Name
American Major League Soccer

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Established
1993 (26 years old)

First Recorded Event
2013-03-02

Sport
Soccer

Location
USA

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
MLS
Major League Soccer

Last Edit
Ovokx: 10 May 2019
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Latest Results
10 Nov 19 Seattle Sounders  3 - 1  Toronto FC
06 Oct 19 Philadelphia Unio 1 - 2  New York City
06 Oct 19 FC Dallas 6 - 0  Sporting Kansas C
06 Oct 19 Portland Timbers 3 - 1  San Jose Earthqua
06 Oct 19 DC United 0 - 0  FC Cincinnati
06 Oct 19 Philadelphia Unio 1 - 2  New York City
06 Oct 19 Atlanta United 3 - 1  New England Rev.
06 Oct 19 Orlando City 2 - 5  Chicago Fire
06 Oct 19 Montreal Impact 3 - 0  New York Red Bull
06 Oct 19 Vancouver Whiteca 0 - 1  Real Salt Lake

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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.

Seasons

1314 Season

1415 Season

1516 Season

1617 Season

1718 Season

1819 Season

1920 Season

Teams

Atlanta United

Chicago Fire

Colorado Rapids

Columbus Crew

DC United

FC Cincinnati
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FC Dallas

Houston Dynamo

L.A. Galaxy

Los Angeles FC

Minnesota United

Montreal Impact

New England Rev.

New York City

New York Red Bull

Orlando City

Philadelphia Unio

Portland Timbers
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Real Salt Lake

San Jose Earthqua

Seattle Sounders

Sporting Kansas C

Toronto FC

Vancouver Whiteca

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