Major League Soccer (MLS)


Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league representing the sport's highest level in the United States and Canada, with headquarters at 420 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer), the league is composed of 19 teams — 16 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada - with number 20, New York City FC, joining in 2015. Seasons presently run from March to December, with each team playing 34 games in the regular season. Ten teams compete in the postseason MLS Cup Playoffs culminating in the championship game, the MLS Cup.

Major League Soccer was founded in 1993 as part of the United States' bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup. The first season took place in 1996 beginning with ten teams. Instead of operating as an association of independently owned teams, MLS is a single entity where each team is owned and controlled by the league's investors. The league's closed membership makes it one of the world's few soccer leagues not using promotion and relegation.

Here are the clubs for the 2013-2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) Season.
Team Location of Stadium Stadium Capacity
Chicago Fire Bridgeview, IL Toyota Park 30,000
Chivas USA Carson, CA Home Depot Center 27,000
Colorado Rapids Commerce City, CO Dick's Sporting Good Park 18,086
Columbus Crew Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium 20,145
DC United Elche Martínez Valero 36,017
FC Dallas Frisco, TX FC Dallas Stadium 20, 500
Houston Dynamo Houston, TX BBVA Compass Stadium 22,039
Los Angeles Galaxy Carson, CA Home Depot Center 27,000
Montreal Impact Montreal, QC Olympic Stadium 66,308
New England Revolution Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium 28,963
New York City FC New York City, NY TBA TBA
New York Red Bulls Harrison, NJ Red Bull Arena 25,189
Philadelphia Union Chester, PA PPL Park 18,500
Portland Timbers Portland, OR Jeld-Wen Field 22,000
Real Salt Lake Sandy, UT Rio Tinto Stadium 20,507
San Jose Earthquakes Santa Clara, CA Buck Shaw Stadium 10,525
Seattle Sounders Seattle, WA Century Link Field 67,000
Sporting Kansas City Kansas City, KS Sporting Park 18,467
Vancouver Whitecaps Vancouver, BC BC Place Stadium 59,841
Toronto FC Toronto, ON BMO Field 21,859