Soccer is the fourth most popular sport in the United States behind American football, baseball, and basketball. The highest-level men’s professional soccer league in the U.S. is the Major League Soccer (MLS). It began in 1996 with 10 teams and has grown to 27 soccer teams with 24 in the United States and 3 in Canada. There are plans to further expand to 30 teams. Here are the best soccer clubs in the United States.
Seattle Sounders FC
Based in Seattle, Washington, this club competes as a member of the Western Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). Seattle Sounders was established in November 2007 and began playing in MLS in 2009.
The Philadelphia Union is based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and was established on February 28, 2008. It is part of the Eastern Conference in the MLS.
The Galaxy, as it is popularly known, competes in the MLS as a member of the Western Conference. The club is a member of 10 premier soccer clubs that established Major League Soccer in 1996.
The 2020 MLS Champions are based in Columbus, Ohio. The team competes as a member of the Eastern Conference. Like L.A. Galaxy, it is among the 10 charter clubs of the Major League Soccer in 1996.
Based in Portland, Oregon, The Timbers compete in the Western Conference of the MLS. The team has been in MLS since 2011 when the team began to play as an expansion team in the league.
New York Red Bulls
The club plays in the Eastern Conference of the MLS. Originally known as New York/New Jersey MetroStars, it became known as New York Red Bulls in 2006 after a change of ownership. The club was part of the league’s inaugural season in 1996.
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