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# Basti
'Last year was a special moment for my career': Schweinsteiger extends MLS stay
The German is eyeing silverware during his second season in America.
# texas forever
'Not everybody sees the path you want to go but you've got to stick with what you feel is right'
Drew Keeshan on leaving a farm in Tipperary, the move to the US and his life as a goalkeeping coach in Dallas.
Former Ballon d'Or and World Cup winner Kaká announces retirement
The 35-year-old won the Champions League, Serie A, La Liga and the World Cup.
# Revenge
Ex-Premier League flop scores to help Toronto to their first MLS crown
Jozy Altidore scored just three times in 52 appearances during his time at Sunderland.
# Drink up
Giovinco takes a swig of beer launched from the crowd at Toronto FC team-mate Altidore
The ex-Juventus man also scored a delicious free-kick as his club set an MLS points-tally record.
# Kaka
'It's sad, but it's a cycle that's finishing' - Brazil star is leaving his MLS club but no word on retiring
Kaka has revealed that he will depart MLS side Orlando City in December.
# bearded gentleman
Andrea Pirlo, one of your favourite players, is set to retire from football
It’s time to concentrate on that vineyard.
# Becks Appeal
After four-year battle, David Beckham secures massive victory in quest to own Miami MLS team
There’s still a long way to go but the former Manchester United and Real Madrid has inched closer to making the dream a reality.
# Last Chance Saloon
'I'd just be thankful to play again' - Ireland defender's mission to find a club after nightmare spell
32-year-old Sean St Ledger is refusing to retire despite being out of football for the past 18 months.
# new career
He played with Pele and Beckenbauer, but this 63-year-old ex-footballer is now driving for Uber
Santiago Formoso played for the New York Cosmos.
# transatlantic
Schweinsteiger: Playing in MLS is 'frustrating' and standard is far from Europe
Bastian Schweinsteiger made the move from Manchester United in March.
# Money Money Money
Kevin Doyle's seven-figure salary puts him in the top 30 MLS earners
The Ireland and Colorado Rapids striker is set to earn a base salary of $1 million.
# Big Money
Kaka, Andrea Pirlo and the top 10 highest earners in MLS
Kaka tops the list of Major League Soccer’s highest-paid players for a third straight year.
# star of david
David Villa produces a stunning goal from 50 yards out
But the goalkeeper probably should have done more to deny the former Barcelona striker.
# Phoenix from the Flames
Didier Drogba has signed a deal to play for and co-own a team in North America's second tier
The 39-year-old will play for Phoenix Rising this season before concentrating on trying to get the franchise into Major League Soccer.
# Impact
Watch: Bastian Schweinsteiger scores 17 minutes into his MLS debut
Talk about an impact.
# schweini
Schweinsteiger 'World Cup' journalist offers apology
Derek Henkle, the man who infamously asked Bastian Schweinsteiger about winning the World Cup with Chicago Fire, has explained his error.
# out of the frying pan
Bastian Schweinsteiger leaves United for Chicago Fire (and €4.1 million)
The German midfielder is poised to link up with the MLS side next week after departing Old Trafford for a designated player deal.
# atlanta brave
From Messi to McCann: Irish midfielder on being coached by Barca's ex-boss and a new MLS life
After a long stint in England with Burnley and Wigan, Chris McCann is building a new home in America’s south-east.
# Becks Appeal
David Beckham's dream ownership of MLS franchise met with fierce opposition in Miami
The former Manchester United midfielder is finding his value is not what it once was.
# Kick off
No dream MLS debut for former Barcelona coach Tata Martino as new season gets underway
Both expansion sides – Atlanta and Minnesota – suffered defeat in their opening fixtures.
# New kid on the block
Rapid Revolution: the Irishman making waves in the American sports landscape
Padraig Smith has been in Colorado for the last two years as the franchise’s sporting director.
# Looking Back
Much more than Robbie Keane and Kevin Doyle: the Irish history in Major League Soccer
From Paul Keegan to Chris McCann and everyone in between.
# tough texan
After major health scare, Clint Dempsey is back and ready for a new season
The former Fulham and Tottenham midfielder was not involved in Seattle Sounders’ MLS success.
# developing
Major League Soccer continues rapid growth as it's revealed 26 teams will compete by 2020
The league started out with 10 teams when it first began in 1996.
# Man in the Middle
'I'll always reflect on where we started, the highs, lows and everything in between'
The 2016 Major League Soccer decider takes place in Toronto later this evening and Cork native Alan Kelly will be at the centre of it.
David Villa's stellar season rewarded with MVP crown
He becomes the first-ever World Cup winner to receive the award.
# Land down under
Brisbane coach says they're not in the race to bring Robbie Keane to Oz
Ireland’s record goalscorer has been heavily linked with a move to the A-League.
# Maple leave
Drogba bids farewell as Toronto complete thrilling turnaround to reach first MLS Cup final
Jozy Altidore was on the scoresheet as Toronto FC again went behind against Montreal Impact but booked their MLS Cup place in extra time.
# An Irishman Abroad
Bleedin' Rapid! Kevin Doyle scored a crucial away goal for Colorado last night
Rapids trail 2-1 after the first leg of the MLS Western Conference final.
# Decision time
One final fling: where will Robbie Keane finish his club career?
Remaining in Major League Soccer seems to make the most sense but which franchise has the money and the space?
# Still hungry
Robbie Keane confirms he's leaving LA Galaxy but seeking 'one last major challenge'
The 36-year-old will take some time before deciding on his next move.
Liverpool should sign Gerrard - Lawrenson
Having confirmed his departure from LA Galaxy, Steven Gerrard’s future is unclear.
# Wave Goodbye
Sweet Dreams My LA Ex! Gerrard's Galaxy exit confirmed
The Liverpool legend has suggested his playing days may not be over yet.
# Departure
Leaving New York, never easy: Frank Lampard says goodbye to MLS side
Former Chelsea midfielder planning the next stage of his career as New York contract expires.
# looking ahead
What next for Robbie Keane?
Ireland’s greatest goalscorer’s footballing future is up in the air.
# Disappointment
Ashley Cole apologises for penalty miss amid Steven Gerrard retirement rumours
The Galaxy triumphed 1-0 in the first leg in California but lost by the same scoreline at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
# options open
Robbie Keane vows to continue MLS career even if he has to leave Galaxy
The 36-year-old is out of contract at the Los Angeles club.
# Irish Eye
Joy for Kevin Doyle's Colorado Rapids as they see off LA Galaxy
They defeated Robbie Keane’s side after a penalty shoot-out.
# Man in the Middle
Corkman Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for second consecutive season
Kelly was the clear winner with 63% of the vote.