Miami ref replaced after photos in team's jersey

The referee for Saturday's game between Inter Miami CF and Orlando City SC was replaced by the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) after pictures emerged on social media of the original assignee wearing an Inter Miami jersey.


Sources: MLS ref lockout still has no end in sight

The labor impasse over a new collective bargaining agreement involving the union that represents MLS referees and their employer looks set to continue, sources tell ESPN.


No Messi, just 8 MLS 1st teams in U.S. Open Cup

Only eight of the 26 MLS clubs will participate with their first teams in the 2023-24 U.S. Open Cup, the format of which was announced Friday.


Timbers drop shirt sponsor amid misconduct filing

The Portland Timbers cut ties with jersey sponsor DaBella Exteriors on Wednesday after allegations emerged that company CEO Donnie McMillan, Jr. made unwanted sexual advances and sexually harassed at least three female employees.


USMNT to face Brazil in Copa America tune-up

The U.S. men's national team will take on five-time World Cup winners Brazil in a friendly on June 12 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.


Ref union accused of threatening MLS stand-in refs

The negotiations between the PSRA -- the union that represents officials that work MLS matches -- and its employer PRO, are becoming increasingly acrimonious, with PRO filing an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge against the PSRA earlier this week.


Source: Minnesota hires Man Utd asst. Ramsay

Manchester United assistant Eric Ramsay signed a contract to coach MLS side Minnesota United on Thursday, a source confirmed to ESPN.


USL upset with handling of MLS-Open Cup row

USL CEO Paul McDonough expressed disappointment at the U.S. Soccer Federation's handling of a dispute involving MLS and the 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, which is having a ripple effect on the USL.


Source: U.S. Open Cup gets go-ahead for 2024

A subcommittee of the U.S. Soccer Federation board of directors approved preliminary plans for a hybrid format for the 2024 edition of the U.S. Open Cup with not every MLS team participating, a source told ESPN.


Don Garber Q&A: Capitalizing on Messi mania

On the eve of the 2024 regular season, MLS commissioner Don Garber spoke with ESPN about the league's continued growth after Lionel Messi's arrival.