Name
American Major League Soccer

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Established
1993 (28 years old)

First Recorded Event
2013-03-02

Current Season
2021

API Football ID
3321

Sport
Soccer

Location
United States

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
MLS
Major League Soccer

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Upcoming Events
18 Apr 21 New York Red Bu 1 - 2 Sporting Kansas
18 Apr 21 FC Dallas 0 - 0 Colorado Rapids
18 Apr 21 DC United 2 - 1 New York City
18 Apr 21 Nashville SC 2 - 2 FC Cincinnati
18 Apr 21 Chicago Fire 2 - 2 New England Rev
18 Apr 21 Inter Miami  - L.A. Galaxy
18 Apr 21 Columbus Crew  - Philadelphia Un
19 Apr 21 Vancouver White  - Portland Timber
23 Apr 21 Sporting Kansas  - Orlando City
24 Apr 21 New York City  - FC Cincinnati

Latest Results
17 Apr 21 Los Angeles FC 2 - 0  Austin FC
17 Apr 21 Orlando City 0 - 0  Atlanta United
17 Apr 21 Montreal Impact 4 - 2  Toronto FC
17 Apr 21 Seattle Sounder 4 - 0  Minnesota Unite
17 Apr 21 Houston Dynamo 2 - 1  San Jose Earthq
13 Dec 20 Columbus Crew 3 - 0  Seattle Sounder
08 Dec 20 Seattle Sounder 3 - 2  Minnesota Unite
06 Dec 20 Columbus Crew 1 - 0  New England Rev
04 Dec 20 Sporting Kansas 0 - 3  Minnesota Unite
02 Dec 20 Seattle Sounder 1 - 0  FC Dallas

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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

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Teams

Atlanta United
-2

Austin FC
-10

Chicago Fire

Colorado Rapids

Columbus Crew

DC United

FC Cincinnati

FC Dallas

Houston Dynamo

Inter Miami

L.A. Galaxy

Los Angeles FC

Minnesota United

Montreal Impact

Nashville SC

New England Rev.

New York City

New York Red Bull

Orlando City

Philadelphia Unio

Portland Timbers
-1

Real Salt Lake

San Jose Earthqua

Seattle Sounders

Sporting Kansas C

Toronto FC
-2

Vancouver Whiteca

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