Major League Soccer
|Major League Soccer|
|Country||United States and Canada|
|Number of teams||19|
|Domestic cup||U.S. Open Cup
|Current champions||Supporters Shield: San Jose Earthquakes
MLS Cup: LA Galaxy (2012)
|Most successful club||DC United,
LA Galaxy (4 Shields and 4 Cups each)
Major League Soccer is an American soccer league that started in 1996. There are nineteen teams in the league, with plans to add another team in 2013 or later. The commissioner of the league (the person in charge) is Don Garber.
Major League Soccer (MLS) is founded in the United States and is a professional sport. The league has 19 teams two of them in Canada The rest are in the U.S. there are going to be 20 teams soon. MLS is the top watched and played in the U.S. and Canada. FIFA is the Rule maker and they supply the referees.
The MLS was made in 1993 as a Professional sport. In 1996 the first season took place with 10 teams. MLS starts late March and ends in November. Each team plays 34 games in a regular season. 10 teams play in the Playoffs to determine who the best is.
Clubs, 2012[change | edit source]
- Colorado Rapids
- Columbus Crew
- Chicago Fire
- C.D. Chivas USA
- D.C. United
- F.C. Dallas
- Houston Dynamo
- Los Angeles Galaxy
- Montreal Impact
- New England Revolution
- New York Red Bulls
- Philadelphia Union
- Portland Timbers
- Real Salt Lake
- San Jose Earthquakes
- Seattle Sounders F.C.
- Sporting Kansas City
- Toronto F.C.
- Vancouver Whitecaps
MLS Cup Winners[change | edit source]
|1996||D.C. United||Los Angeles Galaxy|
|1997||D.C. United||Colorado Rapids|
|1998||Chicago Fire||DC United|
|1999||D.C. United||Los Angeles Galaxy|
|2000||Kansas City Wizards||Chicago Fire|
|2001||San Jose Earthquakes||Los Angeles Galaxy|
|2002||Los Angeles Galaxy||New England Revolution|
|2003||San Jose Earthquakes||Chicago Fire|
|2004||D.C. United||Kansas City Wizards|
|2005||Los Angeles Galaxy||New England Revolution|
|2006||Houston Dynamo||New England Revolution|
|2007||Houston Dynamo||New England Revolution|
|2008||Columbus Crew||New York Red Bulls|
|2009||Real Salt Lake||Los Angeles Galaxy|
|2010||Colorado Rapids||FC Dallas|
|2011||Los Angeles Galaxy||Houston Dynamo|
|2012||Los Angeles Galaxy||Houston Dynamo|
Other pages[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- Best Players in Major league Soccer (MLS) in 2012. hub, n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2012.
- Major League Soccer. Princeton, n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2012.
- An Overview of American Soccer History. Dave Litterer, n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2012.
- Soccer Politics / The Politics of Football. Duke University, n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2012.