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MLS Commissioner Don Garber given new five-year deal
MLS Commissioner Don Garber given new five-year deal

Don Garber, who rescued Major League Soccer from near bankruptcy and turned it into a thriving league that has won respect worldwide, has signed a five-year extension as commissioner that will keep him in the job through the 2018 season. Garber, who joined the fledgling league in 1999 when it was danger of sinking under heavy dept, guided MLS through several waves of expansion that has nearly doubled its size from 10 to 19 franchises. Two more cities -- New York and Orlando, Fla., -- will join next season. Garber told SI.com that he signed the new deal in January, three months before he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He underwent surgery in July and said he is now cancer-free. ...

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