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Major League Soccer

Report: Carlos Carmona declines Colo Colo advances to remain with Atlanta |
A December 24 report by Chile's AS had indicated that storied Chilean side Colo Colo was preparing a transfer bid for the experienced Atlanta United central midfielder. But another Chilean outlet, La Tercera, has reported that the player has declined the advances from his native country, pointing to an extension of his stay with the MLS club. Carmona was among the names confirmed by ATLUTD to be under contract for 2018.

New England Revolution reveal new primary jersey for 2018 |
The New England Revolution rung in the new year by revealing their new primary jersey and kit for 2018 on Monday. The jerseys will be on sale soon at

A 2018 wish for every MLS club |
How can Atlanta improve on what was a pretty impressive debut season? In part, by bringing in a precocious attacking midfielder with a Copa Sudamericana title under his belt in Ezequiel Barco, who would extend the Five Stripes' reputation as perhaps the best in the league at recruiting young prospects from South America. Will the rumors finally come to fruition?

New York Red Bulls unveil all-red secondary jersey for 2018 |
Like their I-95 neighbors to the north, the New York Red Bulls kicked off the new year with a new jersey, unveiling an all-red secondary jersey for 2018. The new jerseys will be on sale soon at, but for now you can check them out here:

Best of MLS: The best individual performances of 2017 |
Some players are known for their consistency, and others break out for a memorable 90 minutes. In that spirit, here is's selection of the Top 5 individual performances in MLS this season, in rough chronological order:

Rumors: Remi Garde using French connections to build Montreal Impact? |
As new manager Remi Garde goes about the business of building a Montreal Impact squad in his image, some reports suggest he may lean heavily on his connections to French football. French outlet Foot01 asserts that Garde could be targeting three players from the Ligue 1 side he once coached, Olympique Lyonnais, and also pursuing a formal partnership between the two clubs.

Magic Johnson: LA's new soccer hype man | The Movement presented by AT&T |
In this episode of "The Movement, presented by AT&T," host Calen Carr travels to California for the ground breaking of LAFC’s new soccer-specific stadium in downtown Los Angeles. Carr talks to LAFC owners Magic Johnson, Will Ferrell, Brandon Beck and LAFC’s Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations John Thorrington. Watch more episodes of "The Movement presented by AT&T."

Former Chile manager Claudio Borghi interested in coaching in MLS |
Gerardo "Tata" Martino may have started a coming trend in MLS. The Argentine, who led Atlanta United to one of the best inaugural seasons in league history in 2017, could in the future have a compatriot leading a rival team in North America.

A fresh start for the Rapids: A New Year’s note from Coach Hudson - Burgundy Wave
We’re kicking off 2018 with a letter written by the Colorado Rapids’ new coach, Anthony Hudson. Thank you to Coach Hudson for taking the time to put this together and sharing it with Burgundy Wave/our readers!

United States

Predicting the USMNT January Camp roster - Stars and Stripes FC
The calendar has officially turned to January 2018, and we’re in the new year. That means that the time will soon come for the United States Men’s National Team to gather for their annual January Camp. January Camp is generally a time where players who have little or no international experience get an opportunity to impress the coaches and show that they have what it takes to become a regular on the national team. If they show and prove, they could earn future call-ups.

UWSNT star Kelley O’Hara traded to Utah Royals -
New Utah Royals manager Laura Harvey has a reputation for making a lot of trades, and she made a huge one on Friday. Utah has acquired United States women’s national team star Kelley O’Hara, along with midfielder Taylor Lytle and a third round pick in the 2018 NWSL draft.


Coutinho transfer: Liverpool pushed to consider British-record deal with Barcelona |
The Brazil international, who has been in spellbinding form - scoring 12 goals and supplying eight assists in all competitions this campaign - is resolute on furthering his career at Camp Nou after five years of service on Merseyside.

Impossible to sell Chelsea stars in January transfer window - Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte has said it will be "impossible" for Chelsea to sell or loan out any players in the January transfer window unless they are replaced by new signings. David Luiz's future at Stamford Bridge has been the subject of intense speculation since he was dropped for Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester United in November, while more outlandish reports have also linked Eden Hazard with a mid-season move to United or Real Madrid.

Premier League: Wenger charged with confronting ref |
Arsene Wenger has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association (FA) after confronting the match officials in the wake of Arsenal's 1-1 draw with West Brom. The Baggies were awarded a late penalty after Mike Dean adjudged Calum Chambers to have handled the ball in the area, and Jay Rodriguez subsequently converted to earn the home side a point at the Hawthorns.