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43mJeff Carlisle

How the World Cup affects MLS

The competitive integrity of the MLS season will be affected due to the World Cup absences, and the impact will be uneven to say the least.

The Vieira-Nice saga is getting 'really weird' (1:56)
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21hESPN staff

NYCFC's Vieira laughs off links to Nice job

New York City FC manager Patrick Vieira said recent reports out of France linking him to the top job at Nice aren't true and make him "smile."

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2dAssociated Press

Galaxy beat Impact despite Ibra ejection

The LA Galaxy beat the Montreal Impact 1-0 despite losing striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a red card in the 41st minute of the match.

Extra Time: Biggest World Cup flop and Ibra's red card (7:12)
Is U.S. teenager Tyler Adams ready for the Bundesliga? (0:35)
Montreal 0-1 LA Galaxy: Ibra sent off in win - Via MLS (1:57)
MLS: 40 goals in 90 seconds (1:31)
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2dAssociated Press

Nashville names former Liverpool exec Ayre CEO

Nashville is set to become Major League Soccer's 24th franchise, and now it has a CEO, after naming former Liverpool exec Ian Ayre to run the club.

Ibrahimovic sent off for slapping Impact's Petrasso (1:38)
A sneak peek at 'Messi and Me' (4:19)
Atlanta 1-3 New York: BWP brace caps dramatic night - Via MLS (2:29)
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3dJason Davis

Power Rankings: NYRB usurp Atlanta

The New York Red Bulls are now Major League Soccer's team to beat, while things took a turn for the better at D.C. United.

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3dESPN staff

Lawrence 'in good spirits' after NYRB scare

Red Bulls defender Kemar Lawrence was taken off the field in a cart on Sunday after being injured in New York's 3-1 victory over Atlanta United.

Chicago 2-3 Houston: Dynamo fight back - Via MLS (1:59)
Extra Time: Buffon back to Parma and replacing Vieira (5:53)
Minnesota 1-1 Sporting KC: Loons hold West's best - Via MLS (1:58)
San Jose 1-3 D.C. United: Acosta sets the tone - Via MLS (1:58)
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4dAssociated Press

Abubakar's late winner downs Revs

Lalas Abubakar scored in the 85th minute to give the Columbus Crew their third straight victory, 1-0 over the New England Revolution on Saturday.

New England 0-1 Columbus: Abubakar seals Crew win - Via MLS (2:00)

MLS Standings

Eastern ConferenceGPWDLGDP
Atlanta United FC12813+1025
New York City FC12732+924
Columbus Crew SC13733+824
New York Red Bulls10703+1421
Orlando City SC11614+319
New England Revolution11524+317
Philadelphia Union11425-314
Chicago Fire11326-511
Toronto FC10316-510
Montreal Impact12309-139
DC United9225-48
Western ConferenceGPWDLGDP
Sporting Kansas City12732+1124
LAFC11623+520
Portland Timbers10523+117
FC Dallas10451+517
Vancouver Whitecaps13445-816
Houston Dynamo10433+615
LA Galaxy11416-413
Minnesota United FC12417-813
Real Salt Lake11416-1113
San Jose Earthquakes11236-49
Seattle Sounders FC9225-48
Colorado Rapids10226-68