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25 Stories That Made MLS

The Brothers Rahman

Ahead of Major League Soccer's 25th season, brothers Tutul and Neetol Rahman tells 25 stories that made the league that it is today.
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24. Miggy and Tata

25 Stories That Made MLS

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03/26/20 • 30 min

How a bond between a player and a coach resulted in an unbelievable but for an MLS Expansion team, the largest sale in MLS history and an opening of an unprecedented pipeline of Latin American talent.
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Lanús acordó la incorporación del volante Miguel Almirón

https://www.espn.com.ar/noticias/nota/_/id/2435943/lanus-acordo-la-incorporacion-del-volante-miguel-almiron

http://sportwitness.co.uk/exclusive-agent-confirms-arsenal-approach-player-delighted-sign/

Atlanta United signs Miguel Almirón, hopefully sparking a trend of ambitious MLS signings by Kim McCauley

https://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2016/12/5/13829982/miguel-almiron-atlanta-united-transfer-fee-salary

Atlanta, Tata and Me by Miguel Almiron

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/miguel-almiron-atlanta-united

Newcastle Must Up Offer For Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/09/newcastle-must-up-offer-for-atlanta-uniteds-miguel-almiron

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03/25/20 • 30 min

How a Canadian phenom who's parents escaped a Liberian Civil War to settle in Edmonton eventually became MLS' greatest export and glimpse to the future it may hold.
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The War in Liberia by Sarah Left

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/aug/04/westafrica.qanda

Becoming Canadian - The Alphonso Davies Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqt5u1jtvGw

Why Bayern Munich, the two paths of Alphonso Davies

https://www.bavarianfootballworks.com/2019/8/29/20836276/bayern-munich-youth-prospects-transfers-alphonso-davies-liam-morrison-celtic-hasan-salihamidzic

Next Generation 2017 - 60 Best Talents In Football

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2017/oct/04/next-generation-2017-60-of-the-best-young-talents-in-world-football

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03/24/20 • 28 min

How two new clubs, Atlanta United and LAFC, in MLS embraced the 3.0 model and became the giants in the league from spending, relevance and marketing.
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Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank for the Entreprenuer

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/197614

Home Depot Founder To Buy Falcons by the AP

https://www.wired.com/2001/12/home-depot-founder-to-buy-falcons/

Falcons Owner Puts In Bid For MLS Franchise

https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2008-10-14-4126789750_x.htm

Atlanta Might Be Considered By Potential MLS Owner by Doug Roberson

https://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-may-considered-potential-mls-owner/7QkbejYIxLzKZUkht0palI/

Garber Reaffirms Miami, Atlanta Reaffirms As Expansion Favorites

https://sbisoccer.com/2013/12/indicates-expansion-favorites

Tycoons 10 Year Crusade to Get a Big Mac In Vietnam

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-consumers/tycoons-10-year-crusade-to-get-a-big-mac-in-vietnam-idUSBRE9730BD20130804

Expansion LA soccer team plans new stadium on Sports Arena site by Kevin Baxter

https://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/la-sp-la-soccer-stadium-20150518-story.html

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21. Entering MLS 3.0

25 Stories That Made MLS

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03/23/20 • 34 min

How a report from a consultant group led to a new salary mechanism which propelled player spending in MLS to new heights.
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Inside the Confidential 2016 Study That Provided The Blueprint From MLS Modern Era by Paul Tenorio & Pablo Maurer

https://theathletic.co.uk/1362372/2019/11/08/inside-the-confidential-2016-study-that-provided-the-blueprint-for-mlss-modern-era/

https://www.mlssoccer.com/glossary/targeted-allocation-money

MLS HQ Denials of TAM Contracts Frustrating Front Offices by Paul Tenorio

https://theathletic.com/381254/2018/06/05/mls-hq-denials-of-some-tam-contracts-frustrating-front-offices/?redirected=1

MLS Rejected TAM Offers To Joevan Jones and Stefan Frei by Jeremiah Oshan for Sounders At Heart

https://www.sounderatheart.com/2018/6/5/17430732/joevin-jones-stefan-frei-denied-tam-contracts

