The basics about the American professional soccer league (Part 1)

The MLS American Professional Soccer Championship is one of the most popular tournaments in North America and is no stranger to fans. This is the ideal land for European players who are on the other side of the slope of their career. Let’s find out the basics about MLS league in the USA.

What is MLS?

MLS has the full name of Major League Soccer which is an American professional soccer league. The soccer tournament is for clubs from the United States and Canada and is managed by the American Soccer Federation (USSF). MLS consists of 23 American teams and 3 Canadian teams.

MLS 300x168 - The basics about the American professional soccer league (Part 1)MLS headquarters are located in New York City. The American professional soccer tournament was born in 1993 during the period when the country was preparing to host the 1994 World Cup. But it was not until 1996 that the first season of the MLS officially took place.

MLS soccer teams are owned independently and unlike other leagues operating as associations. In addition, the MLS is run by investors and investors are also owners of the team. There was no up and down story in the MLS.

History of MLS soccer tournament

In the late 80s of the twentieth century, FIFA chose the United States as the host country of the 1994 World Cup, the organizers of this country were determined to create a top professional soccer tournament and came to the decision to bring the Major League Professional Soccer (money MLS) became the first-class professional soccer tournament in 1993.

MLS soccer teams

But it was not until 1996 that the MLS officially started with 10 participating teams. Two years later, the total number of teams registered to join is 12 teams with two new names Miami Fusion and Chicago Fire. In the early seasons, the organizers miscalculated and lost money because, in America, soccer was not the king sport.