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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

2020/2021 Season

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MLS 2020: Your team-by-team preview

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By ESPN Staff
Mar 13, 2020

Twellman: MLS season not jeopardized like other leagues

Taylor Twellman explains how suspending play impacts MLS less than the NBA, NHL or other football leagues.

Valeri scores again as Portland tops Nashville SC

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Diego Valeri's early goal gives Portland a 1-0 win over Nashville SC. Watch MLS on ESPN+.

Diego Valeri scored in the 12th minute for his second goal in as many matches to propel the host Portland Timbers to a 1-0 victory over expansion Nashville SC on Sunday.

Steve Clark finished with four saves for the Timbers (1-1-0, 3 points), who are off to a better start than each of the last two seasons. Portland began the 2018 campaign by going winless in its first five matches (0-3-2) and failed to emerge victorious after six games (0-5-1) in 2019.

Joe Willis made one save for Nashville SC...

Zimmerman laying down roots in Nashville in the face of the city's recent tragedy

Josef Martinez was stretchered off after suffering a leg injury in Atlanta's 2-1 win over Nashville. Watch MLS on ESPN+.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The bond between person and place can be forged in all manner of ways.

Pleasant memories go a long way toward allowing roots to run deep. The people connected with those moments can add to the sense of permanence. Even moments of tragedy can provide a rallying point, enabling links with the broader community.

The nomadic existence of a professional athlete can make establishing such connections difficult, yet building such relationships is imperative, both in good times and...

Atlanta spoils Nashville's party as Josef Martinez suffers injury

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Josef Martinez was stretchered off after suffering a leg injury in Atlanta's 2-1 win over Nashville. Watch MLS on ESPN+.
Major League Soccer: Walker Zimmerman (28') Nashville SC 1-1 Atlanta United. Watch MLS on ESPN+.
Major League Soccer: Ezequiel Barco (9') Nashville SC 0-1 Atlanta United. Watch MLS on ESPN+.

First-half goals from Ezequiel Barco and Emerson Hyndman led visiting Atlanta United to a 2-1 victory over host Nashville SC in the MLS opener for both teams Saturday.

It was the first MLS contest in franchise history for Nashville, while Atlanta won its first season opener in four attempts.

Atlanta forward Josef Martinez, a three-time MLS Best XI selection and 2018 league MVP, injured his right leg in the 63rd minute battling for the ball against Nashville's Dave Romney. He attempted to play...