Evening Edition: What's in the news ...

1. MLS will team up with MGM Resorts International as a sports betting partner, reported the Sports Business Journal. In remarks with media at the start of the season, MLS commissioner Don Garber had signaled the league was ready to embrace legalized sports gambling in the aftermath of the May 2018 Supreme Court ruling. He said the key was the potential for sports betting to get more fans to more closely embrace MLS and its teams.

2. ESPN extended its deal with Relevent Sports Group until 2021 to air friendlies in the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The deal gives ESPN exclusive English and Spanish-language rights to a total of 25 matches, including those in the annual International Champions Cup as well as the Women's International Champions Cup, which debuted in 2018, and the International Champions Cup Futures tournament, which features young players.

3. Orlando City loaned midfielder Pierre Da Silva to Brazil's CA Paranaense for the 2019 MLS season. Da Silva, who is of Brazilian and Peruvian descent, appeared in three matches in two seasons for the Lions after being their first academy player to sign with the first team. He represented the USA at the 2015 U-17 World Cup.
Next story loading loading..

Discover Our Publications