List Of Major League Soccer (MLS) Teams And Conferences

List Of Major League Soccer (MLS) Teams And Conferences

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Major League Soccer (MLS) is the premier professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1993, MLS began its inaugural season in 1996 and has grown significantly over the years, both in the number of teams and in its overall prominence within the global soccer landscape. The league is divided into two conferences: the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. Each team competes in regular-season matches, with the top teams advancing to the MLS Cup Playoffs, culminating in the championship match known as the MLS Cup.

Eastern Conference:

1 – Atlanta United FC (2017)

Located in Atlanta, Georgia. They play at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta United joined MLS in 2017.

2 – Chicago Fire FC (1998)

Situated in Chicago, Illinois. They play at Soldier Field. Chicago Fire became a part of MLS in 1998.

3 – FC Cincinnati (2019)

Based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They play at TQL Stadium. The team was incorporated into MLS in 2019.

4 – Columbus Crew SC (1996)

Located in Columbus, Ohio. They compete at Lower.com Field. An inaugural team, they’ve been a part of MLS since 1996.

5 – D.C. United (1996)

Based in Washington, D.C. Their home is Audi Field. Another original team, they’ve been in MLS since 1996.

6 – Inter Miami CF (2020)

Situated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They play at DRV PNK Stadium. The team was introduced in 2020.

7 – Montreal Impact (2012)

Located in Montreal, Quebec. They play at Stade Saputo. They’ve been a part of the league since 2012.

8 – New England Revolution (1996)

Situated in Foxborough, Massachusetts. They compete at Gillette Stadium. They’ve been in the league since its inception in 1996.

9 – New York City FC (2015)

Based in New York, New York. Their matches are at Yankee Stadium. NYCFC was incorporated in 2015.

10 – New York Red Bulls (1996)

Located in Harrison, New Jersey. They play at Red Bull Arena. Initially known as NY/NJ MetroStars, they’ve been in the league since 1996.

11 – Orlando City SC (2015)

Situated in Orlando, Florida. They play at Exploria Stadium. The team joined in 2015.

12 – Philadelphia Union (2010)

Based in Chester, Pennsylvania. Matches are held at Subaru Park. They became a part of MLS in 2010.

13 – Toronto FC (2007)

Located in Toronto, Ontario. They compete at BMO Field. Toronto FC was introduced in 2007.

Western Conference:

1 – Austin FC (2021)

Based in Austin, Texas. They play at Q2 Stadium. The team made its debut in 2021.

2 – Colorado Rapids (1996)

Located in Commerce City, Colorado. Their home is Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. They’ve been in MLS since its start in 1996.

3 – FC Dallas (1996)

Situated in Frisco, Texas. They play at Toyota Stadium. Originally Dallas Burn, they’ve been in the league since 1996.

4 – Houston Dynamo FC (2006)

Located in Houston, Texas. They compete at PNC Stadium. Houston Dynamo became a part of MLS in 2006.

5 – LA Galaxy (1996)

Based in Carson, California. They play at Dignity Health Sports Park. An original MLS team from 1996.

6 – Los Angeles FC (2018)

Located in Los Angeles, California. They play at Banc of California Stadium. LAFC was established in 2018.

7 – Minnesota United FC (2017)

Situated in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They play at Allianz Field. They joined MLS in 2017.

8 – Nashville SC (2020)

Located in Nashville, Tennessee. They play at Nissan Stadium. The team was integrated into MLS in 2020.

9 – Portland Timbers (2011)

Situated in Portland, Oregon. They compete at Providence Park. They’ve been in MLS since 2011.

10 – Real Salt Lake (2005)

Based in Sandy, Utah. Matches are at Rio Tinto Stadium. RSL became a part of MLS in 2005.

11 – San Jose Earthquakes (1996)

Located in San Jose, California. They play at PayPal Park. Initially known as San Jose Clash, they’ve been in MLS since 1996.

12 – Seattle Sounders FC (2009)

Situated in Seattle, Washington. They play at Lumen Field. The Sounders were introduced to MLS in 2009.

13 – Sporting Kansas City (1996)

Located in Kansas City, Kansas. They compete at Children’s Mercy Park. Originally the Kansas City Wiz, they’ve been a part of MLS since 1996.

14 – Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2011)

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Matches are held at BC Place. The Whitecaps joined MLS in 2011.

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