Don Garber, the commissioner of Major League Soccer have hailed 2018 as the most competitive season for them since he has appraised the state of North American League during the finals of MLS Cup. Garber praised the finalists of MLS Cup, Portland Timbers, and Atlanta United as he talked about the topics that included league expansion, the probable changes to the playoff formats of MLS Cup, and the global transfer market.
Garber has stated that he guesses that they might end up with something which is a little than what they have now. He refused to talk about the specifics of the pending discussion amongst the owners of the club in the following week. However, he has stated that the aim of the changes is going to be to make the consistent season more important.
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The MLS made an announcement on the finalists for End of Year Awards 2018 and Sounders FC is in the nomination list of 3 major categories. Stefan Frei, the goalkeeper, and Chad Marshall, the defender are the two players among the finalists for Allstate MSL Goalkeeper of the Year and MLS Defender of the Year. Osvaldo Alonso the midfielder is among the 3 finalists as far as MLS Comeback Player of the Year goes. Within the next few weeks, the winners of all honors would be announced. The finalists have earned maximum votes during polling of 3 major voting groups which includes existing MLS players, MLS Clubs, and Media members.
Chad Marshall has won the title of MLS Defender 3 times in league history and has also achieved a defensive unit ranking 2nd
in the league. Marshall has made great achievements in his career and on 21st
October, he was known as the 4th
player and 2nd
field player in the MLS history. He appeared in 400 games and crossed the 35,000 minutes mark.
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In July 2018, it was announced that Bayern Munich had signed Alphonso Davies for a first $ 13million, making him the most expensive player ever bought from Major League Soccer. He is 17 Davies, who will be 18 in November, will move to Germany from Vancouver Whitecaps in January in a deal that could ultimately be worth $ 22million.
The wing has become a sensation in North America, but having gone from refugee to record-breaker, it is reasonable to say that he has not followed a typical path. Davies was born in a refugee camp in Ghana, his parents among the 12,000 who fled Liberia in their home country’s second civil war. They moved to Ontario in Canada when Davies was five before settling in Edmonton, where the youth started playing football, first for Edmonton International and then Edmonton Strikers.
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Seattle Sounders coach SigiSchmid has praised Clint Dempsey for his great career following the player’s announcement that he will be retiring from the game. He said that it was an honor for him to have coached such a player and that he was one of the best players that he has ever worked with.
Indeed SigiSchmid was the manager of Seattle Sounders when Clint Dempsey joined the club in 2013 after having spent 8 magnificent seasons with Fulham in the Premier League. SigiSchmid said that he was an important player for the team especially with the fact that he had already made a name for himself in Europe.
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With the focus of attention returning to the California Stadium on Thursday, Los Angeles Football Club LAFC would be looking to continue their strong run at home. They are unbeaten in nine games but they cracked under pressure on Sunday against Minnesota United FC, losing 5-1.
Unlike them Los Angeles Galaxy are getting stronger in the second part of the season. They have not lost in their last seven games, and would be seeking to keep their record against their city rivals. LA Galaxy defeated Philadelphia Union 3-1 over the weekend so they are in a strong mental position to do damage. Galaxy won the last clash at the StubHub Center in a spectacular performance that saw them come back from 3-0 down.
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