• The Canadian Press

    Canadian goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair set to start MLS season as Minnesota's No. 1

    When opportunity knocked, Dayne St. Clair was ready last season. The Canadian goalkeeper got his chance in Minnesota United's third game of the year after starter Tyler Miller was sidelined by the flu. St. Clair responded with an MLS player of the week performance against the New York Red Bulls, making eight saves including stopping a Patryk Klimala penalty kick. The 25-year-old from Pickering, Ont., started the rest of the season, finishing with five shutouts, a 1.52 goals-against average and 1

  • The Canadian Press

    Mark Geiger replaces Howard Webb as head of MLS referees

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Geiger will take over from Howard Webb as the head of referees in Major League Soccer. The 48-year-old Geiger, who retired as a referee after the 2018 season, was promoted Friday to general manager of the Professional Referee Organization that supplies MLS match officials. Geiger started as a MLS referee in 2004 and officiated 186 regular-season games and the 2014 MLS championship. He worked three games at the 2014 World Cup, becoming the first American to referee a knockout

  • The Canadian Press

    A further look at Apple's deal with Major League Soccer

    Apple made its biggest entry into the sports streaming marketplace Wednesday when Major League Soccer's “Season Pass” debuted on Apple TV+. Here’s what we know about the service: HOW DO I FIND THE MLS GAMES BEING STREAMED BY APPLE TV+? The app can be accessed on Apple devices, smart TVs, streaming devices, set-top cable boxes and game consoles as well as Apple’s web site. HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? The package will be $14.99 per month or $99 a season. Apple TV+ subscribers will be able to purchase i

  • The Canadian Press

    Apple embraces potential of sports streaming with MLS deal

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — After taking its first dip into sports streaming last year, Apple is now immersing itself. The tech giant kicked off a 10-year partnership with Major League Soccer on Wednesday with the launch of Season Pass on Apple TV+. "This is very important for us. It is one of the key things we are doing this year and for the next 10 years. We’re now part of a family together,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said during a presentation for MLS players, owners and media at Apple Park last month.