MLS News

MLS minimum salary continues to lag behind

While MLS clubs are spending more money to bring in star players and domestic players are starting to command higher wages the issue remains of the league's minimum salary being too far behind its counterparts.

MLS Salaries released. Who's TFC's best bargain?

The salaries are out! Who's making what, who's making too much, or not enough? Who's TFC's biggest bargain? You decide, with a poll!

Bradley dominant in USMNT's 2-2 draw with Mexico

Michael Bradley tallied a goal and an assist in the first half for the United States in a 2-2 draw. His performance was worthy of being the Man of the Match as he continues to show why he is the best American player out there.

MLS Season Preview: Awards predictions

Gaze into our crystal balls with us and see just who is going to win some random awards this season. We are more than likely completely wrong but that is the fun of doing such things.

MLS referees locked out on eve of First Kick

The MLS season is about to get underway but they will be doing so without their normal group of referees. PRO has announced that due to a failure to agree a CBA between the league and officials the referees have been locked out.

2014 MLS Season Preview: Story-lines

Our preview of the 2014 MLS season continues with a look at some of the big stories that four of our writers will be keeping an eye on over the course of the campaign.

2014 MLS preview: Players to Watch

Four members of the Waking the Red staff help to get you ready for the MLS season with a series of preview articles. First up is a list of the players who we will be watching this season. Unsurprisingly there are a lot of former TFC players.

MLS announces Homegrown player game

All-Star week just got a bit more exciting for Toronto FC fans as MLS has announced the inclusion of a homegrown player game to feature the league's top home grown talent and could include some TFC content.

Special discovery signings, Urruti, and Laba,

Thursday shed some more light on another one of MLS' unpublished rules and it is one that Toronto FC took advantage of in the past to sign Maxi Urruti. It also helps explain what Urruti was not a DP while Laba was.

Benji Joya to sign with MLS, allocated via lottery

Santos Laguna and US U20 international Benji Joya is reportedly set to sign with MLS. His final destination will be determined by a weighted lottery to take place this week.

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Milos Kocic retires from professional soccer

At just 28-years-old Milos Kocic has retired from professional soccer. The former Toronto FC goalkeeper is moving into the coaching ranks by launching his own goalkeeping academy in Toronto.

Opening 2 rounds of the SuperDraft in the books

The first two rounds of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft are now in the books and after a flurry of teams moving around in the first round things settled down with a number of teams likely quite happy with their days work.

MLS SuperDraft 2014: SuperLive SuperThread

Well, I guess if you can't sign yourself some international superstars, you might as well try getting some players through the draft. Follow all the SuperDraft action here.

Evaluating the Generation Adidas class of 2014

Some of the top prospects in the draft come from the Generation Adidas class each year and 2014 looks to be no different with seven talented players available on draft day. We break the full class down to give an idea of what to expect from them.

Scouting Canadian prospects for the MLS SuperDraft

Cyle Larin may not be heading to the MLS SuperDraft this week but that does not mean there will not be anyone Canadian content. Mackenzie Pridham, Tesho Akindele, and Tomislav Zadro are a trio of players with Canadian ties who could be selected.

MLS announces 68 Re-entry draft eligible players

The offseason is finally upon us with MLS announcing the 68 players who will be eligible for the re-entry draft. The list is highlighted by the likes of Dwayne De Rosario, Kenny Cooper, and Sean Franklin but also includes two TFC players.

MLS waiver draft set for November 25th

Draft season is almost here in MLS. The first of many different drafts that the league will conduct is the Waiver Draft. Normally a non-event the waiver draft is set to take place on November 25th this year.

Jonathan Osorio in the Running for 2013 MLS Rookie

MLS releases their 2013 Rookie Candidates; does Osorio have what it takes?

MLS reportedly eying move to 28-game season

According to a report on NBC's Pro Soccer Talk Major League Soccer is considering the idea of moving to a shorter season to better deal with international windows and return to a balanced schedule. Does the idea make good sense for the league though?

New York City FC to join MLS in 2015

Manchester City has joined with the New York Yankees to form the 20th MLS franchise as New York City FC is set to join the league in 2015.

MLS week in review, and East Side Stand Up.

Links to our work from elsewhere on the web, James' usual gig at CSN, and I make an appearance on RedNation's post game podcast East Side Stand Up.

MLS Week in Review at CSN

A comprehensive guide to the weekend that was in MLS

Cdn Press: Urruti Deal Done

He's been rumoured to be coming for a while, but now reports say he is -- and he's bringing along a little friend. But who? Waking the Red is following the story.

Robert Earnshaw, Player of the Week

If this doesn't push Earnshaw Fever to 11, then we don't know what will. Robert Earnshaw's two goal performance at the Skydome this week was enough to earn him Player of the Week honours.

Garber Speaks, But Not Much about Canada

In a sort-of State of the League address on Google+ less than three days before First Kick, MLS commissioner Don Garber mentions much about the league, but mentions very little about the league's future in Canada. Waking the Red recaps it all.

MLS announces partnership with French Football

MLS is getting serious about developing coaches in its academy ranks by striking up a training partnership with the French Football Federation.

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