Name
American Major League Soccer

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Established
1993 (24 years old)

First Recorded Event
2013-03-02

Sport
Soccer

Location
USA

Gender
Male

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Upcoming Events
Montreal Impact - New England Rev. (Sunday 22nd October)
DC United - New York Red Bulls (Sunday 22nd October)
Seattle Sounders FC - Colorado Rapids (Sunday 22nd October)
FC Dallas - L.A. Galaxy (Sunday 22nd October)
Philadelphia Union - Orlando City (Sunday 22nd October)
Portland Timbers - Vancouver Whitecaps (Sunday 22nd October)
San Jose Earthquakes - Minnesota United (Sunday 22nd October)
Atlanta United - Toronto FC (Sunday 22nd October)
New York City FC - Columbus Crew (Sunday 22nd October)
Houston Dynamo - Chicago Fire (Sunday 22nd October)

Latest Results
L.A. Galaxy 3 - 0 Minnesota United (Monday 16th October)
Seattle Sounders FC 4 - 0 FC Dallas (Monday 16th October)
Sporting Kansas City 0 - 0 Houston Dynamo (Monday 16th October)
Vancouver Whitecaps 1 - 1 San Jose Earthquakes (Monday 16th October)
Colorado Rapids 1 - 0 Real Salt Lake (Monday 16th October)
Portland Timbers 4 - 0 DC United (Monday 16th October)
Orlando City 0 - 1 Columbus Crew (Sunday 15th October)
New England Rev. 2 - 1 New York City FC (Sunday 15th October)
Chicago Fire 3 - 2 Philadelphia Union (Sunday 15th October)
Toronto FC 1 - 0 Montreal Impact (Sunday 15th October)

Description

Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league representing the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada. MLS constitutes one of the major professional sports leagues of the United States and Canada. The league is composed of 20 teams—17 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada. The MLS regular season runs from March to October, with each team playing 34 games; the team with the best record is awarded the Supporters' Shield. The post season includes twelve teams competing in the MLS Cup Playoffs through November and December, culminating in the championship game, the MLS Cup. MLS teams also play in other competitions against teams from other divisions and countries, such as the U.S. Open Cup, the Canadian Championship, and the CONCACAF Champions League. MLS is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer).

Major League Soccer was founded in 1993 as part of the United States' successful bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup. The first season took place in 1996 with ten teams. MLS experienced financial and operational struggles in its first few years: The league lost millions of dollars, teams played in mostly empty American football stadiums, and two teams folded in 2002. Since then, MLS has expanded to 20 teams, owners built soccer-specific stadiums, average attendance at MLS matches exceeds that of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL), MLS secured national TV contracts, and the league is now profitable.

Instead of operating as an association of independently owned teams, MLS is a single entity in which each team is owned and controlled by the league's investors. The investor-operators control their teams as owners control teams in other leagues, and are commonly (but inaccurately) referred to as the team's owners. The league's closed membership makes it one of the world's few soccer leagues that does not use promotion and relegation, which is uncommon in North America. MLS headquarters are in New York City.

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1617 Season 1718 Season

Teams

Atlanta United

Chicago Fire

Colorado Rapids

Columbus Crew

DC United

FC Dallas

Houston Dynamo

L.A. Galaxy

Minnesota United

Montreal Impact

New England Rev.

New York City

New York Red

Orlando City

Philadelphia Union

Portland Timbers

Real Salt Lake

San Jose Earthquakes

Seattle Sounders FC

Sporting Kansas City

Toronto FC

Vancouver Whitecaps

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