Major League Soccer (MLS) is the top-flight professional football(soccer) league in the United States of America and Canada. MLS is considered as a rapidly improving football league and is said to be a huge market for football.
The MLS was founded in 1993 to boost the USA bid for the hosting of the 1994 World Cup finals. The first season though took place in 1996 with only 10 sides.
Since then the MLS has gradually developed and is now said to be a vastly improve league and a very lucrative market for sponsors.
The league season runs from March to October and is played by 14 teams. These teams are divided into Eastern and Western Conferences with each group having seven teams.
Each team plays 30 games over 31 weeks, once at home and once away from home. Each team plays the others twice every season, once at home and once away from home. The last four matches are intra-conference ones.