• Fun MLS Fact

    Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy) is the MLS All-Time Leading Goal Scorer. He scored 136 goals during his MLS career.

  • Fun MLS Fact

    The winner of the Supporter's Shield, the MLS Club with the best regular season record, automatically wins a berth to the CONCACAF Champions League to represent the United States.

  • Fun MLS Fact

    Want to watch MLS? In the U.S., find matches on ESPN, FOX Sports & Univision; in Canada, watch on RDS and TSN.

  • Fun MLS Fact

    In 2015, 16 of 20 MLS clubs played their home games in soccer-specific stadiums.

  • Fun MLS Fact

    On December 6, 2015, Diego Valeri scored the fastest goal in MLS Cup history. He scored 27 seconds into the match.

  • Fun MLS Fact

    L.A. Galaxy is the only club to win MLS Cup 5 times.

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MLS 101

Why 101? In college, basic classes are called "101" (e.g., English 101)...and these are the MLS basics!

Major League Soccer (MLS), founded in 1996, is the top-flight professional soccer League in the U.S. and Canada. Currently, MLS is composed of 22 clubs with the 23rd (Los Angeles Football Club) team coming in 2018. Click the logos at the bottom of this page to learn more about each individual team. MLS clubs are located in the U.S. and Canada, and about two-thirds of its players were born in the U.S. - but MLS players were also born in over 60 other countries! The MLS season starts in March, and the championship, or final match of MLS Cup playoffs, is played in December and is called MLS Cup.