LOS ANGELES FC X LOS ANGELES GALAXY: MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER’S FRESHEST LOCAL DERBY

If anyone doubted that Zlatan Ibrahimović would make his mark in Major League Soccer, it took him just 19 minutes to prove them wrong. Having come off the bench in the 71st minute with his new side LA Galaxy 3-1 down against Los Angeles FC, his mere presence opened up space for his new team mate Chris Pontius to pull one back. Then the Swede … Continue reading LOS ANGELES FC X LOS ANGELES GALAXY: MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER’S FRESHEST LOCAL DERBY

NEW YORK CITY FC X NEW YORK RED BULLS: THE HUDSON RIVER DERBY

The Red Bulls were founded in 1994 as one of Major League Soccer’s original 10 teams. They were called the New York/New Jersey MetroStars up until 2006, before the team was rebranded after Austrian energy drink company Red Bull GmbH bought the club. During the inaugural 1996 MLS season, the MetroStars featured two US National team legends in Tony Meola and Tab Ramos, Venezuelan striker … Continue reading NEW YORK CITY FC X NEW YORK RED BULLS: THE HUDSON RIVER DERBY

ATLANTA UNITED: THE MODEL FOR THE REST OF MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Billionaire owner of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons, Arthur Blank, wanted to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to the city since early in the expansion phase of the league. Blank’s plans were initially knocked back as he was unable to secure external funding to create a soccer specific stadium in time for the team to enter the league. Blank was determined to build … Continue reading ATLANTA UNITED: THE MODEL FOR THE REST OF MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER