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How the number of pro soccer teams in the USA compares to abroad

How the number of pro soccer teams in the USA compares to abroad

As of 2024, ninety-four men's soccer teams in the United States are designated as professional. That spans Major League Soccer, the USL Championship, MLS Next Pro, NISA, and USL League One. Granted, it does not include all of MLS Next Pro, because many teams in that division are reserves. While 94 professional men's teams are […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 47 days ago

How the number of pro soccer teams in the USA compares to abroad

As of 2024, ninety-four men's soccer teams in the United States are designated as professional. That spans Major League Soccer, the USL Championship, MLS Next Pro, NISA, and USL League One. Granted, it does not include all of MLS Next Pro, because many teams in that division are reserves. While 94 professional men's teams are […]

American Soccer

/ 98 days ago

Is a fall-to-spring or spring-to-fall calendar best for US soccer?

The soccer calendar in the United States, especially in recent times, is a big topic of discussion. Much of the world's soccer operates on a fall-spring schedule, including all of the major European leagues and tournaments. This is why the big international events such as the World Cup, Euros, Copa América, and so on are […]

American Soccer

/ 105 days ago

Reasons to be optimistic for American soccer in 2024

Soccer in the USA can sometimes feel tough to get excited about. Our leagues aren't the best in the world, organizational problems sometimes cause rifts between leagues and teams, and unfortunately far too often we lose professional clubs. But there are always reasons to be positive. And some fantastic things are on the way to […]

Angel City FC

/ 126 days ago

How many soccer teams are there in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is the second-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Only New York City is bigger. But where LA has the edge is the number of professional soccer clubs it has. But how many soccer teams call the Los Angeles area home? Here is a rundown: LA Soccer History Before we get to today's […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 182 days ago

Explained: Why MLS doesn't have promotion & relegation

MLS famously does not compete within a system of promotion and relegation. In fact, no league of any real relevance in the United States has ever used the mechanism that has been the standard for the global club game for over a century. But why doesn't MLS use pro/rel? League brass, media personalities and fans […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 278 days ago

Failure rate of American soccer clubs worst in the world

The failure rate of American soccer clubs in the United States is the worst in the world. It's abysmal, both on the men's and women's side of the game. From 1992 to present, the United States has seen more than 150 men's and women's professional soccer teams go out of business. However, listen to any […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 296 days ago

Who is actually against pro/rel in the United States?

Promotion and relegation is simply the way soccer works, and always has, in most nations. But when it comes to pro/rel in the United States, it's largely a non-starter. The US league structure that emerged in the early 1900s was one of fractured, competing league entities. This was party due to a large geographic area, […]

American Soccer

/ 332 days ago

With so many teams, US soccer leagues need to be regionalized

Professional US soccer leagues look fairly similar to their counterparts in other American sports, and always have for the most part. You have a league with teams located in (mostly) large towns dotted across the entire continent. And once you get enough teams, it's broken into regional divisions for scheduling purposes. MLS, USL, NISA, and […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 385 days ago

Fan ownership in MLS is impossible. Why?

Supporters and members actually owning part of their favorite clubs is not uncommon across the soccer world. In some places, such as the German Bundesliga, it's actually a league rule. But fan ownership in MLS is impossible. A practice that allows a community to directly control its own local club seems a logical idea. So […]

Fiorentina

/ 391 days ago

NY Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso profiled on 60 Minutes

Rocco Commisso, owner of both the New York Cosmos and Serie A side Fiorentina, had an entire segment on CBS's 60 Minutes this week. The Italian immigrant to the United States purchased both clubs after amassing a net worth over $8 billion. Commisso, as detailed in the profile, is one of the most famous American […]

Leagues: NISA

/ 424 days ago

NISA 2024 TV Schedule USA

NISA, the National Independent Soccer Association, was founded in 2017 and began play in 2019. Founded under the ideals of the open soccer philosophy, the league has hit several stumbling blocks in its early years. Co-founder Jack Cummins passed away in 2018, and later that year co-founder Peter Wilt left the effort to start up […]