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  • MLS, players agree in principle to 5-year labor contract

    Major League Soccer and its players’ union agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday’s season opener. The deal, the culmination of talks that began last weekend in…

  • MLS minimum: Playing for $36,000 with millionaire teammates

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Before he was in Major League Soccer, Zach Scott worked in accounting, as a coach and as a substitute teacher to pay the bills while he played in pro soccer’s lower…

  • Talent at Arizona United tryout high _ except for one player

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The first hint that I didn’t belong came when they were handing out jerseys. Arizona United had 110 players at its open soccer tryout. I was given No. 110. Based on…

  • Crew Stadium now called MAPFRE Stadium after multiyear deal

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Crew Stadium will be called MAPFRE (MAH’-fray) Stadium after the team signed a multiyear naming-rights deal. The Columbus Crew SC announced Tuesday it had reached the deal with MAPFRE, an international…

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    All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 Columbus 0 0 0 0 0 0 D.C. United 0 0 0 0 0 0 Montreal 0…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Claimed OF Alex Hassan off waivers from Baltimore. Placed RHP A.J. Griffin on the 60-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with LHP Alexander Claudio; RHPs Lisalverto Bonilla,…

  • MLS Commissioner Garber: Hopeful season will start on time

    BOSTON (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says he is still hopeful the season will start on time, even as the professional soccer league and its players head into the last week of…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Claimed OF Alex Hassan off waivers from Baltimore. Placed RHP A.J. Griffin on the 60-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with LHP Alexander Claudio; RHPs Lisalverto Bonilla,…

  • Real Salt Lake owner fined for comments about labor talks

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen has been fined $150,000 by Major League Soccer for comments he made about ongoing labor negotiations and discussions about free agency. The fine…

  • New Seattle GM takes different path to running MLS team

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Garth Lagerway’s default is to have a certain level of paranoia. It followed him for the first year he was in charge of building Real Salt Lake and never fully left…

  • Red Bulls added Chris Armas to coaching staff

    HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Red Bulls have added former MLS and U.S. national player Chris Armas to their coaching staff. New coach Jesse Marsch announced the choice on Thursday, saying Armas will…

  • Understanding the CONCACAF Champions League

    You may have heard that D.C. United is playing in something called the CONCACAF Champions League. You may not know exactly what that means, or what it is at all. With tournament play resuming Tuesday, we’re here to fix that.

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB — Announced umpires Tripp Gibson, Will Little and Mark Ripperger have been named to the full-time Major League Umpiring staff. Announced the retirement of umpire Tim McClelland. OFFICE OF THE…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB — Announced umpires Tripp Gibson, Will Little and Mark Ripperger have been named to the full-time Major League Umpiring staff. Announced the retirement of umpire Tim McClelland. OFFICE OF THE…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with INF Jayson Nix on a minor league contract. Named Sean Berry hitting coach of Norfolk (IL); Alan Mills pitching coach, Keith Bodie hitting coach of…