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
zag: 11 Feb 2019
Site
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Upcoming Events
21 Apr 19 Columbus Crew  -  Portland Timbers
21 Apr 19 New England Rev.  -  New York Red Bull
21 Apr 19 San Jose Earthqua  -  Sporting Kansas C
21 Apr 19 DC United  -  New York City FC
22 Apr 19 Los Angeles FC  -  Seattle Sounders
25 Apr 19 New York City FC  -  Chicago Fire
25 Apr 19 Columbus Crew  -  DC United
25 Apr 19 New England Rev.  -  Montreal Impact
25 Apr 19 Minnesota United  -  L.A. Galaxy
25 Apr 19 Seattle Sounders   -  San Jose Earthqua

Latest Results
20 Apr 19 Atlanta United 1 - 2  FC Dallas
20 Apr 19 Orlando City 1 - 0  Vancouver Whiteca
20 Apr 19 Chicago Fire 4 - 1  Colorado Rapids
20 Apr 19 Philadelphia Unio 3 - 0  Montreal Impact
20 Apr 19 L.A. Galaxy 2 - 1  Houston Dynamo
20 Apr 19 Toronto FC 4 - 3  Minnesota United
20 Apr 19 FC Cincinnati 0 - 3  Real Salt Lake
18 Apr 19 Vancouver Whiteca 1 - 0  Los Angeles FC
15 Apr 19 Sporting Kansas C 2 - 2  New York Red Bull
14 Apr 19 Los Angeles FC 2 - 0  FC Cincinnati

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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.

Schedule
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Teams

Atlanta United

Chicago Fire

Colorado Rapid

Columbus Crew

DC United

FC Cincinna
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FC Dallas

Houston Dynamo

L.A. Galaxy

Los Angeles FC

Minnesota Unit

Montreal Impac

New England Re

New York City

New York Red B

Orlando City

Philadelphia U

Portland Timbe

Real Salt Lake

San Jose Earth

Seattle Sounde

Sporting Kansa

Toronto FC

Vancouver Whit

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