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Rafa Marquez blasts ending pro/rel in Liga MX

Herculez Gomez explains why he thinks MLS is the more attractive destination for foreign talent than Liga MX.
Ale Moreno breaks down whether James Rodriguez or Gareth Bale is the better option for Inter Miami.

Mexico legend Rafa Marquez is vehemently against bringing an end to promotion and relegation in Liga MX and has warned that MLS will soon overtake Mexico's first division.

The relegation system has been under review in Liga MX, with some club owners leaning towards closing up the league at 20 teams, at least temporarily, and making the second division a developmental league to give opportunities for younger Mexican players.

But Marquez believes it would be a backwards step.

"I say that no [it isn't...

USMNT job would interest Earthquakes' coach Matias Almeyda

Eric Wynalda's late heroics led San Jose Clash past D.C. United in the inaugural MLS match on April 6, 1996.

San Jose Earthquakes head coach Matias Almeyda would one day like to manage the United States men's national team if the chance came about.

The Argentine has stated regularly that he would jump at the opportunity to manage his home country or the Mexican national team, but after a full season in MLS with the Quakes, he'd also be interested in coaching the USMNT.

"Obviously I'd love to [manage the USMNT], coaching a national team is the maximum that can happen to a coach ... and above all the...

Wynalda and Donovan, both USMNT and MLS icons of the past, are now managerial rivals in the USL

United States and MLS legends Eric Wynalda and Landon Donovan have played big parts in the story of soccer in the United States. They were both star strikers in their day: Wynalda scored the winning goal in the first MLS match 25 seasons ago, while Donovan has been on six league championship-winning teams and even had the league MVP trophy named after him. Wynalda and Donovan both featured on three World Cup squads for the U.S. but never played together though they've already met in their post-playing...

Real Salt Lake will cut staff pay, furlough others

ESPN's MLS commentator Jon Champion gives his all-time top goals in Major League Soccer.
Eric Wynalda explains what it meant to him to score the first goal in Major League Soccer history in 1996.
Relive some of the best of David Beckham's 18 career MLS goals.
Eric Wynalda's late heroics led San Jose Clash past D.C. United in the inaugural MLS match on April 6, 1996.

Real Salt Lake has announced it will cut the salaries of some employees and furlough others while play is suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The team said in a statement that it will reduce salaries of all executives and staff, and decrease staffing levels across the organization, which includes furloughs for some employees. RSL said it would re-staff once the league...

MLS players union chief: No salary cuts on table yet, CBA still in works

ESPN's MLS commentator Jon Champion gives his all-time top goals in Major League Soccer.
Eric Wynalda explains what it meant to him to score the first goal in Major League Soccer history in 1996.
Relive some of the best of David Beckham's 18 career MLS goals.
Eric Wynalda's late heroics led San Jose Clash past D.C. United in the inaugural MLS match on April 6, 1996.

MLS Players Association executive director Bob Foose says that MLS has not approached the union about players taking salary cuts, and added that the league's teams are better equipped than others throughout the world to cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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MLS has been shut down since March 12, and isn't scheduled to resume until May 10, though that seems optimistic...