MLS All-Star Game

MLS has fans, stadiums and stars, so why did it need Juventus?

By Andrew Bates The MLS All-Star Game showcased the league’s top stars, one of its newest stadiums and its fastest growing fan base. The only thing out of place were the opponents. I almost wrote off the MLS All-Star game entirely, but watching it was weirdly magnetic, watching the league’s flashiest and most creative players …

How Did Atlanta Become America’s Soccer City?

By Matthew Celentano   It comes as no surprise that Atlanta breaks the MLS All-Star Game attendance record, the official number of 72,317 echoing around the packed Mercedes-Benz Stadium. A year and a half after launching MLS’s latest expansion franchise, the city is getting used to smashing records: Atlanta United have not only set the …