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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

/ 88 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 […]

ESPN

/ 88 days ago

USL signs new multi-year deal with ESPN ahead of 2024 season

The United Soccer League, or USL, signed a multi-year broadcasting deal with ESPN just before the beginning of the 2024 campaign. The deal encompasses both the USL Championship and USL League One. It does not cover every game across the two divisions. Still, the deal allows ESPN to promote the competitions that rank as the […]

Leagues: USL

/ 89 days ago

USL team unveils US Open Cup 'Magic of the Cup' shirt

The US Open Cup will look different in 202, but that has not stopped Orange County SC from releasing a special shirt for the tournament. There will not be the full array of MLS teams competing in 2024, much to the frustration of many soccer fans in the United States. Yet, the tournament will still […]

American Soccer

/ 139 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

/ 146 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 […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 157 days ago

MLS Open Cup stance backfires as USSF blocks Next Pro teams

Arguably, the biggest turning point in the history of soccer in the United States is happening at this very moment. MLS is attempting to pull its teams out of the US Open Cup. And how the United States Soccer Federation navigates this battle for control of the game will send shockwaves through the sport which […]

CBS Sports

/ 158 days ago

USL excited about major CBS Sports TV rights deal

In an interview with World Soccer Talk, one of the top USL executives shared that he's excited about the major broadcasting agreement between USL and CBS Sports. The new arrangement will see 100 total matches from USL divisions air live on CBS Sports Platforms. Both the USL Championship (D2) and League One (D3) are set […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 159 days ago

MLS quits US Open Cup, rips US soccer apart

Major League Soccer’s cold and calculated decision to quit the US Open Cup has had a dramatic impact on the credibility of the USA’s top-flight league. Many hardcore fans of Major League Soccer have criticized the league for its lack of respect for American soccer. As usual, we take a deep dive into the topic. […]

American Soccer

/ 161 days ago

MLS quits US Open Cup, risks losing D1 sanctioning

Major League Soccer has officially announced that their first teams will not participate in the 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. In a press release sent out on Friday, the league stated that the decision came down to a vote by the team owners. As a result, teams will instead send their division-three MLS NEXT […]

Leagues: USL

/ 163 days ago

New USL cup competition adds to US soccer calendar

USL has announced an addition to its competitive calendar starting in 2024. A new, in-season cup competition featuring USL League One clubs will kick off next Spring. The unnamed cup competition is very similar in overall structure to the 2023 NWSL Challenge Cup. That competition, which has since been shelved in its previous form, also […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 164 days ago

MLS' plan to rule all of US pro soccer

Do you want MLS to rule all of professional club soccer in the United States? It’s heading that way. We dissect what MLS Commissioner Don Garber says on the topic, as well as what it means for soccer fans (and clubs) across the United States. We also share our analysis of the viewership numbers for […]