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Hoping their baseball success will translate to titles in another sport, the Yankees are combining with English power Manchester City to own a Major League Soccer expansion team in New York that will start play in 2015.
Major League Soccer is giving itself a date and setting a goal _ it wants to be considered among the world's premier soccer leagues by 2022.
When D.C. United take the field to kick off a new season in March, the club for the first time will do so without Kevin Payne pulling the strings from the front office.
D.C. United will be without Andy Najar for the Eastern Conference final after Major League Soccer suspended the defender for two games on Friday.
MLS on Wednesday postponed Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls, determining continuing snow brought on by a nor'easter had made the field unplayable.
D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls will swap home dates for their Eastern Conference semifinal series, the clubs announced Wednesday, with RFK Stadium hosting Game 1 on Saturday as the New York metropolitan area continues to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
D.C. United coach Ben Olsen will be in charge of at least one familiar face when he leads the MLS All-Stars against Chelsea FC later this month, as United captain Dwayne De Rosario was named Sunday to the fan-voted All-Star First XI.
Major League Soccer would implement goal-line technology quickly if it's approved in July by the sport's rules-making body.
The 2012 MLS All-Star game was awarded Tuesday to the Philadelphia Union, who will host the annual event July 25 at PPL Park.
A person familiar with the decision says the Philadelphia Union will host the 2012 MLS All-Star game at PPL Park. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because an official announcement has yet to be made.
Since Major League Soccer kicked off 16 years ago, the D.C. United franchise has provided four championships to its title-starved town while carving an inimitable niche in the Washington community - all from its colorful but crumbling home at RFK Stadium.
Major League Soccer games will be televised by NBC's networks starting next season, doubling the number of homes that dozens of games will be available in.
American sports tycoon Stan Kroenke promises to make Arsenal a champion again.
The Wilpon family's legal troubles would not prevent them from owning the 20th Major League Soccer team, though commissioner Don Garber is open to putting the expansion squad in another market.
Now that the United States has failed to land the 2022 World Cup, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says his league has no plans to switch to soccer's international calendar anytime soon.
"The Red Bulls now will have a rival here in the market providing them with that derby-like competition that is such a driver of what makes football so successful around the world," Garber said.
"Flushing is still the preferred site," MLS Commissioner Don Garber said.