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03/12/20 • 51 min

How four American stars were developed in MLS, got sold to Europe, had success and then returned to have more success and money than could've been imagined.
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How Seattle’s Stunning Clint Dempsey Deal Got Done by Grant Wahl

https://www.si.com/soccer/2013/08/05/clint-dempsey-seattle-sounders-mls

Beasley Angered by MLS Decision by Rupert Lowe for Daily Echo

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/5571343.beasley-angered-by-mls-decision/

Texas Tough: Dempsey’s Upbringing in Naco-Nowhere Led to US Dream by Melissa Segura

https://www.si.com/more-sports/2010/06/09/dempsey

Transfer of Power For Revolution by Frank Del’Appa for Boston Globe

https://web.archive.org/web/20131207055126/http://www.boston.com/sports/soccer/articles/2007/02/27/transfer_of_power_for_revolution/

The Michael Bradley Project by Simon Borg

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2014/03/15/michael-bradley-project-can-toronto-fc-star-become-best-american-player-all-time

Beasley Adds Finishing Gloss to Rangers Rout of Lyon by Steve Douglas

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2007/oct/03/match.championsleague2

Dempsey’s Gamble To Knock Out Juventus Out Of Europa League

https://web.archive.org/web/20131225210906/http://www.theguardian.com/football/2010/mar/19/fulham-juventus-europa-league

Michael Bradley’s Transfer To MLS Complete by Jeremiah Oshan

https://www.sbnation.com/2014/1/8/5289774/michael-bradley-transfer-mls-roma-toronto-fc-details

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03/05/20 • 47 min

In our most technical episode yet, the brothers talk about how each collective bargaining agreement evolved player movement and salary spends of MLS that has helped shape the league today.
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Old MLS CBA Expires But No Strike Imminent by Brian Lewis

https://nypost.com/2010/02/25/old-mls-cba-expires-but-no-strike-imminent/

Players Want Big Changes In MLS Structure by Simon Evans

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-mls-dispute/players-want-big-changes-in-mls-league-structure-union-idUSTRE5AP02Q20091126

Financial Data At Issue As CBA Negotiations Kick Off by Liz Mullen and Tripp Mickle

https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2009/05/11/This-Weeks-News/Mlss-Financial-Data-At-Issue-As-CBA-Negotiations-Kick-Off.aspx

Details of 2010 MLS CBA by Brian Lewis

https://nypost.com/2010/03/23/details-of-mls-cba/

MLS Players Union Bob Foose reveal new best details of CBA by Brian Strauss

https://www.si.com/soccer/2015/03/06/mls-cba-deal-players-union-bob-foose-todd-dunivant

Breaking Down The New MLS CBA For 2020 by Chad C Smith

https://www.thebluetestament.com/2020/2/7/21127602/breaking-down-the-new-mls-and-mlspa-cba-for-2020-major-league-soccer-players-association-sporting-kc

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18. The Reinvention of Kansas City

25 Stories That Made MLS

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02/27/20 • 29 min

How the MLS team in Kansas City went from being last in attendance and fan engagement to being a model MLS franchise that's always sold out - one of the best turnarounds in all of sports.
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Special thanks to Mike McGrew and Mike Kuhn

Lamar Hunt Sells MLS Wizards to Local Group

http://www.espn.com/espn/wire/_/section/soccer/id/2567849

Serious Investment and Savvy Marketing Revive Soccer In Kansas City by Sam Borden

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/24/sports/soccer/soccer-in-the-us-heartland-kansas-city-transformed.html

As expected City Council Gives Approval to Three Trail Project

https://web.archive.org/web/20080628164818/http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node%2F8940

WiZards Stadium project kicked over state lines by Kevin Collison for the KC Star

https://web.archive.org/web/20090912055722/http://www.kansascity.com/842/story/1433346.html

WiZards Kick off Zard Era

https://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/wizards-kick-off-zard-card-era/n-1989400

