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Montreal Canadiens left wing Christian Dvorak scores a goal against Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger during the third period of a game in Dallas on January 18, 2022. The Canadiens won 5-3. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Latest in Sports and COVID-19:
NHL Still Plans to Finish Season on Time

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. NBA 2021–2022 Fan Policies for COVID | NHL 2021–2022 Fan […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry.   OLYMPICS: IOC Confirms Beijing Games Will Not Be Postponed Posted: Thursday, January […]

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Fans watch Real Salt Lake play host to the Seattle Sounders during the 2021 Major League Soccer regular season at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, on September 18, 2021. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake Sold to David Blitzer, Ryan Smith

Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake has been bought by a group headlined by Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith and David Blitzer, who has his hand in multiple professional sports leagues with Harris Blitzer Sports Entertainment’s ownership of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and NHL’s New Jersey Devils. “The combination of David Blitzer and Ryan Smith’s […]

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2022 eMLS Season Featuring 27 Clubs, Return to Live Events

Major League Soccer and Electronic Arts have announced the competitive schedule and details for the 2022 season of eMLS, the official esports league of Major League Soccer with 27 professional players, each representing an MLS team, and a record-setting $75,000 season prize pool. If conditions allow, the 2022 season eMLS season will see a return […]

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Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and Minnesota United Owner Dr. Bill McGuire announce that the 2022 MLS All-Star Game will be held in Minnesota at Allianz Field. Photo via Major League Soccer

Minnesota’s Allianz Field Will Host 2022 MLS All-Star Game

The 2022 Major League Soccer All-Star Game will be played at Allianz Field, home of Minnesota United FC and one of the league’s newest venues in a string of soccer-specific stadiums. The match will be hosted at the 19,600-seat soccer-specific stadium, which opened its doors in 2019 to international acclaim. The stadium has a grass […]

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Allegiant Stadium Named Home of Leagues Cup Final for 2021 and 2022

Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas will be the host for the 2021 and 2022 Leagues Cup, the annual tournament between teams from both Major League Soccer and Liga MX. “The passionate soccer market of Las Vegas is the perfect host for the Leagues Cup Final in 2021 and 2022,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “We […]

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MLS to Launch New Professional League in 2022

Major League Soccer will launch a new professional league in 2022 that will focus on youth development and provide a more direct link between its teams’ youth academies and the first-team rosters, the league announced on Monday. The aim of the new reserve league is to complete the player pathway from MLS Next to the […]

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Columbus Crew Announce Naming Rights Deal with Lower.com

The third Major League Soccer stadium to open this season has finally revealed its naming rights sponsorship, as the Columbus Crew’s downtown venue will be called Lower.com Field after the MLS team signed a long-term partnership with the local fintech company. Lower.com Field is set to open when the Crew host the New England Revolution […]

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber, left, and Liga MX Executive President Mikel Arriola reveal a scarf for the 2021 MLS All-Star Game that will be played in August at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy Major League Soccer

MLS, Liga MX All-Stars To Meet in 2021 All-Star Game

Major League Soccer and Mexico’s Liga MX, leagues that have grown increasingly close in the past few years, will continue that relationship by having the 2021 MLS All-Star Game be a matchup of all-star teams between the two leagues for the first time after plans for a 2020 matchup were canceled by the pandemic. The […]

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Atlanta United team members celebrate with the trophy after defeating Club America 3-2 in the Campeones Cup soccer final Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Procter & Gamble, Major League Soccer Announce Multi-Year Partnership

Major League Soccer has signed a multi-year partnership with Procter & Gamble that see the company sponsor the Mexican National Team’s U.S. Tour, Leagues Cup, Campeones Cup and MLS All-Star Game. The partnership enables P&G brands such as Gillette, Old Spice, Crest, Oral B, Dawn, Charmin and Bounty to tap into MLS’ fan base. Over […]

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