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Mexican clubs open to combined Liga MX-Major League Soccer competition

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno weighs in on the challenges Matias Almeyda will face in his first season at the helm of the San Jose Earthquakes.

Liga MX club presidents are looking north to the United States and aren't discounting a combined North American league at some point in the future.

"For me, the similarities that Mexico has with the north [United States] are greater than towards the south and I'm a loyal believer that we should consolidate our alliance with the MLS and make a really strong league that can compete with Asia, Europe or anywhere," Santos Laguna president Alejandro Irarragorri said during a conference in the Sports...

Nashville SC reveals name, colors and crest ahead of joining MLS in 2020

Nashville SC confirmed the crest it will use upon joining MLS in 2020.
Nashville SC confirmed its name, colors and crest on Wednesday night.

Nashville's Major League Soccer franchise has an identity: Nashville Soccer Club.

The expansion city announced its team's name, crest and club colors on Wednesday night at a party in downtown Nashville in front of 2,000 fans.

The name goes unchanged from the moniker that the club used for the past two seasons in the United Soccer League, and will continue to use in the USL Championship in 2019 ahead of a move to MLS in 2020.

The crest features "themes of sound and energy," the club said in a statement,...

Ike Opara wanted a fair deal. Now he's got a fresh start, and a new challenge, in Minnesota

Ike Opara is officially a Minnesotan now. It's not down to the fact that he's one of several new faces with Minnesota United, or that he spent his New Year's holiday in the Twin Cities. Instead, it comes down to a recent purchase.

"I finally invested in a proper outerwear jacket," said Opara, a native of North Carolina. "It's amazing how comfortable and warm those things are. You don't actually realize how cold it is here."

After obtaining Opara in a January trade with Sporting Kansas City,...