TBT the Rochester Wizards

http://www.downthebyline.com/2015/07/tbt-rochester-wizards.html?m=1

Nine years ago, KC at Brink of losing the MLS team by Sam McDowell

https://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article334008/Nine-years-ago-KC-was-on-the-brink-of-losing-its-pro-soccer-team.html

Star Bonds and Location Make Sporting Park a Star by Patrick Riche for Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/prishe/2012/10/29/star-bonds-location-make-livestrong-sporting-park-a-star-among-u-s-soccer-stadiums/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Sporting KC and Soccer Development by Scott Fenwick

https://onthefiredotcom.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/sporting-kansas-city-and-soccer-development-an-interview-with-david-ficklin/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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17. The Homegrown Rule

25 Stories That Made MLS

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02/24/20 • 43 min

How MLS' Homegrown Rule pushed MLS teams to nurture young talent in their academies and why it took so long to take hold and meet it's full potential.
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Local Goalie Careers Poised to Go Global by Paul Tenorio for Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/25/AR2009052502163.html

LA Galaxy Sign 17 Year Old Tristan Bowen

https://web.archive.org/web/20081204142629/http://web.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20081112&content_id=203406&vkey=pr_lag&fext=.jsp&team=t106

RSL Push The Envelope With A Residency Program by Randy Davis for MLS Soccer

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2010/12/13/rsl-push-envelope-residency-program

Evolution Of MLS Academies by Paul Tenorio for Four Four Two

www.fourfourtwo.com/us/features/rating-mls-academies-homegrown-players-youth-development-progress

20 Years Of FC Dallas Homegrown Players by Buzz Carrick for Dallas News

https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/fc-dallas/2017/10/27/20-years-fc-dallas-homegrown-players/

MLS USL Reach Deal For Restructured Reserve League by Matthew Doyle for MLS Soccer

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2013/01/23/mls-usl-pro-reach-deal-restructured-reserve-league

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25. Saved The Crew

25 Stories That Made MLS

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03/27/20 • 32 min

How passionate fans of the Columbus Crew organized, protested and eventually saved the Crew and what it means to be a fan moving forward.
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Shout out to Keith Naas @Knass who helped proofread the outline

How Columbus #SavedTheCrew by Arlo Moore-Bloom

https://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2019/11/08/columbus-crew-mls-save-the-crew

Precourt takes thoughtful approach in Remaking the Crew

https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2015/07/27/Franchises/Anthony-Precourt.aspx

Columbus Crew Angling Toward Relocation in 2019 by Grant Wahl

https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/10/17/columbus-crew-austin-texas-anthony-precourt-stadium

Save The Crew: A Timeline of Columbus’ Efforts To Save The Soccer Team

https://www.dispatch.com/sports/20181228/save-crew-timeline-of-columbus-efforts-to-save-its-soccer-team

Crew Fans Gather At City Hall To Protest by Chelsea Wiley

https://www.columbusnavigator.com/crew-sc-fans-gather-at-city-hall-to-protest/

Austin Texas Gets A Major League Soccer Deal as Columbus Ohio Gets Stiffed by Jason Notte

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonnotte/2018/08/22/austin-texas-gets-a-major-league-soccer-deal-while-columbus-ohio-gets-stiffed/#4a0be03b780c

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How many episodes does 25 Stories That Made MLS have?

25 Stories That Made MLS currently has 34 episodes available.

What topics does 25 Stories That Made MLS cover?

The podcast is about Mls, Podcasts, Sports and Soccer.

What is the most popular episode on 25 Stories That Made MLS?

The episode title '24. Miggy and Tata' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on 25 Stories That Made MLS?

The average episode length on 25 Stories That Made MLS is 38 minutes.

How often are episodes of 25 Stories That Made MLS released?

Episodes of 25 Stories That Made MLS are typically released every 4 days.

When was the first episode of 25 Stories That Made MLS?

The first episode of 25 Stories That Made MLS was released on Nov 12, 2019.

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