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Major League Soccer: Professional soccer league
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men's professional soccer league sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation which represents the sport's highest level in the United States. The league comprises 24 teams—21 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada and constitutes one of the major professional sports leagues in both countries. The regular season runs from March to October, with each team playing 34 games; the team with the best record is awarded the Supporters' Shield. Fourteen teams compete in the postseason MLS Cup Playoffs through October and November, culminating in the championship game, the MLS Cup. MLS teams also play in domestic competitions against teams from other divisions in the U.S. Open Cup and in the Canadian Championship. MLS teams also compete against continental rivals in the CONCACAF Champions League. The league plans to expand to 27 teams with the addition of Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC in 2020 and Austin FC in 2021, with further plans to expand to 28 teams by 2022 and 30 teams at a later date.

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Seattle's Chad Marshall announces retirement due to injuries

Three-time MLS defender of the year Chad Marshall has announced his retirement due to injury, bringing an end to a 16-year career that included stints with the Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders
USATODAY.com - Published

Barlow, short-handed Red Bulls beat Atlanta United 1-0

Tom Barlow scored his first MLS goal to help the short-handed New York Red Bulls beat Atlanta United 1-0 and snap Atlanta's MLS-record streak of five consecutive shutouts
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Major League Soccer

Azpilicueta says Chelsea will use MLS friendly to prepare for upcoming Europa final [Video]Azpilicueta says Chelsea will use MLS friendly to prepare for upcoming Europa final

Captain Cesar Azpilicueta says Chelsea will use MLS friendly to help prepare them for their upcoming Europa League final

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:48Published

David Beckham gets six-month driving ban for using phone at wheel - BBC [Video]David Beckham gets six-month driving ban for using phone at wheel - BBC

Former England soccer star David Beckham is banned from driving for six months after admitting he used his mobile phone while driving.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:32Published

 

Wondolowski breaks Landon Donovan's MLS goals record

MLS Capsules
USATODAY.com - Published

Zlatan banned: Ibrahimovic suspended 2 games by MLS

LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been suspended two games by Major League Soccer's disciplinary committee for his conduct during last Saturday's game against New York City FC
USATODAY.com - Published

Roman Abramovich says Chelsea are a club 'open to all' in anti-Semitism message

roman abramovich says chelsea are a club 'open to all' in anti-semitism message
Roman Abramovich has said Chelsea are a club "open to all" as he voiced concerns over a rise in instances of anti-Semitism around the world. The billionaire Blues owner spoke of a "battle" against..
WorldNews - Published

Fernández scores in MLS debut, Timbers tie Dynamo 1-1

Brian Fernández scores in MLS debut, Portland Timbers tie Houston Dynamo 1-1
USATODAY.com - Published

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