Morning Ticker: Garber agrees to contract extension, Chinese billionaire bidding for Liverpool and more

Morning Ticker: Garber agrees to contract extension, Chinese billionaire bidding for Liverpool and more

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Morning Ticker: Garber agrees to contract extension, Chinese billionaire bidding for Liverpool and more

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By TRAVIS CLARK

MLS Commissioner Don Garber will remain at the helm of the league through at least 2014.

The Board of Governors approved a contract extension over the weekend, and Garber has agreed to stay on as commissioner of MLS. During his 11 year tenure, MLS has undergone significant changes and growth.

Garber, the league’s second commissioner, took the position back on August 4, 1999. At the time, MLS had only 12 teams, eventually shrinking down to 10 with the contraction of Miami and Tampa Bay in 2001. By the time his new deal runs out, MLS will have at least 19 teams.

Here are a few other stories for Monday:

Huang in negotiations to buy Liverpool

Chinese billionaire Kenny Huang is currently in negotiations to buy Liverpool FC, with a deal possible within days. The Guardian reports that Huang has offered to buy up the club’s £237 million debt from the Royal Bank of Scotland, a move that would see him able to force a takeover from current owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

The nature of the move would see the co-owners make no profit, having bought the club for £218.9 million back in 2007.

Manchester United’s Anderson survives car crash

Brazilian midfielder Anderson was involved in a horrific car crash in Portugal over the weekend. Reports say that an unconscious Anderson was pulled from the wreckage just moments before the car burst into flames after the accident. The 22-year-old has been out since injuring his cruciate ligament back in February, and emerged from the incident with only minor injuries.

Eriksson parts ways with Ivory Coast

Sven-Goran Eriksson ended his tenure as national team manager of the Ivory Coast, as the two sides were unable to agree upon financial conditions of a new four-year deal. Eriksson was open to the idea to stay on as manager of the Elephants, and he was the reported favorite to remain in charge, despite being unable to guide the Ivory Coast to the second round of the World Cup.

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What do you think about Garber’s extension? Will Liverpool finally find a buyer? Can Anderson resurrect his United career? Surprised to see Eriksson go?

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