The basics about the American professional soccer league (Part 2)

In the early years of the new millennium, people in America changed their outlook on soccer. At the same time, teams that have built their stadiums no longer have to hire soccer fields.

In recent years, MLS has been named by the media as “the old nursing land” for the out-of-date stars in Europe to compete. Those are famous players such as Steven Gerrard, Didier Drogba, David Villa, Sebastian Giovinco, Giovanni dos Santos, Kaka.

The competition format of the MLS

Unlike tournaments in the Old Continent, MLS is held annually from March to October. The organizers will divide the teams into two regions East and West according to geographical location. Each club will play 34 matches with an unbalanced schedule.

The year 2020 will include 26 participating teams 300x191 - The basics about the American professional soccer league (Part 2)The year 2020 will include 26 participating teams, each team competing in the first leg and return format with teams in the same region and 10 matches with teams in the remaining Federation. From MLS 2020, which marks the change when one club will not play against the other three League teams.

There will be a break in the middle of the season, for the teams to relax for the All-Star Game match, which is a friendly match between the MLS All-Stars team and 1 team from the remaining League.

After the MLS season is over, there will be an MLS Cup play-off with 12 teams taking part in November, and ending with the MLS Cup championship final in early December. Also, at the end of the season, the teams with the highest scores will compete to win the Supporters’ Shield title.

Title Supporters’ Shield

This is the annual award given to the MLS team with the best record of the season, as determined by the scoring system on the MLS standings.


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