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris Are Engaged! | PEOPLE.com
The Orlando Pride players say they are ready to build a future together.

USA

FIFA panel rejects U.S. youth clubs' payment claims related to Bradley Dempsey transfers
A FIFA panel has ruled against two U.S.-based youth clubs who were seeking payments related to the transfers of Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley.

Chad Johnson: Ex-NFL star WR signs deal to play semi-pro soccer | USA Today
The man formerly known as "Chad Ochocinco" has signed a contract with semi-professional soccer club Boca Raton FC of the UPSL.

College admissions bribery scandal illustrates how privilege works - SBNation.com
The FBI’s indictments of more than 50 people involved in a wide-ranging admissions bribery scandal is darkly funny, and deeply sad.

World

Heroic Barça Academy player who stopped school shooter set to attend match vs. Lyon - Barca Blaugranes
Anthony Borges is finally well enough to watch his favorite team after being shot five times while protecting his classmates.

APNewsBreak: FIFA wants 24-team, summer 2021 Club World Cup
MIAMI (AP) — FIFA Council members will be asked on Friday to approve a pilot tournament for an expanded 24-team Club World Cup in June-July 2021, The Associated Press has learned.