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# honoured
Ibrahimovic and Vela headline MLS Best XI
The MLS Best XI for 2019 has been announced, with prolific strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Carlos Vela the standout names.
# Major League Soccer
Rooney's MLS farewell falls flat as DC United dumped out of play-offs
The striker is heading back to England to join Derby County.
# Warrior
World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement aged 35
The legendary German midfielder helped Bayern secure a historic treble in 2013.
# On the move?
'Ibrahimovic wants to play for Boca Juniors and we are in a position to bring him in' - Club director
Jorge Anro believes the LA Galaxy star is ready to join the Argentine club.
# American Dream
Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal helps LA Galaxy clinch play-off spot
The Swede scored and provided an assist as his Los Angeles outfit secured a place in the MLS play-offs.
# Review
Wayne Rooney sent off as former Arsenal attacker Vela scores brilliant solo goal
The Derby County-bound star saw red as the DC United skipper endured a forgettable outing midweek.
# reverse
Dutch legend De Boer backtracks on 'ridiculous' equal pay remark
The Atlanta United coach previously slammed female players who want the same World Cup pay as men.
# Bold Move
MLS side Real Salt Lake sack head coach following abuse of refereeing officials
The club described their move as the ‘steepest sanctions ever imposed on an MLS coach’.
# Coming Home
Rooney set to join Derby County as player-coach in January
The DC United forward will see out the rest of the MLS season before joining up with the Championship side.
# Touchy subject
'Is that what was in the media? That my wife got her own way?' - Rooney rebuffs reports of MLS exit
The former England captain bristled when asked about stories that wife Coleen demanded he quits North America when his contract expires.
# Unstoppable
Hat-trick hero Zlatan dominates LA derby
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the perfect hat-trick as LA Galaxy closed the gap on LAFC to nine points at the top of MLS.
# future plans
Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at potential Ajax return
The Swede believes he could become a director at the club, insisting he would be a better fit for the role than anyone else.
# Big call
Irish referee in the spotlight after NY Red Bulls snatch controversial winner in Hudson River derby
Alan Kelly appeared to overrule his linesman in a sequence of play, which led to the home side’s crucial second-half goal.
# King Louis
Van Gaal the best coach I've worked with, says Rooney
The former England captain identified the Dutchman, and not Alex Ferguson, as the most impressive he’s played under.
# options open
Rooney receives managerial offers as he looks to the future
The striker has no plans to hang up his boots anytime soon, but has revealed there have been offers for him to go into management.
# Pick it out
Wayne Rooney hit another goal from his own half with this brilliant strike for DC United last night
Rooney’s goal helped DC United win 1-0.
# Swede deal
Huge pay increase sees Zlatan Ibrahimovic set MLS salary record for 2019
The LA Galaxy star now earns more than twice the salary of ex-Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney.
# forget about it
'I need to forget it as soon as possible': Zlatan Ibrahimovic dismisses incredible bicycle kick
It may have been a ‘goal of the year’ candidate but Ibrahimovic wants to forget his stunning bicycle kick.
Premier League legend Friedel loses job after woeful start to MLS season
The former goalkeeper had overseen a poor run of results at New England Revolution.
# inter miami
Beckham's MLS team gets green light for temporary home
A Florida judge approved plans to build a new stadium in Fort Lauderdale.
# apology not accepted
'This is a guy who is the face of MLS' - Onuoha slams Ibrahimovic for on-field behaviour
Nedum Onuoha was not ready to accept an apology from Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the pair clashed during LA Galaxy’s win over Real Salt Lake.
# eastside
Wayne Rooney free-kick fires DC United three clear at the top of the table Stateside
It was his fifth goal of the season in the Eastern Conference.
# no return
No MLS job for Thierry Henry yet as Red Bulls rubbish recent reports
The rumours are false, according to the New York club.
# Red mist
Rooney sent off for nasty tackle as DC United suffer heavy MLS defeat
It was the striker’s fourth career red card.
# Review
Wayne Rooney scores sensational free-kick while Zlatan registers 'Panenka' in MLS
The Swede returned after missing two games with an Achilles tendon injury and made an immediate impact.
# Unimpressed
The Premier League is overrated - Ibrahimovic
The former Man United striker feels the quality of football in England did not match up to rival leagues.
# Goal Machine
Rooney scores first MLS hat-trick to kickstart second season Stateside
The former England star registered his first three goals of the new season last night.
# Faraway Hills
All eyes on Jim McGuinness but plenty more Irish interest in US football's second tier
Dubliner Niall McCabe is aiming for a third straight championship while Richie Ryan and Paddy Barrett will also feature prominently.
# Ready to Roll
Highly-rated manager James O'Connor heads the Irish interest as new MLS season boasts exciting arrivals
24 teams will battle it out this term and there’s a multitude of talking points.
# nani states
Ex-United winger Nani makes move to Major League Soccer
The Portuguese winger has joined Orlando City.
# not on the wayne
Rooney: I'm still good enough for the Premier League
The United legend reckons he could still do a job.
# Transfer News
Newcastle make €23 million MLS star their club-record signing
The capture of Miguel Almiron surpasses the €18.8m signing of Michael Owen in 2005.
# misdemeanour charge
'A mix of sleeping tablets and alcohol' blamed for Rooney's public intoxication arrest
The former England striker’s spokesperson has released a statement on the matter.
# Pastures new
Dutch legend De Boer becomes second coach in MLS Cup champions' history
The former Crystal Palace and Inter boss has replaced Gerardo Martino as the head coach of Atlanta United.
# southern comfort
'A lot of clubs can sell you a dream but they actually backed it up': the Irishman and his American dream
Dubliner Chris McCann was crowned an MLS champion earlier this month after Atlanta United delivered on all of the expectation.
# Dare to Zlatan
‘I’m not done with you yet’: After 22 goals in 27 games Ibrahimovic set for LA Galaxy stay
The 37-year-old moved to MLS last year following two seasons with Manchester United in the Premier League.
# top of his game
Cork's Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for third time in four years
The 43-year-old served as a League of Ireland referee for 15 years but moved to the USA in 2014.
# Tweet Elite
Greatest sporting comebacks, Kellie's homecoming and more tweets of the week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
# Goal Machine
After four years and 80 goals in New York, Spain legend David Villa to join Iniesta in Japan
Ahead of his imminent departure from New York City, the veteran striker has confirmed he will join Vissel Kobe.
# forever young
'They made me feel like Benjamin Button. I was getting younger and younger'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic said moving to Manchester United at the age of 34 made him feel young again.