MLS is one of the world’s fastest growing football leagues with some of the most famous footballers now going to play in North America.
Crowds are growing, the competition is becoming more intense and MLS is now televised live in the UK attracting a whole new army of admirers.
The league continues to attract new franchises and 23 clubs are now split into Eastern and Western Conferences, all competing for the coveted MLS Cup.
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Major League Soccer was born in 1996 but exploded on to the global stage a decade later when LA Galaxy tempted English legend David Beckham to sign for them. His five-year spell dramatically rose the league profile and in his final two seasons Galaxy lifted back to back MLS Cups.
The California club are the most successful with five MLS cups and their roster at StubHub Center has included England stars Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole, Robbie Keane of the Republic Ireland, USA striker Landon Donovan and, in 2018, Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimović.
New York has its own derby with two clubs – City and Red Bulls – while England’s Wayne Rooney has made the move to DC United in Washington.
Some clubs share NFL or baseball arenas but a growing number are building their own purpose-built stadiums. Attendances now average more than 20,000 per game, with Atlanta United and Seattle Sounders frequently attracting more than double that number.
The MLS has truly arrived and it’s only going to get better as more clubs come on board. Are you heading to the States for business or pleasure? Fit in a game – book your hotel and ticket package with Nickes.Com now!