As Messi-mania resumes, MLS foes maneuver to capitalize on his arrival

Lionel Messi’s arrival to MLS has resulted in packed stadiums across the country, including more than 66,000 showing up for Charlotte FC’s season final last season. (Photo by David Jensen/Icon Sportswire via... Read more »

LAFC Signs Jersey Sponsor Deal With BMO Financial

In early 2023, BMO Financial signed a 10-year contract with LAFC for naming rights to its soccer-specific stadium. Now the bank is doubling down on its relationship with the MLS club by... Read more »

Eduard Atuesta is focused on winning and making history after returning to LAFC

LAFC midfielder Eduard Atuesta during an MLS match against Austin FC in 2021. (Associated Press) Eduard Atuesta is the only player on the current LAFC roster who was there for the franchise’s... Read more »

Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals Sign Jersey Deal Worth Roughly $75M

Real Salt Lake and the Utah Royals unveiled a new long-term partnership with Intermountain Health that will showcase the logo of the firm’s insurance arm, Select Health, on the front of the... Read more »

‘Freddy Adu was just like Messi’: what happened to America’s Pelé?

Freddy Adu is the youngest player to have represented the US men’s national team.Photograph: Donald Miralle/Getty Images In the summer of 2007, Freddy Adu had reached a crossroads. He was on his... Read more »

LAFC to play one of MLS’ toughest 2024 schedules as it pushes to return to Cup final

LAFC forward Denis Bouanga smiles during the second half of the team’s win over Houston in the 2023 MLS Western Conference final. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press) LAFC will meet the... Read more »

How Denis Bouanga, Maxime Crepeau continue to deliver for LAFC

LAFC goalkeeper Maxim Crepeau, right, and defender Giorgio Chiellini embrace after a 1-0 playoff victory over the Sounders on Sunday in Seattle. (Lindsey Wasson / Associated Press) Denis Bouanga was one of... Read more »

On a tense MLS playoff weekend, LAFC beats Seattle with a touch of class

LAFC striker Denis Bouanga’s goal Saturday helped lift LAFC over Seattle and into the Western Conference final. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) Four MLS quarterfinals went over 400 combined minutes this weekend and produced a... Read more »

LAFC makes Denis Bouanga’s goal stand up in 1-0 semifinal victory over Seattle

There was a lot of history on the line in Sunday’s MLS Western Conference semifinal at Lumen Field. For the Seattle Sounders, who hadn’t lost a playoff game at home in a... Read more »

Mystifying no-call grants FC Cincinnati a dramatic winner vs. Philadelphia Union

FC Cincinnati’s Yerson Mosquera brought a drab MLS playoff game to sudden life after 93-plus minutes of grinding. He lit up TQL Stadium and beat the Philadelphia Union with one emphatic swing... Read more »