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  • Buying a MLS franchise club has become significantly more costly

    For the past few months, there has been news emerging with more and more franchise clubs appearing which will be competing in the MLS. Franchises from Atlanta, Minnesota and Los Angeles have been the latest ones.

    Both Atlanta and Los Angeles are expected to be competing in the MLS starting from the season of 2018-19 while Minnesota United is scheduled to be sooner as it’s debut season is predicted to be at the season of 2017-18.

    David Beckham’s Miami franchise club is also underway as the MLS continues to be getting bigger as each year rolls by, however, buying a franchise club from now on will be more expensive as this was announced by the MLS Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott.

    The MLS is generally considered to be a not so expensive option for aspiring sports team owners as they could get a MLS franchise team without spending so much money in comparison to other sports and businesses.


    Former Chelsea play maker, Frank Lampard added another goal to his MLS tally as he scored in the game again in the match against Seattle Sounders.

    The goal was however contended as Sounders players claim the ball was controlled using his arm rather than his chest.

    The 38-year old, who has struggled with injuries since finally resuming in the MLS despite the sale from Chelsea two years back, scored a goal in the previous game alongside Pirlo and Villa. The distinguished players are legends in their own right but have faced little problems since joining the MLS. The three scored in the 3-2 victory over Philadelphia Union, successfully ending their eight match unbeaten.

    Lampard, who retired from international football for England after the 2014 World Cup, got his second goal as he was among the goal scorers as New York City thrash Seattle Sounders. Seattle were surprised by the shock 2-0 victory at home. The head coach Sigi Schmid kept on insisting that the ball was a handball, even after the game.

    Lampard scored the goal in the first half in the 38th minute. Andrea Pirlo took the corner kick and the opposition cleared it but not out of the 18 yard box. R.J. Allen sent the ball back to the danger zone where Lampard chested the ball before scoring. Seattle goal keeper Stefan Frei Frei and defender Tyrone Mears immediately pushed for the goal to be ruled out on the handball basis but the referee didn’t agree.

    After the game, Lampard was asked to comment on the goal. He said:


    With the large influx of fans into the Phoenix-area to see the Copa America soccer tournament at University of Phoenix stadium, there are now rising speculations if the buzz could lead to a Major League Soccer team in Phoenix anytime soon.

    Phoenix is one of the ten venues around the country that is hosting the tournament in America. Two games have already been played in Glendale and the third-place match is already set to be hosted in the city on Saturday. Of the ten cities hosting, the Phoenix-area is the only one that does not have its own Major League Soccer team. This is the reason why the speculations have been flying around.

    The editor of Arizona soccer website says the football league does market studies, and that if the Phoenix-area continues to host international games and fans continue to show up, then better things could be in stock for the city. However, He added that the fans would need to show up for more than just Copa America or international soccer games to increase the likelihood of that happening. He went on to mention that Philadelphia got their team based on fan support, so Phoenix can do it as well. The editor said the fans just needs to continue to support the soccer programs and the teams that take place in the city.

  • David Villa scores twice to help his team beat Vancouver Whitecaps

    New York City FC managed to come back from 1-0 to beat Vancouver Whitecaps 3-2 thanks to two goals from David Villa.

    It was the Whitecaps who took the lead as early as the 1st minute when Rivero took advantage of a too frequent error from City’s goalkeeper to open the scoring.

    However, New York City FC will come back into the game and keep possession well. They will be rewarded in the 35th minute when David Villa will score from long range. He benefited from a superb pass from Khiry Shelton.

    Villa will add another goal 6 minutes later when he will connect well with an Andrea Pirlo’s corner to give his team a well-deserved lead.

    After the break, the Whitecaps will try to come back into the game and will put City under pressure. As it was too often this season, New York City FC will concede a goal when under pressure. Bolanos will be awarded a penalty. The City goalkeeper will save the first shot from Bolanos but will not be able to do anything on the rebound.

  • DC United’s slow start to the season Continued

    DC United’s slow start to the season continued after a disappointing 1-1 draw with San Jose Earthquakes.

    The club are still waiting for their first win of the campaign. They have managed to draw three and lose two of their opening five matches. Against San Jose Earthquakes, it looked like the team was going to end the disappointing start to the campaign after they took the lead in the 34th minute through Nyarko. The team held onto this advantage for almost the entire match before conceding a late equaliser to Jahn. The draw leaves the club just one place above the bottom and puts serious pressure on manager Ben Olsen.

    Astonishingly, DC United have not managed to win against San Jose since 1998. Back then, head coach Ben Olsen was part of the team as a player in his first campaign at the club.Olsen admitted after the match that the players were very much looking forward to getting the first win of the campaign. This would have helped them to take a monkey off their back. United, along with Columbus Crew, are the only two teams not to have won a single game in the 2016 campaign. The club are up against Vancouver Whitecaps, who are unbeaten in the last three, in the next league encounter.